The Greatest Movie Soundtracks of All Time

In order to determine which soundtracks have been the most influential, we looked to classic films with memorable soundtracks. Among the classics on the list are Trainspotting, Easy Rider, and Pretty in Pink. We also looked to albums by composers such as Angelo Badalamenti, who worked with David Lynch on several films.


One of the greatest movie soundtracks of all time is from the 1996 movie Trainspotting. The film, based on a book by Irvine Welsh, deals with the dark world of heroin addiction. The film follows the lives of four friends in a raucous Edinburgh. Three of them are heroin addicts; the other two, Tommy and Begbie, are straight guys. The film features a stellar cast, including the newcomer Ewan McGregor as Renton.

Despite the dark subject matter, the film’s soundtrack is largely awash in 80s and 90s music. The film features songs from the likes of New Order, Iggy Pop, and Lou Reed. The movie has many memorable scenes and is a great excuse to listen to the soundtrack.

The soundtrack to Trainspotting is unique in that it blends the sounds of Britpop, rock, and dance. This soundtrack is a classic, and its music will never go out of style. Although the film is a dark instant classic, it is an important milestone in both music and filmmaking. Only a handful of soundtracks in history can come close to its quality.

Danny Boyle, who made Trainspotting, is a great director with a distinctive visual style. He has worked with the electronic duo Leftfield and David Bowie, but the latter declined the offer. Danny Boyle’s bold vision and creative approach made Trainspotting one of the greatest movie soundtracks of all time.

Another notable song that is featured on the Trainspotting Soundtrack is Nightclubbing, by David Bowie and Iggy Pop. While Bowie wrote the track, Iggy Pop contributed the lyrics. Both artists were bisexual, and their work was influenced by one another.

Pretty in Pink

The soundtrack for Pretty in Pink combines contemporary pop with British influences, with the British band New Order contributing their single “Shellshock.” Both songs were produced by John Robie. The song ‘Pretty in Pink’ was originally a song by Psychedelic Furs, but was reworked for the movie soundtrack, adding a saxophone and production polish. It eventually became the band’s biggest U.S. hit.

Pretty in Pink is perhaps one of the most iconic teen movies, and has a soundtrack that’s just as memorable. The soundtrack reflects the decade in which the film was made, and showcases the music of the time. The music in the film showcases the eclectic culture of the mid-80s, including the music from Psychedelic Furs, New Order, and the Smiths.

“Angels” by The Dream Academy is another classic ’80s tune. The song’s angsty, forlorn themes were the perfect match for the film’s theme. In fact, the song made such an impression on John Hughes that he used it again in his next film, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. The film even featured a cover version by The Dream Academy.

John Hughes didn’t direct Pretty in Pink, but he had a hand in its soundtrack. Hughes had already been a fan of OMD when he approached them to score the film, and the band subsequently wrote the song ‘Goddess of Love’ in 24 hours. The song was ultimately used in the film, where it ended up being controversial. The original ending of the film featured Andie with a boho loner named Duckie.

Pretty In Pink was a big hit in the 1980s, and its soundtrack is regarded as one of the greatest movie soundtracks of all time. Unlike most films, the soundtrack of Pretty in Pink is diverse and reflects the times in which it was released. It was listed among the “Greatest Movie Soundtracks of All Time” by Rolling Stone magazine and remains a cult classic.

The soundtrack of Pretty in Pink also features songs by John Hughes and Echo & the Bunnymen. ‘Bring On the Dancing Horses’ featured psychedelic washes and wistful guitar melodies. The soundtrack was not based on the plot of the movie, but it helped to create a lovelorn atmosphere.

The soundtrack of Reality Bites features throwback hits from the 70s and ’80s. Singles by the Jackson 5, The Knack, and Lisa Loeb are included. The soundtrack also features a vocal performance by Ethan Hawke, though his voice lacks the gravel of Kurt Cobain. Another great movie soundtrack is that of Magnolia, which features songs by Aimee Mann and Jon Brion.

Easy Rider

The soundtrack for the 1969 film Easy Rider was one of the first to feature rock music. It included popular acts as well as lesser-known bands. The film’s soundtrack was created in the edit suite using the music from the film’s record collection. It was a commercial success and helped change the face of Hollywood filmmaking.

The music featured in the film is a combination of rock and soul, which adds a special touch to the story. The film also features songs from rock band The Electric Prunes. The songs on Easy Rider’s soundtrack are both catchy and inspiring, which further makes the movie an enjoyable listen.

The original version of The Band’s “The Weight” was recorded for the soundtrack of Easy Rider in 1967. This song is about sin and temptation. Smith’s version is slower and more acoustic than The Band’s original version. The song has been covered by many artists since its release.

One of the most popular Easy Rider songs is “If 6 Was Nine,” a psychedelic classic by Jimi Hendrix. The song is all about reaching a higher level of consciousness and understanding. The psychedelic rock icon’s wild guitar solos and revolutionary sound make it a perfect choice for those looking for an opening to their mind.