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:
- Star Wars: A New Hope (John Williams, 1977)
- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (James Horner, 1982)
- Blade Runner (Vangelis, 1982)
- Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Jerry Goldsmith, 1979)
- Flash Gordon (Queen, 1980)
- 2001: A Space Odyssey (various classical music, 1968)
- The Day the Earth Stood Still (Bernard Herrmann, 1951)
- Close Encounters of the Third Kind (John Williams, 1977)
- Aliens (James Horner, 1986)
- 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?