Tuesday, 20 December 2011

25th December 2011

My festive track of the week belongs to Bob Seger for his Christmas masterpiece.

Winter Wonderland, Ray Charles

White Christmas
Snow, Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney

One Magic Christmas
Sleigh Ride, The Ronettes

Christmas With The Kranks
Sock It To Me Santa, Bob Seger and The Last Heard

Jingle All The Way
Back Door Santa, Clarence Carter

I’ll Be Home For Christmas
Santa Clause is Back in Town, Elvis Presley

The Polar Express
Santa Claus is Coming To Town, Frank Sinatra

Muppet Christmas Carol
It Feels Like Christmas, Jerry Nelson, Louise Gold, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Brian Henson and Frank Oz

How The Grinch Stole Christmas
The Who Song, Thurl Ravenscroft

Home Alone
You’re a Mean One Mr Grinch, Thurl Ravenscroft

The Nightmare Before Christmas
Making Christmas, Danny Elfman, Debi Durst, Kerry Katz, Greg Proops and Carmen Twillie

Four Christmases
Christmas All Over Again, Tom Petty

The Santa Clause 2
Run Rudolph Run, Chuck Berry

This Christmas
Santa Baby, Lina

Miracle on 34th Street
Bellevue Carol, Bruce Broughton

Bad Santa
Holly Jolly Christmas, Burl Ives

Hide and Seek
Jingle Bells Gurushetram, Krishna

18th December 2011

It's the Video Game Sound Tracks special and my track of the week ends up in the hands of John Baker for ToeJam Jammin!

Uncharted 3
Nate’s Theme, Greg Edmondson, Azam Ali, Clint Bajakian

Sonic 2
Chemical Plant Zone, Masato Nakamura

Portal 2
Turret Wife Serenade, Aperture Science Psychoacoustics Laboratory

The Legend of Zelda
Great Fairy’s Fountain Theme, Koji Kondo

Silent Hill 2
Theme of Laura, Akira Yamaoka

Wonder Boy
In Game Music, Composer Unknown

ToeJam and Earl
ToeJam Jammin, John Baker

Katamari Damacy
Katamari on the Rocks, Yū Miyake

Red Dead Redemption
Born Unto Trouble, Bill Elm and Woody Jackson

Metal Gear Solid
The Best is Yet To Come, Rika Muranaka

Mega Man 2
Dr Wily Stage 1, Takashi Tateishi, Manami Matsumae

Theme Music C, Hirokazu Tanaka

Parappa The Rapper
Cheap Cheap The Cooking Chicken Rap, Masaya Matsuura

The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim
Sons of Skyrim, Jeremy Soule

Saturday, 10 December 2011

11th December 2011

It's time for a big Bollywood special here on SoundTracks, with so much wonderful music on show, the week belongs to the original and the best playback singer Lata Mengashker who graces our ears several times over the course of the show.

Hawa Mein Utta Jaye, Lata Mengashker,

Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Ghum
Yeh Hadka Hai Allah, Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan

Teesri Manzil
Main Hoon Pyar Tera, Asha Bhosle and Mohammed Rafi

Bari Behen
Chup Chup Khade Ho, Lata Mengashker and Premlata

Ek Duuje Ke Liye
Tere Mere Beech Mein, Lata Mangeshkar and Balasubrahmanyam

Mr India
Hawa Hawai, Kavita Krishnamurthy

Hum Aapke Hain Koun
Joote Dedo, Praise Lelo, Balasubrahmanyam and Lata Mangeshkar

Muqaddar Ka Sikandar
O Saathi Re, Kishore Kumar

Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham
Say Shava Shava, Alka Yagnik, Sunidhi Chauhan, Udit Narayan, Sudesh Bhonsle, Adesh Shrivastava and Amitabh Bachchan

Saturday, 26 November 2011

4th December 2011

There's only one Morricone, bring on my track of the week!

Annie Get Your Gun
Anything You Can Do, Betty Hutton and Howard Keel

The Searchers
Suite, Max Steiner

Kehna Hai Kya, K. S. Chithra & A. R. Rahman

Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Spooky, Dusty Springfield

Nankyoku Monogatari
Kinematic, Vangelis

Inglourious Basterds
Rabbia E Tarantella, Ennio Morricone

Billy Elliot
I Love To Boogie, T Rex

All The Brothers Were Valiant
Main Title/Finale, Miklos Rosza

French Kiss
I Love Paris, Ella Fitzgerald

Cannibal Holocaust
Cameraman’s Recreation, Riz Ortolani

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
Main Theme, John Williams

27th November 2011

We're heading to Bollywood for my track of the week courtesy of Say Shava Shava.

