Music Monday: Sweet Cinematic Sounds

Hello! I am back with another music filled post on this bank holiday Monday. If you’re like me you’ll be spending this Easter Monday relaxing, delving into Easter eggs and hoping ITV2 will be screening Bridget Jones for the tenth time this year. There’s nothing better than having the time to watch your favourite movies, especially when those movies are accompanied with the best soundtracks in the cinematic world. Here are my fantastic four movie soundtracks.

  • The Parent Trap (1998) This Disney classic starring Lindsay Lohan, Natasha Richardson and Dennis Quaid is one of my all time favourite childhood movies. When Hallie and Annie meet at camp they discover that they are twin sisters; from that moment on the pair make it their mission to bring their parents back together by switching places. This Disney classic is full of huge hits from Natalie Cole, The La’s, The Lovin’ Spoonful and OMC; but most importantly it features my all time favourite song by The Beatles ‘Here Comes The Sun’. The Parent Trap soundtrack is full of light and happy tunes with a bunch of beautiful, light love songs thrown into the mix.

  • Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008) It’s cheesy, cringey, stars the handsome Aaron Taylor Johnson and has a soundtrack full of indie pop music- what more could I ask for. This coming-of-age flick follows the story of Georgia Nicholson (my spirit animal) and her mission to find herself the perfect boyfriend and to have the best 16th birthday. The soundtrack is one of my most played albums- it features songs by The Maccabees, The Ting Tings, Mumm-Ra, Lily Allen and Scouting For Girls. It was one of my first introductions to indie pop music back when I was a teenager. 

  • The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012) This coming-of-age film means the world to me. It taught me so many important life lessons, shaped me as a person and inspired me beyond belief. It’s a touching, emotional and uplifting movie starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller with the most beautiful soundtrack that features heavenly music by The Smiths, Cocteau Twins, Dexy’s Midnight Runners and The Samples; and most importantly David Bowies ‘Heroes’- the final scene in the movie where they drive through the tunnel and Heroes plays is one of my favourite cinematic moments; it’s simply stunning and always leaves me in floods of tears. 

  • Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) During the month of March I decided to delve into the Marvel movie world and it’s safe to say I never want to leave. I am completely hooked and hopelessly in love with all these movies, but one soundtrack stole my heart and surprise surprise it’s full of cheesy, groovy 70’s and 80’s pop classics. The Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack is pure gold. I am in complete awe of it- Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, Come and Get Your Love, I Want You Back and my all time favourite The Pina Colada song. Can Peter Quill please make me a mix tape for my next birthday? 
Let me know what your favourite movie soundtrack is in the comment section below. I’m going to channel my inner dancing Groot and shimmy around my room to Awesome Mix Vol. 1.

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