I own a ton of movie soundtracks, so it was hard for me to narrow it down to my top ten. My criteria was that I had to like all, or nearly all of the songs on the album in order to include it on my list. So while, for example, Saturday Night Fever has some stand-out tunes, for every "Night Fever" that I adore, there’s a "Night on Disco Mountain" that I can’t stand.
Here’s what I ended up with. Drumroll, please…
My Top Ten Favorite Movie Soundtracks
9. Walk the Line
7. The Full Monty
6. The Wedding Singer
3. Garden State
2. The Sound of Music
Yes, you read that correctly. After much deliberation, I decided that Xanadu really does deserve the top honor. There is not a song from the film that I don’t like, and I can’t say the same for any of the others on the list. Rest assured that I am fully aware that the movie itself left much to be desired, but what can I say? Olivia Newton-John + the Electric Light Orchestra = Pure Awesomeness.
My husband tried to convince me that the Singles, Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Almost Famous soundtracks should’ve made the cut, but I would have none of it.
Do you agree with him? What other good ones did I neglect?