The Surrey with the Fringe on Top, Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Charlotte Greenwood

North by North West
Main Title, Bernard Herrmann

Purple Rain
When Doves Cry, Prince

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
Say Shava, Shava, Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Sudesh Bhonsle, Aadesh Shrivastava,Sunidhi Chauhan, Amitabh Bachchan

Midnight Express
Main Theme, Giorgio Moroder

The Mission
The Mission, Ennio Morricone

Dry Your Tears Afrika, John Williams

Planet Terror
The Grindhouse Blues, Robert Rodriguez

A Star is Born
Love Theme, Barbara Streisand

Main Theme, Danny Elfman

The Thief of Baghdad
The Love of a Princess, Miklos Rosza

Death Proof
Hold Tight, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Titch

20th November 2011

Hey track of the week, you belong to the Climax Blues Band

Guys and Dolls
Luck Be A Lady, Jean Simmons and Marlon Brando

The King and I
Overture, Richard Rodgers

Three Men and a Little Lady
Waiting for a Star to Fall, Boy Meets Girl

Blow Dry
Couldn’t Get It Right, Climax Blues Band

Groundhog Day
Pennsylvania Polka, Frankie Yankovic

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
The Story of a Solider, Ennio Morricone

Riding Giants
Rumble, Link Wray

Loaded, Primal Scream

Mere Sapano Ki Rani, Kishore Kumar

Celebrity Party
Deep Purple, Nino Tempo and April Stevens

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
High and Dry, Radiohead

Saturday, 12 November 2011

13th November 2011

Mr John Barry, step up and collect your track of the week!

A Whole New World, Brad Kane and Lea Salonga

The Lion in Winter
The Lion in Winter, John Barry

That Old Feeling
Call Me Irresponsible, Dinah Washington

Por El Camino
Glosoli, Sigur Ros

Poor Cow
Colours, Donovan

The Big Lebowski
Behave Yourself, Booker T and the MGs

Fistfull of Dollars
Fistfull of Dollars, Ennio Morricone

Saving Private Ryan
Cetait Une Histoire Damour, Edith Piaf

For All Mankind
Always Returning, Brian Eno

The Million Dollar Hotel
Falling At Your Feet, Bono & Daniel Lanois

End Title, James Horner

The Muppets
Halfway Down the Stairs, Jerry Nelson

6th November 2011

It's all about the dancing for my track of the week, the legendary Zorba!

Moulin Rouge!
Hindi Sad Diamonds, Nicole Kidman, John Leguizamo & Alka Yagnik

Zorba The Greek
Zorba's Dance, Mikis Theodorakis

Somethin Else, Eddie Cochran

Rock N Roll High School
Smokin in the Boys Room, Brownsville Station

The Darjeeling Limited
Symphony No. 7 In A, Op. 92, Allegro Con Brio, Ludwig Van Beethoven

Little Shop of Horrors
Da Doo, Rick Moranis

The Professional
The Professional, Ennio Morricone

Parting Glances
Smalltown Boy, Bronski Beat

Seesaw, Don Covay

The Mercenaries
Main Theme, Jacques Loussier

The Trap
The Trap, Ron Goodwin

Worried About The Boy
Go Wild in the Country, Bow Wow Wow

Saturday, 22 October 2011

30th October 2011

Bollywood is the home to my track of the week, thanking you Udit Narayan.

As Long As He Needs Me, Donald Pippin

And All The Brothers Were Valiant
Main Theme, Miklos Rosza

Paris Texas
Houston in Two Seconds, Ry Cooder

And I Love You So
And I Love You So, Perry Como

Hail Columbia, Nyman and Albarn

Raja Hindustani
Aaye Ho Meri Zindagi Mein, Udit Narayan

The Legend of 1900
Danny’s Blues, Ennio Morricone

Casino Royale
You Know My Name, Chris Cornell

Follow Me/ Dorinda’s Solo Flight, John Williams

From Dusk Till Dawn
After Dark, Tito and Tarantula

Heavy Metal
Tarna’s Theme, Elmer Bernstein

23rd October 2011

My track of the week is the achingly beautiful Johnnie Ray and The Little White cloud That Cried.

West Side Story
Tonight, Jimmy Bryant and Marni Nixon (dubbed)

Saving Private Ryan
Hymn to the Fallen, John Williams

Liberty Heights
Rock Island Line, Lonnie Donnegan

The Big Country
Main Title, Jerome Moross

Mary Poppins
Spoonful of Sugar, Julie Andrews

Blade Runner
Rachel's Song, Vangelis

The Battle of Algiers
The Battle of Algiers, Ennio Morricone

School of Rock
Immigrant Song, Led Zeppelin

Dil Ko Hazar Bar, Alisha Chinai

No Direction Home: Bob Dylan
The Little White Cloud That Cried, Johnnie Ray

Where The Wild Things Are
Worried Shoes, Karen O and the Kids

Top Gun
Top Gun Anthem, Harold Faltermeyer

Saturday, 15 October 2011

16th October 2011

Battle No.2 vs the composer and music wizard Mr Martin Bird

Beginning with B
Back to the Future - Ian vs Blue Velvet - MB
Main Theme - Alan Silvestri vs Blue Velvet - Bobby Vinton

World of War
Where Eagles Dare - Ian vs Lawrence of Arabia - MB
Main Theme - Ron Goodwin vs Main Theme - Maurice Jarre

Sexy Time
10 Things I Hate About You - Ian vs Boogie Nights - MB
Sexy Boy - Air vs You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate

Road Trip
Butterflies Are Free - Ian vs Summer Holiday - MB
Country Roads - John Denver vs Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard

Comic Genius
The Mask - Ian vs What's New Pussycat? - MB
Hey Pachuco - Royal Crown Revue vs What's New Pussycat? - Tom Jones

Last Song in the World
Heat - Ian vs Monty Python's Life of Brian - MB
God Moving Over The Face of the Waters - Moby vs Always Look on the Bright Side of Life - Eric Idle

Friday, 14 October 2011

9th October 2011

My first ever battle vs Ravenrook, aka Lily and Violet Adams. A close battle but victory for the girls!

