If you enjoy romantic movies, you must have one or two soundtrack that you love no matter time changes and new romantic songs being released. These choices did not use any particular measurement, pure interest on the soundtrack. Some of the songs might get too emotional for one time hearing, so feel free to come back several times (I use smaller video frames for better loading) Let’s start!
10. Anyone Else – Michael Cera & Ellen Page (OST Juno)
If you haven’t seen Juno, it’s a Jason Reitman movie with Michael Cera & Ellen Page as the leading characters. Despite of the controversy of the movie’s pregnant high school girl theme, I enjoyed their duo acoustic performance. Both performed the song cover Anyone Else at the very end of the movie. Originally performed by The Moldy Peaches, but I liked the actors version.
9. Baby, You’re My Light – Richard Hawley (OST Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist)
Another movie with Michael Cera in it. Because he and his friends are in an indie band, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist have some youthful indie tracks. But one most romantic to me is from Richard Hawley, Baby, You’re My Light. It’s the most classic tunes from all band tracks.
8. How Deep Is Your Love – Bird & The Bee (OST Sex & The City)
The song How Deep Is Your Love have many, many covers from other bands and singers. But if I am a Bee Gees member, I would’ve been happy listening Bird & The Bee cover. With just minimum musical instrument and mellow vocals, the song is already great. I don’t really remember when was the song played in the movie, but it’s a pretty damn good cover.
7. Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now – Starship (OST Mannequin)
Mannequin was a romantic comedy movie from the year 1987. I actually only have seen the sequel, Mannequin On The Move, but yet I still love the song. I admit I was influenced by my sisters who loved the movie very much. This ’80s pop song is cheery and hopeful. I also enjoyed the movie when I was a kid, although yes it was filled with many fantasies.
6. I Couldn’t Ask For More – Edwin McCain (OST Message In A Bottle)
Edwin McCain songs probably didn’t touch a guy’s heart. But girls? Yes! I don’t remember ever watching Message In A Bottle. Seeing the IMDB rating, I probably shouldn’t. But I Couldn’t Ask For More is a great tune for a wedding event.
5. All I Want Is You – U2 (OST Reality Bites)
U2 have contributed some of their songs to motion pictures soundtrack. But All I Want Is You is probably the most emotional song from them. To me is not just emotional, but dark and deep. That’s why in my teenage years, I don’t really like to listen to it until the end of the track. Now I thought the song is deeply romantic.
4. Sweet Disposition – Temper Trap (OST 500 Days of Summer)
500 Days of Summer, a story about love and not a love story, a beautiful coming-of-age movie. At first I didn’t pay attention to Sweet Disposition, but after a while the music keep getting interesting to listen, like a magnet. It’s not a regular love song in a short hearing, but I read the lyrics : A moment, a love, a dream, aloud / A kiss, a cry, our rights, our wrongs / … So stay there / Cause i’ll be coming over / And while our bloods still young.. What I get is the song captured the rush moment when you are in love and everything around you lifts up, the universe collaborated to the moment you are into.
3. Fallen – Lauren Wood (OST Pretty Woman)
Pretty Woman (1990) was one of the most popular romantic movies ever, as you probably know played by Richard Gere and Julia Roberts. The most popular soundtrack (one that I kept hearing) is Roxette’s It Must Have Been Love. Not until couple of years before I realize that Fallen is another great track from the movie’s soundtrack, beautiful yet soothing song.
2. Secret Garden – Bruce Springsteen (OST Jerry Maguire)
Aimee Mann’s Wise Up was set for Jerry Maguire until it was decided for Magnolia (1999) instead. I’m glad it did, although the lyrics is suitable for Jerry Maguire too. Because if it weren’t I probably wouldn’t adore Bruce Springsteen’s Secret Garden so much.
1. Falling Slowly – Glen Hansard & Marketa Iglorva (OST Once)
Academy Award’s Best Original Song, Falling Slowly by Glen Hansard and Marketa Iglorva probably is the most beautiful love song ever written. Listen to it, most likely you’ll get swept away by Glen Hansard’s hopeful and clear voice. It’s a story about struggling street musician to be a recording artist. Once‘s soundtrack overall is beautiful, but Falling Slowly felt the most powerful. Glen Hansard and Marketa Iglorva written it together and both dated for a while.
- Your Arms Around Me – Jens Lenkman (OST Whip It)
- Brighter Than Sunshine – Aqualung (OST A Lot Like Love)
- Blood – Middle East (OST Crazy, Stupid, Love)
- Until I Hear It From You – Gin Blossoms (OST Empire Records)
- Glass In The Park – Alex Turner (OST Submarine)