It seems like lately I've either been talking about food or hospitals, so let's change it up a little. How about
Favorite Movie Soundtracks
to get the party started? I'm sure we've all been there. You go to see a movie, and no matter what your opinion of the movie, the music is what you can't get out of your head. It's like a cinematic earworm that stays with you. This one was kind of hard to narrow down to three, but I've tried my best, even though I'm sure there a quite a few I've forgotten.
#1. One From The Heart. If I absolutely had to pick just one, this would be it. Crystal Gayle and Tom Waits, two people I really enjoy separately, have combined for a soundtrack that is out of this world. The movie was a stinkbomb, although they were going for some interesting visual aesthetics that were kind of ahead of their time. But the music is sublime. Moody, bluesy, poignant, and, importantly for a movie soundtrack, completely in keeping with the character of the film. If you ever come across the film, which isn't easy to do as it's probably a twenty year old stinkbomb, just shut your eyes and listen to it.
I still do. On CD. Often.
#2. The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Yeah, well, what can I say? Love, love, love this soundtrack.(The original, NOT the remake. Ugh). For years it was my housecleaning music because it is impossible for me to sit still when I hear this. Not that it's dance music, mind you. Even the Time Warp is like an acid drenched version of La Macarena. There's not a lot of there there, if you follow me.
I almost hate to admit that I've been to more than my share of RHPS screenings and theater performances. I was Magenta, if anyone cares to know. (And a pretty good one, if I do say so myself). Even so, I like the music a lot more than I like the film. The movie is a little (?) cheesy. The soundtrack just fills me with antici...pation.
#3. Saturday Night Fever. If the true test of a movie soundtrack is that every single time you hear a song from it you think of the movie, this is the ultimate in movie soundtracks. I will grant you that there's a lot negative to say about this one. It ushered in the disco era, for starters. And white suits. And spawned an absolutely horrific sequel. (Because nothing this financially successful ever dies).
It has been a very long time since I saw this film, but I can still remember what is going on in the movie during each song. I'm going to go on record here as saying I've always liked the Bee Gees and I thought they were brilliant with this. Disco was never my thing, but if you had to do it it might as well have been with the Brothers Gibb and company. And they still play these songs a lot, have you noticed? (Of course you hear KC and the Sunshine Band on the radio too, so I'm not entirely sure what my point is).
There are almost too many soundtracks to choose from, and there are many others I love that I've left off due to my own stupid three item limitation. I know how long I can drone on if given a chance, so I nipped it in the bud early. I did it for you. Really.
Tag. You're it.