Poll Suggestion: IMDb Poll Board's Favorite Soundtrack (Suggestions Needed)

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One of the most important aspects to our favorite films is the soundtrack. It can uplift you and make you, provide you with an eerie feeling, or even bring you dread.

Which film below selected by the members of the IMDb Poll Board do you like most?

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls049270999/
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Posted 3 months ago

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Great idea!  For now, I choose the soundtrack from Top Gun (minus that song Tom sang in the bar, lol).  I may change it to Miami Connection though, lol.  :)
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Added. 
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Thank you!
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I suspect that your Miami Connection name drop was a facetious one. Did you really want that as your pick over the insanely popular (rightfully so) Top Gun soundtrack?
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Well, Top Gun is really great (Take My Breath Away & Danger Zone, oh, yeah!), but let us keep in mind that that soundtrack also includes Goose and Maverick's rendition of Great Balls of Fire!...  for the sake of fun, I'll stick with Against the Ninja and Friends!  There's only 8 on here so far, perhaps MovieSmith will let us all pick one more.  Then it will be Top Gun.
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Choosing from a non-musical, I'd say Rushmore.
If we include musicals: Quadrophenia.

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TheMovieSmith

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Added Rushmore. I think I'm going to limit to non-musicals.
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It's a tough job but somebody has to say it: Once upon a time in the West (1968)
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Added. Thank you.
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TheMovieSmith

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Ed,

For now at least I'm limiting to one. Which one do you want?
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Take your pick. I gave you those for your perusal.
:):)
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TheMovieSmith

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Tough choice but I added Flashdance since it's the first you listed. Thanks.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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OK
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Hoekkie

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The question should be ‘which soundtrack do you like the most?’ because this poll is about soundtracks and not about favorite movies.
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TheMovieSmith

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Good catch. List edited accordingly. Thank you.
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Hoekkie

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My pick: The good, the bad and the ugly.
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TheMovieSmith

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Good pick! Added to the list. Thank you.
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ElMo

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The Mission the mission themission the mi ss i on the mission themission themission
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TheMovieSmith

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I added the title from 1986 - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091530/ - I think this is the one you are referring to. If I picked the wrong one, let me know and I will gladly change it. Thanks for contributing.
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Marvelous music, I was on my way to picking that up.
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riverotter

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excellent choice!
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are you separating soundtracks from scores?....
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TheMovieSmith

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No.
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rocky-o

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no problem...but then when somebody lists a title, they need to specify, because many films have both...
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Then this is really difficult for me to choose. To help me cull down the megalist of favorite soundtracks, I will self impose the limits between scores and song based soundtracks.
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To bring up something kinda unrelated, I want someone's quick opinion on this song performance I just saw... good or terrible?  Don't want this to be a huge discussion and take away from MovieSmith's idea, just curious what other people think:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEG3kVlDfbw
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I'd like to change my pick to Miami Connection (1988), if that's okay.  :)
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TheMovieSmith

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No problem, change has been made.
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Stephen Atwood

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Bold choice.
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NarniaisAwesome

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i will choose 'serenity'....
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rocky-o

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but since 'serenity' isnt on the list...i'll choose 'the mission'...
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Rocky-o,

Since this is a contribution poll I have added Serenity as your choice. 

Thanks.
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rocky-o

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thank you....
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Arbitrarily picking from the relative random list of the following choices (based on the simplest of Advanced IMDb searches of movies I've rated over the past decades).

These are song based soundtracks (not score based soundtracks) to help whittle it down considerably.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
Magnolia (1999)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

I guess I'll nominate Amy Mann's focused Magnolia soundtrack... if you please.

Thanks.
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Added to the list. 

Thank you.
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rubyfruit76, Champion

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That was going to be my choice. : ) 
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I was really thinking about FYC'ing some of my 25 most favorite films, but then I remembered the front runner for 26th or 27th (now that I'm 27 I'm really thinking on expanding the list yearly or once in a few years) which has the most perfectly eclectic soundtrack ever: 
Lost Highway (1997)

Leave it to
David Lynch to have Angelo Badalamenti and Trent Reznor  to compose original score and then use songs by David Bowie, Rammstein, Marilyn Manson, Lou Reed, Nine Inch Nails and Smashing Pumpkins... With all of that paradoxically fitting together like a glove. 
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Added to list. Thanks.
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I'll have to go with Blade Runner.
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TheMovieSmith

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Added.

