When a soundtrack is particularly moving, it can stick with you forever and even influence your opinion of the very film it underscores. Of single-artist soundtracks, the ones that come to mind are Simon and Garfunkel's The Graduate, Kendrick Lamar's newly released Black Panther, and of course Prince's Purple Rain. Then there are the ones that feature various artists, like the soundtracks for Almost Famous, High Fidelity, Waiting to Exhale, and Lost in Translation — to name a few. See how hard this is already?
On Twitter, writer Ben Howe sent a tweet out into the abyss asking people to "name the best soundtrack in the history of film." Boy, did the internet deliver. While some couldn't simply pick just one favourite — totally understandable — several seemed to agree on a lot of the same ones. Even CNN's Jake Tapper got into the mix by suggesting The Graduate and About a Boy. In less than a day, the tweet managed to attract nearly 4,000 replies. Read some of the more popular suggestions ahead.
Mixed artist on one artist? If the latter it's The Graduate followed by About A Boy— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) March 19, 2018
Impossible, so top 5:
Lost in Translation
Dazed and Confused https://t.co/Fi1z97uExg
— Gem Jones 💎 (@Gemenist) March 19, 2018
Purple Rain is the correct answer
— Jason in WA (@JasonInWA) March 19, 2018
Dazed and Confused https://t.co/dwY3eypfvO
— Mark Harrison 🇪🇺 (@MarkIHarrison) March 19, 2018
"Last Of The Mohicans" of course.
— Joey Tweedy (@joey_tweedy) March 19, 2018
gimme The Graduate, 500 Days of Summer or Perks of Being a Wallflower https://t.co/LQAQEY4Pj8
— Joon Lee (@iamjoonlee) March 19, 2018
Oh Brother Where Art Thou was pretty great.
— George Wept (@GeorgeWept) March 19, 2018
Space Jam, not even a question
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) March 19, 2018
C'mon. We all know it's Almost Famous. https://t.co/2JSjkfuLw7
— Courtney (@oh_cocobeann) March 19, 2018
The correct answer is Almost Famous. https://t.co/iYrkm718lp
— Ben (@BenHowe) March 19, 2018