Musical Madness

Chicago - Ian vs Calamity Jane - L&V
Overture/All That Jazz - Danny Elfman vs Secret Love - Doris Day

Best of British
Dr No - Ian vs 633 Squadron - L&V
James Bond Theme - Monty Norman/John Barry vs 633 Squadron by Rn Goodwin

Cowboy Classic
The Hallelujah Trail - Ian vs Brokeback Mountain - L&V
Overture - Elmer Bernstein vs The Wings - Gustavo Santaolalla

World Cinema
Hum Aapke Hain Kaun - Ian vs Cinema Paradiso L&V
Joote De Do, Praise Lalo - Balasubramaniam & Mangeshkar vs Childhood and Manhood - Ennio Morricone

Oh The Horror!
Bram Stokers Dracula - Ian vs Sleepy Hollow - L&V
Main Theme - Wojciech Kilar vs Young Ichabod - Danny Elfman

Malcolm X - Ian vs Reservoir Dogs - L&V
Beans and Cornbread - Louis Jordan vs Little Green Bag - George Baker Selection

Friday, 30 September 2011

2nd October 2011

This week is totally owned by Michael Nyman.

A Zed and Two Noughts
Angelfish Decay

The Draughtsman’s Contract
Chasing Sheep is Best Left to Shepherds

The Morrow

The Falls
Bird List

The Piano
The Heart Asks Pleasure First

A Zed and Two Noughts
Time Lapse

Man on Wire
An Eye for Optical Theory

Becoming Jerome/God’s Hands

Fly Drive

Nelly’s Version
Homage to Maurice

Drowning By Numbers
Wheelbarrow Walk

Practical Magic
Convening the Coven

The Piano
Here to There

The Piano
Dreams of a Journey

Saturday, 24 September 2011

25th September 2011

My track of the week knows what it means to be young, it's Fire Inc.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Sobbin Women, Howard Keel and The Brothers

Mrs Bagwell's Rhumba, Iain Ballamy

Beau Brummell
Prelude/The King, Miklos Rosza

Malcolm X
That Lucky Old Sun Just Rolls Around Heaven, Ray Charles

Amazing Grace, Elmer Bernstein

Overture, Lionel Bart

The Untouchables
Machine Gun lullaby, Ennio Morricone

Tron Legacy
End of the Line, Daft Punk

Yankee Doodle Dandy
I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy, James Cagney

The Jazz Singer
Love on the Rocks, Neil Diamond

Donnie Darko
Philosopy of Time Travel, Michael Andrews

Streets of Fire
Tonight is What it Means to be Young, Fire Inc

Saturday, 17 September 2011

18th September 2011

Welcome to The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room - easily my track of the week just for its pure joy.

Little Shop of Horrors
Prologue, Michelle Weeks, Tichina Arnold, Tisha Campbell

A Quai, Yann Tiersen

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Hundred Mile High City, Ocean Colour Scene

The Last Samurai
Safe Passage/Way of the Sword, Hans Zimmer

Live and Let Die
Live and Let Die, Paul McCartney and Wings

The Ogre
Abel Carries Ephraim, Michael Nyman

Once Upon a Time in the West
Once Upon a Time in the West, Ennio Morricone

Paris Texas
Brother, Ry Cooder

The Sheik
Kashmiri Love Song, Rudolf Valentino

Twilight Zone: The Movie
Twilight Zone, Jerry Goldsmith

The Darjeeling Limited
Les Champs-Elysees, Joe Dassin

Gnomeo and Juliet
The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room, Wally Boag, Fulton Burley, Thurl Ravenscroft & The Mellomen

Saturday, 10 September 2011

11th September 2011

It's a real tough one for my Track of the Week, Barbarella or Last Tango? I say Tango.

Kansas City, Gene Nelson, Charlotte Greenwood

Exit The Dragon, Enter The Tiger
Run Faye Run, Isaac Hayes

American Graffiti
At The Hop, Continental Kids/Flash Cadillac

The Nursery, Clint Mansell

The Age of Innocence
End Titles, Elmer Bernstein

Raging Bull
Whispering Grass, The Ink Spots

Last Tango in Paris
Tango – Gato Barbieri

Love, Love, Love Drags Me Down, Bob Crewe and Charles Fox

For A Few Dollars More
For A Few Dollars More, Ennio Morricone

End Titles, Damon Albarn

Lost Boys
People Are Strange, Echo and The Bunnymen

Edward Scissorhands
Main Title Danny Elfman

Kinematic, Vangelis

Saturday, 27 August 2011

September 4th 2011

The haunting Sinead and Elliot creation gets my nomination for track of the week.

The King and I
Shall We Dance, Deborah Kerr

The Buccaneer
Overture, Elmer Bernstein

National Lampoon’s European Vacation
Some Like It Hot, Power Station

Volver, Estrella Morente

Taxi Driver
The $20 Bill – Target Practice, Bernard Herrmann

Cinema Paradiso
Cinema Paradiso, Ennio Morricone

Twin Peaks, Fire Walk With Me
A Real Indication, Angelo Badlamenti

Magic Dance, David Bowie

Shallow Grave
Happy Heart, Andy Williams

The Page Turner
Le Miroir Des Choses, Jerome Lemonnier

Michael Collins
She Moved Through The Fair, Elliot Goldenthal, Feat Sinead O Connor

28th August 2011

My Track of the Week goes to the first bit of John Barry in the show this week, hear the Lion roar.

