Amazing Soundtrack Moments in Film/Television Using Obscure and Retro Songs

by robinhardwick

The Unwatchables


Here’s an obvious statement: an amazing soundtrack can really enhance the quality of a scene from film and television. Sometimes a memorable scene is memorable because of the soundtrack, and the scene becomes synonymous with the scene whenever you hear it outside of the context of the film.  The 90s were likely the heyday of the soundtrack album, a carefully curated compilation of songs were written especially for the soundtrack to be packaged with an album that was meant to climb the music charts while the film climbed the box office charts. Think Empire Records, Singles, Batman Forever, Boys on the Side, New Jack City, Clueless, etc etc.)

I’m particularly intrigued by the idea of a film maker searching for a song from the past that they they feel is the best fit for the scene, rather than being courted by current record companies striking a deal to cash…

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