Power of Music (Cinemagic)

Since the invention of moving pictures, music has been an essential part of cinema art. Movie soundtracks provide emotional context to the film-watching experience. This page presents a chronologic collection of some of the most fantastic pieces of music here.

Non, Je ne regrette rien, 1956

The tune will catch your breath from the first second and keep you at the edge until it ends. This song was made for Édith Piaf, and her performance has made it immortal. It has been used in many events, TV series, and movies, including “Inception.”

James Bond theme, 1962-1987

This piece has three fathers: John Barry and Vic Flick have arranged the original Norman’s tune to produce one of the most famous movie themes. It has this “secret agent feel” that gives any scene a “spy context.”

The Pink Panther main theme, 1963

Provocative, intriguing, and funny, this music theme even has a color—it is pink. The theme is associated with inspector Jacques Clouseau and the cartoon character. This tune won three Grammy Awards.

The Ecstasy of Gold, 1966

Master of trumpet and fanfare gave music spirit to many Westerns, and this one is the most famous of all. Metallica has created a metal version of this theme that was nominated for a Grammy Award.

Also sprach Zarathustra, 1896

Kubrick used a lot of classical music in his 1968 film, 2001: A Space Odyssey. After this movie, the opening to the still relatively unknown opus of a German composer became a prominent space exploration theme.

We Have All the Time in the World, 1969

This song was performed by Louis Armstrong to be used as a secondary musical theme in the James Bond film. The incredible sadness of the tune, combined with beautiful lyrics and an unforgettable voice, makes it too good for any movie.

Time, Forward!, 1977

When you hear something so powerful for the first time, it leaves a mark that you will carry through your whole life. You would not believe how much energy can be delivered by a simple melody. This tune became a symbol of progress, inspiring millions of Soviet people.

Star Wars main theme, 1977-2005

The epic fanfare cascades of the movie title theme have become one of modern music history's most famous and well-known musical compositions. It is also so organically integrated with the Star Wars film series that it is impossible to imagine one without another.

The Lonely Shepherd, 1977

This melody was first recorded with Gheorghe Zamfir for the album “Memories from Russia.” The combination of a string band and Romanian pan flute makes a mesmerizing sound that gives you a relaxing Déjà vu.

Siberiade main theme, 1979

That is one of the most memorable tunes of this pioneer of Russian electronic music. The unique sound of his synthesizers can be recognized in many movies by Tarkovsky, Mikhalkov, and Konchalovskiy.

Chi Mai, 1981

The incredible feeling of deep sorrow and suffering delivered by this piece sets it apart from other compositions of the maestro. It was used in two movies and several TV series.

Chariots of fire main theme, 1981

That extraordinary hymn is probably the most popular theme song of the early '80s. The astounding combination of leading melody, fanfare, and background rhythm became a symbol of inspiration.

Starlight, 1982

Listening with a sinking heart to the whispering stars, you have a growing feeling that gates to the universe will open soon. And suddenly, they are…

Who Wants To Live Forever, 1986

Many believe that the most noticeable Queen song that came out of the film is “It’s a kind of magic,” but the decisive moment of the story is when it makes you to realize what it means to be immortal.

Unchained Melody, 1955-1990

This song was written in 1955, and it has a countless number of versions. However, the magical performance of the Righteous Brothers makes this song undeniably dreamlike.

Dreams, 1993

That song was released for the album, but it was then used in several movies and TV shows. The music gives you such wonderful elevating feeling of joy and excitement that when it stops, you may think it was just a dream.

X-Files main theme, 1993-2002

Dark and mysterious sounds combined with chilling image sequences make the opening theme of the X-Files TV series a distinguishable mark in cinema music.

Mission Impossible main theme, 1996

Your heart is pounding, your eyes are narrowed, and you feel a rush of adrenaline. You are focused, confident, and determined. Your nerves are steel, your reactions are lightning-fast, and your body is trained. You are unstoppable, and nothing is impossible for you. All these feelings are just from listening to this music.

My Heart Will Go On, 1997

The theme tune was used in several film scenes, but the director did not want to have the song. Moreover, Céline Dion did not want to perform it. It took time and effort to make them both try and as a result, it became one of the best-selling singles of all time.

Truman sleeps, 1998

One of the most controversial modern composers has created several masterpieces, including this one. His music runs deep, and if it touches your soul, it resonates with you. That is an exceptional experience.

You'll be in my heart, 1999

The song was written as a score for the animated movie that reached a new level of reality. It makes you take the film seriously and feel genuine compassion for the characters.

Clubbed to Death, Kurayamino variation, 1999

Written in 1995, this composition was used in the film four years later. The intro was adopted from a classical piece and mixed in a techno-rock style. Even though it was definitely used and played too much on the web, it still makes a fantastic soundtrack.

Time, 2010

The miraculous, impressive, and a little depressing music leads you through the whole movie. For the first time in history, a film score has achieved such a level of significance. This sound is so powerful that it puts you in a trans that is necessary for comprehending the plot.