Some Like It Hot
I Wanna be Loved By You, Marilyn Monroe

Desperately Seeking Susan
Lust for Life, Iggy Pop

The Glenn Miller Story
Pennsylvania 65000, Universal International Orchestra

Play Misty For Me
Willie and The Hand Jive, Johnny Otis

The Lion in Winter
The Lion in Winter, John Barry

Moulin Rouge
Come What May, Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor

Chi Mai, Ennio Morricone

Dances With Wolves
John Dunbar’s Theme, John Barry

Grow Your Own
Rabbit, Chas and Dave

Get Crazy
Metal Guru, T Rex

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Mans Chest
Jack Sparrow, Hans Zimmer

In Search of Paradise
You Took The Words Right Out of My Mouth, Meat Loaf

Sunday, 21 August 2011

21st August 2011

My Track of the Week goes to the Bollywood epic Ramta Jogi!

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Goin Courtin, Jane Powell

Raiders of the Lost Ark
Raiders March, John Williams

Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
The Boss, James Brown

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
La Nina de Puerta Oscura, Paco de Lucia

West Side Story
The Rumble, Orchestra

Dirty Dancing
She’s Like The Wind, Patrick Swayze

Once Upon a Time In America
Rachel's Theme, Ennio Morricone

The Fifth Element
Lucia Di Lammermoor, Inva Mulla

Ramta Jogi, Sukhwinder Singh & Alka Yagnik

Mighty Joe Young
Our Last Chance – A New World, James Horner

Reservoir Dogs
I Gotcha, Joe Tex

Ferris Buellers Day Off
Radio People, Zapp

Saturday, 13 August 2011

14th August 2011

My track of the week goes to those double acting giants, Walken and Travolta.

September Affair
September Song, Walter Huston

Suite, Max Steiner

Inglourious Basterds
The Man With the Big Sombrero, Samantha Shelton and Michael Andrew

You’re Timeless to Me, John Travolta and Christopher Walken

Colours of the Wind, Judy Kuhn

Once Upon A Time In The West
The Man With The Harmonica, Ennio Morricone

Goodbye Lenin!
Goodbye Lenin, Yann Tiersen

Practical Magic
Convening the Coven, Michael Nyman

Range De, Asha Bhosle

Top Gun
Lead Me On, Teena Marie

Bram Stokers Dracula
Main Title, Wojciech Kilar

Thursday, 4 August 2011

7th August 2011

Elmer, Elmer, Elmer - we're riding the trail for my Track of the Week.

I Love All the Love In You, Bob Crewe and Charles Fox

The Virgin Suicides
Ce Matin La, Air

An American Werewolf in London
Metamorphosis, Elmer Bernstein

Slumdog Millionaire
O Saya, AR Rahmann/MIA

One Night Only, Beyonce, Anika Noni Rose and Sharon Lea

The Bodyguard
Theme, Alan Silvestri

Gunfight at Red Sands
A Gringo Like Me, Ennio Morricone

Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Liar, Liar, The Castaways

Main Theme, Billy Goldenberg

Blinuet, Zoot Sims

Calamity Jane
Secret Love, Doris Day

The Hallelujah Trail
Overture, Elmer Bernstein

31st July 2011

For my Track of the Week it can be none other than the epic Child in Time by Deep Purple.

Greased Lightning, John Travolta

The Wild Bunch
Main Title, Jerry Fielding

A Walk on the Moon
Kiss of Fire, Georgia Gibbs

Capitalism, A Love Story
Zambesi, Lou Busch

Lucky Ones
Ragged Wood, Fleet Foxes

The Mission
Gabriel’s Oboe, Ennio Morricone

Running With Scissors
Year of the Cat, Al Stewart

The Karate Kid
Glory of Love, Peter Cetera

Paper Moon
Georgia on my Mind, Hoagy Carmichael

Breaking the Waves
Child in Time, Deep Purple

Lawrence of Arabia
Overture, Maurice Jarre

Friday, 22 July 2011

24th July 2011

My first venture into the land of Riz Ortolani garners my TotW this week.

The King and I
My Lord and Master, Rita Moreno

Valse Crespesculaire/Finale, Miklos Rosza

Time of the Gypsies
Ederlezi, Goran Bregovic

The Alamo
The Alamo, Dimitri Tiomkin

Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
(I've Got A) Golden Ticket, Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley

There Will Be Blood
Prospectors Quartet, Jonny Greenwood

Frantic, Ennio Morricone

Kill Bill Vol 2
Goodnight Moon, Shivaree

Cannibal Holocaust
Camerama’s Recreation, Riz Ortolani

Becoming Jerome/Gods Hands, Michael Nyman

Little Buddha
Enlightenment, Ryuichi Sakamoto

Hum Aapke Hain Koun
Joote Dedo, Praise Lelo - Balasubrahmanyam & Chorus/Lata Mangeshkar

17th July 2011

To whom does the accolade of Track of the Week land upon this week? Triple S - Sigue Sigue ahoy.

