Thursday, June 24

I got a list, here's the order of my list that it's in

Whilst driving to work today, merrily listening to the soundtrack from Some Kind of Wonderful (which I love, love, love, and no one can persuade me that it's anything other than fan-fucking-tastic), I quickly composed a list of the Top 5 soundtracks. Which quickly became the Top 10 soundtracks. And then, when glancing over my iTunes collection, quickly became more than 10. I've winnowed it back down to 10, and for the purposes of this highly unscientific and completely biased list, I've disqualified musicals and TV shows. I've also discarded the notion of "ranking," because then I'd never be done with this list, and when I'm 87, bitter and bent, I'd still be debating with myself whether Flashdance was a better overall soundtrack than Footloose or if I just gave it a better rank because it was the first cassette I ever owned (given as a gift to accompany my shiny red Walkman). The list:

1. Some Kind of Wonderful
2. Dirty Dancing
3. Flashdance
4. Footloose
5. Garden State
6. Grosse Pointe Blank
7. The Big Chill
8. Juno
9. All Over Me
10. Reality Bites

Honorable Mentions (or damn, why isn't the number 10 more loosely defined?): High Fidelity, Elizabethtown, Urban Cowboy, Holes, Hope Floats


J.R. said...

The Big Chill is immediately disqualified for it's association with The Big Chill.

Jen said...

I did almost disqualify it as "nostalgia soundtrack" (which is why The Wedding Singer didn't make the cut), but I couldn't because I love it and Grosse Pointe Blank so much.

Also, you need to get over your unnatural distaste for the Big Chill, or I'm going to make you watch Moonstruck again.

Carolyn said...

I am so with you on #s 5, 8, 9, 10.
My additions:
Streets of Fire
Hustle & Flow
Win a Date with Tad Hamilton
Music & Lyrics
Lost in Translation

And then I guess you'd consider these musicals but I absolutely love
Crazy Heart
Walk the Line

Anonymous said...

I can't help but notice there are no B.Streisand on that list, come on what about A Star Is Born? I thought I raised you better! Mom