The 45 Best Movie Soundtracks of All Time

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There are certain movies that will always hold a special place in our heart, simply because the soundtracks are so good. As in, sing along to almost every scene, good. An epic song list has the ability to transport a viewer into another world, where romantic meet-cutes are accompanied by a joyful score and thrilling moments are overshadowed by suspenseful music. Here, we compiled a list of the 45 best movie soundtracks of all time. From Footloose to The Bodyguard, keep scrolling for more details.

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1. Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)

  • Run Time: 44:34
  • Artist Features: David Bowie, Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye

These ’60s and ’70s hits are bound to inspire your groovy side. Inspired by Peter Quill's mixtape, the flick wouldn't be complete without this score. Seriously, the opening scene featuring “Come and Get Your Love” will never get old.


  • “Hooked on a Feeling” by Blue Swede
  • “Go All the Way” by Raspberries
  • “Spirit in the Sky” by Norman Greenbaum
  • “Moonage Daydream” by David Bowie
  • “Fooled Around and Fell In Love” by Elvin Bishop
  • “I’m Not in Love” by 10cc
  • “I Want You Back” by Jackson 5
  • “Come and Get Your Love” by Redbone
  • “Cherry Bomb” by The Runaways
  • “Escape (The Piña Colada Song)” by Rupert Holmes
  • “O-o-h Child” by The Five Stairsteps
  • “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye And Tammi Terrell

2. Black Panther (2018)

  • Run Time: 49:12
  • Artist Features: Kendrick Lamar, SZA, The Weeknd

This 2019 film broke boundaries, so it's no surprise the soundtrack is just as impactful. It was curated by rapper Kendrick Lamar featuring a variety of Black artists and a mix of traditional African musical styles on each track. Bonus: It won Best Original Score at the 2019 Oscars and Grammys.


  • “Black Panther” by Kendrick Lamar
  • “All the Stars” by Kendrick Lamar and SZA
  • “X” by Schoolboy Q, 2 Chainz and Saudi
  • “The Ways” by Khalid and Swae Lee
  • “Opps” by Vince Staples and Yugen Blakrok
  • “I Am” by Jorja Smith
  • “Paramedic!” by SOB X RBE
  • “Bloody Waters” by Ab-Soul, Anderson.Paak and James Blake
  • “King’s Dead” by Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future and James Blake
  • “Redemption Interlude” by Zacari
  • “Redemption” by Zacari and Babes Wodumo
  • “Seasons” by Mozzy, Sjava and Reason
  • “Big Shot” by Kendrick Lamar and Travis Scott
  • “Pray for Me” by The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar

3. Grease (1978)

  • Run Time: 61:14
  • Artist Features: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Frankie Avalon

Let’s just say we’re hopelessly devoted to these timeless tracks. Known as one of the best-selling albums of all time, it's hard to pick one song to belt out to at karaoke. Whether you're dueting with your partner with "You're the One That I Want" or living your inner Sandy with "Hopelessly Devoted to You," this soundtrack will always hit home for everyone.


  • “Grease” by Frankie Valli
  • “Summer Nights” by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
  • “Hopelessly Devoted to You” by Olivia Newton-John
  • “You’re the One That I Want” by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
  • “Sandy” by John Travolta
  • “Beauty School Drop-Out” by Frankie Avalon
  • “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee” by Stockard Channing
  • “Greased Lightnin’” by John Travolta
  • “It’s Raining on Prom Night” Cindy Bullens
  • “Blue Moon” by Sha-Na-Na
  • “Rock ‘N’ Roll Is Here to Stay” by Sha-Na-Na
  • “Those Magic Changes” by Sha-Na-Na
  • “Hound Dog” by Sha-Na-Na
  • “Born To Hand Jive” by Sha-Na-Na
  • “Tears On My Pillow” by Sha-Na-Na
  • “Mooning” by Louis St. Louis and Cindy Bullens
  • “Freddy, My Love” by Cindy Bullens
  • “Rock ‘N’ Roll Party Queen” by Louis St. Louis
  • “There Are Worse Things I Could Do” by Stockard Channing
  • “Look At Me, I’m Sandra Dee (Reprise)” by Olivia Newton-John
  • “We Go Together” by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
  • “Grease (Reprise)” by Frankie Valli

4. Romeo + Juliet (1996)

  • Run Time: 48:01
  • Artist Features: Garbage, Radiohead, The Cardigans

Who knew Shakespeare needed a little rock and roll in his romances? This modern interpretation of the classic story also needed a modern tracklist featuring bands like Radiohead and Garbage that was suitable for the whirlwind relationship. Plus, the wedding scene wouldn’t have been complete without “Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good).”


  • “#1 Crush” by Garbage
  • “Local God” by Everclear
  • “Angel” by Gavin Friday
  • “Pretty Piece of Flesh” by One Inch Punch
  • “Kissing You” by Des’ree
  • “Whatever (I Had A Dream)” by Butthole Surfers
  • “Lovefool” by The Cardigans
  • “Young Hearts Run Free” by Kym Mazelle
  • “Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good)” by Quindon Tarver
  • “To You I Bestow” by Mundy
  • “Talk Show Host” by Radiohead
  • “Little Star” by Stina Nordenstam
  • “You and Me Song” by The Wannadies

5. Dazed And Confused (1993)

  • Run Time: 56:56
  • Artist Features: Alice Cooper, Kiss, The Runaways

This coming-of-age comedy needed a soundtrack that matched the rambunctious Texan teens and the rock hits definitely get the job done. Try naming a better opening credits track than “Sweet Emotion.” We dare you.


  • “Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo” by Rick Derringer
  • “Slow Ride” by Foghat
  • “School’s Out” by Alice Cooper
  • “Jim Dandy” by Black Oak Arkansas
  • “Tush” by ZZ Top
  • “Love Hurts” by Nazareth
  • “Stranglehold” by Ted Nugent
  • “Cherry Bomb” by The Runaways
  • “Fox on the Run” by The Sweet
  • “Low Rider” by War
  • “Tuesday’s Gone” by Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • “Highway Star” by Deep Purple
  • “Rock and Roll All Night” by Kiss
  • “Paranoid” by Black Sabbath

6. 8 Mile (2002)

  • Run Time: 56:56
  • Artist Features: Eminem, 50 Cent, Jay-Z

You can't think about 8 Mile without bopping your head to "Lose Yourself" (which won Best Original Song at the Oscars, FYI). But aside from the hit single, the soundtrack is full of iconic songs from and inspired by the semi-autobiographical film.


  • “Lose Yourself” by Eminem
  • “Love Me” by Eminem featuring Obie Trice and 50 Cent
  • “8 Mile” by Eminem
  • “Adrenaline Rush” by Obie Trice
  • “Places to Go” by 50 Cent
  • “Rap Game” by D12
  • “8 Miles and Runnin’” by Jay-Z
  • “Spit Shine” by Xzibit
  • “Time of My Life” by Macy Gray
  • “U Wanna Be Me” by Nas
  • “Wanksta” by 50 Cent
  • “Wasting My Time” by Boomkat
  • “R.A.K.I.M.” by Rakim
  • “That's My N**** Fo' Real” by Young Zee
  • “Battle” by Gang Starr
  • “Rabbit Run” by Eminem

7. Top Gun (1986)

  • Run Time: 38:38
  • Artist Features: Kenny Loggins, Berlin, Miami Sound Machine

We hope you have your aviator sunnies and leather jacket ready when this soundtrack plays. With award-winning hits like "Take My Breath Away" and "Danger Zone," this '80s flick has become a staple of the era and beyond.