West Side Story
Gee Officer Krupke, Cast

Sin City
Sensemaya, Silvestre Revueltas

Planet Terror
Cherrys Dance of Death, Chingon

Baby It’s You, Smith

The Pilgrim
The Pilgrim, Michel Villard

Ferris Buellers Day Off
Love Missile F1 11, Sigue Sigue Sputnik

The Battle of Algiers
The Battle of Algiers, Ennio Morricone

Sodom and Gomorrah
Overture, Miklos Rosza

The Hurricane
The Moon of Manakoora, Dorothy Lamour

Team America, World Police
I’m So Ronery, Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Harry Gregson

Much Ado About Nothing
Overture, Patrick Doyle

From Dusk Till Dawn
Angry Cockroaches, Tito and Tarantuala

Monday, 4 July 2011

10th July 2011

Normal service has resumed with the brilliant Holy Modal Rounders as my track of the week.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
House of the Singing Bamboo, Howard Keel

An Ideal Husband
First Night Party, Charlie Mole

Cotton Needs Pickin, Frank Frost & Richard Holmes & Otis Taylor & John Price

American Hot Wax
Summertime Blues, Eddie Cochran

Dangerous Liaisons
Dreamweaver, Gary Wright

Once Upon A Time in America
Deborah’s Theme, Ennio Morricone

Hero, Chad Kroeger, feat Josey Scott

Out of Africa
Main Theme, John Barry

Dead Ringers
In the Still of the Night, The Five Satins

Easy Rider
If You Want to be a Bird, The Holy Modal Rounders

Jean de Florette
Main Theme, Jean Claude Petit

That’s Amore
On the Street Where You Live, Vic Damone

3rd July 2011

In the final run of specials, this show is The Long and The Short of it. Little tiny cues sitting next to ten minute behemoths. TOTW belongs to the Battle

Sharp Little Guy, Mark Mothersbaugh

The Ten Commandments
Overture, Elmer Bernstein

City of God
Morte Ze Pequeno, Antonio Pinto and Ed Cortes

Midnight Express
Chase, Giorgio Moroder

Where The Wild Things Are
Sailing Home, Karen O and the Kids

The Claim
The Burning, Michael Nyman

American Beauty
Spartanette, Thomas Newman

Concerto, Miklos Rosza

From Dusk Till Dawn
Mexican Stand Off, Graeme Revell

The Battle, Hans Zimmerman and Lisa Gerrard

The Nightmare Before Christmas
End Titles, Danny Elfman

Sunday, 26 June 2011

26th June 2011

Round two of those special specials, this time under the mighty eye and magnificent hand of Mr John Williams. I'm strangely attracted to Harry and his Wonderous World.

Main Title

The Sugarland Express
Main Theme

Bicycle Chase/End Credits

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry's Wonderous World

Main Title

Raiders of the Lost Ark
Raiders March

Empire of the Sun
Main Title

Main Theme

Main Theme

A.I.: Artificial Intelligence
Where Dreams Are Born

Jurassic Park
Main Theme

Star Wars

Sunday, 19 June 2011

19th June 2011

Today we celebrate man with a man sized special. The track that wins is ELP with their version of Fanfare For The Common Man.

Theme, John Williams

Ol' Man River, Paul Robeson

Sexy Beast
Daddy Rollin' Stone, Derek Martin

Son of a Preacher Man, Dusty Springfield

Starsky & Hutch
I'm a Ramblin Man, Waylon Jennings

Maid in Manhattan
Guitar Man, Bread

Fiddler on the Roof
If I Were A Rich Man, Topol

Once Upon a Time in the West
The Man With The Harmonica, Ennio Morricone

Love and Bullets
Stand By Your Man, Tammy Wynette

Deep Cover
Mr Loverman, Shabba Ranks

Daddy Day Care
Mannish Boy, Muddy Waters

Ready to Rumble
Fanfare for the Common Man, Emerson, Lake and Palmer

Sunday, 12 June 2011

12th June 2011

We've not had a Morricone grace the TOTW for a while and this one is a bobby dazzler, all hail the Tarantella.

The Band Wagon
The Triplets, Fred Astaire, Nanette Fabray and Jack Buchanan

Back to the Future
Theme, Alan Silvestri

Big Night
Oh Marie, Louis Prima

Roll Bounce
Hollywood Swinging, Kool and the Gang

Ride em Cowboy
A Tisket, A Tasket, Ella Fitzgerald

Batman Forever
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me, U2

Rabbia E Tarantella, Ennio Morricone

Air America
Horse with No Name, America

Where Eagles Dare
Theme, Ron Goodwin

North by Northwest
Main Title, Bernard Herrman

The Thomas Crown Affair
Windmills of Your Mind, Noel Harrison

Twilight New Moon
The Meadow, Alexandre Desplat

Detroit Rock City
Little Willy, Sweet

Saturday, 4 June 2011

5th June 2011

A glorious day and time for some musical glory, this week it's mighty Mr Miklos from El Cid.

Makin' Whoopee, Eddie Cantor

Time of the Gypsies
Kustino Oro, Goran Bregovic

The Grand Duel
The Grand Duel (Parte Prima), Luis Bacalov

Moonlight and Valentino
Strange Currencies, R.E.M.

El Cid
Overture, Miklos Rosza

Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
18 With A Bullet, Pete Wingfield

A Pistol For Ringo
Waiting, Ennio Morricone

To Gillian On Her 37th Birthday
Some Kind of Wonderful, Grand Funk Railroad

Top Gun
Hot Summer Nights, Miami Sound Machine

Waltz With Bashir
Enola Gay, OMD

A Zed and Two Noughts
Angelfish Decay, Michael Nyman

Hawaii Oslo
Ballendai, Yann Tiersen

Venus as a Boy, Bjork

Friday, 27 May 2011

29th May 2011

An absolute return to form for the Bond soundtracks this week. You Know My Name by Mr Cornell. Mmmmm, Rock!

