Last week we kicked off our end-of-year coverage ( all of which to date you can find here) in fine style by celebrating our 15 favorite scores of the year, but that's only half the story in regards film music.
The Sound of Music Rodgers & Hammerstein, 1965 Was there ever a more complete soundtrack? Probably not. From the goofy Lonely Goatherd to the elegiac Edelweiss, via the soaring title song, The Sound of Music is as invigorating as an Alpine climb.
1.A Hard Day's Night (1964) - The Beatles It was the G7sus4 heard 'round the world. You may not recognize that chord by name, but you'd instantly know it as the ringing opening salvo of ''A Hard Day's Night,'' the soundtrack that turned a nation into a glee club.
Two major soundtrack releases -- last week's "Inside Llewyn Davis" and "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" -- take two different tacks in regards to their tracks. Like "O Brother, Where Art Thou?", the Coen Brothers' latest film integrates its songs firmly into the story, shy of a musical, but without meaning if not for its songs.