We countdown the film soundtracks that are on repeat long after the credits roll.
Behold, the curtain rises on the Top 10 movie soundtracks from the creme de la creme of film history.
From the old-school legends that whisk you down memory lane to the fresh jams that demand you hit that repeat button, these streamed soundtracks are here to paint your world with more than just cinematic vibes. They’re like a bonus track to life itself.
Armed with calculators and Spotify playlists, a crew over at Headphonesty put their detective hats on and dug into the treasure trove of IMDB’s Top 150 films, they crunched the numbers to unveil the holy grail of cinema soundtracks. No surprises, Hans Zimmer features heavily.
Check out the Top 10 most streamed soundtrack streaming figures below:
1.Forrest Gump (1994) – 6,124,261,608 streams.
Leading the charge is the timeless charm of “Forrest Gump,” boasting an impressive 6,124,261,608 streams. This 1994 classic has managed to soundtrack countless moments in the lives of its listeners, contributing to its enduring popularity.
2. Hamilton (2020) – 5,805,467,758 streams.
A more recent contender, “Hamilton,” takes the second spot with 5,805,467,758 streams. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s fusion of history and music has struck a chord with modern sensibilities, weaving an engaging narrative through its tunes.
3.”Top Gun: Maverick” secures the fourth place, amassing 1,888,544,181 streams.
Riding on the coattails of its predecessor’s iconic soundtrack, the sequel has managed to capture the essence of aerial excitement.
4. Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) – 4,032,056,381 streams.
This pretty much made Post Malone a household name. His hit “Sunflower” just surpassed two billion views on YouTube, solidifying its place as a modern classic.
5. Pulp Fiction (1994) – 1,496,979,758 streams.
Nostalgia takes center stage with Quentin Tarantino’s cult classic, “Pulp Fiction,” sustaining its enduring cultural impact since its 1994 release.
6. The Lion King (1994) – 1,430,026,401 streams.
The Lion King roars into the sixth place, reminding us of the lasting magic of Disney’s musical storytelling, and the genius of Sir Elton John.
7. Coco (2017) – 1,087,039,762 streams.
Pixar’s enchantment continues with “Coco,” which has garnered 1,087,039,762 streams. The film’s celebration of culture and family is mirrored in its melodic offerings.
8. Interstellar (2014) – 890,594,134 streams.
Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” occupies the eighth spot that would be not be what it is, without Hans Zimmer’s hella atmospheric score.
9. The Matrix (1999) – 887,530,734 streams.
This timeless classic stands strong in ninth place, a testament to the film’s iconic status and its electronic-infused soundtrack.
10. Barbie (2023) – 808,215,439 streams.
Unexpected, and all the more intriguing for it, appearance of “Barbie” takes the tenth spot, a reminder that even in a world of complex compositions, simplicity and familiarity, and genuine pop music still find their place.
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