  • "Danger Zone" by Kenny Loggins
  • "Mighty Wing" by Cheap Trick
  • "Playing with the Boys" by Kenny Loggins
  • "Lead Me On" by Teena Marie
  • "Take My Breath Away" by Berlin
  • "Hot Summer Nights" by Miami Sound Machine
  • "Heaven in Your Eyes" by Loverboy
  • "Through the Fire" by Larry Greene
  • "Destination Unknown" by Marietta
  • "Top Gun Anthem" by Harold Faltermeyer & Steve Stevens

8. Do The Right Thing (1989)

  • Run Time: 60:14
  • Artist Features: Public Enemy, Perri, Al Jarreau

This '80s soundtrack highlights the hip-hop and R&B of the era. Whether you prefer anthems like "Fight the Power" or soulful tracks like "Feel So Good," you'll be listening to the whole album with no skips.


  • "Fight the Power" by Public Enemy
  • "My Fantasy" by Teddy Riley & Guy
  • "Party Hearty" by E.U.
  • "Can't Stand It" by Steel Pulse
  • "Why Don't We Try?" by Keith John
  • "Feel So Good" by Perri
  • "Don't Shoot Me" by Take 6
  • "Hard to Say" by Lori Perry & Gerald Alston
  • "Prove to Me" by Perri
  • "Never Explain Love" by Al Jarraeu
  • "Tu y Yo/We Love (Jingle)" by Rubén Blades

9. Juno (2007)

  • Run Time: 46:42
  • Artist Features: Kimya Dawson, Antsy Pants, the Moldy Peaches

The coming-of-age indie soundtrack deserves its place on this list, thanks to hits like “All I Want Is You” and “Vampire.” Oh, and if you want to hear the main characters (aka Elliot Page and Michael Cera) belt a tune, you're in for a treat with the last song on the track.


  • “All I Want Is You” by Barry Louis Polisar
  • “My Rollercoaster” by Kimya Dawson
  • “A Well Respected Man” by The Kinks
  • “Dearest” by Buddy Holly
  • “Up the Spout” by Mateo Messina
  • “Tire Swing” by Kimya Dawson
  • “Piazza, New York Catcher” by Belle & Sebastian
  • “Loose Lips” by Kimya Dawson
  • “Superstar” by Sonic Youth
  • “Sleep (Instrumental)” by Kimya Dawson
  • “Expectations” by Belle & Sebastian
  • “All the Young Dudes” Mott The Hoople
  • “So Nice So Smart” by Kimya Dawson
  • “Sea of Love” by Cat Power
  • “Tree Hugger” by Kimya Dawson & Antsy Pants
  • “I’m Sticking with You” by The Velvet Underground
  • “Anyone Else But You” by The Moldy Peaches
  • “Vampire” by Antsy Pants
  • “Anyone Else but You” by Michael Cera and Elliot Page

10. Marie Antionette (2006)

  • Run Time: 91:02
  • Artist Features: Bow Wow Wow, The Radio Dept., The Cure

Yes, it's a historical drama set in 18th century France, but don't expect only period pieces. The soundtrack is full of rock, punk and electronic hits. You probably remember New Order’s “Ceremony,” which scored the epic party scene. Or perhaps a remix of “I Want Candy” as the soundtrack to Marie Antoinette’s shopping spree?


  • “Hong Kong Garden” by Siouxsie & The Banshees
  • “Aphrodisiac” by Bow Wow Wow
  • “What Ever Happened” by The Strokes
  • “Pulling Our Weight” by The Radio Dept.
  • “Ceremony” by New Order
  • “Natural's Not in It” by Gang Of Four
  • “I Want Candy (Kevin Shields Remix)” by Bow Wow Wow
  • “Kings of the Wild Frontier” by Adam and the Ants
  • “Concerto in G” by Antonio Vivaldi
  • “The Melody of a Fallen Tree” by Windsor For the Derby
  • “I Don't Like It Like This” by The Radio Dept.
  • “Plainsong” by The Cure
  • “Jynweythek Ylow” by Aphex Twin
  • “Opus 17” Dustin O'Halloran
  • “Il Secondo Giorno (Instrumental)” by Air
  • “Keen on Boys” by The Radio Dept.
  • “Opus 23” by Dustin O'Halloran
  • “Les Barricades Mysterious” by François Cauperin
  • “Fools Rush In (Kevin Shields Remix)” by Bow Wow Wow
  • “Avril 14th” by Aphex Twin
  • “K. 213” by Domenico Scarlatti
  • “Tommib Help Buss” by Squarepusher
  • “Tristes Apprêts, Pâles Flambeaux” by Jean-Philippe Rameau
  • “Opus 36” by Dustin O'Halloran
  • “All Cats Are Grey” by The Cure

11. The Graduate (1967)

  • Run Time: 36:48
  • Artist Features: Simon & Garfunkel

Think of it as a tribute to Simon & Garfunkel. It also includes instrumental tracks by Dave Grusin to bring the whole soundtrack together. Don't mind us, we'll just be over here cueing up "Mrs. Robinson."


  • “The Sound of Silence” (Remix) by Simon & Garfunkel
  • “The Singleman Party Foxtrot” by Dave Grusin
  • “Mrs. Robinson” by Simon & Garfunkel
  • “Sunporch Cha-Cha-Cha” by Dave Grusin
  • “Scarborough Fair/Canticle (Interlude) ” by Simon & Garfunkel
  • “On the Strip” by Dave Grusin
  • “April Come She Will” by Simon & Garfunkel
  • “The Folks” by Dave Grusin
  • “Scarborough Fair/Canticle” by Simon & Garfunkel
  • “A Great Effect” by Dave Grusin
  • “The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine” by Simon & Garfunkel
  • “Whew” by Dave Grusin

12. Clueless (1995)

  • Run Time: 49:29
  • Artist Features: Radiohead, Beastie Boys, Coolio

As if we would leave this '90s soundtrack off the list. This mix will surely be Cher's favorite bops. Now, if only Elton knew how much “Rollin’ With My Homies” meant to Tai…


  • “Kids in America” by The Muffs
  • “Shake Some Action” by Cracker
  • “The Ghost in You” by Counting Crows
  • “Here (Squirmel Mix)” by Luscious Jackson
  • “All the Young Dudes” by World Party
  • “Fake Plastic Trees (Acoustic Version)” by Radiohead
  • “Change” by Lightning Seeds
  • “Need You Around” by Smoking Popes
  • “Mullet Head” by Beastie Boys
  • “Where'd You Go?” by Mighty Mighty Bosstones
  • “Rollin' With My Homies” by Coolio
  • “Alright” by Supergrass
  • “My Forgotten Favorite” by Velocity Girl
  • “Supermodel” by Jill Sobule

13. Good Will Hunting (1997)

  • Run Time: 50:28
  • Artist Features: Elliott Smith, The Waterboys, Danny Elfman

A classic film with an impressive cast (hello, Matt Damon and Robin Williams) deserve a soundtrack worthy of a listen over and over again. The “How Do You Like These Apples?” scene alone wouldn’t be complete without Elliott Smith’s “No Name #3.”