Thanks.
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I was thinking of choosing this
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Good idea! I'll have to think through my favorites and choose one. Pulp Fiction, Magnolia,  Reality Bites, and The Graduate are a few of them but I'm definitely missing some. 
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Inception's soundtrack
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Added thank you!
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joe siegel

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Taxi Driver, any work by Bernard Herrman seems exceptional.
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TheMovieSmith

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Thank you for contributing. Your suggestion has been added to the list.

Thanks again.
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I am most impressed by both the stand alone success of the songs and its integration into the film of these two movies.

1. Purple Rain Poster

The film is tied into the album of the same name, which spawned two chart-topping singles, "When Doves Cry" and the opening number "Let's Go Crazy", as well as "Purple Rain", which reached number two. The film won an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score. The soundtrack sold over 15 million copies in America alone, and 25 million worldwide.[9] The film also coincided with spin-off albums by The Time (Ice Cream Castle) and Apollonia 6 (their self-titled album).

2.Across the Universe Poster

The soundtrack includes seven songs from The Beatles (also known as The White Album), five from Magical Mystery Tour, five from Abbey Road, four from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, three from With The Beatles, two from A Hard Day's Night, two from Let It Be, one from Help!, one from Rubber Soul, and three other non-album singles.

Standard edition track list
  1. "All My Loving" — Sturgess
  2. "I Want to Hold Your Hand" — Carpio
  3. "It Won't Be Long" — Wood
  4. "I've Just Seen a Face" — Sturgess
  5. "Let It Be" — Mitchum, Woods
  6. "Come Together" — Cocker
  7. "I Am the Walrus" — Bono
  8. "Something" — Sturgess
  9. "Oh! Darling" — Fuchs; McCoy
  10. "Strawberry Fields Forever" — Anderson, Sturgess
  11. "Across the Universe" — Sturgess
  12. "Helter Skelter" — Fuchs
  13. "Happiness Is a Warm Gun" — Anderson, Hayek
  14. "Blackbird" — Wood
  15. "Hey Jude" — Anderson
  16. "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" — Bono, The Edge

Deluxe Edition track list
Disc 1
  1. "Girl" (Jim Sturgess)
  2. "Hold Me Tight" (Evan Rachel Wood)
  3. "All My Loving" (Jim Sturgess)
  4. "I Want to Hold Your Hand" (Teresa Victoria Carpio)
  5. "With a Little Help From My Friends" (Joe Anderson, Jim Sturgess)
  6. "It Won't Be Long" (Evan Rachel Wood)
  7. "I've Just Seen a Face" (Jim Sturgess)
  8. "Let It Be (long version)" (Timothy T. Mitchum, Carol Woods)
  9. "Come Together" (Joe Cocker)
  10. "Why Don't We Do It in the Road?" (Dana Fuchs)
  11. "If I Fell" (Evan Rachel Wood)
  12. "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" (Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs, Teresa Victoria Carpio)
  13. "Dear Prudence" (Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs, Jim Sturgess, Evan Rachel Wood, Teresa Victoria Carpio)
  14. "Flying" (The Secret Machines)
  15. "Blue Jay Way" (The Secret Machines)

Disc 2
  1. "I Am the Walrus" (Bono, The Secret Machines)
  2. "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!" (Eddie Izzard)
  3. "Because" (Joe Anderson, Teresa Victoria Carpio, Dana Fuchs, Martin Luther McCoy, Jim Sturgess, Evan Rachel Wood)
  4. "Something" (Jim Sturgess)
  5. "Oh! Darling" (Dana Fuchs, Martin Luther McCoy)
  6. "Strawberry Fields Forever" (Joe Anderson, Jim Sturgess)
  7. "Revolution" (Jim Sturgess)
  8. "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (Martin Luther McCoy, Jim Sturgess)
  9. "Across the Universe" (Jim Sturgess)
  10. "Helter Skelter" (Dana Fuchs)
  11. "Happiness Is a Warm Gun" (Joe Anderson, Salma Hayek)
  12. "Blackbird" (Evan Rachel Wood)
  13. "Hey Jude" (Joe Anderson)
  14. "Don't Let Me Down" (Dana Fuchs, Martin Luther McCoy)
  15. "All You Need Is Love" (Teresa Victoria Carpio, Dana Fuchs, Martin Luther McCoy, Jim Sturgess)
  16. "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" (Bono, The Edge)
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Urbane,

I added Purple Rain since you listed it first as your choice. Please let m e know if you want to change it.

Thanks.
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Yes, I think that is best, as both the Purple Rain movie and album were released about the same time.The number of tracks on the album to chart is impressive

I mentioned Across the Universe mostly because it is an intriguing movie with an amazing soundtrack, but the movie came long after the songs were established hits.

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My choise is Requiem For a Dream
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Added to the list.

Thanks