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21 Best Movie Soundtracks You Need To Revisit

Music is a key character that can enhance movie experience by invoking more emotions. Original movie soundtracks set the tone of the movie and the scenes in which they are played. Here’s 21 of the best movie soundtracks of all time that you need to check:

1. Firstly, the “Sound of Silence” by Simone and Garfunkel from The Graduate (1968)

movie soundtracks, Firstly, the “Sound of Silence” by Simone and Garfunkel from The Graduate (1968)
Used about three times in the movie, audience often describe it as the best soundtrack

2. The best soundtrack from the multiple good ones in Dirty Dancing (1968) is “Be My Baby.”

The best soundtrack from the multiple good ones in Dirty Dancing (1968) is “Be My Baby.”
Be My Baby by The Ronettes is a classic ever-green that casts a nostalgic spell

3. “Need You Around” by Smoking Popes from Clueless (1995) is a must-revisit.

movie soundtracks, “Need You Around” by Smoking Popes from Clueless (1995) is a must-revisit.
When Need You Around starts playing ever so subtly with the rolling credits

4. Based on William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, the track “Lovefool” by The Cardigans

Based on William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, the track “Lovefool” by The Cardigans
Lovefool encapsulates the sorrow and fear of young love in all its glory.

5. Another popular soundtrack from the ‘90s is “It’s Tricky” by Run-D.M.C from Can’t Hardly Wait

movie soundtracks, Another popular soundtrack from the ‘90s is “It’s Tricky” by Run-D.M.C from Can’t Hardly Wait
The most ’90s feeling soundtrack at the closing of the most ’90s film

6. The soundtrack “F.N.T” by Semisonic in 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

The soundtrack “F.N.T” by Semisonic in 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
When the audience swooned as FNT played in the paintball scene

7. Save The Last Dance’s (2000) soundtrack – “U Know What’s Up” became Donell Jones’s biggest hit.

Save The Last Dance’s (2000) soundtrack - “U Know What’s Up” became Donell Jones’ biggest hit. 
This song perfectly matched the 2000s club vibe and was a groove

8. “Don’t Panic” by Coldplay from the movie Garden State (2004)

“Don’t Panic” by Coldplay from the movie Garden State (2004)
When Don’t Panic plays in the opening scene, setting the mood of the movie

9. “Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime” from Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004).

“Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime” from Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004).
At the end of the film, Beck’s Everybody’s Got to Learn Sometime plays

10. In Marie Antoinette, the best song was The Strokes’ “What Ever Happened” – without a doubt.

movie soundtracks, In Marie Antoinette, the best song was The Strokes’ “What Ever Happened” - without a doubt. 
The soundtrack depicts how Antoinette wishes not to be the center of attention.

11. From Juno (2007), the soundtrack “Sea Of Love” by Cat Power

From Juno (2007), the soundtrack “Sea Of Love” by Cat Power
When Paulie goes to bed with Juno in the hospital with Sea Of Love playing

12. The movie soundtrack – “After Hours” by We Are Scientists, from Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist (2008)

movie soundtracks, The movie soundtrack - “After Hours” by We Are Scientists from Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist (2008)
As Nick realizes that Norah is actually “the girl” for him, he finally opens his heart to her.

13. When the quirky “Toothpaste Kisses” by Maccabees from Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008) was constantly played

When the quirky “Toothpaste Kisses” by Maccabees from Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008) was constantly played
When Georgia apologises to Robbie with Toothpaste Kisses playing

14. Unlike the popular opinion against Twilight (2008), the soundtracks moved us – especially “Decode” by Paramore.

movie soundtracks, Unlike the popular opinion against Twilight (2008), the soundtracks moved us - especially “Decode” by Paramore.
Decode only appeared in the end credits but was a super-hit among the audience

15. Also, from 500 Days Of Summer (2009) – “She’s Got You High” by Mumm-ra

Movie soundtracks, Also, from 500 Days Of Summer (2009) - “She’s Got You High” by Mumm-ra
Out of all the 25 soundtracks, She’s Got You High best captures the theme of the movie

16. Kehlani’s “Gangsta” was an apt description of Suicide Squad (2016)

movie soundtracks, Kehlani’s “Gangsta” was an apt description of Suicide Squad (2016)
The lyrics of Gangsta is a perfect rendition of Harley and Joker’s relationhsip

17. The song “Paramedic!” by SOB X RBE from Black Panther (2018)

The song “Paramedic!” by SOB X RBE from Black Panther (2018)
When Eric Killmonger enters the scene, The OST starts playing

18. The Weeknd’s track “Earned It” screams seductive, just like Fifty Shades Of Grey.

MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS, The Weeknd’s track “Earned It” screams seductive, just like Fifty Shades Of Grey. 
Played in the closing credits and the scene where Christian drives Anna back

19. While many soundtracks from Spider Man: Into The Spider-Verse (2018) became popular, Amine’s “Invincible” was the best.

While many soundtracks from Spider Man: Movie soundtracks, Into The Spider-Verse (2018) became popular, Amine’s “Invincible” was the best. 
Invincible is a song that inspires motivation and tells us to dream

20. When Lana Del Ray belts out “Young and Beautiful”, rightly capturing the emotions and depth of The Great Gatsby.

 When Lana Del Ray belts out “Young and Beautiful”, rightly capturing the emotions and depth of The Great Gatsby.
The song resonates with Daisy’s dilemma of losing her beauty and love

21. Last but not the least, “Asleep” by The Smiths from The Perks Of Being A Wallflower makes us stream tears with the song.

Last but not least, “Asleep” by The Smiths from The Perks Of Being A Wallflower makes us stream tears with the song.
Asleep is depicted as Charlie’s favorite song and carries a deep message

Written by FandomWire Staff