So we were sitting in the man cave last week and decided to put together the Top 5 movie theme songs of all time. Our problem? There are just too many bomb ass songs to actually do just a “Top 5.” Honestly there were so many good choices that we had to separate them into songs with words and strictly instrumentals. This list is legendary and all-encompassing. I actually purchased these songs on iTunes and spent my entire Monday finding work related tasks that the songs fit. Need to send a fax, Chariots of Fire. Boom! Done! Imagine rolling up to the Xerox machine, on the off-hand chance it actually works, and killing it in straight slow motion. I thought I couldn’t dominate that performance but then boss walks by. Bam! Drop in Darth Vader theme. Now, like just about every list we do, there was some debate between Big Al and myself. The Lord of the Rings intro vs. Braveheart song was especially an exchange for the ages. So every day this week we are going to list a section of our Top 25 Movie Instrumental Themes. The List:
25.) Lord of the Rings Intro- Here is my thing, the back end of any list is tough. When I hear this song I know it goes with three epic movies. Common misconception is that I don’t like the LOTR. Furthest from the truth, I just don’t think the movie justifies me going out and buying a book on elvish while I prance around with walking trees and a hobbit. That being settled, this song is an absolute must and I cannot think of a more solid #25
24.) Braveheart- Just epic. As I mentioned before, this one is in the debate of switching with LOTR. It comes down to – for me – that the Braveheart theme is just a better overall song. If I am charging into battle tasked with a battle axe (pretty much every Friday happy hour at MacDinton’s in Tampa), I am rolling to this jam over LOTR. Bagpipes, just straight bagpipe jams makes you wanna decapitate twelve 24oz tall boys. “Freedom!!!”
23.) Pirate of Caribbean Theme- I will admit it. If you don’t like Pirates… you’re not American. How could you not dig a humorous rendition of a scurvy-riddled Johnny Depp based off of a Disney ride? Really!?!? Not to mention, when I hear this song the first thing I think about is Keira Knightley. That is enough to be in the top 25.
22.) Last of the Mohicans- This is a great pump up song. If you need to walk into your next power meeting and destroy that clown that spends 90% of the meeting giving his opinion about everything, this is the song to do it. Grab that verbal tomahawk and a brash of US History (movie is based during the French-Indian War, and No, the war was not fought between the French and Indians!) and obliterate just about every ridiculous comment. The price is wrong BOB!
21.) Godfather Intro- This one we actually use for our writers’ meetings. Sit back in an large arm chair while I look like a younger Marlon Bando, and Big Al, a larger German version of Al Pacino – while we direct the next set of knowledge for the following week that we are going to hit you guys with.
Musical Inclination of a Young Mozart,