Favorite Movie Soundtracks By My Favorites
This month on The Guitar Train, Quirky T stops to celebrate movie soundtracks. My favorite musicians have all had their songs included in movies. Here are my favorite movie soundtracks by my favorites:
- “Help!”(the album) – The Beatles
- “The Power of Love” – Huey Lewis and the News
- “Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)” – Phil Collins
- “Music of My Heart” – Gloria Estefan
- “Mental Picture” – Jon Secada
In Guitar Train stops scheduled for next year, I will spend a whole month discussing the Beatles movies. So for this stop, I’ll just mention that since “Help!” is one my favorite Beatles albums, it goes without saying that it would be my favorite Beatles soundtrack album.
Huey Lewis and the News had two songs in the excellent 1985 film, “Back to the Future”. I prefer “The Power of Love” over “Back in Time” because it stands on its own separate from the film. “Back in Time” is more of a synopsis of the movie. “The Power of Love” was always an elusive song for me since it didn’t appear on any of the Huey Lewis and the News cassette tapes I had at the time. The only way I could hear it was randomly on the radio. I think that made it more special for me.
Before Phil Collins’ songs were in soundtracks of Disney movies such as “Tarzan”, he wrote and performed “Against All Odds” for the 1984 film of the same name. The film starring Jeff Bridges and Rachel Ward is okay but the Phil Collins song is great – heartbreak at his best.
Gloria Estefan’s song “Music of My Heart” with boy band ‘N Synch from the 1999 movie, “Music of the Heart”, is not one of her best songs. I only saw the movie because Gloria Estefan had a part in it as well as my favorite actor, Aidan Quinn, and the very amazing Meryl Streep.
Jon Secada’s song “Mental Picture” from his 1994 album, “Heart, Soul, & a Voice” appeared in the 1994 movie, “The Specialist”. Although I have not seen the movie which stars Sylvester Stallone and Sharon Stone, the Jon Secada song is good.
Guitar Train passengers, have your favorite musicians done movie soundtracks? If yes, which ones and did you like them?
At the next stop of The Guitar Train’s Movie Soundtrack Month, Quirky T lists her favorite movie soundtracks from musicians other than her favorites. So hop back aboard for that.