The dream of the 90s is alive & well, so here are 10 of our fav 90s soundtracks that we still can’t get enough of…
Even though almost 20 years have passed, the dream of the 90s is alive & well, so here are 10 of our fav 90s film soundtracks (in no particular order) that we still can’t get enough of.
10. Empire Records
Duh. Let’s start off with the obvious shall we? This 1995 cult film takes place in a record store so of course the soundtrack is on point. The soundtrack is so celebrated in fact that it’s recently been announced that Empire Records is being turned into a Broadway musical. While we may have to wait until 2020 to see it on stage, one can blast the soundtrack any Rex Manning day or whenever the mood strikes.
9. Sister Act
This 1992 classic also got the Broadway treatment back in 2006 (and went on to get five Tony Award nominations including Best Musical). Incase you’re a dummy and missed the memo, Whoopi Goldberg has a EGOT for a reason… TALENT. Who doesn’t love a little singalong moment?
8. Tank Girl
Based on the British post-apocalyptic comic series of the same name (by Alan Martin & Jamie Hewlett), this critical fail of an adaptation still holds strong as it stars Lori Petty, Naomi Watts, Ice-T and Malcolm McDowell. Like it’s cast the soundtrack is stacked, probably due to the fact that Courtney Love put it all together.
7. Pulp Fiction
Quentin Tarantino is problematic as heck so let’s just subtract him from this and focus on Uma Thurman’s wonderful work and how this dance scene is iconic and why we love this eccentric soundtrack.
6. Romeo + Juliet
Based on William Shakespeare’s most famous piece of work, director Baz Luhrmann, went ballz to the wall on this one and we love him for it. Radiohead, Garbage and more match the film’s beautifully bold and brash style so well.
5. 10 Things I Hate About You
Another Shakespeare modernization, 10 Things I Hate About You turns the late-16th century comedy The Taming of the Shrew and retells it in a high school setting featuring appearances by Letters to Cleo & more. To quote the late, great Heath Ledger as Patrick Verona, “You know, these guys are no Bikini Kill or The Raincoats, but they’re not bad.”
And another one inspired by a book – What can we say? We love a good adaptation done right! Loosely based on Jane Austen’s 1815 novel Emma, it’s no surprise that this 1995 fashionable time capsule is experiencing a cultural rival. Forget the iconic scene when the late Brittany Murphy sings along to Coolio? We could never. As if!
3. The Matrix
While many know The Matrix for being the dopest, the soundtrack often gets overlooked. Indeed, it’s just as ass-kicking as this 1999 blockbuster hit, featuring tracks by heavy hitters like Rob Zombie and The Prodigy.
Inspired by the Seattle grunge scene, this film is Cameron Crowe’s love letter to the city with just the soundtrack to match. Pearl Jam themselves are even in the film as band members of Matt Dillon’s fictional band Citizen Dick.
Released in 1996, following the film adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s novel of the same name Trainspotting is a classic soundtrack that defines the genre. The soundtrack was so successful in fact, that it prompted the release of a second soundtrack in 1997. Can you even hear Iggy Pop’s “Lust For Life” without thinking of it?