BY SAJIDA AYYUP

Every successful film or TV show, knowingly or not, remains indebted to its sound scoring team. Most of us might scramble to piece an entire dialogue together but come to think of it, we can hum theme songs like one would after planting a flag, marking territorial victory: it’s primal instinct to celebrate an accomplishment with music.

The idea sort of circles back to why film/TV stories depend so heavily on music, it bonds you with characters and makes you mirror their emotions. While some soundtracks evoke sentiments better left unspoken, like Lily’s theme from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, others are capable of pumping up the adrenaline, like Pokemon’s opening theme. We put together a list of mixed theme songs you can listen to and reminiscence about, or listen to while working from home. Be advised: distraction is at your cost!


The Avengers 

Composer: Alan Silvestri


Hedwig’s Theme, Harry Potter

Composer: John Williams


The Dark Knight 

Composer: Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard 


Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Composer: Harry Gregson-Williams


Concerning Hobbits, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Composer: Howard Shore


Spider-Man: Far From Home 

Composer: Michael Giacchino 


Take a Look Around (Mission Impossible series)

Band: Limp Bizkit 


Batman: The Animated Series (Main Theme)

Composer: Danny Elfman 


Back to the Future 

Composer: Alan Silvestri, John Debney, Royal Scottish National Orchestra 


Justice League: The Animated Series (LIVE)

Composer: Lolita Ritmanis

Listen to the 2017 film version here.


Cornfield Chase, Interstellar

Composer: Hans Zimmer 


Atlas, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Band: Coldplay


Again, Full Metal Alchemist

Singer: Yui, Arranger: Hisashi Kondo


The Fastest Man Alive, The Flash

Composer: Blake Neely


SWAT Kats Theme

Composer: Randall Crissman


Game of Thrones theme

Composer: Ramin Djawadi 


Finale, Star Wars

Composer: John Williams 

That’s a wrap!

1 COMMENT

  1. Aside from the inevitable Star Wars, the Beat’s nostalgia only goes back to 1985 (Back to the Future). Gives me an idea about the target audience’s age here.

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