Best Alternative Movie Soundtrack Ever Made
Bring the scene into reality
The rhythm of an alternative song has been used for so long as a movie soundtrack. It creates a special tempo to bound emotion from the audience. The following movies, listed by the released year, have been composed by various great alternative soundtracks.
- The Harder They Come, 1972
The reggae singer, Jimmy Cliff has won the audience’s heart by his songs like “You Can Get It If You Really Want”, “Many Rivers to Cross”, and “Pressure Drop”. This album nominated as 500 greatest albums of all time that drown five stars in their rating. Most of the alternative music blog mentioned this album as their best alternative soundtrack in this world in the 70’s age.
- Grease, 1978
It is an American romantic musical movie starred by John Travolta. In 1979, it was nominated Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Hopelessly Devoted to You”. And then, it won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Musical Motion Picture. It became the favorite movies in the US and UK at that time.
- Purple Rain, 1984
In the mid of 80’s, Prince with his band -the Revolution- made a breakthrough with their songs “When Doves Cry” and “Let’s Go Crazy”. It sold more than 22 million copies in the entire world and stated in the various alternative music blog as the top list in the Billboard 100. Nowadays, there is a new release of the same song by other famous musician like Adam Levine and Bruce Springsteen, which show how deep this song has touch audience’s heart.
- Top Gun, 1986
The movie starred Tom Cruise and directed by Tony Scott. It becomes the number four of the recommended soundtrack by the song of “Take My Breath Away” which performed by the Berlin and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. The recent released of IMAX-3D version in February 2013 has made another debut in the history of this movie, and then furthermore released in Blu-Ray version afterward.
- Dirty Dancing, 1987
It is another romantic dancing drama movie that made a debut in the year 1987. The soundtrack itself created by Jimmy Lenner with the song “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” that won a Golden Globe and Grammy Award. In the year of 2004, the prequel movie was released in the title of “Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights” with a scenario of American teenager’s dancing life. This answer the yearning of memory of the first movie released in 80’s.
Other than five movies above, you can also search other alternative soundtracks in the movie of Titanic (1987), Pulp Fiction (1994), The Crow (1994), The Body Guard (1992), and City Of Angels (1998). These movies made with a combination of great soundtrack and animation effect to show more real life.