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The 20 Soundtracks That Defined The 1990s
The first rule of defining the greatest soundtracks of the 90s...

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The Lion King (1994)

 


The Lion King
Composer: Elton John and Tim Rice
After Alan Menken won Disney three Oscars in a row for his animated work, it was time to give someone else a go, and Elton John and Tim Rice proved why they earn the big bucks when they took on Disney’s first animal-centred film in decades. Weaving African instruments and rhythms in with big glossy ballads and pop numbers, the pair produced a barnstorming selection of songs to accompany Hans Zimmer’s score, and landed three Oscar nominations for Best Song (winning for the schmaltziest, Can You Feel The Love Tonight). A long-running and much-acclaimed stage musical followed, as well as a million karaoke performances. Hakuna Matata!

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21 Yes, but...
These aren't designed as 'Greatest-of' lists or even compendiums of the scores we love the most. Without being all highfaluting, the aim is to try to capture a moment in time - in movies and popular culture - and like them or not, The Bodyguard and Titanic soundtracks were HUGE. They sold more than 70m copies between them, dominated radio playlists and came attached to two huge hits. More

Posted by Phil de Semlyen on Monday May 13, 2013, 13:42

22 What a predictably boring selection for the 90's!
You left out some of the best soundtracks: Léon; The Straight Story; Se7en; The Thin Red Line; Grosse Pointe Blank; Cruel Intensions; Human Traffic; The Virgin Suicides; Kikujiro and instead you include Bodyguard and Titanic!? More

Posted by The_Ravenking on Monday May 13, 2013, 12:20

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