  • “Between the Bars (Orchestral)” by Elliott Smith
  • “As the Rain” by Jeb Loy Nichols
  • “Angeles” by Elliott Smith
  • “No Name #3” by Elliott Smith
  • “Fisherman’s Blues” by The Waterboys
  • “Why Do I Lie?” by Luscious Jackson
  • “Will Hunting (Main Titles)” by Danny Elfman
  • “Between the Bars” by Elliott Smith
  • “Say Yes” by Elliott Smith
  • “Baker Street” by Gerry Rafferty
  • “Somebody's Baby” by Andru Donalds
  • “Boys Better” by The Dandy Warhols
  • “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?” by Al Green
  • “Miss Misery” by Elliott Smith
  • “Weepy Donuts” by Danny Elfman

14. Lost In Translation (2003)

  • Run Time: 53:48
  • Artist Features: Bill Murray, Kevin Shields, Phoenix

OK, our favorite scene definitely includes Bill Murray singing “More Than This.” But the album also includes hits from alternative rock artist Kevin Shields and dream pop songs like "Just Like Honey" and "Girls."


  • “Intro / Tokyo” by Cast
  • “City Girl” by Kevin Shields
  • “Fantino” by Sebastien Tellier
  • “Tommib” by Squarepusher
  • “Girls” by Death in Vegas
  • “Goodbye” by Kevin Shields
  • “Too Young” by Phoenix
  • “Kaze Wo Atsumete” by Happy End
  • “On the Subway” by Brian Reitzell and Roger J. Manning Jr.
  • “Ikebana” by Kevin Shields
  • “Sometimes” by My Bloody Valentine
  • “Alone in Kyoto” by AIR
  • “Shibuya” by Brian Reitzell and Roger J. Manning Jr.
  • “Are You Awake?” by Kevin Shields
  • “Just Like Honey” by The Jesus & Mary Chain
  • “More Than This” by Bill Murray

15. Waiting to Exhale (1995)

  • Run Time: 72:51
  • Artist Features: Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton, Aretha Franklin

If Whitney Houston is in a film, expect an album that's out of this world (see: The Bodyguard for proof). While her song "Exhale (Shoop Shoop) was nominated for a few Grammys, the tracklist features a host of women powerhouses (aka Toni Braxton, Aretha Franklin, Brandy, Patti LaBelle, must we go on?) that make this R&B album a staple.


  • "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)" by Whitney Houston
  • "Why Does It Hurt So Bad" by Whitney Houston
  • "Let It Flow" by Toni Braxton
  • "It Hurts Like Hell" by Aretha Franklin
  • "Sittin' Up in My Room" by Brandy
  • "This Is How It Works" by TLC
  • "Not Gon' Cry" by Mary J. Blige
  • "My Funny Valentine" by Chaka Khan
  • "And I Gave My Love to You" by Sonja Marie
  • "All Night Long" by SWV
  • "Wey U" by Chanté Moore
  • "My Love, Sweet Love" by Patti LaBelle
  • "Kissing You" by Faith Evans
  • "Love Will Be Waiting at Home" by For Real
  • "How Could You Call Her Baby" by Shanna
  • "Count On Me" by Whitney Houston & CeCe Winans

16. The Lion King (1994)

  • Run Time: 46:40
  • Artist Features: Elton John, Joseph Williams, Kristle Edwards

There are plenty of Disney flicks that deserve a spot (including the remake), but The Lion King leads the pack. Written by Elton John and Tim Rice (with a score composed by Hans Zimmer), the '94 film continues to be one of the best selling soundtracks of an animated film. And with songs like "Circle of Life" and "Can You Feel the Love Tonight," we can see why.


  • "Circle of Life" by Carmen Twillie & Lebo M.
  • "I Just Can't Wait to Be King" by Jason Weaver, Rowan Atkinson & Laura Williams
  • "Be Prepared" by Jeremy Irons, Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin & Jim Cummings
  • "Hakuna Matata" by Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Jason Weaver & Joseph Williams
  • "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" by Joseph Williams, Sally Dworsky, Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella & Kristle Edwards
  • "This Land" (score) by Hans Zimmer
  • "...To Die For" (score) by Hans Zimmer
  • "Under the Stars" (score) by Hans Zimmer
  • "King of Pride Rock" (score) by Hans Zimmer
  • "Circle of Life" by Elton John
  • "I Just Can't Wait to Be King" by Elton John
  • "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" by Elton John

16. Help! (1965)

  • Run Time: 33:44
  • Artist Features: The Beatles

If you love The Beatles, you’ve come to the right place. The brand's fifth album (for their musical film Help!) is praised as one of the greatest albums of all time. The Grammy-nominated soundtrack has classics like "Yesterday" and "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away", so you definitely need to take a listen.

  • “Help!” by The Beatles
  • “The Night Before” by The Beatles
  • “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away” by The Beatles
  • “I Need You” by The Beatles
  • “Another Girl” by The Beatles
  • “You’re Gonna Lose That Girl” by The Beatles
  • "Ticket to Ride" by The Beatles
  • "Act Naturally" by The Beatles
  • "It's Only Love" by The Beatles
  • "You Like Me Too Much" by The Beatles
  • "I've Just Seen a Face" by The Beatles
  • “Yesterday" by The Beatles
  • "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" by The Beatles

17. Rushmore (1998)

  • Run Time: 49:09
  • Artist Features: The Kinks, Mark Mothersbaugh, The Who

The ’60s music will make you feel nostalgic for the times when Mark Mothersbaugh was a young, inexperienced composer. The Wes Anderson flick was a staple in the late '90s and the star artists (like The Kinks and The Who) are a great addition.


  • “Hardest Geometry Problem in the World” by Mark Mothersbaugh
  • “Making Time” by Creation
  • “Concrete & Clay” by Unit 4 + 2
  • “Nothing in This World Can Stop Me Worrin' Bout That Girl” by The Kinks
  • “Sharp Little Guy” by Mark Mothersbaugh
  • “The Lad with The Silver Button” by Mark Mothersbaugh
  • “A Summer Song” by Chad & Jeremy
  • “Edward Appleby (In Memoriam)” by Mark Mothersbaugh
  • “Here Comes My Baby” by Cat Stevens
  • “A Quick One While He's Away” by The Who
  • “Snowflake Music (From Bottlerocket)” by Mark Mothersbaugh
  • “Piranhas Are A Very Tricky Species” by Mark Mothersbaugh
  • “Blinuet” by Zoot Sims
  • “Friends Like You, Who Needs Friends” by Mark Mothersbaugh
  • “Rue St. Vincent” by Yves Montand
  • “Kite Flying Society” by Mark Mothersbaugh
  • “The Wind” by Cat Stevens
  • “Oh Yoko” by John Lennon
  • “Ooh La La” by Faces
  • “Margaret Yang’s Theme” by Mark Mothersbaugh

18. Trainspotting (1996)

  • Run Time: 75:27
  • Artist Features: Iggy Pop, Sleep, New Order

Iggy Pop’s “Lust For Life” has basically become the movie’s unofficial theme song. And fun fact: The soundtrack became so popular that another was released a year later that included songs that didn't make the final film. So you'll find even more bops from Iggy Pop, David Bowie and a track featuring Ewan McGregor.


