The 10 best movie theme songs.

Recently I watched the trailer for the reboot for the upcoming Robocop film and something felt missing from it. And it hit me. This reboot along with most recent films are all missing that classics memorable theme song. Back in the late 70's 80's and 90's many films were released with some of the most memorable themes that have made a impact in our culture and have been classics since their release. So this is my list of what I feel are the top ten theme songs.

10. RoboCop

Speaking about Robocop it's hard not to forget the classic theme song from the trilogy. After Alex Murphy's death this theme became the music played once he was turned into the crime fighting justice bringing Robocop. It's hard not to think about justice and crime fighting when you listing to this theme.

9. The Good the Bad and the Ugly

When you think of the classics western movie it's hard to no think about this theme. This theme song is the perfect back ground music for a mano y mano battle.

8. Terminator 2 Judgment Day

"Come with me if you want to live". Trying to stop the extinction of the human race. Battling robots sent from the future. Finding out that you will once lead the human race into battle against Skynet. This theme fits the film well with giving the film viewer hope that John Conner will save the human race.

7.Indian Jones

Have you ever wanted to go on an adventure? Find lost treasures? Escape from being killed from a angry village? Then this theme should be included in your adventure don't forget your whip and hat.

6. 007

No matter if its Jean Connery, Pierce Brosnan or Daniel Greg the 007 theme song will always follow Bond. This has become part of today's culture along with the classic catch phrases and villains from the film franchise.

5. Back To the Future

1.21 Gigawatts, flux capacitor, flying daloreans, going back in time making out with a younger version of your mom, singing Johnny B Good. What's not to love about this film? The theme is classic and never got old if you ever got to hear it after you took a ride on the Back To the Future ride at Universal Studios Hollywood/Florida.

4. Jurassic Park

As terrifying as a island full of genetically cloned dinosaurs may be the films theme song captures the majestic idea of creatures once thought to be lost but now brought back from extinction only to now run wild on the island eating any one stuck on the island.

3. Jaws

Let's face it this was the film and theme song that made you want to stay out of the water. The theme captures both the ferocity that a shark can have and it also builds up the tension leading to the inevitable devouring of the victim.

2 Rocky

I dare you to listing to this theme and not want to run up a flight of stairs. This song captures the hidden underdog in all of us and makes us want to stand up from our seats and cheer on as Rocky proves the odds wrong.

1. Star Wars

I don't know if there is another more recognizable or unforgettable theme song than the Star Wars theme. Even if you have never watched the film and are watching it for the first time and the theme starts playing you already know your in for a wild ride as you go to a galaxy far far away.

Well I hope you guys like my list. And again this is my list I know I left out some film theme songs (Superman) but let me know what you guys think are your top 10 theme songs and what are some of the themes from any of the recent films you feel could become classic theme songs in the near future.

14 Comments
14 Comments
Posted by Deathstroke19

I was starting to get worried Star Wars wouldn't be on here at all but.... You got me.

The only other one i might have added would be the LotR/The Hobbit's but you got all the biggies.

Posted by kuonphobos

Definitely some great ones on your list.

My favorites include the entire Gladiator score by Hans Zimmer and the Conan the Barbarian score by Basil Poledouris.

But this may reflect both the film genres I prefer as well as my classical leanings such as Carmina Burana.

Posted by lykopis

Very cool. I agree with all of them, :)

Posted by HumanRocket

I was starting to get worried Star Wars wouldn't be on here at all but.... You got me.

The only other one i might have added would be the LotR/The Hobbit's but you got all the biggies.

Defenitly can see LOTR theme becoming one of the new classics in the future it's hard not to forget about that theme.

Definitely some great ones on your list.

My favorites include the entire Gladiator score by Hans Zimmer and the Conan the Barbarian score by Basil Poledouris.

But this may reflect both the film genres I prefer as well as my classical leanings such as Carmina Burana.

Hans Zimmer is a god when it comes to film scores. He has made countless unforgettable themes in his career.

Edited by DoctorXander

1. Star Wars

2. Superman

3. Pirates of the Carribean

4. Indiana Jones

5. Up

6. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

7. Jaws

8. Lord of the Rings

9. The Terminal

10. Close Encounters of the Third Kind

I haven't even seen some of these movies but I think the soundtracks are awesome

Posted by HumanRocket

@lykopis said:

Very cool. I agree with all of them, :)

Thanks buddy!

1. Star Wars

2. Superman

3. Pirates of the Carribean

4. Indiana Jones

5. Up

6. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

7. Jaws

8. Lord of the Rings

9. The Terminal

10. Close Encounters of the Third Kind

I haven't even seen some of these movies but I think the soundtracks are awesome

I've always loved the theme to the Pirates films. You should take a look at the films you haven't seen. Besides having great theme songs there some of the best films ever made and are timeless classics I can make the promise that you will enjoy them.

Edited by batmannflash

great list.

I personally would have put the themes for Pirates of the Caribbean, Forrest Gump, Superman, Lord of the Rings, and Edward Scissorhands somewhere in the top 10 instead some of these.

Edited by HumanRocket

great list.

I personally would have put the themes for Pirates of the Caribbean, Forrest Gump, Superman, Lord of the Rings, and Edward Scissorhands somewhere in the top 10 instead some of these.

Thanks! I was thinking about adding the Pirates theme song as well the LOTR song but I wanted to keep the list pre 2000. I could end doing a post 2000 film list were I would include other themes that I wanted but didn't add to the list like the Inception theme among others.

Posted by batmannflash

@humanrocket: I see. I would love to see a post 2000 film list in the future, if you don't mind :) Inception is also an amazing theme, one of the best

Posted by HumanRocket

@batmannflash: I think I can start a blog series of top 10 ________. Once a week come up with a new list but ill do a post one next week for sure.

Edited by MadeinBangladesh

very nice

Posted by HumanRocket
Posted by swordmasterD

Well the batman movies would be better with the old theme from the old batman show starring Adam West

NANANANAANANANANA BATMAN!

Posted by DoomGuy

Predator theme

Jurassic Park

Terminator 2

The Godfather