Star Wars Voted Best Sci-Fi Soundtrack

Courtesy of Total Sci-Fi Online, the Top Ten Sci-Fi Soundtracks of all time.

“Queen’s gloriously bombastic score for Flash Gordon also ranked highly, as did the classical soundtrack to 2001: A Space Odyssey. Perhaps surprisingly, the soundtrack to 1986’s Transformers: The Movie clocked in at number 10 ahead of more obvious choices, proving that Vince DiCola and Stan Bush have still got – to quote the soundtrack’s most famous song – ‘The Touch’.”

Here is the top-10:

  1. Star Wars: A New Hope (John Williams, 1977)
  2. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (James Horner, 1982)
  3. Blade Runner (Vangelis, 1982)
  4. Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Jerry Goldsmith, 1979)
  5. Flash Gordon (Queen, 1980)
  6. 2001: A Space Odyssey (various classical music, 1968)
  7. The Day the Earth Stood Still (Bernard Herrmann, 1951)
  8. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (John Williams, 1977)
  9. Aliens (James Horner, 1986)
  10. Transformers the Movie (Vince DiCola, 1986)

No Terminator 2? Fifth Element? The Matrix? Oh well, “The Touch” will always have a special place in my heart…

You think the bass is taking away from his vocals?


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