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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 Bodyguard (1992)

 


The Bodyguard
Composer: Various Artists
It’s not the coolest soundtrack on the list, but the Whitney Houston-starring thriller had the biggest selling soundtrack of all time, a UK number one for ten weeks and two Oscar nominations for Best Song. In short, it’s one of the mostplayed soundtracks ever. Houston’s performance of I Will Always Love You has been played and parodied to death, but strip it of all that baggage and it’s a showcase for the superlative pipes of the greatest diva of the last couple of decades. The rest of the songs are pop classics from ballad to girl power anthem and are still in general circulation 20 years later, remaining sufficiently popular to turn up on every karaoke list ever (don’t even attempt it) and in a London musical.

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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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