music in movies: the best soundtracks, the best scenes

I’ve been aching to compile this list for months. Sometimes I think I blog just to keep track of whatever is happening in my overwrought mind. Then, ages later when I read what I’ve put down on paper (well, digital paper), it comes back to me in the form of a very welcoming memory, complete with the state of mind I was in when I wrote a particular piece. There I go again with the rambling so before I get carried away, the list of some of my favorite movie soundtrack moments; gooey, melty and buttery (awesome sigh moments!) and some pivotal moments too! I tried to rank, but it’s impossible. So, to preserve my sanity, this is a non-ranked list. [MAJOR SPOILER ALERT in some cases]

  • The De Lessep’s Dance by Stephen Warbeck for Shakespeare in Love
  • Golden Years by David Bowie for A Knight’s Tale
  • The Riders of Rohan by Howard Shore for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

I was unable to find the clip I wanted for this one so it’s an audio clip only!

  • Dil Se Re by A.R Rehman for Dil Se
  • The Scientist by Coldplay for Wicker Park
  • Sweet Disposition by The Temper Trap for 500 Days of Summer

Frustratingly I can’t find the clip from the movie anywhere but I guess this is good enough.

  • Inama Nushif by Brian Tyler for Children of Dune
  • When the World Falls Down by David Bowie for Labyrinth
  • Let It Be [Cover] by Carol Woods, & Timothy Mitchum for Across the Universe
  • Mad World by Gary Jules for Donnie Darko

Thank you for suggesting this one Dua!

  • When Your Mind’s Made Up by Glen Hansard for Once
  • Bheegi Bheegi [Cover] by James for Gangster

Can’t say much about the movie but the song is brilliant! (The original track is in Bengali by a band called Krosswindz)