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Friday, December 14, 2007

Movies Rock: Top 10 Soundtracks

Prince Purple Rain Movie poster

"Movies Rock" is a supplement that was sent out with the latest edition of Details magazine (the one with K-Fed on the cover). Inside, they take a look at the "50 Greatest Soundtracks Ever", the ones that "opened our ears and smashed our assumptions".

Movies Rock Top 10 Soundtracks:

1) Purple Rain
2) A Hard Day's Night
3) The Harder They Come
4) Pulp Fiction
5) The Graduate (1967 Film)
6) Superfly (1972 Film)
7) Trainspotting
8) Saturday Night Fever
9) American Graffiti
10) The Big Chill

Can't argue with the top 2 by Prince & The Beatles. Purple Rain is definitely deserving of the top spot. It features the classic "When Doves Cry" which stands the test of time, even if MC Hammer tried to taint its image with his prayer-based rap. The Beatles also deserving and probably were a close second. After scouring the list of 50, just a few rap/hip-hop entries made the list: Crooklyn at #28, 8 Mile at #33 and Friday at #39.

While these are good offerings, there may have been an oversight on the part of the selection committee when it comes to hip hop movie soundtracks. If you've never heard the Juice Soundtrack, check it out. It's got classic rappers and classic songs, and is overall a greater compilation than the 8 Mile offering. It features the likes of Eric B & Rakim (classic "Know the Ledge"), Naughty By Nature, Too Short and EPMD. They may have based these albums on the success of a movie, which is why several other hip hop themed OST's were missing (Menace, New Jack City, and even High School High).

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