The Most Memorable Movie Theme Songs and Scores

  1. 2001: A Space Oddysey: Also sprach Zarathustra (Richard Straus)
  2. Rocky: Gunna Fly Now (Bill Conti)
  3. James Bond (Monty Norman) John Barry arranged the score for 11 Bond films and has lost two suits claiming to have been to true author of the theme.
  4. Star Wars (John Williams)
  5. Indiana Jones: The Raiders March (John Williams, performed by London Symphony Orchestra)
  6. Godfather: Nino Rota Rota's score was removed at the last minute from the list of 1973 Academy Award nominees when it was discovered that he had used the theme in Eduardo De Filippo's 1958 comedy Fortunella. Although in the earlier film the theme was played in a brisk, staccato and comedic style, the melody was the same as the love theme from The Godfather, and for that reason was deemed ineligible for an Oscar. Despite this, The Godfather Part II won a 1974 Oscar for best original score, although it featured the same love theme that made the 1972 score ineligible.
  7. Jaws: John Williams
  8. Halloween
  9. Braveheart (John Horner, performed by London Symphony Orchestra)
  10. Superman: Can You Read My Mind (John Williams)
  11. Batman
  12. Back to the Future (Alan Silvestri)
  13. Schindler's List (John Williams)
  14. ET (John Williams)
  15. Psycho
  16. The Third Man
  17. There Will Be Blood
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