  • “Lust for Life” by Iggy Pop
  • “Deep Blue Day” by Brian Eno
  • “Trainspotting” by Primal Scream
  • “Atomic” by Sleeper
  • “Temptation” by New Order
  • “Nightclubbing” by Iggy Pop
  • “Sing” by Blur
  • “Perfect Day” by Lou Reed
  • “Mile End” by Pulp
  • “For What You Dream Of (Full on Renaissance Mix)” by Bedrock Featuring KYO
  • “2:1” by Elastica
  • “A Final Hit” by Leftfield
  • “Born Slippy (NUXX)” by Underworld
  • “Closet Romantic” by Damon Albarn

19. American Graffiti (1973)

  • Run Time: 96:52
  • Artist Features: Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids, The Beach Boys

With a 40+ song soundtrack, this is bound to have a song for everyone. You'll find a mix of rock, doo-wop and R&B songs that fit well with this comedy-drama flick.


  • “(We’re Gonna) Rock Around the Clock” by Bill Haley and The Comets
  • “Sixteen Candles” by The Crests
  • “Runaway” by Del Shannon
  • “Why Do Fools Fall in Love” by Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers
  • “That’ll Be the Day” by Buddy Holly and Wolfman Jack
  • “Fanny Mae” by Buster Brown and Wolfman Jack
  • “At the Hop” by Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids
  • “She’s So Fine” by Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids
  • “The Stroll” by The Diamonds
  • “See You in September” by The Tempos
  • “Surfin’ Safari” by The Beach Boys
  • “He’s the Great Imposter” by The Fleetwoods
  • “Almost Grown” by Chuck Berry
  • “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” by The Platters
  • “Little Darlin’” by The Diamonds
  • “Peppermint Twist” by Joey Dee & The Starlighters
  • “Barbara Anne” by The Regents and Wolfman Jack
  • “Book of Love” by The Monotones and Wolfman Jack
  • “Maybe Baby” by Buddy Holly
  • “Ya Ya” by Lee Dorsey
  • “The Great Pretender” by The Platters
  • “Ain’t That a Shame” by Fats Domino
  • “Johnny B. Goode” by Chuck Berry
  • “I Only Have Eyes For You” by The Flamingos
  • “Get a Job” by The Silhouettes
  • “To the Aisle” by The Five Satins and Wolfman Jack
  • “Do You Wanna Dance” by Bobby Freeman
  • “Party Doll” by Buddy Knox
  • “Come Go with Me” by The Del-Vikings
  • “You’re Sixteen – You’re Beautiful (And You’re Mine)” by Johnny Burnette
  • “Love Potion No.9” by The Clovers
  • “Since I Don't Have You” by The Skyliners
  • “Chantilly Lace” by The Big Bopper
  • “Teen Angel” by Mark Dinning
  • “Crying in the Chapel” by Sonny Till & The Orioles
  • “A Thousand Miles Away” by The Heartbeats
  • “Heart and Soul” by The Cleftones
  • “Green Onions” by Wolfman Jack and Booker T & The MG’s
  • “Only You (And You Alone)” by The Platters and Wolfman Jack
  • “Goodnight, Well It’s Time to Go” by The Spaniels
  • “All Summer Long” by The Beach Boys

20. A Star Is Born (2018)

  • Run Time: 70:01
  • Artist Features: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper

Lukas Nelson (the son of Willie Nelson) inspired the new remake and even wrote seven of the movie’s songs. Nelson worked alongside several noteworthy producers, including Paul “DJWS” Blair, Dave Cobb, Nick Monson, Mark Ronson and DJ White Shadow. Oh, and don’t forget about the time that “Shallow” won Best Original Song at the Oscars.


  • “Intro” by Cast
  • “Black Eyes” by Bradley Cooper
  • “Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Dialogue)” by Cast
  • “Fabulous French (Dialogue)” by Cast
  • “La Vie En Rose” by Lady Gaga
  • “I'll Wait For You (Dialogue)” by Cast
  • “Maybe It's Time” by Bradley Cooper
  • “Parking Lot (Dialogue)” by Cast
  • “Out of Time” by Bradley Cooper
  • “Alibi” by Bradley Cooper
  • “Trust Me (Dialogue)” by Cast
  • “Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
  • “First Stop, Arizona (Dialogue)” by Cast
  • “Music to My Eyes” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
  • “Diggin' My Grave” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
  • “I Love You (Dialogue)” by Cast
  • “Always Remember Us This Way” by Lady Gaga
  • “Unbelievable (Dialogue)” by Cast
  • “How Do You Hear It? (Dialogue)” by Cast
  • “Look What I Found” by Lady Gaga
  • “Memphis (Dialogue)” by Cast
  • “Heal Me” by Lady Gaga
  • “I Don't Know What Love Is” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
  • “Vows (Dialogue)” by Cast
  • “Is That Alright?” by Lady Gaga
  • “SNL (Dialogue)” by Cast
  • “Why Did You Do That?” by Lady Gaga
  • “Hair Body Face” by Lady Gaga
  • “Scene 98 (Dialogue)” by Cast
  • “Before I Cry” by Lady Gaga
  • “Too Far Gone” by Bradley Cooper
  • “Twelve Notes (Dialogue)” by Cast
  • “I'll Never Love Again (Film Version)” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
  • “I'll Never Love Again (Extended Version)” by Lady Gaga

21. Super Fly (1972)

  • Run Time: 37:05
  • Artist Features: Curtis Mayfield

Consider this to be a starter collection of Curtis Mayfield classics. The soundtrack is filled with funk hits like "Freddie's Dead" and "Superfly." But while any song on the list will have you on your feet, many praise Mayfield for creating an album that hits on subjects like poverty, drug abuse and liberation.


  • “Little Child Runnin' Wild” by Curtis Mayfield
  • “Pusherman” by Curtis Mayfield
  • “Freddie's Dead” by Curtis Mayfield
  • “Junkie Chase (Instrumental)” by Curtis Mayfield
  • “Give Me Your Love (Love Song)” by Curtis Mayfield
  • “Eddie You Should Know Better” by Curtis Mayfield
  • “No Thing on Me (Cocaine Song)” by Curtis Mayfield
  • “Think (Instrumental)” by Curtis Mayfield
  • “Superfly” by Curtis Mayfield

22. Shaft (1971)

  • Run Time: 69:29
  • Artist Features: Isaac Hayes, The Math Club, Naughty by Nature

It's no surprise that the “Theme from ‘Shaft’” won an Academy Award for Best Original Song (where composer Hayes was the first African American to win in a non-acting category). The '71 film is a bonafide pick, but if you needed any further encouragement to watch, listen to this album from start to finish.


