My favourite movie soundtracks pt.1


Hiya guys! How’s you sunday going? Have you seen the jungle book? If you have head over to my previous post and let’s discuss!! Anyway, I decided to do a post on movie soundtracks which have really made an impact on me. Let’s face it, unless you’re making a silent film, the sounds that go into a movie indefinitely shape the way the movie flows and how the whole mood is set up. Everyone’s favourite tunes are gonna be different, so comment and tell me which ones stuck out in your mind, or perhaps, even changed your life?! What do you think of my list? Good movies need not have an OST full of 20 smashing songs. Often, it only ever needs that one beautiful track. And if you ever find it hard to tell your friends how you felt about a particular movie, you can always count on a good theme song to speak for you. No words. Endless emotions.

Here’s a list of 7 songs that completely overwhelmed me. And I’m quite happy that it spans a wide range from dramatic pieces to childhood favourites πŸ™‚

Part 2 will be posted tomorrow. For now…

  • Gone Girl – Sugar Storm
  • Melancholia – Tristan Und Isolde
  • Drive – A Real Hero
  • Whiplash – Overture
  • Inception – Time
  • Harry Potter – Hedwig’s Theme
  • The Lion King – Hakuna Matata


Gone Girl – Sugar Storm

“There’s something disturbing about recalling a sweet memory and feeling utterly cold.”

Melancholia- Richard Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde

Note: This clip is the starting 8 mins of the film, so if you’d rather not watch it first(for those who haven’t seen the film), you may not want to watch this.

“The earth is evil. We don’t need to grieve for it. Nobody will miss it.”


Drive – College & Electric Youth’s A Real Hero

“If I drive for you, you get your money. You tell me where we start, where we’re going, where we’re going afterwards. I give you five minutes when we get there. Anything happens in that five minutes and I’m yours. No matter what. Anything a minute on either side of that and you’re on your own. I don’t sit in while you’re running it down. I don’t carry a gun. I drive.”


Whiplash – Justin Hurrwitz’s Overture

“I’d rather die drunk, broke at 34 and have people at a dinner table talk about me than live to be rich and sober at 90 and nobody remembered who I was.”


Inception – Hans Zimmer’s Time

“You’re waiting for a train. A train that’ll take you far away. You know where you hope this train will take you. But you can’t know for sure.”


Harry Potter – Hedwig’s theme

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light.”


The Lion King – Hakuna Matata

“The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run away from it or learn from it.”





16 Comments Add yours

  1. emmakwall says:

    Awesome post and selection Jia!!! What a lovely group of songs πŸ™‚ I too bought the Drive soundtrack purely based on ‘Real Hero’, I still love it now! Each selection you’ve chosen is wonderful πŸ™‚

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    1. jwforeva says:

      πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Woots! I intend to buy it too πŸ™‚ It’s just so heroic isn’t it but also anti-heroic…Idk it just seems like the kind of music to relax and enlighten you about life. I liked Nightcall and Under your spell as well. Speaking of which…I gotta start on my Drive review!! It’s been too long. How things goin?

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  2. Nice post! I often do an end of year Music in Movies series that tries to highlight tracks from scores from movies I’ve seen.

    Gone Girl was one of my favorite movies, and scores, of 2014. Technically, Missing, is one of my favorite movie tracks of all time, helped by what will be, over time, a scene that to me, will only get to be more iconic as time goes on.

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    1. jwforeva says:

      I’ll be sure to keep track of that πŸ™‚
      YES MY MAN! Same here, it’s my fav/best movie of 2014, kind of equal with Whiplash I’d say. That’s another bomb, atticus ross and trent reznor are simply genuises. I just don’t know how they find the perfect tune all the time. Damn. Glad we’re on the same page here because some few it’s just blockbuster stuff but no it’s a whole lot more. The music played in the Desi bedroom scene creeps the hell out of me! I’ve never heard of something so disturbing before.

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  3. Wendell says:

    While none of these would be game changers for me, with the possible exception of Hakuna Matata, I appreciate that you’ve chosen to highlight these songs. Some great music, here. Looking forward to part 2.

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    1. jwforeva says:

      I just posted part 2!! Thanks :)) I see, well good ol lion king never fails to disappoint. What would your favourite ost’s be?


  4. table9mutant says:

    Great choices! : ) Loved the music in Melancholia. And Drive is easily one of the best soundtracks of the past decade.

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    1. jwforeva says:

      Thanks :)) Yup, it’s one of the best opening scenes ever but it was so bizarre at first. Tristan und Isolde actually has a tragic backstory that Wagner created when he wrote the song. It was something about tragic lovers…thought you might wanna know πŸ˜‰

      Drive is simply awesome!!! No words can describe it really.

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      1. table9mutant says:

        Well, wasn’t the story made into a movie with James Franco? (Not seen it) : )

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      2. jwforeva says:

        What? Really? I’m reading it right now, apparently he regretted doing it LOL, got knocked up in the knee pretty bad while filming too. Hmm, nah, I’m good with just the song πŸ˜‰

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  5. John Charet says:

    Great post πŸ™‚ I think all of them have their high points regardless If one is a fan or a big fan of these films πŸ™‚ Glad to see Real Hero from Drive included πŸ™‚ Anyway, keep up the great work as always πŸ™‚

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    1. jwforeva says:

      Thanks πŸ™‚ So true. I wanted to include a few others which were good, but decided on only putting those that really meant something to me…the ones that stuck out. Drive and its songs immediately hooked me, it’s really something beyond amazing. Thanks πŸ™‚ How’s life my friend πŸ™‚ ?

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      1. John Charet says:

        Life is just fine πŸ™‚

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  6. Drive – A Real Hero


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    1. jwforeva says:

      It hit so many feels when I watched the film, the music had an effect I can’t describe hahah

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