The (quality) movie theme/music thread

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I know many have probably been posted in the music thread already but since there are so many epic soundtracks out there I thought we could make a thread for it.

To qualify the piece of music has to be originally written for or first appeared on the movie/tv-serie soundtrack
meaning most of the music from "The Wonder Years" for example does not qualify.

I'll start with the most epic tv-theme song ever, Jim Jamison - I'm Always Here (yes I loved Baywatch and I still do!):cool:
[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HByNXFjdsq0[/YOUTUBE]

Gonna fly now, theme from Rocky by Bill Conti
[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIsQq-Zd_fY[/YOUTUBE]

Lalo Schifrin - Theme from Bullitt
[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ko3s4j8HD6o[/YOUTUBE]

Ennio Morricone - C'era una volta il west
[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCQkQxEahlE[/YOUTUBE]

Ennio Morricone - The Mission - Gabriel's Oboe
[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvBT9sqXnew[/YOUTUBE]

Vangelis - Conquest of Paradise
[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKefSTum8eo[/YOUTUBE]

Jan Hammer - Miami Vice theme
[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yl2WzonRDns[/YOUTUBE]

Jan Hammer - Crockett's Theme
[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47XaK4XJxFQ[/YOUTUBE]

Hans Zimmer - theme from Crimson Tide
[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBTIoL5vaOM[/YOUTUBE]

Hans Zimmer - Theme from The Rock
[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRpFBFzE9xM[/YOUTUBE]

Hans Zimmer - Black Hawk Down (Main Theme)
[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWAhVbayGv4[/YOUTUBE]

Giorgio Moroder - Call Me from American Gigolo, sung by Blondie
[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYofzucaS6g[/YOUTUBE]

From Scarface, more epic Moroder, Tony's theme
[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOSctvrUf24[/YOUTUBE]

Gina's and Elvira's Theme
[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEugchJ0-sE[/YOUTUBE]

Scarface intro
[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgVRdNt3UkE[/YOUTUBE]

Also from Scarface, Push it to the limit, Paul Engemann
[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhsTmiK7Q2M[/YOUTUBE]

Brian Tyler - Rambo 4 Theme (I love that they maintained parts of "Its a long road")
[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8_6FPY1HxA[/YOUTUBE]

Harold Faltermeyer - Axel F
[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dASqLXiuomY[/YOUTUBE]

Harold Faltermeyer - Top gun anthem
[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaqFpJY5STQ[/YOUTUBE]

Theme from Crocodile Dundee
[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSDg2FsIW9k[/YOUTUBE]

Basil Poledouris - Hymn To Red October
[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPsL2WVhFCc[/YOUTUBE]

Mark Mancina - theme from "Speed"
[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVJD-Thkjv4[/YOUTUBE]


those were the ones that came to mind now, although I could go on forever, lets hear your favorites
 
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Jason King - I watched that show A LOT on PBS.
[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pc8q16fttSQ[/YOUTUBE]

Theme to the HBO series John Adams:
[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6DPeCXV5bI[/YOUTUBE]

Band Of Brothers - Suite one:
[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=El63cSa4ag8&feature=related[/YOUTUBE]

Band Of Brothers - Suite two:
[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ag8KbhbCKXI&feature=related[/YOUTUBE]

Band Of Brothers - opening theme:
[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPmzL5oTHDE[/YOUTUBE]
 

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Star Wars - Duel of the fates
[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoQhsAX6vzI&feature=related[/YOUTUBE]

Even if some of you did not like episode 1 2 and 3, you have to admit this song is FANTASTIC! I mean, it is sung in Sanskrit!

Pirates Of The Caribbean - main theme:
[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEf1jxUZaxU[/YOUTUBE]
 
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Theme from my all time favorite movie. "Last of the Mohicans"

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLIWDdmd-uY[/youtube]

Love the theme for "Bones" (used it as my ringtone as well)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMle6YvOSAk[/youtube]

My current ringtone from "Slumdog Millionaire" (the song picks up at :42 and it's AWESOME)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WOWIH41W4c[/youtube]

I don't think this qualifies under your requirements, but it's the opening theme for "Charmed"

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwoF_YhK1Mw[/youtube]

And I can't leave out Buffy & Angel

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTcOqueicuk[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hC0tcX4gM0[/youtube]
 
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I only want to post one theme song, and it is truly epic!
Gladiator - Honor Him
[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9JPix6Ms5s[/YOUTUBE]
 

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Back to the future theme.

Even after all these years, this still makes me feel like a kid seeing the movie for the first time.

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx0zAH47yAA[/YOUTUBE]

And The Power Of Love.

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFaXTcR4dtE[/YOUTUBE]

THE music cue from Aliens.

