What’s your favourite movie soundtrack?

Writing for Uproxx, cultural critic Steve Hyden has ranked his personal faves.

Hyden imposed some rules on himself, excluding musicals, film scores and concert film soundtracks such as Stop Making Sense.

He also admits certain biases, such as soundtracks that feel like standalone albums and soundtracks that came out during a certain era.

“At the risk of sounding like a geriatric man, a proper soundtrack album in my mind is a CD with a cracked jewel case that resided in your friend’s car for a good chunk of the late 20th century,” he noted.

“If you are a person for whom the Minions: The Rise of Gru soundtrack is generationally important, you are welcome to make your own soundtrack list in about 10 to 15 years.”

Keeping all that in mind, check out his picks below:

  1. Purple Rain (1984)
  2. Saturday Night Fever (1977)
  3. Pulp Fiction (1994)
  4. Singles (1992)
  5. Super Fly (1972)
  6. Boogie Nights (1997)
  7. American Graffiti (1973)
  8. Dazed and Confused (1993)
  9. Trainspotting (1996)
  10. A Hard Day’s Night (1964)

But he didn’t stop at his Top 10, did he? Lol no. Hyden’s entire Top 50 list is over at Uproxx.