Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Top Five Tuesday: Compilation Soundtracks

Since I'm still hacking up {redacted because it's just a nasty, green, cottage cheese looking mess; aren't you glad you undid the highlighting?} so I'm going to make a quick entry into the Top Five.

The Premise

I had a friend in high school who was, dare I say, obsessed with David Letterman's "Top Ten" lists. So much so that he would share his own top ten lists over lunch periods. The subject matter of those lists is not retained in my long-term memory, no matter how good it is. However, I'm sure I could ask him since I still know how to contact him. Thank you, Blogger and Facebook. One day, as I was reading through the blogs that I follow, I saw that many of them have theme days. That's when I thought I would try my hand at my own theme day, and "Top Five Tuesday" was born. The only disclaimer is that these lists represent my own opinions and are subject to change whenever the hell I feel like it. Also, these lists are not in ranking order, unless specifically said.

Five Best Compilation Movie Soundtracks

1. Forrest Gump

2. Center Stage

3. Almost Famous

4. Moulin Rouge

5. Empire Records

Also, I just have to say that last night's How I Met Your Mother season finale was predictable. That is all.

Word to the Nerd


Yandie, Goddess of Pickles. said...

I love love love the Juno Soundtrack. Kimya Dawson is just the best.

With you on Empire Records, except that I found that all the best songs from that movie were left off the soundtrack.

Pickleope said...

The Forrest Hump soundtrack was pretty great. Do they make or sell soundtracks anymore? As a kid I loved the Top Gun soundtrack and still wear aviator sunglasses because of that dopey movie. And though it's not really a soundtrack I have a CD of John Williams compositions.

aziasaidwhat said...

Those are all great! I have to say with with Andie on the Juno soundtrack too!

Samantha said...

Love, love, love the Forrest Gump soundtrack AND Moulin Rouge! One of the songs from Moulin Rouge was actually played at my wedding, Come What May :)

I also love the Remember the Titans soundtrack...

I like when I'm watching a movie, and I notice the music is just really good...I'm like, gah, I need this soundtrack!

Cassie Mae said...

"redacted because it's just a nasty, green, cottage cheese looking mess; aren't you glad you undid the highlighting?"

Um, no... no I am not :(

So go listen to some Moulin Rouge and feel better!!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Since I lean more towards rock, The Crow, Bill and Ted, and Daredevil all are good compilations.

Jaleh D said...

Some of my favorites are Prince of Persia, A-Team, Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-Long Blog, Sherlock Holmes (movie), Gettysburg, Princess Bride, and Witch Hunter Robin. And a bunch of others. Don't think I could narrow it down to just a top five, though maybe a top ten.

J. A. Bennett said...

Center Stage and Moulan Rouge are the best! I should Pick up Forest Gump though, I bet that one's awesome :)

Matthew MacNish said...

Yes! These.

Padded Cell Princess said...

I also love the soundtracks to Now and Then and Chicago. I completely agree with Moulin Rouge as well!

Mandy_Fish said...

I'm trying to remember back when I still bought movie soundtracks on disc. The few that come to mind:

Garden State
Jerry Maguire
Out of Africa
The Big Chill
High Fidelity

That's all I got.

RC said...

I would take out Forrest Gump (gee a Tom Hanks, go figure eh?) and replace it with Jurassic Park!

- Joshua's Mom ;-)

DEZMOND said...


Christine Rains said...

The Almost Famous one is great, but sadly, I've only listened to a few movie compilations in the last 20 years.

David P. King said...

What a perfect collection! Love Empire Records. :)

Patty said...

Yup. You nailed them all.

Annika said...

I agree with Forrest Gump and Empire Records, the rest I don't care for.

It's been a while since I watched a movie and thought "WOW that soundtrack was awesome!" ~ which happened on a regular basis when watching movies in the 80's and 90's. I kind of miss those days.

That 20 Something Virgin. said...

I haven't seent he HIMYM season finale yet (on the DVR) but I don't think it's as good anymore.

With that being said, I have actually seen two of these movies! (One of them is not Forrest Gump - nobody can believe that I've never seen it, but alas, it's true)
I agree though, Center Stage and Moulin Rouge! are both awesome and have awesome soundtracks.

And I undid the highlighting and had a similiar experience recently. Opened some cream cheese that had been in the fridge for a while. Thought I was looking at a blueberry when it fact it was a clump of furry mold. Delightful.

Janie Junebug said...

Good choices, especially Gump.


NumberWhisperer said...

At the risk of sounding redundant, I'm going to have to vote for the soundtrack of Desperado. Yes, the same cheesy Antonio Banderas Desperado that I chose for last week's top 5.

City of Angels is also a good soundtrack.

