Now is the perfect time to catch up on the best books, films, television shows, music and podcasts you might have missed. Here are five soundtracks that almost outshone the films they were made for.
The Verve’s Bitter Sweet Symphony, Colorblind by Counting Crows and Every You Every Me by Placebo. Dramatic ’90s nostalgia, like the film.
The Great Gatsby: Music from Baz Luhrmann’s Film
Executive produced by Jay-Z, highlights are Lana Del Rey’s Young and Beautiful and Beyoncé and André 3000’s cover of Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black.
The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album
Nearly 28 years after its release, it remains the best-selling soundtrack of all time – mostly thanks to Whitney Houston’s unbeatable vocals.
Quintessential Quentin Tarantino choices. Just try listen to Chuck Berry’s You Never Can Tell without thinking about that dance scene.
Tough to top (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life but Hungry Eyes and Patrick Swayze’s She’s Like the Wind are also undeniable.