The Best Soundtrack Songs You've Never Heard of
Multi-Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Adele scored another huge success this year when she co-wrote and recorded the theme to latest Bond blockbuster, Skyfall. But did you know that many of your other favorite recording artists have done lesser-known film soundtrack work? Take a look!
“Flash’s Theme,” Queen, Deliverance
Best known for its place in the sci-fi cult classic Flash Gordon, “Flash’s Theme” actually first appeared in the disturbing survival drama Deliverance as the melody exchanged in the famous “dueling banjos” scene.
“Love In An Elevator Remix,” Aerosmith, Amour
This sassy and sexy remix of the classic late '80s rock tune brightens up Michael Haneke’s exceedingly bleak Amour, a harrowing treatise on the many indignities inherent in aging and death.
“An Uninspired Comeback,” Soundgarden, The Avengers
Realizing audiences would need to come down from the adrenaline rush of the summer’s biggest film, Avengers director Joss Whedon had Soundgarden re-enter the studio to throw a wet blanket on everyone’s expectations.
“Dark Shadowin’ (Is What We Doin’),” T.I., Dark Shadows
Taking the film adaptation of the 1960s soap opera fully into the modern day, director Tim Burton enlisted rapper T.I. to bring some “swag” to his take on the tale of the tragic vampire.
"Oh My God, Are We Miserable!,” Michael Bublé, Les Miserables:
Though not included in the stage version, "Oh My God, Are We Miserable!" was considered a necessary addition to the film adaptation of Les Miserables, as director Tom Hooper thought it might otherwise be unclear that the characters are miserable.