Top 5 Movies With the Best Classic Rock Soundtracks
We all love great music, and we love great movies. But when you combine the two, that’s when you get something special.
So many movies over the years have boasted some great soundtracks, but we wanted to dive into history and find our favorite movies that own killer soundtracks.
As we got deeper and deeper into this little project, narrowing our list down to five was ridiculously difficult. But we managed to put together five with plenty of honorable mentions. Check ’em out and tell us what you think.
I’m going to be biased some here, because ‘Almost Famous’ is already one of my all-time favorite movies.
But when you mold the story and music of “Stillwater” in the movie with the likes of The Who, Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Led Zeppelin, Yes and, of course, Elton John in the “bus scene,” you’ve got the best classic rock soundtrack of all-time.
Dazed and Confused
‘Dazed and Confused’ is easily one of the most quotable movies, but you can’t forget about the absolutely killer soundtrack in the background of this incredible Texas-based story.
Deep Purple, Foghat, Skynyrd, Alice Cooper and fittingly, ZZ Top, are among many classic rock bands in ‘Dazed and Confused,’ which makes for a great combination of movie and music.
‘Pirate Radio’ boasts an incredible 32 classic rock tracks from The Who and Jimi Hendrix to Cream, The Kinks and The Rolling Stones.
But that’s about what you’d expect from a movie about a pirate radio station in the 1960s.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
‘Fast Times’ is memorable for plenty of reasons — Phoebe Cates’ pool scene, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sean Penn as Jeff Spicoli and so many others.
But you can’t forget about the music in this classic. Joe Walsh, Stevie Nicks and Sammy Hagar are just a few of the artists you’ll hear in the legendary “coming of age” movie. Far out!
Rock ‘N’ Roll High School
It may be a spoof of the high school movies of the 1950s and ’60s, but ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll High School’ still brings a killer soundtrack with the ultimate punk rock edge.
Get a combination of The Ramones, Brownsville Station and Alice Cooper in this rebellious flick. You’ll love it.