If You Could See Her, Joel Grey

Doctor Zhivago
Lara’s Theme, Maurice Jarre

Sólo Quiero Caminar
La Pistola Y El Corazon, Los Lobos

A Prophet
Take Me Home With You Baby, Jessie Mae Hemphill

From Dusk Till Dawn
Mexican Blackbird, ZZ Top

Egg on Hamegg, John Ottoman

The Legend of 1900
Danny’s Blues, Ennio Morricone

Look Who’s Talking
And She Was, Talking Heads

Schindlers List
Main Theme, John Williams

Memories, Clint Mansell

Risky Business
Love on a Real Train, Tangerine Dream

Once Upon a December, Liz Callaway

Casino Royale
You Know My Name, Chris Cornell

Sunday, 22 May 2011

22nd May 2011

Track of the week = The Cure for Mint Car. Happy Days.

The Firefly
The Donkey Serenade, Alan Jones

The Quiet Man
The Donnybrook, Victor Young

Pontiac Moon
Kansas City, Wilbert Harrison

The Thief of Baghdad
The Market at Basra, Miklos Rosza

The Lion King
Circle of Life, Carmen Twille

A Lot Like Love
Mint Car, The Cure

Workin in a Coal Mine, Lee Dorsey

The Cotton Club
The Cotton Club, John Barry

Inglorious Basterds
Un Amico, Ennio Morricone

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
La Nina de Puerta Oscura, Paco de Lucia

West Side Story
A Boy Like That & I Have A Love, Betty Wand and Marni Nixon

The Godfather
Speak Softly Love, Nino Rota

Ebudae, Enya

Harry Potter and The Philiosophers Stone
Hedwig’s Theme, John Williams

Sunday, 15 May 2011

15th May 2011

It's all about Nappy Brown for the track of this week from the film Cry Baby.

Dancer in the Dark
In the Musicals, Bjork

Hawa Mein Udta Jaye, Lata Mangeshkar

Il Mattino Ha L'oro in Bocca
Look Out There’s a Monster Coming, Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band

Happily N’Ever After
Monster Mash, Bobby Pickett and the Crypt Kicker Five

The Return of the Pink Panther
The Pink Panther Theme, Henry Mancini

The Man With the Golden Arm
The Man With the Golden Arm, Elmer Bernstein

Frantic, Ennio Morricone

O Brother Where Art Thou
Soggy Bottom Boys Feat Tim Blake Nelson, In the Jailhouse Now

Cry Baby
My Heart Goes Piddily Patter, Nappy Brown

Lawrence of Arabia
Overture, Maurice Jarre

Streets of Fire
Tonight is What It Means to Be Young, Fire Inc

Sunday, 8 May 2011

8th May 2011

Today we're chock to the block with heavyweight composers and signature films. The track of the week is Ry Cooder covering the legend that is Blind Willie Johnson from Paris, Texas.

It’s Hairspray, James Marsden

The Third Man
The Third Man Theme, Anton Karas

Making Time, The Creation

From Dusk Till Dawn
Dark Night, The Blasters

Birdman of Alcatraz
Finale, Elmer Bernstein

Taxi Driver
Main Title, Bernard Herrman

Slumdog Millionaire
Jai Ho, AR Rahman

For A Few Dollars More
The Vice of Killing, Ennio Morricone

Paris, Texas
Dark Was The Night, Ry Cooder

Never Been Kissed
I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight, The Cutting Crew

Top Gun
Playing With The Boys, Kenny Loggins

Twin Peaks, Fire Walk With Me
Pink Room, Angelo Badalamenti

Easy Rider
Ballad of Easy Rider, Roger McGuinn

Now We Are Free, Lisa Gerrard and Hans Zimmer

Thursday, 5 May 2011

1st May 2011

After the Royal Wedding show was repeated due to popular demand, we're officially back to normal service, and so my track of the week goes to...the Suite from La Dolce Vita

Little Nellie Kelly
A Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow, Judy Garland

La Dolce Vita
Suite, Nino Rota

Confessions of a Dangeours Mind
Sincerely, The Moonglows

Sh-Boom, The Crewcuts

Tron Legacy
The Game has Changed, Daft Punk

Modern Times
A Nonsense Song, Charlie Chaplin

The Bridge at Remagen
The Bridge at Remagen, Elmer Bernstein

Moses the Lawgiver
Moses Theme, Ennio Morricone

Curtis Mayfield, Give Me Your Love

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
Boll Weevil, Presidents of the USA

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Pure Imagination, Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley

And All The Brothers Were Valiant
Main Title, Miklos Rosza

Thursday, 21 April 2011

24th April 2011

Hello Royal Wedding themed show. The awesome Darlene Love, my track of the week, should be gracing the pair as they make their way down the aisle.

