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Top 10 Classic Romantic Movie Soundtracks
It's truly too bad the Internet wasn't around 30 years ago. Many wonderful, classic romantic movies don't have websites praising them, or their soundtracks, and that's just a shame. At least the music from some of these classic films are still around, and available on CD.
1.) "Romantic Duets From MGM Classics" - Various Artists
This CD contains 21 tracks consisting of some true romantic classics. Who can resist singing along to such classics as Bing Crosby's "True Love," from "High Society," or "For Me and My Gal's" title tune, song by Gene Kelly?
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2.) "An American In Paris" - Gene Kelly, MGM Studio Orchestra
Considered by many critics to be the best musical resource of any classic MGM film, "An American in Paris" double-disc set is a bit pricey, but worth it to true fans of classic romance films.
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3.) "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" - Various Artists
Howard Keel, Jane Powell, and the MGM Studio Orchestra perform on this Academy Award-winning soundtrack. This rousing collection of tunes helped make the movie "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" one of the silver screen's best musicals.
4.) "Gigi" - Various Artists
"Thank Heaven for Little Girls" has to be one of the most famous songs from any motion picture, of any genre. Performers on this soundtrack include Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, and Leslie Caron.
5.) "West Side Story" - Original Movie Soundtrack
With songs such as "I Feel Pretty" and "Maria," this soundtrack wisks listeners back to a simpler time, evoking romance and a longing for the return of movie musicals.
6.) "Singin' in the Rain" - Various Artists
This is a must-have for fans of romantic musicals. This soundtrack features the title tune, as well as 29 additional tracks. Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor & Debbie Reynolds combine to make this a great addition to any soundtrack CD collection.
7.) "Kiss Me Kate" - Various Artists
"Kiss Me Kate" - the movie - was adapted from one of the greatest Broadway shows in history. This CD features bonus tracks, and performances by Ann Miller, Howard Keel, and Kathryn Grayson.
8.) "For Me and My Gal" - Various Artists
Along with outstanding mono and stereo tracks, this CD presents alternative versions of songs and outtakes from the Judy Garland/Gene Kelly/George Murphy film.
9.) "Anchors Aweigh" - Various Artists
Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, Kathryn Grayson, and other artists create a memorable soundtrack to the 1945 classic, "Anchors Aweigh." Songs on the soundtrack include a rousing rendition of "Anchors Aweigh" and "If You Knew Susie."
10.) "Brigadoon" - Various Artists
This version of "Brigadoon" is the first to feature the soundtrack of the film, in its entirety. It also includes four previously unreleased outtakes from the film. Gene Kelly and the MGM Studio Orchestra and Chorus bring this incredible mix of music to life.
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