Oh yeah, and High School Musical 2. Not the first one.

I was kidding about that last one. Maybe.

Juli said...

I loved the Sleepless in Seattle soundtrack. And honestly, if it weren't sung by annoying chipmunks, any of the chipmunk movies would be great as well.

Scope said...

Shooting from the hip on this one, no time to think if I'm bending any rules (like Beckham).

1) The Big Chill
2) The Blues Brothers
3) Streets of Fire
4) Saturday Night Fever
5) Purple Rain

S. L. Hennessy said...

Empire Records is one of my favorites. Plus, whenever I hear the music I can picture the scene from the movie clear in my mind. I've probably seen it one too many times, but hey.

I also love the Cruel Intentions soundtrack.

Kato said...

I love three of those soundtracks!! Especially Almost Famous.

Donna Hole said...

Forrest Gump had a soundtrack? Hmm, I must track it down.

Feel better soon Dude.


Ciara said...

Moulin Rouge, great choice. I caught the last five minutes of How I Met Your Mother and wasn't too excited. I did enjoy the season finale of SMASH, though.

Joshua said...

Thank you all for your patience as I catch up on comments from being sick the last few days.

Yandie - Excellent point. I'd forgotten that the soundtrack didn't have some of the best songs from the movie on it.

Pickleope - In fact, they do still make and sell soundtracks. Crazy talk, I know. I wanted to be a fighter pilot because of Top Gun. And then I got glasses and that dream died.

azia - Absolutely. Wonderful soundtrack. I wish that movie was on Netflix. I could watch it right now.

Samantha - I think I saw Moulin Rouge four or five times in the theatre. Wonderful.

Cassie - Of course you would be the first to look behind that curtain.

Alex - Wyld Stallyns!

Jaleh - Dr. Horrible's is awesomely awesome.

J.A. - It was two discs back in the day. Two discs of spectacular music that spanned several decades.

Matthew - Agreed. These!

Princess - Chicago the movie or Chicago the original Broadway musical? Makes a difference. ;o)

Mandy - Amadeus is my favorite movie of all time. For a while I thought Scott Pilgrim was going to topple it, but it remains. Trainspotting and High Fidelity had awesome soundtracks.

RC - Of course you would.

DEZ - It's a wonderful soundtrack. That version of Roxanne should be the new standard go-to when it is requested.

Christine - That's okay. I'll forgive you.

David - A fantastic movie and soundtrack. All of it.

Patty - Why thank you.

Annika - Agreed very much.

That 20... - I won't spoil it, but it was predictable to me, and I imagine we know the main story arc for season 8. No word on renewal for season 9, but I hope they don't so that season 8 ends with Ted meeting The Mom at the wedding (like they've said already), and ending on a high note. No need to drag it on after that.

Janie - Thank you!

NumberWhisperer - Yes to Desperado and City of Angels, but I'm vetoing HSM2. Has to be done.

Juli - Hmm...I think you need sleep; your judgement seems suspect.

Scope - Blues Brothers had a killer soundtrack. Always has, always will. "Did you get me my Cheez Wiz, boy?" Love it.

S.L. - And now I can't get the soundtrack out of my head!! This isn't a bad thing, though.

Kato - I knew you'd single that one out.

Donna - Two discs. Get it!

Ciara - It was a lackluster season for sure, and I hope they finish it with this next season instead of dragging it out longer. Shark is about to be jumped, as it were.

DEZMOND said...

and have you seen the ROXANNE in the film itself? It's hilarious, Jim Broadbent does it with Richard Roxbourgh, they even dance together, hilarious and lovely at the same time :)

Joshua said...

DEZ - Oh yes! It's a fantastic film.

Smedette said...

Excellent list.

And feel better.

Jamie Gibbs said...

Ahh Empire Records. What a quality movie. It's the Clerks for people who don't like Clerks. Can't get enough Empire records.

If ever my girlfriend is feeling down or anything other than happy, my response is 'you can't be sad. Not on Rex Manning Day!' Works every time :)

Joshua said...

Jamie - They have a strange "Fan Edition" of Empire up on Netflix Instant right now. It's...kind of not the same movie with the weird scenes they added in.

D'Artagnan said...

Given the fact that I both adore Forrest Gump and own a Bubba Gump baseball cap I can't include it on a best of list. It's a double cd with like 800 songs on it. It tramples every other soundtrack into submission with sheer nostalgia. With that being said, here's my Top 5.

Btw, you have no idea how close Footloose came to being on this list, lmao.

1. Garden State
2. Purple Rain
3. Across the Universe
4. Pulp Fiction
5. Dazed and Confused

Joshua said...

D'Artagnan - Dazed and Confused is awesome.