Behind every great film is a meticulously planned soundtrack. Good soundtracks can make mediocre films unforgettable and bad ones can undermine stellar writing and performances; without music those chill-inspiring moments of a movie would be just moments…
Being nerds who spend most of our time in our basements, we here at Jellynote LOVE a good soundtrack as it combines the two things we enjoy most in the world: music and living vicariously through other people.
There are many inspirational movie soundtracks, but here are our top 12 piano movie soundtracks. Learn to play them on the piano by clicking on the link.
12. Shallow by Lady Gaga (From A Star Is Born)
This song is a perfect reminder of our own less-than-perfect coming of age experience. The music is bound to bring tears of nostalgia to your eyes.
11. Nuvole Bianche by Ludovico Einaudi (From The Intouchables)
A calm, gentle and soothing piano piece.
10. My Heart Will Go On by James Horner (From Titanic)
We all cried on this one. Playing this on the piano is an emotional journey.
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9. The Girl From Ipanema by Antônio Carlos Jobim
This song is believed to be the second-most recorded pop song in history, after “Yesterday” by The Beatles.
8. Childhood and Manhood by Ennio Morricone (From Cinema Paradiso)
A nice way to pay tribute to the great Italian composer.
7. Rocket Man by Elton John
This song gave birth to the eponymous movie Rocket Man, the biographical musical film based on the life of Elton John.
6. I Got Rhythm by George Gershwin (From An American in Paris)
A song filled with adventure, this piece brims with excitement and exploration and is a fun and extremely fast score to learn!
5. Fly Me to the Moon by Bart Howard (From Once Around)
Not many songs can you fill with so many different emotions, this is a thoroughly heart warming piece that shows just how important the tempo is to portraying mood.
4. The Entertainer by Scott Joplin (From The Sting)
The Entertainer is the Scott Joplin’s masterpiece, one of the most famous ragtime composers in the history of jazz.
3. Let It Go by Kristen Anderson-Lopez (From Frozen)
A ballad for the ages. We recommend having a box of tissues beside you and staying away from hard alcohol while you play it. It could get messy…
2. Althea’s Waltz (From Final Fantasy)
Final Fantasy is a video game that gained popularity through its epic soundtrack, both mesmerizing and thrilling.
1. Castle In The Sky
Such a delicate song that resonates the innocence of childhood, perfect song to learn on the piano with it underlining the importance of a single lone note.
What would your top movie soundtracks be?
Hopefully we’ve inspired you to try playing some of these songs…or at least to re-watch some of your favorite movies!
The Jellynote Team x