1. The 10 Best Movie Soundtracks
It was hard narrowing down the top 10 best movie soundtracks into one list, as there are a ton of classic soundtracks that we’re sure will be played for years to come, but these 10 films and their music especially stuck out in our mind. From “Soul Food’ to “Love Jones” to “The Bodyguard” and “Love & Basketball” here are a few of the best movie soundtracks ever!
2. “Waiting To Exhale”
The movie version of Terry McMillan’s best-selling book, “Waiting to Exhale,” gave us, not only a classic chick flick to watch with our girls for forever, but a soundtrack filled with classics like “Shoop.” Tracks by Brandy, Aretha Franklin, Mary J Blige, Toni Braxton and of course Whitney Houston made the “Waiting To Exhale” soundtrack the perfect accompaniment for this iconic film.
3. “Poetic Justice”
Poetic Justice is one of our favorite movies. The film starred two of our all time favorite artists: Janet Jackson as Justice and the late Tupac Shakur as Lucky. Although Miss Jackson didn’t grace us with her voice on the movie soundtrack, Tupac was sure not to leave us hanging. Pac along with Usher, Babyface, Tony! Toni! Toné!, Nate Dogg and more gave us the perfect jams to accompany this amazing film.
4. “Love Jones”
The 1997 release of “Love Jones” gave us both a phenomenal movie and the equally amazing soundtrack. The soundtrack featured spoken word, the Fugees and Lauryn Hill’s “Sweetest Thing” and songs from hit makers such as Maxwell, Groove Theory, Xcsape and more, making it one of the greatest movie soundtracks of all time.
5. “The Bodyguard”
The 90s were full of classics and “The Bodyguard” falls right into that category. Whitney Houston made her acting debut in this movie and the success of the film’s soundtrack made the late singer the first to 1 million copies in a week! The majority of the album’s tracks were sang by Whitney Houston and included many of her hits as well as the emotional song, “I Will Always Love You.”
6. “Soul Food”
Aside from Boyz II Men, Usher, En Vogue, Dru Hill, Xscape, Total and Earth Wind and Fire gracing the “Soul Food” soundtrack, there’s one song that stood out more than the rest and that song is Boyz II Men’s “A Song For Mama.” Yes, that song still gets us emotional to this day! The star-studded lineup makes “Soul Food” the perfect family film and soundtrack.
7. “Space Jam”
“Space Jam” making this list might be a bit of a shocker, but I know you all remember this movie from your childhood. The soundtrack featured one of R.Kelly’s greatest hits, “I Believe I Can Fly” as well as songs from Monica, Salt-N-Pepa, Coolio and even my favorite duet ever; “Basketball Jones” with Barry White and Chris Rock.
8. “The Wood”
“The Wood” is without a doubt on everyone’s list of favorite movies which means that the soundtrack has to be just as amazing. The 1999 film featured music from the 80s including songs by Biz Markie, D-Nice, Keith Sweat and more. But the best part of the whole movie would have to be when “If This World Were Mine” by Luther Vandross and Cheryl Lynn dropped during the school dance. Classic tunes for a classic movie!
9. “The Best Man”
“The Best Man” is another classic. The movie featured songs that every African American family listens to at every wedding, reunion and any family gathering. The movie featured songs by the Roots, Kenny Lattimore, Maxwell, Faith Evans, and a special duet with Lauryn Hill and Bob Marley.
10. “Love and Basketball”
There are too many classic songs in “Love & Basketball” to name them all. From Al Green’s “Love and Happiness”, to Me’shell Ndegeocello’s “Fool of Me” to Al Green’s “Love and Happiness” to Rufus and Chaka Khan’s “Sweet Thing” and Roger’s “I Wanna Be Your Man,” every song played perfectly into their respective scenes, making the movie and each scene that much more enjoyable.
11. Think Like A Man”
In honor of “Think Like A Man Too” which hits theaters this weekend, we have to highlight the first installment, “Think Like A Man” and it’s soundtrack which featured jams from Ne-Yo, Luther Vandross and John Legend’s hit, “Tonight (Best You Ever Had).”