The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time Albums
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The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

List Criteria: No scores, just soundtracks.

The best soundtracks ever are more than just a collection of songs in a particular order; they evoke and accentuates the feelings of a movie during, and long after, it has been viewed. This is a list of the greatest soundtracks ever recorded, as ranked by the Ranker Community. Sometimes a great soundtrack can elevate a mediocre movie into something that makes it iconic. Top Gun, Footloose, Grease... (best soundtracks ever!) these are great soundtrack albums that you listened to over and over, making the songs themselves so ingrained with the movie that they BECAME the movie in your head.

What are the top soundtracks ever? Vote on this list of the best soundtracks of all time: pick your faves, add what's missing and rank the best!
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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  1. 1
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  2. 2
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Saturday Night Fever

    You Should Be Dancing, Night Fever, More Than a Woman More
    93
  3. 3
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    Let's Go Crazy, Computer Blue, I Would Die 4 U More
    90
  4. 4
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    Zed's Dead, Baby / The Centurions - Bullwinkle Part II, Girl, You'll Be A ... More
    85
  5. 5
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    (I've Had) The Time of My Life, Stay, She's Like the Wind (feat. Wendy ... More
    84
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    Can’t Buy Me Love, I Should Have Known Better, You Can't Do That More
    81
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    Something Good / Maria and the Captain, Overture and Preludium (Dixit ... More
    80
  8. 8
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    Footloose, Almost Paradise (Love Theme From Footloose), I'm Free (Heaven ... More
    80
  9. 9
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    I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow (instrumental), Angel Band, Po' Lazarus More
    78
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    often listed
    Top Gun

    Lead Me On, Danger Zone (From 'Top Gun'), Mighty Wings More
    77
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Lion King

    Circle of Life (The Lion King), Can You Feel the Love Tonight (from ... More
    76
  12. 12
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    I Ran and Ran, I Never Thanked You, That's My Boat More
    75
  13. 13
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    Don't You (Forget About Me) More
    71
  14. 14
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    I Love to Laugh, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, The Life I Lead More
    69
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    The Singleman Party Foxtrot, Sunporch Cha-Cha-Cha, Mrs. Robinson More
    66
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    Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo, Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo, Love Hurts More
    65
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Wall

    64
  18. 18
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    63
  19. 19
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    We’re Not Gonna Take It, 1921, Sensation More
    63
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    The Wizard of Oz (1939 film cast)

    62
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    61
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    Flashdance...What a Feeling, Lady, Lady, Lady, Imagination More
    61
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    Sweet Transvestite, Rose Tint My World: A. Floor Show / B. Fanfare/Don't ... More
    60
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    Nowhere Man, Think for Yourself, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band More
    60
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Blues Brothers

    The Old Landmark (feat. Rev. James Cleveland Choir), Gimme Some Lovin’, ... More
    59
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    West Side Story (1961 film cast)

    Tonight, One Hand, One Heart, Overture More
    59
  27. 27
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    Town Meeting Song, Christmas Eve Montage, Jack and Sally Montage More
    58
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    ranked low on reranks
    Xanadu

    Magic, Xanadu, Suddenly More
    56
    added by: JamesRoy
    Olivia Newton-John, ELO, The Tubes, Gene Kelly 
  29. 29
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Moulin Rouge! Music from Baz Luhrmann's Film, Vol. 2

    56
  30. 30
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    ranked low on reranks
    Ghostbusters

    Ghostbusters (instrumental version), Ghostbusters More
    56
  31. 31
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    Milktoast, Ghostrider, Time Baby III More
    55
  32. 32
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    Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want, Do Wot You Do, Pretty in Pink ... More
    55
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    Ørn ørn ørn, Gå gibbon, Opp med halen More
    55
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    53
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Singles

    Dyslexic Heart, Would?, Waiting for Somebody More
    53
  36. 36
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    Natural Woman, My Girl, What's Going On? More
    53
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    52
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    52
  39. 39
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    Perfect Day, Deep Blue Day, Temptation More
    52
  40. 40
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    This Magic Moment, Here Comes the Night, Supernatural Thing (Part 1) More
    51
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    Sex Farm, (Listen to the) Flower People, Gimme Some Money More
    50
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    often listed
    The Last Waltz

    Up on Cripple Creek, I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have ... More
    49
  43. 43
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    100 Metres, Five Circles, Abraham's Theme More
    49
  44. 44
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    Let's Get It On, Who Loves the Sun, Lo Boob Oscillator More
    48
  45. 45
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Phantom of the Opera

    Entr'acte, Think of Me, The Phantom of the Opera More
    48
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    48
  47. 47
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    Queen of the Night, Even If My Heart Would Break (feat. Aaron Neville), ... More
    47
    added by: david2006
    Bodyguard is the second sale in all time and not in this list, joke ?
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Easy Rider

    The Pusher, It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding), The Weight More
    47
  49. 49
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Godfather

    Love Theme From the Godfather, The Godfather Waltz, The Godfather Finale ... More
    47
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Stop Making Sense

    Psycho Killer, Life During Wartime, Slippery People More
    46
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