Saturday, October 08, 2011

Music Sets The Stage

Not only am I a big movie fan, but I also love movie soundtracks; sometimes, they can make or break a film. Here are some of my favorites.
The Gospel
Best Soundtrack EVER for me. “He Reigns/Awesome God”, “Glorious”, “Now Behold The Lamb” and my absolute favorite, “I Need You To Survive”.

A Star Is Born
I know every word to every song on this album and have been singing them since I was nine years old. My favorites are “Lost Inside of You”, “The Woman In The Moon”, “I Believe In Love” and the very sad, “With One More Look At You/Watch Closely Now”.

Woman On Top
Hot Brazilian tunes. It's so hard to choose a favorite.

August Rush
“Bach/Break”, “Moondance” and “This Time” - not only do I like the songs, but I like the vision of hotness who sings them.

Above The Rim
This soundtrack contains some of the greatest rap hits of the early nineties. Pure west coast flava. LOVE it.

The Bodyguard
I liked the movie, but I love the soundtrack. Not every single song, but ones like "I'm Every Woman" (Chaka Khan's hit) and "I Have Nothing" will always be on my favorites playlist. And how can you not love her killer rendition of Dolly Parton's classic, "I Will Always Love You"?

This is a movie that I found on a hotel in-room movie list. Never heard of it, didn’t know who was in it, but the synopsis intrigued me. Turned out to be a good movie with a great soundtrack and was talked about in all the magazines and TV movie review shows. I love “Falling Slowly” by Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova and “The Hill” by Marketa Irglova

My friend Greg got free tickets to this movie when it first came out – it wasn’t on any big screens, just playing at Iittle, artsy movie theaters. He asked me to go with him and we were both shocked how much we liked it. It's a great story, about pianist David Helgott's life and I enjoyed the music so much, I had to have the soundtrack. It's the only classical stuff I own; easy to listen to, great background music and actually quite beautiful.

The Fighting Temptations
Beyonce, Cuba Gooding Jr., Gospel. In my eyes, a total musical movie hit.

I LOVED this show. Following Felicity’s life in NYC, trying to help her decide between Ben and Noel? I loved Ben….but then there’s Noel…he was so smart…but Ben, oh my, he’s so gorgeous. Impossible to choose. They always had good music on the show, many of the artists ones I’d never even heard of. I love “Heart And Shoulder” by Heather Nova and “Angels” by Joe Henry.

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