Favourite Film Soundtracks
In a previous post, I’ve discussed Boss Gangster Flicks, but today I wanted to compile a list of my favourite soundtracks ever made. Now the following list isn’t based on the ranking the movies hold on IMDB or anything like that. It’s strictly based on my taste of music, and since I tried to put some variety into the list, you’ll notice the list containing genres of music ranging from Rap to Blues to Classical to Retro and beyond. Also, if you’ve been following my blog for sometime now, you’ll know that I’ve never enjoyed one style of music, and that’s part of the reason why there are such a variety of genres. It was difficult for me to put a rank on any of these soundtracks so I decided not to rank them. Why does everything have to compete against each other. And readers, how can your humble narrator really decide whether a Rap soundtrack is better than a Retro soundtrack, they cannot be justifiably judged like that, you dig? Now let’s get down to the list:
– Guy Ritchie’s Trio (Snatch., Rock N Rolla, Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels–In that order of preference): These three soundtracks have some of the best music you will ever hear. I recently bought the Rock N Rolla Soundtrack and it was worth every penny. I’ve been listening to it all day, everyday for the past week. I even set the track Rock & Roll Queen as my ringtone.
– Tarantino Connection: Quentin’s every movie has an unbelievable soundtrack to it. Just like I did with Guy Ritchie, I didn’t wanna put the soundtracks to Tarantino’s 5 or 6 movies separately into the list. But I don’t even need to mention that Tarantino’s Soundtracks include some of the most Boss tracks out there. From ‘Girl, You’ll be a Woman Soon’ (OD scene) to ‘Stuck in the Middle with You’ (ear cutting by Mr. Blonde scene).
– In Too Deep: This is all rap and it’s got songs from L.L Cool J, Mobb Deep, etc. The songs are honestly top-notch, and it’s very rare when all of the songs of a soundtrack are good, especially when it comes to rap, but this one is up in the high ranks in my books.
– The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: We all know Ennio Morricone and we all have to tilt our hats off to him. When you’re driving down the street and a song from The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly comes on, you feel like you’re the Boss of the road and all the other little fuckers trying to drive on your side of the road are just in your way. This soundtrack is a classic and most people probably already own this masterpiece of a CD.
– The Godfather: How can a list of the most Boss soundtracks be complete without The Godfather. I remember going to Casablanca restaurant in Varadero, Cuba (undoubtedly one of the fanciest restaurants I’ve been to and I’m not saying I haven’t been to my fair share) and I remember ordering the live piano player to play the theme song from The Godfather. I enjoyed my lobster, the music, and the entire atmosphere of the place. One of the most Boss fucking experiences I’ve had.
– Black Snake Moan: If you like listening to the Blues and you’ve never heard Samuel L. Jackson sing, well this is the perfect soundtrack to accomplish just that in one sitting. I’ve gotta admit, Sammy L isn’t bad, either. Isn’t bad at all, in fact.
– Saturday Night Fever: Shite, everyone loves this soundtrack. And every time I listen to it, that image of Travolta strutting down the sidewalk looking all smooth and all in the opening credits creeps into my mind. This is definitely the coolest soundtrack out there.
– Beverly Hills Cop: From the ‘Heat is On’ to that sick ‘Axel F’ retro beat, this soundtrack really livens up the mood.
– Scarface: Until Rick Ross had to ruin ‘Push it to the Limit’, that song really pumps a true Boss up to go out and get that money. Let’s just hope Ross will leave ‘Rush, Rush to the Yayo’ alone. That soundtrack really makes me wanna go and watch Scarface.
– Luc Besson’s ‘Taxi’: This French movie should not be confused with that garbage Hollywood remake with Queen Latifah. This flick’s soundtrack, though in French, has some of the coolest tracks out there. Most of it is French rap, and even still without having any knowledge in the French language, I still love that soundtrack.
I expect most of you to either already own or at least know most of those soundtracks. And if you don’t or haven’t then I urge you to either Youtube some of those songs and hear those masterpieces or go ahead and buy them… or at least get the bootlegged copy. There are still a few other soundtracks that are incredible, but I really had to be picky about the 10 I’ve listed.