The Sound of Music
Processional and Maria, Rodgers and Hammerstein

Muriel's Wedding
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, Abba

The Thief of Baghdad
The Love of a Princess, Miklos Rosza

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Some Day My Prince Will Come, Adriani Caselotti

A King in New York
The Loving Mandolin, Michel Villiard

True Romance
White Wedding, Billy Idol

The Wedding Singer
True, Spandau Ballet

The Wedding and End Titles, Rachel Portman

Kiss me Kate
Wunderbar, Kathryn Grayson and Howard Keel

Last Action Hero
Overture - The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Tis Harry I’m Planning to Marry, Howard Keel and Doris Day

The Bride of Frankenstein
Main Title, Franz Waxman

Father of the Bride
Today I Met The Boy I’m Going to Marry, Darlene Love

My Fair Lady
Get Me To The Church On Time, Stanley Holloway

17th April 2011

Normal service has been resumed for this week, though there will be a wedding themed show for next Sunday. It has to be Mr Michael Nyman for his piece Dan as my Track of the Week.

Little Shop of Horrors
Dentist, Steve Martin, Michelle Weeks, Tichina Arnold and Tisha Campbell-Martin

Groundhog Day
Pennsylvania Polka, Frankie Yankovic

Deathless Man
Pop Corn, Gershon Kingsley

American Heart
This is Hip, John Lee Hooker

The Wanderers
Ya Ya, Lee Dorsey

Car Wash
Yo Yo, Rose Royce

Maybe This Time, Liza Minelli and Joel Grey

The Big Gundown
La Resa, Ennio Morricone

Easy Rider
It’s Alright Ma – I’m only bleeding, Roger McGuinn

Little Buddha
Red Dust, Ryuichi Sakamota

J'y Suis Jamais Allé, Yann Tiersen

My Waltz for Newk, Iain Ballamy

Boogie Nights
Brand New Key, Melanie

Dan, Michael Nyman

Sunday, 10 April 2011

10th April 2011

Final special, celebrating the ears of the mighty Quentin Tarantino. This is a tricky Track of the Week, but I'm leaning towards...Sandy Rogers

Reservoir Dogs
And Now Little Green Bag, Steven Wright

Reservoir Dogs
Little Green Bag, George Baker Selection

Death Proof
Good Love, Bad Love, Eddie Floyd

Jackie Brown
Who Is He?, Bill Withers

Inglourious Basterds
Slaughter, Billy Preston

Kill Bill, Vol. 2
The Chase, Alan Reeves, Phil Steele And Philip Brigham

Pulp Fiction
Flowers On The Wall, The Statler Brothers

Reservoir Dogs
Fool For Love, Sandy Rogers

Kill Bill, Vol. 2
A Satisfied Mind, Johnny Cash

Kill Bill, Vol. 1
The Lonely Shepherd, Gheorghe Zamfir

Kill Bill, Vol. 1
That Certain Female, Charlie Feathers

Death Proof
Chick Habit, April March

Pulp Fiction
Comanche, James Gordon

My Best Friends Birthday
Ballroom Blitz, Sweet

Kill Bill, Vol. 1
Twisted Nerve, Bernard Herrmann

Reservoir Dogs
Harvest Moon, Bedlam

Pulp Fiction
Girl, You'll Be A Woman, Urge Overkill

Reservoir Dogs
Coconut, Harry Nilsson

Death Proof
Hold Tight, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Titch

3rd April 2011

It's time for Mr John Barry, a five time Academy Award winner,often imitated but never bettered. JB we salute you.

Midnight Cowboy
Midnight Cowboy, John Barry

The Cotton Club
The Cotton Club, John Barry

Dr. No
James Bond Theme, John Barry

Danger Man, Edwin Astley

On Her Majesty's Secret Service
On Her Majesty's Secret Service, John Barry Orchestra

The Lion In Winter
The Lion In Winter, John Barry

Dances With Wolves
Dances With Wolves, John Barry

Out Of Africa
Out Of Africa, John Barry

Somewhere In Time
Somewhere In Time, John Barry

Mary, Queen Of Scots
Mary, Queen Of Scots, John Barry

Chaplin, John Barry

Walkabout, John Barry

Body Heat
Body Heat, John Barry

Born Free
Born Free, John Barry

Sunday, 27 March 2011

27th March 2011

Oh my goodness...it's the Cowboy and Western Sound Tracks special. A very tough call this week for Track of the Week, but I'm leaning towards Sixty Seconds to What with that organ.

Fistful of Dollars
The Musical Pocket Watch, Ennio Morricone

The Magnificent Seven
Overture, Elmer Bernstein

The Alamo
Overture, Dimitri Tiompkin

True Grit
Rooster Cogburn/A Warm Wrap-Up, Elmer Bernstein

The Mercenary
L'Arena, Ennio Morricone

Suite, Richard Hageman

Once Upon A Time in the West
Once Upon A Time in the West, Ennio Morricone

The Sons of Katie Elder
The Sons of Katie Elder, Elmer Bernstein

A Fistful of Dollars
A Fistful of Dollars, Ennio Morricone

For a Few Dollars More
For a Few Dollars More, Ennio Morricone

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Ennio Morricone

Once Upon A Time in the West
Man with a Harmonica, Ennio Morricone

For a Few Dollars More
Sixty Seconds to What, Ennio Morricone

Big Country
Main Title, Jerome Moross

Sunday, 20 March 2011

20th March 2011

Mr Vangelis, this week we salute you with the Track of the Week for your superb Kinematic.

