Decades upon decades of movies, films, and everything in between. Each with their own unique soundtrack track, and more importantly theme song that you instantly recognise when you here it. It’s been a while since we’ve done a top 5 list, this one is our top 5 music themes.
Indiana Jones Theme
We would be lying if we said this is the only movie theme composed by John Williams on this list. John Williams is arguably the best movie composer around. He has composed so many iconic themes that people around the world have come to know and love. The Indiana Jones theme tops our list, and in fairness it’s a no brainer for number one. It’s an iconic theme that brings life into the character from the get go, it’s hard to find someone who doesn’t know this theme, and doesn’t sing along, or whistle along to it. We’d be lying again if we said that we don’t hum, sing or whistle this theme ourselves while in work.
Back To The Future Theme
Alan Silvestri is another well-known music composer. He has done the theme for many blockbuster movies. One of his most recent ones being for 2012’s Avengers Assemble. This one though is arguably the greatest theme he has composed. Much like the Indiana Jones theme, everybody knows it, and can identify it with the Back to the Future movies. It gives off the aura of time travel, as it gradually gets louder and lively signifying the movement through time.
Jurassic Park Theme
John Williams makes it onto the list again, and this theme was most recently in the cinema’s with Jurassic World while not the full theme, we get snippets of it in the movie. Cast your mind back to the first Jurassic Park movie, and to the scene were John Hammond is showing Dr Grant and Dr Sattler around the park and the encounter the Brachiosaurus for the first time. Image how less impactful that scene would have been had this theme not being playing in the background? It would be a different theme. While only the second half of the song is used in the movie, it’s still a theme everyone knows and loves. This is another theme often sung around work.
Star Wars Main Theme
This is the last entry from John Williams in this list we swear. To be honest not an awful lot needs to be said about this theme. Sitting through the opening of any Star Wars movie with the credits rolling up the screen and this theme emphatically blasting out of the speakers of wherever you are watching it. This theme speaks for itself. Yet another well-known theme is loved thoroughly world-wide (unless you are a Star Trek fan haha)
The Ecstasy of Gold from The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
Our final entry comes from composer Ennio Merricone, and from one of the most iconic movies of all time. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly is one of actor Clint Eastwood’s most iconic roles. Any list of the greatest movie themes will surely have this on it. The scene in which it accompany’s is one of the best movie scenes too. This theme differs from the rest of our list in that it has vocals in it. The bulk of this theme is carried by a female soprano operatic singer. This theme begins to play as one of the films main characters is running through a graveyard. It creates juxtaposition in that a theme so lively is playing while someone is running through a graveyard something that isn’t all that joyous. This theme is so iconic, U.S. Thrash metal band Metallica use this scene and theme as the music they come on stage to.
There you have it, our top 5 movies themes, there is no doubt there are different variations of this list, hopefully we’ll get them ones done up soon. Until then, what are your favourite themes? Do let us know.