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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    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
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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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    81
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    Something Good / Maria and the Captain, Overture and Preludium (Dixit ... More
    81
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    Can’t Buy Me Love, I Should Have Known Better, You Can't Do That More
    80
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    Footloose, Almost Paradise (Love Theme From Footloose), I'm Free (Heaven ... More
    80
  10. 10
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    Follow the Yellow Brick Road, Audience With the Wizard, If I Were King of ... More
    79
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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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    Sweet Transvestite, Rose Tint My World: A. Floor Show / B. Fanfare/Don't ... 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
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    I Ran and Ran, I Never Thanked You, That's My Boat More
    75
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    73
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    Don't You (Forget About Me) More
    70
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    I Love to Laugh, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, The Life I Lead More
    69
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    Because We Can, Sparkling Diamonds (feat. Jim Broadbent, Caroline ... More
    69
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    The Singleman Party Foxtrot, Sunporch Cha-Cha-Cha, Mrs. Robinson More
    66
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    Dazed and Confused

    Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo, Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo, Love Hurts More
    65
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    We’re Not Gonna Take It, 1921, Sensation More
    63
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    63
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    Time Bomb Town, Johnny B. Goode, Night Train More
    61
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    Nowhere Man, Think for Yourself, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band More
    61
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    Flashdance...What a Feeling, Lady, Lady, Lady, Imagination More
    61
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    Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas

    Town Meeting Song, Christmas Eve Montage, Jack and Sally Montage More
    59
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    The Blues Brothers

    The Old Landmark (feat. Rev. James Cleveland Choir), Gimme Some Lovin’, ... More
    59
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    Ghostbusters (instrumental version), Ghostbusters More
    56
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    Xanadu

    Magic, Xanadu, Suddenly More
    56
    added by: JamesRoy
    Olivia Newton-John, ELO, The Tubes, Gene Kelly 
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    Milktoast, Ghostrider, Time Baby III More
    56
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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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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Singles

    Dyslexic Heart, Would?, Waiting for Somebody More
    53
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    ranked low on reranks
    Singin' in the Rain

    First Silent Picture (extended version), All I Do Is Dream of You ... More
    53
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    Natural Woman, My Girl, What's Going On? More
    53
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    52
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    Perfect Day, Deep Blue Day, Temptation More
    52
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    Sex Farm, (Listen to the) Flower People, Gimme Some Money More
    51
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    ranked low on reranks
    Stand by Me

    This Magic Moment, Here Comes the Night, Supernatural Thing (Part 1) More
    51
  45. 45
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Last Waltz

    Up on Cripple Creek, I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have ... More
    50
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    100 Metres, Five Circles, Abraham's Theme More
    49
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    Let's Get It On, Who Loves the Sun, Lo Boob Oscillator More
    49
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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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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Stop Making Sense

    Psycho Killer, Life During Wartime, Slippery People More
    48
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    Queen of the Night, Even If My Heart Would Break (feat. Aaron Neville), ... More
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    added by: david2006
    Bodyguard is the second sale in all time and not in this list, joke ?
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