How many different movie trailers have used this? Huh? It's a classic and I love it.

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX1rxPBTyEY[/YOUTUBE]

Ghostbusters theme.

If you were a kid at any point in the 80's, then you heard and loved this one.

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4uxIo4t7xM[/YOUTUBE]

Escape from LA.

Not sure why but I always kind of liked this one, it beats the hell out of the MIDI sounding one from New York.

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnKTL9by2os[/YOUTUBE]

Funky Towel from Joes Apartment.

Yeah yeah I know, but I think it's funny. I actually have it on a CD in my car.

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nk97Oil2qnc[/YOUTUBE]

I know it's not a movie, but I love the soundtrack from Metal Gear Solid 3.

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNVCD1dsnJI[/YOUTUBE]

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aHQnDTd1y4[/YOUTUBE]

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRRP9j_gGQ8[/YOUTUBE]

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XX8bBYnwcQ0[/YOUTUBE]

Terminator 2 theme.

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXQTzJgU6qc[/YOUTUBE]
 
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I already posted it in the music thread: Many consider this the best soundtrack cue of recent movie soundtrack history and to me it represents beauty and emotion in movie music like no other piece I can think of at the moment: "Chevalier de Sangreal" by Hans Zimmer, from "The DaVinci Code".

First the piece as standalone:
[YOUTUBE]http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=u5FyRZbqfeM[/YOUTUBE]

And here within the movie (the final scene, which makes the whole movie worth watching):
[YOUTUBE]http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=E2Ho2_qODFQ&feature=related[/YOUTUBE]
 

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Chariots of Fire Theme

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYJzcUvS_NU[/YOUTUBE]
 

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[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pa33P9A5iHs[/YOUTUBE]

Final scene in Smokin Aces. Absolutely fantastic.

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVvz0BjkClQ[/YOUTUBE]

Ronin Theme

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGHNsguTsos[/YOUTUBE]

From Natural Born Killers, fanfuckingtastic track, this.

Edited to add the second two
 
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I like stuff such as the Crimson Tide one, but I also liked a lot of the soundtrack to Elizabeth - The Golden Age. One of my favourites is in the (rather random and unrelated!) clip below, starting at around 2:34

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjELqaIao4A[/YOUTUBE]

The 2nd DaVinci Code link above (which is fantastic, great movie) also reminded me of another favourite:

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nJr9QR45g0[/YOUTUBE]
 
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The prisoner :

[YOUTUBE]http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=HRPDO63rI1E[/YOUTUBE]


RIP Patrick MacGoohan.
 
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Movie: Superman
Song: Theme Song
Composer: John Williams
[YOUTUBE]hTwNGpAj4ew[/YOUTUBE]

I would also like to include one of the best trailers of all time, the first trailer released for Superman Returns.
[YOUTUBE]B1oNER7mgRA[/YOUTUBE]

Movie: Jurassic Park
Song: Theme Song - intro and end
Composer: John Williams
[YOUTUBE]VQTWNjr25WQ[/YOUTUBE]
[YOUTUBE]PS-ggL6M8kk[/YOUTUBE]

Movie: Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - Requiem for a dream
Song: Requiem for a dream - Lux Aeterna
Composer: Clint Mansell
[YOUTUBE]0cHsElA3bSc[/YOUTUBE]
[YOUTUBE]hKLpJtvzlEI[/YOUTUBE]

Movie: The Island
Song: Lucius Dei
Composer: Immediate Music
[YOUTUBE]bBT7HJ88cMQ[/YOUTUBE]

Movie: Kingdom of Heaven
Song: Crusade
Composer: Immediate Music
[YOUTUBE]VhMLchyi-JM[/YOUTUBE]

Movie: The Fountain
Song: Death is the Road to Awe
Composer: Clint Mansell
[YOUTUBE]ihF_aXi-Huk[/YOUTUBE]

Movie: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Song: The Imperial March
Composer: John Williams
[YOUTUBE]RsK3YQ-za2o[/YOUTUBE]

Movie: Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Song: Battle of the Heroes
Composer: John Williams
[YOUTUBE]GW-E0dOfdoc[/YOUTUBE]

Movie: 300
Song: Return a King
Composer: Tyler Bates
[YOUTUBE]yXGtuvCOBA0[/YOUTUBE]
 

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Nino Rota, another italian master of movie soundtracks.

The Godfather Theme
[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4UvuOIuEoU[/YOUTUBE]

8? theme
[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWqC6kRCLjI[/YOUTUBE]

La Dolce Vita
[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd78aT7-RXU[/YOUTUBE]
 

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highlander TV Series Theme:
Queen's "Princes of the Universe"
[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnJt9p-sHho[/YOUTUBE]
 
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