  • “Theme from ‘Shaft’” by Isaac Hayes
  • “Love over and over Again” by Switch
  • “93 'Til Infinity” by Souls of Mischief
  • “Feel Me Flow” by Naughty by Nature
  • “You Know What It Is” by T.I.
  • “In This Bitch” by Lonny X
  • “WILD. (feat. Rose Gold)” by Audio Push & MyGuyMars
  • “Come Out at Night” by The Math Club
  • “Voodoo (Fight the Power)” by The Seige
  • “Moonwalk Through Customs” by Murk
  • “Mary Jane” by Rick James
  • “I Ain't No Joke” by Eric B. and Rakim
  • “They Want EFX” by Das EFX
  • “Dance with You” by The Math Club
  • “The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite)” by Quincy Jones
  • “Best of My Love” by The Emotions
  • “Bring It to Me” by The Math Club
  • “Competition” by Eric Murray and Yuki Yano
  • “Party Up (Up in Here)” by DMX
  • “Caught Up” by Caleborate
  • “Funky in Here” by The Dayton Sidewinders
  • “Gingerbread Man (Boss Edit)” by The Math Club
  • “Soft Shoe” by Eric Reed
  • Get Up Offa That Thing” by James Brown
  • “Never Get Enough” by Jack LNDN
  • “Be My Baby” by The Ronettes
  • “Feel My Love Baby” by Stephan Stechi
  • “Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City” by Bobby “Blue” Bland
  • “Make the Earthquake” by The Math Club
  • “By Your Side” by The Math Club
  • “Too Much Shaft (with Saweetie)” by Quavo

23. Almost Famous (2000)

  • Run Time: 75:09
  • Artist Features: Simon & Garfunkel, The Beach Boys, Elton John

When you have the main character William (played by Patrick Fugit) writing for Rolling Stone magazine, you'll want to have a wicked soundtrack to go along with it. The tracklist features rock legends from the '70s like Led Zeppelin, David Bowie and The Who. Plus, it received the 2001 Grammy award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture.


  • "America" by Simon & Garfunkel
  • "Sparks" by The Who
  • "It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference" by Todd Rundgren
  • "I've Seen All Good People: Your Move" by Yes
  • "Feel Flows" by The Beach Boys
  • "Fever Dog" by Stillwater
  • "Every Picture Tells a Story" by Rod Stewart
  • "Mr. Farmer" by The Seeds
  • "One Way Out (Live)" by The Allman Brothers Band
  • "Simple Man" by Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • "That's the Way" by Led Zeppelin
  • "Tiny Dancer" by Elton John
  • "Lucky Trumble" by Nancy Wilson
  • "I'm Waiting for the Man" by David Bowie
  • "The Wind" by Cat Stevens
  • "Slip Away" by Clarence Carter
  • "Something in the Air" by Thunderclap Newman

24. Forrest Gump (1994)

  • Run Time: 1:36:14
  • Artist Features: Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Lynyrd Skynyrd

The classic film takes us through decades into Forrest's life, so it only makes sense the tracklist reflects all musical styles. With 34 songs on the list, you're bound to find a few favorites. From the '50s with "Hound Dog" to the '80s with "On the Road," you'll truly be traveling in time.


  • "Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley
  • "Rebel Rouser" by Duane Eddy
  • "(I Don't Know Why) But I Do" by Clarence "Frogman" Henry
  • "Walk Right In" by The Rooftop Singers
  • "Land of 1000 Dances" by Wilson Pickett
  • "Blowin' in the Wind" by Joan Baez
  • "Fortunate Son" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" by The Four Tops
  • "Respect" by Aretha Franklin
  • "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" by Bob Dylan
  • "Sloop John B" by The Beach Boys
  • "California Dreamin'" by The Mamas & the Papas
  • "For What It's Worth" by Buffalo Springfield
  • "What the World Needs Now Is Love" by Jackie DeShannon
  • "Break on Through (To the Other Side)" by The Doors
  • "Mrs. Robinson" by Simon & Garfunkel
  • "Volunteers" by Jefferson Airplane
  • "Get Together" by The Youngbloods
  • "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" by Scott McKenzie
  • "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)" by The Byrds
  • "Medley: Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" by The 5th Dimension
  • "Everybody's Talkin" by Harry Nilsson
  • "Joy to the World" by Three Dog Night
  • "Stoned Love" by The Supremes
  • "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" by B.J. Thomas
  • "Mr. President (Have Pity on the Working Man)" by Randy Newman
  • "Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • "It Keeps You Runnin" by The Doobie Brothers
  • "I've Got to Use My Imagination" by Gladys Knight & the Pips
  • "On the Road Again" by Willie Nelson
  • "Against the Wind" by Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
  • "Forrest Gump Suite" by Alan Silvestri

25. Above The Rim (1994)

  • Run Time: 77:47
  • Artist Features: SWV, 2Pac, Tha Dogg Pound

The 1994 sports drama of the same name had a jam-pack cast (from Tupac Shakur to Marlon Wayans), so of course, the soundtrack had to have the most popular rappers and singers of the era. Whether you listen to "I'm Still In Love With You" or "Pour Out a Little Liquor, this tracklist became the #1 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album on Billboard for ten weeks.


  • “Anything” by SWV
  • “Old Time’s Sake” by Sweet Sable
  • “Part Time Lover” by H-Town
  • “Big Pimpin’” by Tha Dogg Pound
  • “Didn’t Mean to Turn You On” by 2nd II None
  • “Doggie Style” by D.J. Rogers
  • “Regulate” by Nate Dogg & Warren G.
  • “Pour Out A Little Liquor” by 2Pac & Thug Life
  • “Gonna Give It to Ya” by Jewell featuring Aaron Hall
  • “Afro Puffs” by The Lady of Rage featuring Snoop Doggy Dog
  • “Jus So Ya No” by CPO-Boss Hog
  • “Hoochies Need Love Too” by Paradise
  • “I’m Still in Love With You” by Al B. Sure!
  • “Crack ’Em” by O.F.T.B.
  • “U Bring Da Dog Out” by Rhythm & Knowledge
  • “Blowed Away” by B Rezell
  • “It's Not Deep Enough” by Jewell
  • “Dogg Pound 4 Life” by Tha Dogg Pound

26. Velvet Goldmine (1998)

  • Run Time: 1:12:09
  • Artist Features: The Venus In Furs, Pulp, Brian Eno

When Jonathan Rhys Meyers transformed into an alien-like creature during “The Ballad of Maxwell Demon” scene, we were instantly hooked. The soundtrack is all about highlighting past and present glam rock artists, so it definitely gets the job done.


  • “Needle in the Camel’s Eye” by Brian Eno
  • “Hot One” by Shudder to Think
  • “20th Century Boy” by Placebo
  • “2HB” by The Venus In Furs
  • “T.V. Eye” by Wylde Ratttz
  • “Ballad of Maxwell Demon” by Shudder to Think
  • “The Whole Shebang” by Grant Lee Buffalo
  • “Ladytron” by The Venus In Furs
  • “We Are the Boyz” by Pulp
  • “Virginia Plain” by Roxy Music
  • “Personality Crisis” by Teenage Fanclub and Donna Matthews
  • “Satellite of Love” by Lou Reed
  • “Diamond Meadows” by T-Rex
  • “Bitter’s End” by Paul Kimble & Andy Mackay
  • “Baby’s on Fire” by The Venus In Furs
  • “Bitter-Sweet” by The Venus In Furs
  • “Velvet Spacetime” by Carter Burwell
  • “Tumbling Down” by The Venus In Furs
  • “Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)” by Steve Harley

27. Pretty In Pink (1986)

  • Run Time: 39:35
  • Artist Features: New Order, The Smiths, Jesse Johnson

The cult classic needed an album that summed up love, heartbreak and high school rolled into one. Seriously, that breakup scene set to “Shell-Shock” will always bring the feels. All of the feels.


