A soundtrack can make or break a movie. Music adds so much to the tone and the emotion of films that without is, you would have something different altogether. Here are 6 movies that got their soundtracks so very right.
- Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist. This charming movie about a blossoming teen romance during a frantic scavenger hunt for a popular indie band’s venue is full of indie hits. This coming of age story will treat you to the likes of Vampire Weekend, The Submarines, and the Shout Out Louds. You’re guaranteed some early 2000s indie hits and then some.
- Forrest Gump. As this American classic follows our hero Forrest Gump through his life starting in the 50s and making it’s way to the 80s, the soundtrack follows, offering an at-a-glimpse look into some of the best music of those times.
- Harold and Maude. In this dark comedy, a young man meets and falls for an older woman — a much older women. Hilarity and a bit of philosophy ensue as 20-something Harold and 70-something Maude get to know each other. With a soundtrack that heavily features Yusuf Islam (a.k.a. Cat Stevens), these cult-classic never fails to entertain.
- Dirty Dancing. In addition to excellent performance from some up-and-coming stars who had not yet made the big time, this film’s tremendous success was certain owed in part to its now-famous soundtrack.
- Saturday Night Fever. There are lots of Travolta films that could make this list, but Saturday Night Fever was one of the most musically influential, as it helped popularize disco music to a wider audience.
- The Graduate. If you can’t help but love Simon and Garfunkel, you’re not alone — and this iconic dramedy features the duo at their finest.
As you can see with this list, getting the soundtrack right can really propel a video to greater success. If you are looking for music to complement your short film, advertisment, or feature-length movie, visit RightIn.com today and take advantage of our unique online music-rights storefront!