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Best Movie Soundtracks of the 2010s

Best Movie Soundtracks of the 2010s

The 2010s marked the year of the first iPad – and the pandemic that is swine flu. While the decade is notorious for its many ups and downs, it has brought some of the best movie soundtracks to date. Here are 4 of them:

1. Frozen Soundtrack

With worldwide sales of over $1.28 billion, Frozen was the highest-grossing film of 2013. To date, this Disney animated film is the 5th top-selling movie of all time.

Unsurprisingly so, its soundtrack generated astounding sales as well – selling 4 million copies in the US alone.

The triple-platinum album, which topped the Billboard album chart for 13 non-consecutive weeks, features the song Let it Go. Sung by both Idina Menzel and Demi Lovato, it is the first Disney song to reach the Billboard top 100 since 1995 (the last was Vanessa William’s Colors of the Wind).

The soundtrack also features other catchy songs, including:

  • Kristen Bell’s Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
  • Kristen and Idina’s For the First Time in Forever 
  • Kristen and Santino Fontana’s Love is an Open Door

Guardians of the Galaxy Soundtrack

2014 saw the release of the Marvel movie ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ starring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana. It raked in a whopping $778 million in the box office, making it the 3rd-highest-grossing film of the year.

Just like the movie, the Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 soundtrack was an unprecedented success. It topped the Billboard Soundtrack chart for 11 consecutive weeks – totaling 16 weeks at the number 1 spot. 

Despite only being the 2nd best-selling soundtrack of the year after Frozen, it serenaded the hearts of many with its iconic hits, such as:

  • David Bowie’s Moonage Daydream
  • Marvin Gaye and Tammi Herrell’s Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
  • The Jackson 5’s I Want You Back

Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack

Adapted from the 2011 erotic novel by EL James, the Fifty Shades of Grey movie of 2015 is a box office success. Not surprisingly, its soundtrack also topped the charts as the 7th best-selling album of the year. 

The album, which sold 2.2 million copies worldwide, features songs by icons such as Annie Lennox (I Put a Spell on You), Rolling Stones (Beast of Burden), and Frank Sinatra (Witchcraft).

It also headlines some of the decade’s hottest artists, including Beyonce (Haunted and Crazy in Love), Ellie Goulding (Love Me Like You Do), and the Weeknd (Earned it and Where You Belong). 

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Soundtrack

While this 2010 comic adaptation flopped in the box office, the movie has amassed a cult following throughout the years – thanks to its visual style, humor, and amazing soundtrack.

The album, which fuses elements of classic rock, indie, alternative rock, and garage, revolves around the music of Scott’s band ‘Sex Bob-omb’. The group’s featured songs include We are Sex Bob-omb, Garbage Truck, and Threshold.

There you have it – some of the best soundtracks of the 2010s. Whether you’re in the mood for retro, pop, or grunge, you’re sure to get all of them from these 4.

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