  • “If You Leave” by Orchestral Manoeuvres In the Dark
  • “Left of Center” by Suzanne Vega
  • “Get to Know Ya” by Jesse Johnson
  • “Do Wot You Do” by INXS
  • “Pretty in Pink” by The Psychedelic Furs
  • “Shell-Shock” by New Order
  • “Round, Round” by Belouis Some
  • “Wouldn't It Be Good” by Danny Hutton Hitters
  • “Bring On The Dancing Horses” by Echo & The Bunnymen
  • “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want” by The Smiths

28. Dirty Dancing (1987)

  • Run Time: 39:25
  • Artist Features: Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes, Patrick Swayze

You can't talk about the best movie soundtracks without including this banger. Quoted as one of best selling albums of all time, it spent 18 weeks at number one on the Billboard 200 charts and for good reasons. Patrick Swayze dancing to “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” will forever hold a place in our hearts. And let's not forget about his impeccable singing voice either in "She's Like the Wind."


  • “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
  • “Be My Baby” by The Ronettes
  • “She's Like the Wind” by Patrick Swayze
  • “Hungry Eyes” by Eric Carmen
  • “Stay” by Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs
  • “Yes” by Merry Clayton
  • “You Don't Own Me” by The Blow Monkeys
  • “Hey Baby” by Bruce Channel
  • “Overload” by Zappacosta
  • “Love Is Strange” by Mickey and Sylvia
  • “Where Are You Tonight” by Tom Johnston
  • “In the Still of The Night” by The Five Satins

29. Saturday Night Fever (1977)

  • Run Time: 75:54
  • Artist Features: Bee Gees, David Shire, Kool & the Gang

All you need is one thing to make a movie soundtrack successful: disco. The 1977 film was home to the grooviest hits by the Bee Gees and David Shire, to name a few. Honestly, is there anything more iconic than John Travolta strutting down the street while jamming to “Stayin’ Alive”?


  • “Stayin' Alive” by Bee Gees
  • “How Deep Is Your Love?” by Bee Gees
  • “Night Fever” by Bee Gees
  • “More Than a Woman” by Bee Gees
  • “If I Can’t Have You” by Yvonne Elliman
  • “A Fifth of Beethoven” by Walter Murphy
  • “More Than a Woman” by Tavares
  • “Manhattan Skyline” by David Shire
  • “Calypso Breakdown” by Ralph MacDonald
  • “Night on Disco Mountain” by David Shire
  • “Open Sesame” by Kool & the Gang
  • “Jive Talkin’” Bee Gees
  • “You Should Be Dancing” by Bee Gees
  • “Boogie Shoes” by KC & the Sunshine Band
  • “Salsation” by David Shire
  • “K-Jee” by MFSB
  • “Disco Inferno” by The Trammps

30. The Bodyguard (1992)

  • Run Time: 75:54
  • Artist Features: Bee Gees, David Shire, Kool & the Gang

Do we really have to explain the significance of this album? Two songs from the soundtrack—“Run to You” and “I Have Nothing”—were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song. The album as a whole won a Grammy for Album of the Year. And tracks like “I Will Always Love You” and “I’m Every Woman” are just the sweet icing on the cake.


  • “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston
  • “I Have Nothing” by Whitney Houston
  • “I’m Every Woman” by Whitney Houston
  • “Run to You” by Whitney Houston
  • “Queen of the Night” by Whitney Houston
  • “Jesus Loves Me” by Whitney Houston
  • “Even If My Heart Would Break” by Kenny G and Aaron Neville
  • “Someday (I’m Coming Back)” by Lisa Stansfield
  • “It’s Gonna Be a Lovely Day” by S.O.U.L. S.Y.S.T.E.M.
  • “(What’s So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding” by Curtis Stigers
  • “Theme from the Bodyguard” by Alan Silvestri
  • “Trust in Me” by Joe Cocker

31. High Fidelity (2000)

  • Run Time: 65:01
  • Artist Features: Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, Stevie Wonder

A rom-com all about painful breakups and failed romances needs a soundtrack filled with a few sad tunes. And since the main character Rob Gordon (played by John Cusack) is heavily into music, featuring artists like Bob Dylan, The Kinks and Stevie Wonder was a good choice.


  • "You're Gonna Miss Me" by 13th Floor Elevators
  • "Ev'rybody's Gonna Be Happy" by The Kinks
  • "I'm Wrong About Everything" by John Wesley Harding
  • "Oh! Sweet Nuthin" by The Velvet Underground
  • "Always See Your Face" by Love
  • "Most of the Time" by Bob Dylan
  • "Fallen for You" by Sheila Nicholls
  • "Dy the Rain" by The Beta Band
  • "Shipbuilding" by Elvis Costello & The Attractions
  • "Cold Blooded Old Times" by Smog
  • "Let's Get It On" by Barry Jive & The Uptown Five
  • "Lo Boob Oscillator" by Stereolab
  • "The Inside Game" by Royal Trux
  • "Who Loves the Sun" by The Velvet Underground
  • "I Believe (When I Fall in Love It Will Be Forever)" by Stevie Wonder

32. Encanto (2021)

  • Run Time: 114:42
  • Artist Features: Cast of Encanto, Sebastián Yatra, Carlos Vives

The Lion King and even Frozen are among the greatest Disney albums, but this 2021 film might be surpassing them in the category. Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda (ya know the guy behind Hamilton), this soundtrack adds Colombian beats, musical theatre flair and that Disney magic. There are a few bops, but nothing can compare to belting out every Madrigal member's part in "We Don't Talk About Bruno."


  • "The Family Madrigal" by Stephanie Beatriz & Encanto Cast
  • "Waiting On A Miracle" by Stephanie Beatriz
  • "Surface Pressure" by Jessica Darrow
  • "We Don't Talk About Bruno" by Encanto Cast
  • "What Else Can I Do?" by Stephanie Beatriz & Diane Guerrero
  • "Dos Oruguitas" by Sebastián Yatra
  • "All Of You" by Encanto Cast
  • "Colombia, Mi Encanto" by Carlos Vives
  • "Two Oruguitas" by Sebastián Yatra

33. Pulp Fiction (1994)

  • Run Time: 41:11
  • Artist Features: Kool & the Gang, The Statler Brothers, Dusty Springfield

Don't expect a regular 'ol soundtrack with this one. Yes, you'll find a variety of genres, but you'll also find a few tracks dedicated to the characters' dialogue. For example, the flick opens with “Misirlou,” adding duo Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield (aka Jackson and Travolta) talking scene before transporting the viewer into Kool and the Gang’s “Jungle Boogie.” Talk about a classic.


  • “Pumpkin and Honey Bunny/Misirlou” by Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer/Dick Dale & His Del-Tones
  • “Royale with Cheese (dialogue)” by Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta
  • “Jungle Boogie” by Kool & the Gang
  • “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green
  • “Bustin’ Surfboards” by The Tornadoes
  • “Lonesome Town” by Ricky Nelson
  • “Son of a Preacher Man” by Dusty Springfield
  • “Zed’s Dead, Baby/Bullwinkle Part II” by Maria de Medeiros, Bruce Willis and The Centurions
  • “Jack Rabbit Slims Twist Contest/You Never Can Tell” by Jerome Patrick Hoban and Uma Thurman/Chuck Berry
  • “Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon” by Urge Overkill
  • “If Love Is a Red Dress (Hang Me in Rags) ” by Maria McKee
  • “Bring Out the Gimp/Comanche” by Peter Greene, Duane Whitaker and The Revels
  • “Flowers on the Wall” by The Statler Brothers
  • “Personality Goes a Long Way” by Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta
  • “Surf Rider” by The Lively Ones
  • “Ezekiel 25:17” by Samuel L. Jackson

34. Footloose (1984)

  • Run Time: 36:25
  • Artist Features: Kenny Loggins, Bonnie Tyler, Sammy Hagar

We could go on and on about “Footloose,” but there’s something about “Almost Paradise” that will forever remind us of Kevin Bacon and Lori Singer. It's only a nine-track album, but it will continue to keep us on our feets every time.


