Howdy y’all! After writing about the music of Swiss Army Man a blog or two ago, I was feeling inspired to share more of my favorite movie and television show soundtrack albums. Included are recommendations of songs from each.
Any Wes Anderson Movie Soundtrack
Film director Wes Anderson is quirky, and the music that accompanies his movies matches the whimsy of his characters. Anything Wes Anderson has directed is bound to have eccentric music, including but not limited to The Life Aquatic, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Fantastic Mr. Fox.
Favorite songs: From The Life Aquatic, I recommend Life on Mars by David Bowie and Search and Destroy by Iggy Pop and The Stooges
Perfect for: car trips, dinners with friends, belting in the shower, or strolling around downtown in your favorite pair of fun pants.
La La Land Soundtrack
Featuring Ryan Gosling as jazz musician Sebastian and Emma Stone as aspiring actress Mia, La La Land follows the two hopefuls as they go through hardships with their relationship and respective careers. The movie celebrates classic Hollywood nostalgia so beautifully.
Favorite songs: Mia and Sebastian’s Theme by Justin Hurwitz, Another Day of Sun by the La La Land Cast, and Someone in the Crowd by Emma Stone, Callie Hernandez, Sonoya Mizuno, and Jessica Rothe
Perfect for: date nights with your partner and times when you bring out the fancy silverware.
Loki was one of my top watches of the year. Although it wasn’t a movie, the movie-like quality was incredible. The music of Loki utilized an instrument called the theremin, which has an alien-esque sound to it. Coupled with the ‘70s design of the set of characters like Miss Minutes, the theremin is a smart and spooky addition to this retro-futuristic show.
Favorite songs: Very Full by Tom Hiddleston, Loki Green Theme by Natalie Holt, and TVA by Natalie Holt.
Perfect for: Redecorating your mid-century modern A-frame house on a cozy fall day.
I stand by the Twilight saga soundtrack being what encapsulates early 2000s like nothing else. Muse. Paramore. Linkin Park. Iron and Wine. Bon Iver and St. Vincent. Lykke Li. Florence and the Machine. Passion Pit. What more could you dream of for an angsty vampire love story?
Favorite songs: It is hard to pick just one, especially if we’re looking at the entire saga, but my favorites would have to be Roslyn by Bon Iver and St. Vincent, Flightless Bird, American Mouth by Iron and Wine, Turning Page by Sleeping at Last, or A Thousand Years by Christina Perri.
Perfect for: those times when you are contemplating why you had to fall for both a vampire and a werewolf.
I loved HBO’s Euphoria. It is definitely in my top 5 favorite shows of all times. Zendaya stars in this heart wrenching story of personal hardship and friendship. The intense plot is coupled with beautifully intense music. Singer-songwriter Labrinth did the original score for the show.
Favorite songs: All For Us by Labrinth and Zendaya and Still Don’t Know My Name by Labrinth
Perfect for: listening to after fights with your loved ones.
I hope you enjoy my movie/show soundtrack recommendations! Attached is a playlist with every song mentioned.
<3 dj mozzie