Editor’s note: Last week, we asked you to send us your favourite Hollywood film soundtracks. The responses we received took us through many moods, from wanting to relax on the balcony with a cup of tea to invoking a sudden urge to explore space and time. We’ve featured some of the picks from what is a very long playlist below. You can check out the full playlist over on our Spotify account.
Coz I’m feeling the movie magic…
- ‘Comptine d`un autre ete’ by Yann Tiersen (from ‘Amelie’): Sumedha says this one is a “beautiful, uplifting and comforting track—something that tells you it's going to be okay.”
- ‘All The Stars’ by Kendrick Lamar and SZA (from ‘Black Panther’): Prarthna likes this because of “great vibes and a lot of feels.”
- ‘Discombobulate’ by Hans Zimmer (from ‘Sherlock Holmes’): Santhosh thinks it’s a “great pump up song to wake up from slumber.”
- ‘Mystery of Love’ by Sufjan Stevens (from ‘Call Me By Your Name’): According to Ayush, this song “soothes the soul.”
- ‘It Must Have Been Love’ by Roxette (from ‘Pretty Woman’): For Nandini,”The emotion in this song always takes me back to the magic of that film, as well as that time period.”
- ‘Day One’ by Hans Zimmer (from ‘Interstellar’): Nikhil has high praise for Hans Zimmer. This track in particular is “equal part mystery and awe that blends perfectly with the story.” He also suggests this live ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Medley.
- ‘Leave Your Hat On’ by Joe Cocker (from ‘9 ½ Weeks’): This one is our editor Lakshmi’s fav from the 9 ½ Weeks soundtrack, which she considers “perfect date night music”.
- ‘The Lonely Shepherd’ by Gheorghe Zamfir (from ‘Kill Bill Vol.1’): Monica says this song evokes “more emotions than a wordless song should be allowed to.”
- ‘Arrival of the Birds’ by the Cinematic Orchestra (from ‘The Theory of Everything’): Marsha loves this track because “it's endearing, haunting, uplifting and you can feel a host of emotions as you listen to it.”
- ‘Back To The Future’ by Alan Silvestri (from ‘Back to the Future’): Advisory editor Sooraj says this track gives him a “grand sense of adventure and possibility”.
- Vishal enjoys listening to these excellent playlists which contain some absolute bangers spanning a few decades–‘Awesome Mix 1 & 2’ (from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’) and ‘The End of the F**king World Soundtrack’.
- Sooraj’s second recommendation is the soundtrack from ‘Ready Player One’, starting with Van Halen’s ‘Jump’ for the way it “sets the tone for an absolute thrill ride of a movie”.