Twisted Mix Tape Tuesday: I Scored!

First of all let me say that waking up and seeing that all you Tuesday Mix Tapers have already posted is a bit stressful.  I feel like I’m missing the boat.  And I refuse to post Monday for Tuesday because I have to play by some rule and abide to some sense of order in the universe!  Argggghhh!  There, with that off my chest, we can move on to this week’s theme.  It’s very clear to me that I take music and musically inspired posts very seriously…too seriously.  Jen asked for:

Songs I May Have Never Heard if it Wasn’t For This Movie (or Musical) Soundtrack

Jesus.  If there is one thing harder than making a normal playlist and not including 4 bazillion songs, it is making a playlist based on soundtracks!  I LOVE soundtracks!  I LOVE movies!  I’ve already touched on many songs from soundtracks and so I won’t list any repeats (that should help keep the number down).  Check out my earlier post on one of the reasons I love Tarantino so much (hint, hint it’s the music):  If you don’t click this link and read this post, a baby unicorn will die.  And to make it even easier, I will keep this week’s list  (mostly) to scores.

I Scored (when I discovered these movie scores)

We start with a fave from childhood:

Avalon- Randy Newman- 1914


Gladiator- Hans Zimmer & Lisa Gerrard- Earth

As with most of the songs I’m including this week, I had a very challenging time picking one.  Theses songs exist as part of a body of music, so breaking one track out seems almost wrong.  Go listen to the entire soundtrack!

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring- Howard Shore & Enya- May It Be 

Requiem for a Dream- Clint Mansell & Kronos Quartet- Requiem for a Dream

Ok, before we get to the song, can we take a moment to look at Jared Leto?


How exactly is that that even as Harry Goldfarb, the strung out, heroine addicted, loser, he is still somehow appealing?  This man clearly has a bargain with the devil…or at the very least, he’s part demon.

Kids- Folk Implosion-Natural One

So this one became a pseudo hit.  But you should definitely check out the rest of the album.  It’s super odd and adds another layer to the movie.  Also, I think this movie should be required watching by all teens.  Talk about scared straight.

And another on the soundtrack by Folk Implosion:


The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford- Nick Cave & Warren Ellis- Song for Bob

Gets great at around 2:20.


And likely THE BEST movie score of all time:

Last of the Mohicans- Trevor Jones- The Kiss

This damn movie, I love it so much.  And I actually love the soundtrack as much as the story and acting,  if not more.  Oh Daniel Day!


And for my finish, ladies and gentlemen, do you know what OTHER movie soundtrack the incomparable Trevor Jones was a part of?

Come on, let me hear your guesses!





I mean, it doesn’t get any better than this!

Labyrinth-Trevor Jones & David Bowie- As the World Falls Down


What is your favorite movie score?


Stay positive & love your life?




Listening to: Eddie Vedder – Rise  Had to sneak this in here somehow.  What an AMAZING soundtrack!

Eating:  Mushroom ravoli

Drinking:  H2O

Random fact:  I had a super crush on Jareth (Bowie).  I would have stayed in that damn Labyrinth.





25 thoughts on “Twisted Mix Tape Tuesday: I Scored!

  1. Zimmer is one of the professor’s favorites. Right now, I really like John Williams’ Patriot and Zimmer’s Crimson Tide.

  2. I enjoyed your list of scores. You are the second person to mention “Kids,” a movie that I’m not at all familiar with. I guess I need to check it out.
    In response to your feeling of stress at everyone who had already linked: I felt the same way last week. “How did all of these people write their posts so quickly?” I started one, froze up, and it died. That’s when I noticed that Jen had a list of upcoming themes. I started my post for today late last week which is the only way I could link up bright and early. I was having some first-timer anxiety.

    • Haha! I write on lunch so Tuesdays are always dedicated to this post. I work of flash fiction on Monday’s. And I refuse to write at home….for now. Hating be last lately though….
      Kids is great! Yes, definitely check it out.

      Hope to see you back next week.

  3. Ah! LOVE Enya… how can you not? how, I ask!? 😉

    Nice list… I’m going to have to check out Folk Implosion. You’re not the only one to put them on your list…

  4. I’m impressed that you know so many movie scores, and they are not full of songs that were on the radio, either. I hope I dream of a young Daniel Day Lewis tonight…

  5. Thank you for posting the pic of Jared Leto. It gave me something else to look at as I listened to some of the music without videos 🙂 I lover the music from Last of the Mohicans too.

  6. we always have at least one on common. I love that.

    These are very eclectic and emotional choices. Great list,.

  7. Okay, you’ve done this mostly completely different than most … and I love it. First, the movies are some of my favorites (Kids … and I thought I was the only one that liked this journey into psycho craziness and unprotected teenage sex) thru to Labyrinth. When I told some friends about Bowie in this movie, they thought I was still tripping from the 70’s. lol To properly feel the music as you presented it, is difficult. It is true that the flow of the movie and the music coincide to create the mood. Great Job!

  8. This is really a beautiful list, I am giving it another listen today. Very impressed by your choices. Thank you so much!

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