Movie Soundtracks

(aired 4/9/10)

Songs and sound effects are essential elements to films, setting the tone for scenes and characters. I asked you listeners for your favorite movie soundtracks, and you gave me a rich list of ideas. Today is the second day of the Ashland Independent Film Festival, which is perfect timing to celebrate this theme. The playlist is full of adventure, romance, drama, thriller, comedy and classics of all sorts.

Grab a box of popcorn and dim the lights. The speakers are alive with the sound of music!

  1. 20th Century Fox Fanfare – John Williams
  2. Star Wars Main Title – John Williams
  3. Si Tu N’etais Pas La – Fréhel (Amelie soundtrack) [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  4. Quick Dialoguing Excerpt from Moviefilm – Borat
  5. Falling Slowly – Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova (Once soundtrack) [suggested by Lynn Gates]
  6. James Bond Theme – Eric Winstone Band
  7. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious – Julie Andrews & Dick Van Dyke (Mary Poppins soundtrack)
  8. Forrest Gump Suite – Alan Silvestri
  9. Superman Main Theme – John Williams
  10. Miss Celies Blues (sister) – Quincy Jones/Tata Vega (The Color Purple soundtrack) [suggested by Anjali Altman]
  11. Theme From Jaws – John Williams [suggested by Lynn Gates]
  12. Mrs. Robinson – Simon and Garfunkel (The Graduate soundtrack) [suggested by Mark Mezadourian, Lynn Gates]
  13. Main Title/Muted Fanfare – Moscow Symphony Orchestra & William Stromberg (The Adventures of Robin Hood soundtrack) [suggested by Crystal Hannan]
  14. Gonna Fly Now – Bill Conti (Rocky III soundtrack)
  15. Gangsta’s Paradise – Coolio (Dangerous Minds soundtrack) [suggested by Lynn Gates]
  16. The Destruction of Hometree – James Horner (Avatar soundtrack)
  17. I’ve Just Seen A Face – Jim Sturgess (Across The Universe soundtrack) [general Beatles songs suggested by David Rood]
  18. Ringa Ringa – A.R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack) [suggested by Laurie Hultquist]
  19. Love Theme from the Godfather – Nino Rota
  20. As Time Goes By – Dooley Wilson and trio with the voice of Ingrid Bergman (Casablanca soundtrack) [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  21. In The Midnight Hour – The Commitments (The Commitments soundtrack) [suggested by Laurie Hultquist]
  22. Little April Shower – Bambi
  23. Main Titles – Vangelis (Blade Runner soundtrack) [suggested by Will Bagley]
  24. Main Title – Max Steiner (Gone with the Wind soundtrack)
  25. Don’t Be Shy – Cat Stevens (Harold & Maude soundtrack) [suggested by Jessica Vineyard]
  26. The Knife – Bernard Herrmann and Joel McNeely (Pyscho soundtrack)
  27. Touch-A, Touch-A, Touch Me – Susan Sarandon (The Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack)
  28. Whistle While You Work – Adriana Caselotti (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs soundtrack)
  29. Angel Fragments – Various Artists (Wings of Desire soundtrack) [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  30. Ooh La La – The Faces (Rushmore soundtrack)
  31. Main Title Theme – Danny Elfman (Mission Impossible soundtrack)
  32. Hombre Secreto (Secret Agent Man) – Plugz (Repo Man soundtrack) [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  33. Climb Ev’ry Mountain – Chorus and Orchestra (The Sound of Music soundtrack) [suggested by Lynn Gates, Will Bagley]
  34. Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees (Saturday Night Fever soundtrack) [suggested by Anjali Altman, Lynn Gates]

Originally aired on KSKQ on April 9, 2010. Select the play button below to listen to the recorded show. (If the link isn’t visible, click on the show title at the top to refresh the page.)

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