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ecksmanfan Lists the Top 25 Movie Themes

ecksmanfan takes a look at the Top 25 Movie Themes. Some you'd expect and a few that you may not. Take a look!
As some of you may or may not know, I am the writer of a film blog (check out the link at the bottom of the article) and I like to mix things up with some Top 25 lists and this time around, I will be looking the music that oft times is one of the most memorable parts of the film. In doing my research for this article, I kept coming scross the same songs over and over, which isn't a bad thing, as those songs are very good and very well known. Now, you will see some of those songs on this list but I have included some songs that you typically won't find on the usual lists. Just for clarification, this list includes "Theme" songs from movies, not songs from the sound track, which may be another list to come. All that being said, on to the list.

25- Dead Already (from American Beauty), by Thomas Newman (1999)


24- Duel of the Fates (from Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace), by John Williams (1999)


23- Jurassic Park theme, by John Williams (1993)


22- Nyah and Ethan (from Mission: Impossible 2), by Hans Zimmer (2000)


21- Kill Bill Theme, by Tomoyasu Hotei (2003)


20- Schindler’s List Theme, by John Williams (1993)


19- Headwig’s Theme (from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone), by John Williams (2001)


18- Batman, by Danny Elfman (1989)


17- Gonna Fly Now (from Rocky), by Bill Conti (1976)


16- Speak Softly Love (Love Theme from The Godfather), by Nino Rota (1972)


15- Mission: Impossible Theme, by Lalo Schifrin (1966)


14- Theme from Star Trek, by Alexander Courage (1966)


13- Top Gun Anthem, by Steve Stevens (1986)


12- 28 Days Later… Theme, by John Murphy (2003)


11- Dueling Banjos (from Deliverance), by Arthur “Guitar Boogie” Smith (1973)


10- Terminator 2 Theme, by Brad Fiedel (1991)


9- Tubular Bells (from The Exorcist), by Mike Oldfield (1973)


8- Imperial March/Darth Vader’s Theme (from Star Wars), by John Williams (1980)


7- Psycho Theme, by Bernard Hermann (1960)


6- The Raider’s March (from Indiana Jones and the Raider’s of the Lost Ark), by John Williams (1984)


5- Theme from Halloween, by John Carpenter (1978)


4- James Bond Theme, by Monty Norman (1962)


3- Superman, by John Williams (1978)


2- Jaws Theme, by John Williams (1975)


1- Star Wars Theme, by John Williams (1977)


Needless to say, John Williams has marked his spot as the premier musical score writer. He has created some of the most iconic movie themes of all time, some of which I did not include in the list, just for the sake of adding something different.I have added a few modern films as well as a good mix. Hope you like it and feel free to comment!
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ecksmanfan
8/1/2010
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I would add to this list "1941 Theme" by John Williams (video and song here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKGr2M2JGQU). It follows the structure of a John Philip Sousa march, but adds a great deal more syncopation befitting the swing music which was in vogue for the time period of the movie. Otherwise, great list.
kerry67 - 1/24/2011, 5:51 PM

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