  • “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins
  • “Let’s Hear It for the Boy” by Deniece Williams
  • “Almost Paradise” by Mike Reno and Ann Wilson
  • “Holding Out for a Hero” by Bonnie Tyler
  • “Dancing in the Sheets” by Shalamar
  • “I’m Free (Heaven Helps the Man)” by Kenny Loggins
  • “Somebody’s Eyes” by Karla Bonoff
  • “The Girl Gets Around” by Sammy Hagar
  • “Never” by Moving Pictures

35. Purple Rain (1984)

  • Run Time: 43: 51
  • Artist Features: Prince and the Revolution

A movie dubbed to Prince’s greatest hits…need we say more? Just in case we do, the album alone won two Grammy awards for Best Rock Vocal Performance and Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media—plus an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score. Should we continue?


  • “Let’s Go Crazy” by Prince and the Revolution
  • “Jungle Love” by The Time
  • “Take Me with U” by Prince and the Revolution featuring Apollonia
  • “Modernaire” by Dez Dickerson and the Modernaires
  • “Possessed” by Prince and the Revolution
  • “The Beautiful Ones” by Prince and the Revolution
  • “God (Love Theme from Purple Rain)” by Prince
  • “When Doves Cry” by Prince
  • “Computer Blue” by Prince and the Revolution
  • “Darling Nikki” by Prince and the Revolution
  • “Sex Shooter” by Apollonia 6
  • “The Bird” by The Time
  • “Purple Rain” by Prince and the Revolution
  • “I Would Die 4 U” by Prince and the Revolution
  • “Baby I’m a Star” by Prince and the Revolution

36. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010)

  • Run Time: 56:55
  • Artist Features: Beck, T.Rex, The Rolling Stone

Since the film follows a battle of the bands story, expect a bunch on this soundtrack. From the Rolling Stones to T. Rex, the tracklist is filled with classic rock hits. Plus, it features tunes from the fictional bands of the film (Sex Bob-Omb and Crash and the Boys), so you can live out your inner Michael Cera.


  • "We Are Sex Bob-Omb" by Sex Bob-Omb
  • "Scott Pilgrim" by Plumtree
  • "I Heard Ramona Sing" by Frank Black
  • "By Your Side" by Beachwood Sparks
  • "O Katrina!" by Black Lips
  • "I'm So Sad, So Very, Very Sad" by Crash and the Boys
  • "We Hate You Please Die" by Crash and the Boys
  • "Garbage Truck" by Sex Bob-Omb
  • "Teenage Dream" by T. Rex
  • "Sleazy Bed Track" by The Bluetones
  • "It's Getting Boring by the Sea" by Blood Red Shoes
  • "Black Sheep" by Metric
  • "Threshold" by Sex Bob-Omb
  • "Anthems for a Seventeen-Year-Old Girl" by Broken Social Scene
  • "Under My Thumb" by The Rolling Stones
  • "Ramona" (Acoustic Version) by Beck
  • "Ramona" by Beck
  • "Summertime" by Sex Bob-Omb
  • "Threshold" (8-bit Version) by Bain LeBarton

37. Hustle & Flow (2005)

  • Run Time: 73:22
  • Artist Features: T.I., Three 6 Mafia, Terrence Howard

Hustle & Flow follows Djay (played by Terrance Howard) a Memphis hustler that strives to become a rapper. The soundtrack mirrors his ambitions with hit songs like "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp," which won the Best Original Song at the 2006 Oscars. The list includes notable rappers, but a few from Howard himself based on the film.


  • "I'm a King (Remix)" by P$C featuring T.II & Lil Scrappy
  • "Swerve" by Lil Boosie & Webbie
  • "Microphone (Skit)" by Djay & Pawn Shop Owner
  • "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" by Three 6 Mafia
  • "Tell Me Why" by 8Ball & MJG
  • "P-y N-" by E-40 featuring Bohagon & Lil Scrappy
  • "Whoop That Trick" by Djay
  • "Bum Guy (Skit)" by Djay & Arnel's Drunk
  • "Man Up" by Trillville
  • "Carbon 15's, A.K.'s & Mac 11's" by Boyz N Da Hood
  • "Lil' Daddy" by Young City a.k.a Chopper
  • "Let's Get a Room" by Nasty Nardo
  • "Booty Language" by Juvenile featuring Skip & Wacko
  • "Bad B- (Remix)" by Webbie featuring Trina
  • "We in Charge (Skit)" by Djay & Nola
  • "Hustle & Flow (It Ain't Over)" by Djay
  • "Still Tippin' (It's a Man's World Remix)" by Mike Jones featuring Nicole Wray
  • "Murder Game" by P$C
  • "Get Crunk, Get Buck" by Al Kapone
  • "Man Ain't Like a Dog (Skit)" by Djay

38. Empire Records (1995)

  • Run Time: 50:42
  • Artist Features: The Cranberries, Drill, Cracker

The film is called Empire Records, so why wouldn't it have a great soundtrack? The cult classic uses hits from Better Than Ezra, the Cranberries and Cracker.


  • "Til I Hear It from You" by Gin Blossoms
  • "Liar" by The Cranberries
  • "A Girl Like You" by Edwyn Collins
  • "Free" by The Martinis
  • "Crazy Life" by Toad the Wet Sprocket
  • "Bright As Yellow" by The Innocence Mission
  • "Circle of Friends" by Better Than Ezra
  • "I Don't Want to Live Today" by Ape Hangers
  • "Whole Lotta Trouble" by Cracker
  • "Ready, Steady, Go" by The Meices
  • "What You Are" by Drill
  • "Nice Overalls" by Lustre
  • "Here It Comes Again" by Please
  • "The Ballad of El Goodo" by Evan Dando
  • "Sugarhigh" by Coyote Shivers

39. Moulin Rouge! (2001)

  • Run Time: 56:53
  • Artist Features: Ewan McGregor, Nicole Kidman, Alessandro Safina

The Academy Award-winning film uses popular songs from the '40s to the '70s with a modern spin, because who doesn't want to hear a rendition of "Your Song" sung by Ewan McGregor? Plus, we can't talk about the musical without mentioning the iconic number "Lady Marmalade."


  • "Nature Boy" by David Bowie
  • "Lady Marmalade" by Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya & Pink
  • "Because We Can" by Fatboy Slim
  • "Sparkling Diamonds" by Nicole Kidman, Jim Broadbent, Caroline O'Connor, Natale Mendoza & Lara Mulcahy
  • "Rhythm of the Night" by Valeria
  • "Your Song" by Ewan McGregor & Alessandro Safina
  • "Children of the Revolution" by Bono, Gavin Friday & Maurice Seezer
  • "One Day I'll Fly Away" by Nicole Kidman
  • "Diamond Dogs" by Beck
  • "Elephant Love Medley" by Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor & Jamie Allen
  • "Come What May" by Nicole Kidman & Ewan McGregor
  • "El Tango de Roxanne" by Ewan McGregor, José Felciano & Jacek Koman
  • "Complainte de la Butte" by Rufus Wainwright
  • "Hindi Sad Diamonds" by Nicole Kidman, John Leguizamo & Alka Yagnik
  • "Nature Boy" by David Bowie & Massive Attack

40. Garden State (2004)

  • Run Time: 52:55
  • Artist Features: Coldplay, The Shins, Simon & Garfunkel

Not only did Zach Braff direct and star in this rom-com, but he also hand-selected the songs on the album. When asked about his progress, he stated, "I made a mix CD with all of the music that I felt was scoring my life at the time I was writing the screenplay." From classic pop to folk music, the tracklist is a reflection of the indie flick.