Moulin Rouge
Sparkling Diamonds, Jim Broadbent, Nicole Kidman

Anita and Me
Mouldy Old Dough, Lieutenant Pigeon

Cry Baby
High School Hellcats, James Intveld

Kansas City
Blues In The Dark, Count Basie & Jimmy Rushing

Malcolm X
That Lucky Old Sun Just Rolls Around Heaven, Ray Charles

And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going, Jennifer Hudson

Le Professional
Le Professional, Ennio Morricone

Lesbian Vampire Killers
Under the Moon of Love, Showaddywaddy

Midnight Express
Theme, Giorgio Moroder

Nankyoku Monogatari
Kinematic, Vangelis

Goodbye Stranger, Supertramp

Sunday, 13 March 2011

13th March 2011

My track of the week goes to those magical Inkspots, such beautiful music.

Raging Bull
The Inkspots, Whispering Grass

Spirited Away
Kaonashi (No Face), Joe Hisaishi

West Side Story
Cool, Tucker Smith

Boogie Nights
Machine Gun, The Commodores

Young Frankenstein
Transylvanian Lullaby, John Morris

Jackie Brown
The Delfonics, Didn’t I Blow Your Mind This Time

An American Werewolf in London
Metamorphoses, Elmer Bernstein

A Fistful of Dollars
The Result, Ennio Morricone

The Electric Horseman
Ed Bruce, Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys

Hell Ride
Alacran Y Pistolero, Chingon And Tito Larriva

Exit The Dragon, Enter The Tiger
Isaac Hayes, Run Fay Run

Girl 6
Raspberry Beret, Prince

Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace
Main Title, John Williams

Sunday, 6 March 2011

6th March 2011

My track of the week goes to the wonderful Ennio Morricone, for that iconic scene when Uma is trying to break out of the coffin in Kill Bill Vol.2

Yankee Doodle Dandy
I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy, James Cagney

Saturday Night Fever
Jive Talkin, Bee Gees

The Halleluiah Trail
Overture, Elmer Bernstein

Team America World Police
Montage, Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Harry Gregson

Maniac, Michael Sembello

Edward Scissorhands
Main Title, Danny Elfman

Kill Bill Vol 2
L’Arena, Ennio Morricone

An American Rhapsody
Skeeter David, End of the World

There Will Be Blood
Jonny Greenwood, Prospectors Arrive

Kick Ass
Sparks, This Town Ain’t Big Enough For The Both Of Us

Barbarella, Bob Crewe and Charles Fox

Grindhouse, Robert Rodriguez

Sunday, 27 February 2011

27th February 2011

The track of the week comes from the dudetastic The Big Lebowski courtesy of the experimentally excellent Meredith Monk

I Will Follow Him, Deloris and the Sisters
Sister Act

Main Theme, Dimitri Tiomkin
The Thing From Another World

Willie The Wimp (And His Cadillac Coffin), Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble
From Dusk Till Dawn

House of 1000 Corpses, Rob Zombie
House of 1000 Corpses

We’re Going Home, Clint Mansell

Walking Song, Meredith Monk
The Big Lebowski

March of the McGregors, Ennio Morricone
Up The McGregors

Danke Schoen, Wayne Newton
Ferris Buellers Day Off

I’m Sticking With You, The Velvet Underground

Main Theme, Danny Elfman

Sycamore Trees, Jimmy Scott
Twin Peaks, Fire Walk With Me

One Bad Stud, The Blasters
Streets of Fire

We Don't Need Another Hero, Tina Turner
Mad Max 3

Ramasutra, Car Chafe
Camping Sauvage

Sunday, 20 February 2011

20th February 2011

There's no contest for Track of the Week today, Louis Jordan smashes it out the park with his Beans and Cornbread from Malcolm X.

Mein Herr, Liza Minelli and Joel Grey

Big Top Pee Wee, Danny Elfman
Big Top Pee Wee

Main Theme, Ryuichi Sakamoto
Little Buddha

Superfreak, Rick James
Diary of a Wimpy Kid

La Pistola Y El Corazon, Los Lobos
The Mexican

Hey Pachuco, Royal Crown Revue
The Mask

A Gringo Like Me, Ennio Morricone
Gunfight at Red Sands

Beans and Cornbread, Louis Jordan - TOTW
Malcolm X

O Death, Ralph Stanley
O Brother Where Art Thou

Carry On Wayward Son, Kansas

The Autobots Descend, Steve Jablonsky

Sing, Blur

Saturday, 19 February 2011

13th February 2011

Welcome to the new blog for all the Sound Tracks listeners out there. I'll be listing each new show straight after it has aired so you can seek out the tracks that you loved the most or were just a trifle curious about. I'll also be highlighting my Track Of The Week (TOTW) here on the blog with a link to listen to that one again.

One Night Only, Beyonce Knowles, Anika Noni Rose, Sharon Lea

Spooky, Dusty Springfield
Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

The Loving Mandolin, Charles Chaplin
A King in New York

Bumpy and the Queen, Elmer Bernstein

The Trap, Ron Goodwin
The Trap

Sock Puppet/Flyover, Iain Ballamy

Sixty Seconds to What, Ennio Morricone
For a Few Dollars More

The Green Leaves of Summer, Nick Perito
Inglourious Basterds

She Moved Through the Fair, Sinead O'Connor with Elliot Goldenthal - TOTW
Michael Collins

Talijanska, Goran Bregovic
Time of the Gypsies

You Know My Name, Chris Cornell
Casino Royale

The .44 Magnum is a Monster, Bernard Herrman
Taxi Driver

Dracula, Wojciech Kilar
Bram Stokers Dracula