Vanity Fair went and put together their Top 50 film soundtracks, releasing the top ten choices today — the rest will be out next month in a one-time magazine, Movies Rock. No apostrophe, so we’ll take them at their words and agree: Yes, movies do rock. But some of these don’t belong in a Top 10. The bell-bottomed part of our brains agrees with Saturday Night Fever and Superfly is just what it sounds like but … well let’s lift the curtain for the rest…
10 The Big Chill
09 American Graffiti
08 Saturday Night Fever
05 The Graduate
04 Pulp Fiction
03 The Harder They Come
02 A Hard Day’s Night
01 Purple Rain
Win some, lose some. The Graduate: classic, right? Well, somebody’s wrong: Variety? Or Roger Ebert?
Anyway, this Top 10 is literally just the beginning: On December 2 there’s going to be a Movies Rock concert at the Kodak Theatre in L.A. with Beyonce, Elton John, Fergie, Carrie Underwood, Mary J. Blige, and Jennifer Hudson taking on tunes from the films Vanity Fair selected. Via Billboard:
Beyonce will sing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” from “The Wizard of Oz,” while Underwood will tackle the title number from “The Sound of Music.” Other pairings on tap include Hudson on “Goldfinger,” Fergie on “Live and Let Die,” Blige and John Legend on “As Time Goes By” and John on music from animated films.
Do not set your Tivos!
Vanity Fair anxiously awaits you telling them how badly they fucked up.