By Sean Tuohy
There were a lot of movies with great music released during the 1990s…or at least I think there was. Out of all those film soundtracks that debuted during the post-heavy metal, pre-Justin Bieber days, three stand out for their use of original and compiled music.
Take a listen, remember the good ole days, and send us your 1990s favorites in the comments section or tweet us @WritersBone.
"That Thing You Do!"
Written and directed by America’s most beloved actor Tom Hanks, this little gem of a movie is charming, funny, and reminds us of a simpler time. “That Thing You Do” depicts the rise of a small town band from local talent shows to the big time after its catchy tune becomes a hit. The title song alone will get stuck in your head for days. You can't help but bob your head along with the upbeat tune. However, the soundtracks offers plenty of other songs from "The Wonders." all of which ooze 1960’s rock-pop.
"Little Wild One" and "Dance With Me Tonight" are two that will cause you to fall in love with this make-believe band. The album also mixes other songs classic to the time: jazz, Motown, and smooth club music.
Movie nerd Quentin Tarantino is known for his blood-soaked, pop culture-laced films with great soundtracks. While it's true that "Jackie Brown" and "Pulp Fiction" have fantastic soundtracks, however, Reservoir Dogs
truly stands out. Maybe it’s the fact you have Steven Wright deadpanning as a K-Billy’s DJ in between each song, or that each song is so different from the last. No matter the reason, this album, quite simply is cool and awesome in its own way.
This movie is soaked in 1990s, featuring bright colors, characters to smart for their own good, pop culture rants, and comic books aplenty. This movie is meant for teenage boys to watch and love. The soundtrack perfectly matches the playful, goofy, and overall honest moments of this flick.
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