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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  1. 1
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    the people's #1 &often listed
    Grease

    100
  2. 2
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    most listed &ranked high on reranks
    Saturday Night Fever

    You Should Be Dancing, Night Fever, More Than a Woman More
    95
  3. 3
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    often listed
    Purple Rain

    Let's Go Crazy, Computer Blue, I Would Die 4 U More
    89
  4. 4
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    often listed
    Pulp Fiction

    Zed's Dead, Baby / The Centurions - Bullwinkle Part II, Girl, You'll Be A ... More
    87
  5. 5
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    often listed
    The Wall

    83
  6. 6
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    ranked high on reranks
    The Sound of Music

    Something Good / Maria and the Captain, Overture and Preludium (Dixit ... More
    80
  7. 7
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    often listed
    Dirty Dancing

    (I've Had) The Time of My Life, Stay, She's Like the Wind (feat. Wendy ... More
    80
  8. 8
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    often listed
    A Hard Day’s Night

    Can’t Buy Me Love, I Should Have Known Better, You Can't Do That More
    80
  9. 9
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    often listed &controversial
    Top Gun

    Lead Me On, Danger Zone (From 'Top Gun'), Mighty Wings More
    79
  10. 10
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    Sweet Transvestite, Rose Tint My World: A. Floor Show / B. Fanfare/Don't ... More
    78
  11. 11
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    I Ran and Ran, I Never Thanked You, That's My Boat More
    76
  12. 12
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    I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow (instrumental), Angel Band, Po' Lazarus More
    76
  13. 13
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    Follow the Yellow Brick Road, Audience With the Wizard, If I Were King of ... More
    75
  14. 14
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    Footloose, Almost Paradise (Love Theme From Footloose), I'm Free (Heaven ... More
    74
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    73
  16. 16
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    Circle of Life (The Lion King), Can You Feel the Love Tonight (from ... More
    72
  17. 17
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    Because We Can, Sparkling Diamonds (feat. Jim Broadbent, Caroline ... More
    69
  18. 18
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    The Singleman Party Foxtrot, Sunporch Cha-Cha-Cha, Mrs. Robinson More
    68
  19. 19
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    Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo, Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo, Love Hurts More
    67
  20. 20
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    I Love to Laugh, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, The Life I Lead More
    65
  21. 21
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    Princess Leia's Theme, Tales of a Jedi Knight / Learn About the Force, ... More
    64
  22. 22
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    We’re Not Gonna Take It, 1921, Sensation More
    64
  23. 23
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    Magic, Xanadu, Suddenly More
    64
    added by: JamesRoy
    Olivia Newton-John, ELO, The Tubes, Gene Kelly 
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    62
  25. 25
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    Time Bomb Town, Johnny B. Goode, Night Train More
    62
  26. 26
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    Don't You (Forget About Me) More
    62
  27. 27
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    Nowhere Man, Think for Yourself, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band More
    61
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    60
  29. 29
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    Ghostbusters (instrumental version), Ghostbusters More
    58
  30. 30
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    Flashdance...What a Feeling, Lady, Lady, Lady, Imagination More
    58
  31. 31
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    controversial
    Trainspotting

    Perfect Day, Deep Blue Day, Temptation More
    58
  32. 32
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    The Old Landmark (feat. Rev. James Cleveland Choir), Gimme Some Lovin’, ... More
    58
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    57
  34. 34
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    ranked high on reranks
    Heavy Metal

    57
  35. 35
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    ranked high on reranks
    The Phantom of the Opera

    Entr'acte, Think of Me, The Phantom of the Opera More
    57
  36. 36
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    Natural Woman, My Girl, What's Going On? More
    56
  37. 37
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    56
  38. 38
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    Town Meeting Song, Christmas Eve Montage, Jack and Sally Montage More
    55
  39. 39
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    You’re Going to Lose That Girl, You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away, Act ... More
    55
    added by: richerb
  40. 40
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    Milktoast, Ghostrider, Time Baby III More
    55
  41. 41
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    Ørn ørn ørn, Gå gibbon, Opp med halen More
    54
  42. 42
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    controversial
    The Last Waltz

    Up on Cripple Creek, I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have ... More
    54
  43. 43
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    First Silent Picture (extended version), All I Do Is Dream of You ... More
    54
  44. 44
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    Queen of the Night, Even If My Heart Would Break (feat. Aaron Neville), ... More
    53
    added by: david2006
    Bodyguard is the second sale in all time and not in this list, joke ?
  45. 45
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    53
  46. 46
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    This Magic Moment, Here Comes the Night, Supernatural Thing (Part 1) More
    52
  47. 47
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    controversial
    Singles

    Dyslexic Heart, Would?, Waiting for Somebody More
    52
  48. 48
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    She's My Baby (And She's Outta Control), I Don't Know (Spicoli's Theme), ... More
    52
  49. 49
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    Love Theme From the Godfather, The Godfather Waltz, The Godfather Finale ... More
    51
  50. 50
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    controversial
    This Is Spinal Tap

    Sex Farm, (Listen to the) Flower People, Gimme Some Money More
    51
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