The Top Four Movie Soundtracks of 2012
Hundreds of movies are released each year, and many of them receive praise for their graphics, actors and themes. What about the soundtracks? A soundtrack adds color to a movie through music; many pieces in films have full orchestras, professional singers and musicians who help create a unique soundtrack to make scenes fly by with energy and conviction. Some of the top soundtracks this year have footing in hard rock, while others are better at showing the cultural differences in music and the soul of adventure. Take a look at the top four soundtracks of 2012 and decide for yourself which should be on top.
The music of “Brave” is a mix of Patrick Doyle and Julie Fowlis’s talents. The 16 tracks include Touch the Sky, Into the Open Air, Learn Me Right, Fate and Destiny, The Games, I Am Merida, Remember to Smile, Merida Rides Away, The Witch’s Cottage, Song of Mor’du, Through the Castle, Legends Are Lessons, Show Us the Way, Mum Goes Wild, In Her Heart and Noble Maiden Fair. These songs have beautiful lyrics that children and parents alike can enjoy even after the movie is finished. The music has a culturally Scottish sound that makes it unique. The Disney movie is a charming look into the heart of a brave Scottish girl, and the soundtrack all the more adds to the heart and soul of the movie.
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Rock of Ages
With 20 tracks, “Rock of Ages” will bring you back to a time of Rock N’ Roll. Remakes of popular songs are showcased in this movie, including Paradise City, Sister Christian, Juke Box Hero, Hit Me with Your Best Shot, Waiting for a Girl Like You, More Than Words, Wanted Dead or Alive, I Wanna Rock, Pour Some Sugar on Me, Harden My Heart, Shadows of the Night, Here I Go Again, Can’t Fight This Feeling, Any Way You Want It, Undercover Love, Every Rose Has Its Thorn, Rock You Like a Hurricane, We Built This City and Don’t Stop Believin’. Remixes of the popular songs are done by Julianne Hough, Mary J. Blige, Alec Baldwin and Tom Cruise, among others. This movie will keep you rocking out the entire time, and when you’re done watching, you can download the soundtrack and keep on jamming. The remakes are unique takes on the classic originals, so you’ll never get tired of hearing them again and again.
The Dark Knight Rises
The deluxe version of “The Dark Knight Rises” has 18 tracks that audience members will be able to enjoy. A Storm Is Coming, On Thin Ice, Gotham’s Reckoning, Mind If I Cut In?, Underground Army, Born in Darkness, The Fire Rises, Nothing Out There, Despair, Fear Will Find You, Why Do We Fall?, Death by Exile, Imagine the Fire, Necessary Evil, Rise, Bombers of Ibiza, The Shadows Betray You and The End are all included in this disc. Hans Zimmer was the director and artist for these tracks.
Mainly a musical soundtrack, this haunting music will remind you of the dark world of Gotham and the adventures of Batman and his cohorts. From the time you start listening until the soundtrack is over, the swells of the orchestra will keep you interested while you enjoy the film.
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The Hunger Games
“The Hunger Games” soundtrack has 16 tracks that come straight from the movie. Abraham’s Daughter, Tomorrow Will Be Kinder, Nothing to Remember, Safe and Sound, The Ruler and the Killer, Dark Days, One Engine, Daughter’s Lament, Kingdom Come, Take the Heartland, Come Away to the Water, Run, Daddy, Run, Rules, Eyes Open, Love is Childlike and Just a Game are all in this movie’s original soundtrack. Artists such as Maroon 5 and Miranda Lambert have parts in the movie’s music theme. This soundtrack is perfect for those who enjoyed watching “The Hunger Games” and want something interesting to listen to on the way to work or at home. The variety of musical talents gives the entire soundtrack a varied feel, so you can jump around to the music that best suits your emotions for the day.
Soundtracks are a great way to reminisce a movie you love without spending time watching it all over again. The emotions you felt during the movie are sure to come back while you listen to the soundtrack of your choice, so you can feel happy and rock out or have a calmed “Dark Knight” atmosphere that brings back the excitement of the movie with just a push of the play button.