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Double J Have Ranked The 50 Best Movie Soundtracks Of All Time, And It’s A Smidge Controversial

Did they get it right?

Double J have ranked the 50 most memorable movie soundtracks of all time, with 1996’s revered Trainspotting landing in the top spot.

The dance-oriented soundtrack just beat out Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, and (pretty controversially, in our humble opinion) Baz Luhrmann’s iconic 1997 film Romeo + Juliet, which lands at #3.

Soundtracks from High Fidelity, Blues Brothers, Purple Rain, and Star Wars (!) also feature in the top 10. It’s a pretty eclectic top 50, with some films dating back 50 years (The Graduate, which lands at #35), while others are fairly new releases (Straight Outta Compton, #21). Even a Marvel film makes the cut: 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 1 comes in at #34.

The ranking is in preparation for an entire weekend of movie soundtrack appreciation on Double J. Kicking off at 12pm tomorrow (June 9) and continuing at the same time on Sunday, they’ll be counting down the full top 50 ranking, complete with the best tunes from the soundtracks.

If you’re busy for the next two days, don’t worry: they’ll be hosting an encore countdown all day Monday.

Check out the full ranking below, and head over to Double J for a comprehensive breakdown of the soundtracks.

Double J Top 50 Movie Soundtracks

1. Trainspotting (1996)
2. Pulp Fiction (1994)
3. Romeo + Juliet (1997)
4. Purple Rain (1984)
5. Star Wars (1977)
6. High Fidelity (2000)
7. Saturday Night Fever (1977)
8. Blues Brothers (1980)
9. Singles (1992)
10. Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
11. Forest Gump (1994)
12. Clueless (1995)
13. Almost Famous (2000)
14. This is Spinal Tap (1984)
15. Lost in Translation (2003)
16. The Crow (1994)
17. Donnie Darko (2002)
18. Help! The Beatles (1965)
19. Blade Runner (1982)
20. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
21. Straight Outta Compton (2015)
22. Pretty in Pink (1986)
23. Dogs in Space (1986)
24. 8 Mile (2003)
25. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
26. The Matrix (1999)
27. Judgement Night (1993)
28. Garden State (2004)
29. The Harder They Come (1972)
30. The Good, The Bad, The Ugly (1966)
31. Paris, Texas (1985)
32. Baby Driver (2017)
33. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1969)
34. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 1 (2014)
35. The Graduate (1968)
36. The Proposition (2005)
37. Superfly (1972)
38. Blue Velvet (1986)
39. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
40. Somersault (2004)
41. Aladdin (1992)
42. Tron (1982)
43. Juno (2008)
44. Idiot Box (1997)
45. Easy Rider (1969)
46. The Boys (1998)
47. Pump Up The Volume (1990)
48. Reservoir Dogs (2004)
49. Bran Nue Day (2010)
50. Spawn (1997)