  • "Don't Panic" by Coldplay
  • "Caring Is Creepy" by The Shins
  • "In the Waiting Line" by Zero 7
  • "New Slang" by The Shins
  • "I Just Don't Think I'll Ever Get Over You" by Colin Hay
  • "Blue Eyes" by Cary Brothers with Jason Kanakis
  • "Fair" by Remy Zero
  • "One of These Things First" by Nick Drake
  • "Lebanese Blonde" by Thievery Corporation
  • "The Only Living Boy in New York" by Simon & Garfunkel
  • "Such Great Heights" by Iron & Wine
  • "Let Go" by Frou Frou
  • "Winding Road" by Bonnie Somerville

41. Dreamgirls (2006)

  • Run Time: 65:05
  • Artist Features: Jennifer Hudson, Beyoncé, Anika Noni Rose

It's impossible to pick a favorite on this 2006 soundtrack. There's "One Night Only" and Beyoncé's solo ballad "Listen," but there's something about "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" that gives us goosebumps. The way Jennifer Hudson belts out the notes makes this a scene we can't miss.


  • "Move" by Jennifer Hudson, Beyoncé Knowles, Anika Noni Rose
  • "Fake Your Way to the Top" by Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Hudson, Beyoncé Knowles, Anika Noni Rose
  • "Cadillac Car" by Dreamgirls Cast
  • "Steppin' to the Bad Side" by Dreamgirls Cast
  • "Love You I Do" by Jennifer Hudson
  • "I Want You Baby" by Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Hudson, Beyoncé Knowles, Anika Noni Rose
  • "Family" by Keith Robinson, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson, Beyoncé Knowles, Anika Noni Rose
  • "Dreamgirls" by Jennifer Hudson, Beyoncé Knowles, Anika Noni Rose
  • "It's All Over" by Dreamgirls Cast
  • "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" by Jennifer Hudson
  • "When I First Saw You" by Jamie Foxx
  • "Patience" by Eddie Murphy, Anika Noni Rose, Keith Robinson
  • "I Am Changing" by Jennifer Hudson
  • "I Meant You No Harm/Jimmy's Rap" by Eddie Murphy
  • "One Night Only" by Jennifer Hudson
  • "One Night Only (Disco)" by Beyoncé Knowles, Anika Noni Rose, Sharon Leal
  • "Listen" by Beyoncé Knowles
  • "Hard to Say Goodbye" by Beyoncé Knowles, Anika Noni Rose, Sharon Leal
  • "Dreamgirls (Finale)" by Jennifer Hudson, Beyoncé Knowles, Anika Noni Rose, Sharon Leal
  • "When I First Saw You (Duet)" by Jamie Foxx & Beyoncé Knowles

42. Titanic (1997)

  • Run Time: 72:31
  • Artist Features: James Horner, Célion Dion

OK, the soundtrack is mostly made of instrumentals, but that doesn't stop it from being one of the best-selling albums of all time. And of course, who can forget the main single, "My Heart Will Go On." It might've won multiple awards, but it's a winner in our hearts because we won't let go, Jack!


  • "Never an Absolution" by James Horner
  • "Distant Memories" by James Horner
  • "Southampton" by James Horner
  • "Rose" by James Horner
  • "Leaving Port" by James Horner
  • "Take Her to Sea, Mr. Murdoch" by James Horner
  • "Hard to Starboard" by James Horner
  • "Unable to Stay, Unwilling to Leave" by James Horner
  • "The Sinking" by James Horner
  • "Death of Titanic" by James Horner
  • "A Promise Kept" by James Horner
  • "A Life So Changed" by James Horner
  • "An Ocean of Memories" by James Horner
  • "My Heart Will Go On" by Céline Dion
  • "Hymn to the Sea" by James Horner

43. Goodfellas (1990)

  • Run Time: 37:23
  • Artist Features: Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, The Cadillacs

You already have the whole package with the cast (hello, Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci...), but the soundtrack just elevates the watching experience. Listen to '50s and '60s songs from Tony Bennett to Aretha Franklin.


  • "Rags to Riches" by Tony Bennett
  • "Sincerely" by The Moonglows
  • "Speedoo" by The Cadillacs"
  • "Stardust" by Billy Ward and his Dominoes
  • "Look in My Eyes" by The Chantels
  • "Life is But a Dream" by The Harptones
  • "Remember (Walking in the Sand)" by The Shangri-Las
  • "Baby, I Love You" by Aretha Franklin
  • "Beyond the Sea" by Bobby Darin
  • "Sunshine of Your Love" by Cream
  • "Mannish Boy" by Muddy Waters
  • "Layla (Piano Exit)" by Derek and the Dominos

44. The Great Gatsby (2013)

  • Run Time: 1:12:34
  • Artist Features: Jay-Z, Lana Del Ray, Florence + The Machine

The 2013 flick might've been inspired by the 1925 novel, but the soundtrack sticks to the 21st century. With Jay-Z as executive producer, this 14-track album offers hip-hop, rock and jazz tunes from chat the roaring '20s would've enjoyed.


  • "$100 Bill" by Jay-Z
  • "Back to Black" by Beyoncé & André 3000
  • "Bang Bang" by Will.I.Am
  • "A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)" by Fergie, Q-Tip & GoonRock
  • "Young and Beautiful" by Lana Del Ray
  • "Love Is the Drug" by Bryan Ferry with The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
  • "Over the Love" by Florence + The Machine
  • "Where the Wind Blows" by Coco O.
  • "Crazy in Love" by Emeli Sandé with The Brayan Ferry Orchestra
  • "Together" by The XX
  • "Hearts a Mess" by Gotye
  • "Love Is Blindness" by Jack White
  • "Into the Past" by Nero
  • "Kill and Run" by Sia

45. Twilight (2008)

  • Run Time: 45:30
  • Artist Features: Paramore, Linkin Park, Robert Pattinson

Whatever you feel about the Twilight franchise, you can't deny the soundtrack was pretty good. Who can forget "Supermassive Black Hole" playing during the baseball scene? Or "Bella's Lullably" imprinted in our minds. Plus, for all the Pattz fans out there, "Never Think" shows off the actor's singing chops.


  • "Supermassive Black Hole" by Muse
  • "Decode" by Paramore
  • "Full Moon" by The Black Ghosts
  • "Leave Out All the Rest" by Linkin Park
  • "Spotlight (Twilight Mix)" by Mutemath
  • "Go All the Way (Into the Twilight)" by Perry Farrell
  • "Tremble for My Beloved" by Collective Soul
  • "I Caught Myself" by Paramore
  • "Eyes on Fire" by Blue Foundation
  • "Never Think" by Robert Pattinson
  • "Flightless Bird, American Mouth" by Iron & Wine
  • "Bella's Lullably" by Carter Burwell


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