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7 Memorable Movie Soundtracks That You Need To Focus On

Writer Wicaksono Gitawan

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Movies and music are like cookies and milk. They perfected one another. We can guarantee that people will agree on that because the truth is, both things complemented each other. In addition to making a movie scene more alive, music has also helped the audience feel more connected to the characters and intensifies the emotion one movie possesses. Now it’s time for us to pick 7 best movie soundtracks that had successfully pleased our auditory and visual senses.

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Juno

We start off the list with a movie that revolves around one topic, teen pregnancy. The flick delivers a fresh and uncomplicated look at this particular teenage problem of the modern society. The soundtrack of the movie includes Buddy Holly, The Kinks, The Velvet Underground, Kimya Dawson, Belle & Sebastian, and Sonic Youth. The wide range of genres and artist that was included in the movie has proven successful in lifting the movie’s comical drama and romance storyline.

Frances Ha

We can say that the comedy-drama film is about being young and pursuing happiness. The main character Frances (played by Greta Gerwig) is a 27-year-old dancer that is uncertain about her future. She then faces harsh emotional and financial instability but refuses to live her life being detached to her surroundings. The soundtrack that comes with the movie perfectly described how the process of maturing in the young adult phase is sometimes hard but can be handled positively.

CBGB

This is what you can expect from a flick that tells the story about the legendary New York bar CBGB (Country, Bluegrass, and Blues), A.K.A the birthplace of underground rock and roll and punk: a solid lineup of the artist and legendary songs to fill up its soundtrack. Talking Heads, New York Dolls, Blondie, Joey Ramone, MC5 and lots of other rock and roll idols made their appearance here. It is certain that the soundtrack intertwined with how the story goes and by all means, this movie portrayed how these legendary bands were before they hit stardom.

Drive

Probably one of the most refreshing movie soundtrack on this list. Ryan Gosling’s cool character and the movie’s high tensed action scenes are worth checking out, not just because of the strong views, but also the soundtrack that accompanied it. Drive’s soundtrack was such an integral part of the film experience, and we bet after seeing the movie, you cannot imagine the scenes without it.

Grease

Grease was one of the most recognisable movies of all time. The flick’s main characters (Travolta and Newton-John) was probably your parent’s first teenage crush, and it’s no surprise because the movie deals with romance and drama that involves different cliques in high school. The soundtrack though was an instant classic with songs like “Hopelessly Devoted to You” and “Summer Nights”. The movie and soundtrack stood the test of time because it still appeals to generations after generations after its release.

Pengabdi Setan/Satan’s Slave

The movie was a reboot from the classic Indonesian exploitation film of the same name that was released in 1982. The remake received high praise from critics because it successfully destroyed the stigma that many people have on recent Indonesian horror movies: a sexual innuendo based flick which is not scary and sometimes painful to watch. Its famous soundtrack, “Kelam Malam” by The Spouse accompanied the movie flawlessly. It still gave lots of people goosebumps when they hear the song.

The Virgin Suicide

The last one on the list, we gave you Sofia Coppola’s dark directorial debut, The Virgin Suicide. French electronic duo Air provided the soundtrack, and they made a perfectly dreamy, mysterious and nostalgic driven music that made you feel connected to the teen girls who were the main characters of the movie. Air successfully elevated the flick to such atmospheric heights, and you can listen to the score below.