Have you ever been completely captivated by a film’s soundtrack? Many memorable motion picture soundtracks bring those pivotal scenes in the film to life. Given that Valentine’s Day is only a few days away, you’re probably wondering what music you can play from beginning to end to fully set the mood for you and your significant other. Prepare to relive those unforgettable moments with these top three best motion picture soundtracks.
1. Brown Sugar
This film not only stars Sanaa Lathan and Taye Diggs, but it is also a classic dramedy. This star-studded soundtrack was jam-packed with hit songs like:
Erykah Badu, Common – Love of My Life (an ode to hip hop)
Jill Scott – Easy Conversation
Mary J. Blige – Never Been
Angie Stone – Bring Your Heart
Mos Def – Brown Sugar (fine)
This is the perfect soundtrack for Valentine’s Day. When it comes to expressing your love and enthusiasm for one another, 2000 R&B and Neo-soul definitely hits a different note. Play this during a candle-lit dinner and just enjoy one other’s company.
2. Love Jones
In the words of Nina Mosely, “I am dancing a bright beam of light. I am remembering love.” You felt love while watching this film. The soundtrack was practically to die for and stars Nia Long and Larenz Tate exuded the emotional intensity on screen. This tracklist includes jazz, blues, and R&B from artists such as:
Maxwell – Sumthin’ Sumthin
Lauryn Hill – The Sweetest Thing
Groove Theory – Never Enough
Duke Ellington – In a Sentimental Mood
Xscape – In The Rain
Dionne Farris – Hopeless
Another fantastic soundtrack for this Valentine’s Day that you can listen to while you snuggle up with your partner and lose yourself in romantic bliss.
3. The Bodyguard
Not only was this a great film starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, but the soundtrack added to the magic. Whitney Houston contributed several singles to this album, including I Will Always Love You, I Have Nothing, I’m Every Woman, and Run To You, as well as other songs by various artists.
I’m not sure what else screams ‘Valentine’s Day theme song’ more than I Always Love You. This is a timeless soundtrack that will set the tone for the rest of the evening.
Regardless of the soundtrack you select, this Valentine’s Day will surely be remembered for the excellent taste in music you selected for your special someone.