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Our Favorite Movie Soundtracks Of All Time

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    Every year around Oscars season, I wonder why there are so many categories. I mean, do we really need Best Original Score AND Best Original Song? Couldn't Best Sound Editing just get a discreet, pre-show shoutout? How's a movie fan to grab some shut-eye?

    But as anyone who has ever sat through the last two minutes of Star Wars without the rousing theme can tell you, music is crucial to the magic of films. A good soundtrack is an art — one well worth disrupting your beauty sleep once a year.

    Can you imagine The Sound of Music without Julie Andrews' delightful interludes? Or Titanic without Celine Dion? And where would Dirty Dancing be without "Time of My Life"? (Nowhere: Take away the music, and all you're left with is a very awkward Jennifer Grey trying to seduce a very earnest Patrick Swayze.)

    So, grab those headphones and join us on a musical journey through some of the best soundtracks in movie history.





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    Walk The Line (2005)

    If the Johnny Cash soundtrack doesn't do it for you, Reese Witherspoon's Oscar-winning performance certainly will.

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    Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

    The John Williams theme heralds a new year at Hogwarts for Harry & co., and a couple of magical movie hours for us.

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    Edward Scissorhands (1990)
    Danny Elfman's score is magical enough to melt the iciest of ice-statue hearts.

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    Pirates of the Caribbean (2003)
    Just channel Hans Zimmer's epic buccaneer theme the next time you're pumping yourself up to ask for a raise.

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    Marie Antoinette (2006)
    Bow Wow Wow, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Cure, New Order — basically the sound of your Saturday night pre-game.