The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time Albums

The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

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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 Criteria: No scores, just soundtracks.

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      the people's #1 &most listed
      Saturday Night Fever

      You Should Be Dancing, Night Fever, More Than a Woman More
      94
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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
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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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      82
    7. 7
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      Can’t Buy Me Love, I Should Have Known Better, You Can't Do That More
      82
    8. 8
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      Something Good / Maria and the Captain, Overture and Preludium (Dixit ... More
      81
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      Follow the Yellow Brick Road, Audience With the Wizard, If I Were King of ... More
      79
    10. 10
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      Footloose, Almost Paradise (Love Theme From Footloose), I'm Free (Heaven ... More
      79
    11. 11
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      I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow (instrumental), Angel Band, Po' Lazarus More
      78
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      Sweet Transvestite, Rose Tint My World: A. Floor Show / B. Fanfare/Don't ... More
      77
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      The Lion King

      Circle of Life (The Lion King), Can You Feel the Love Tonight (from ... More
      76
    14. 14
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      Lead Me On, Danger Zone (From 'Top Gun'), Mighty Wings More
      76
    15. 15
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      I Ran and Ran, I Never Thanked You, That's My Boat More
      75
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      73
    17. 17
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      I Love to Laugh, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, The Life I Lead More
      69
    18. 18
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      Because We Can, Sparkling Diamonds (feat. Jim Broadbent, Caroline ... More
      69
    19. 19
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      The Breakfast Club

      Don't You (Forget About Me) More
      68
    20. 20
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      Princess Leia's Theme, Tales of a Jedi Knight / Learn About the Force, ... More
      67
    21. 21
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      The Singleman Party Foxtrot, Sunporch Cha-Cha-Cha, Mrs. Robinson More
      66
    22. 22
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      Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo, Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo, Love Hurts More
      65
    23. 23
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      We’re Not Gonna Take It, 1921, Sensation More
      63
    24. 24
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      The Old Landmark (feat. Rev. James Cleveland Choir), Gimme Some Lovin’, ... More
      63
    25. 25
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      63
    26. 26
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      Time Bomb Town, Johnny B. Goode, Night Train More
      62
    27. 27
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      Flashdance...What a Feeling, Lady, Lady, Lady, Imagination More
      61
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      Nowhere Man, Think for Yourself, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band More
      61
    29. 29
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      Magic, Xanadu, Suddenly More
      60
      added by: JamesRoy
      Olivia Newton-John, ELO, The Tubes, Gene Kelly 
    30. 30
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      Town Meeting Song, Christmas Eve Montage, Jack and Sally Montage More
      60
    31. 31
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      58
    32. 32
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      Ghostbusters (instrumental version), Ghostbusters More
      58
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      The Crow

      Milktoast, Ghostrider, Time Baby III More
      56
    34. 34
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      Natural Woman, My Girl, What's Going On? More
      56
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      55
    36. 36
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      First Silent Picture (extended version), All I Do Is Dream of You ... More
      55
    37. 37
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      Entr'acte, Think of Me, The Phantom of the Opera More
      55
    38. 38
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      You’re Going to Lose That Girl, You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away, Act ... More
      55
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      54
    41. 41
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      54
    42. 42
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      This Magic Moment, Here Comes the Night, Supernatural Thing (Part 1) More
      54
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      Amadeus

      Ørn ørn ørn, Gå gibbon, Opp med halen More
      54
    44. 44
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      Perfect Day, Deep Blue Day, Temptation More
      53
    45. 45
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      Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want, Do Wot You Do, Pretty in Pink ... More
      53
    46. 46
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      Queen of the Night, Even If My Heart Would Break (feat. Aaron Neville), ... More
      52
      added by: david2006
      Bodyguard is the second sale in all time and not in this list, joke ?
    47. 47
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      often listed
      Singles

      Dyslexic Heart, Would?, Waiting for Somebody More
      52
    48. 48
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      Love Theme From the Godfather, The Godfather Waltz, The Godfather Finale ... More
      52
    49. 49
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      Sex Farm, (Listen to the) Flower People, Gimme Some Money More
      51
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      The Last Waltz

      Up on Cripple Creek, I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have ... More
      51
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