You’ve spent the weekend in a muddy field, listening to music, drinking a couple of bevvies, and staying up way past your bedtime. It’s now time to for recovery; the blessed day of rest before normal life continues.
And I don’t know about you, but there’s nothing better in the post-festival lull than watching a couple of movies. It’s also the season of the Blockbuster, with films such as The Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Mad Max, and Jurassic World storming the box office.
With that in mind, let us present our newest Playlist: Movie Soundtracks. These are some of the best songs from the best movie soundtracks from some of the best movies ever. From indie hits to sci-fi spectaculars, there’s something for everyone featured below.
So sit back, listen, and enjoy this month’s selection - TTS Plays: Movie Soundtracks.
Trainspotting: Lust For Life - Iggy Pop
Starting this film off with a bang, Lust For Life aggressively kick starts the action, and allows the viewer to be immersed in the frantic energy of Renton. It sets the pace for a film that doesn't let up until the closing credits.
Snatch: Ghost Town - Specials
Written in Coventry to portray the broody atmosphere of the city in the 80's, Ghost Town is used to significant effect to help describe the underworld environment this film portrays. An eerie tone permeates through the track, putting the listener on edge in an already tense film.
Human Traffic: Never Believe - Dillinja
Littered with Drum & Bass, House, Trance and Old Skool Rave tunes Human Traffic manages to really make you wish you were there (well, some of the time anyway). Unfortunately Never Believe isn’t on Spotify, however we think Hard Noize is the perfect substitute!
8 Mile: Lose Yourself - Eminem
With a soundtrack of classic Rap and Hip-Hop sprinkled with Eminem's own cuts, 8 Mile is musically one of the best films out there. Lose Yourself was iconic to the film and even picked up the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Great song, even better movie.
Django Unchained: 100 Black Coffins - Rick Ross
Quentin Tarantino is a savant when it comes to soundtrack composition within his films, and this is certainly one of his more eclectic picks. The scene: a dry, warm, sunny day with a convoy of slaves and masters filing down the path. The music: Rick Ross spitting his bars to some bombastic beats. Fitting. Again, sadly not on Spotify. Here it is on YouTube in all its glory.
Guardians Of The Galaxy: Moonage Daydream - David Bowie
It was difficult to pick a specific choice from the plethora of talent that winds its way through the noise in this film, but Moonage Daydream, a song dwarfed in popularity by Life On Mars and Ziggy Stardust, perfectly encompasses the feeling of wonderment at travelling through the head of a god in space in a ship.
Saturday Night Fever: Stayin’ Alive - Bee Gees
A classic in every sense of the word, and the song that would lead to an entire decade's worth of music; it's very difficult to imagine where modern chart music would be without the falsetto vocals of the Gibb brothers.
Love Actually: God Only Knows - Beach Boys
Something of a guilty pleasure, the soundtrack to Love Actually features some of modern popular musics classics, including the likes of Dido and Mariah Carey, but the film ends with the 1966 hit God Only Knows, some of Brian Wilson’s finest work.
Layer Cake: Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones
Gimme Shelter seems to pop its head up in a mind boggling amount of films, but none come close to Layer Cake. It's got it all; action, romance, humor, revenge and a surprise ending.
Control: Atmosphere - Joy Division
The unparallelled bipoic of the enigmatic Ian Curtis, Control's soundtrack had a mixture of Joy Division's greatest hits, and some of their darker album numbers. Introducing Atmosphere. Droning, simple, and bleak, like the Manchester it was depicting, and an impression portrayed in the film by the constant black and white composition.
Drive: Nightcall - Kavinsky
Atmospheric, gritty, and furious. Those three words describe both the film and the incredible soundtrack that accompanies it. It became an instant classic of composition, with every twist on the track emulating the bloody knuckle attitude of the movie.
Harry Brown: End Credits - Chase and Status
A simple riff leading to loud, obnoxious beats perfectly mirrors the story of the film, in which moments are clarity are few and far between the violence and aggression of modern council estates. Lyrically heart wrenching and powerfully composed.
Music And Lyrics: Pop! Goes My Heart - Pop!
Seeing as this playlist is getting very manly and serious, we decided to slip in a slightly. . . humorous song. Not the best film in the world, but simply for Pop! Goes My Heart we had to include it.