Category Archives: Top 10 Lists
The first half of january has come and gone so it’s about time I did my first monthly top 10 list. Now as you may or may not know, I am a big fan when it comes to movie music, videogame music and orchestra in genera. Due to this I have quite my share of music in that genre. Sadly, I regularly get weird looks from people when they ask me what kind of music I like and mention this genre. In my opinion, movie music is a bit underrated, so I hope to change some peoples view on that matter with this list. Not that you have to like it, but at least understand where the interest comes from. Now videogames have a lot of epic music too, but I didn’t include any as it was already hard enough to only pick 10. You can be sure I’ll have a top 10 in that genre as well however, so no worries for the lovers. The top 10 I’m giving you are songs I never tire of listening to, songs that instantly give me goosebumps. I also went with 10 different composers as I could easily fill this list with just one of them if I wanted to. With that said, let’s get to it!
10 – 28 Days Later Main Theme – John Murphy
Ever since I saw the movie that song has never let me go, it’s perfect. The way it builds and creeps up on you slowly gives it that creepy factor, and come on, it just screams zombie.
09 – Lord of the Dance – Enigma
Likely this is a lesser known song but I just love the magic in it. If I’m stressed this song always manages to relax me and I always imagine a snowy landscape when listening to it. Slow, but beautiful.
08 – Dom VS Brian – Brian Tyler
I’m not a fan of the movies at all, but goddamn this track is intense and doesn’t let go from start to finish.
07 – Wizards in Winter – Trans Siberian Orchestra
Is this freaking catchy or what? This one always brings a smile to my face when I hear it. The Trans Siberian Orchestra is master when it comes to winter songs, and Wizards in Winter is proof of that.
06 – Truth Be Known – Atlas Plug
There’s just something about this song that makes me go AW YEAAAA. I like how it starts slow and how the violins start adding to it, and then BAM. Pure epicness for your ears.
05 – Time – Hans Zimmer
Everyone should know this one. Inception is a great movie with a great soundtrack. It’s another of those songs that slowly builds up into something big and it still gives me goosebumps everytime i hear it.
04 – Statues – Alexandre Desplat
If you like Harry Potter, then this will sound familiar as well. The Harry Potter movies always have a great soundtrack, but goddamn, this one blew me away when I was watching the movie in theatre and left me with goosebumps like I’ve never had.
03 – Requim for a Dream – Clint Mansell
Another one everyone should know. How can you not love this? It’s sad, it’s anger, it’s war, it’s amazing. The 1st half takes you in and then the 2nd half completely blows you away. A timeless classic.
02 – Riddle of Steel – Basil Poledouris
This song is older than me and I can remember listening to this when I was 14, and here I am 10 year later, putting it on my nr 2 spot. This song just gets me every time. Several Legend of Zelda trailers have used this song as well, and it’s obvious why.
01 – Arise – E.S. Posthumus
My definitive number one, always. E.S. Posthumus is where epic music is born. They have so many amazing songs that I could have filled this entire list with just songs from them. But for me, it’s Arise that jumps out of all of them. This song has given me immense inspiration for my Eternal Nightfall story, and everytime I hear it, it brings even more. I have an entire epic battle scene in my head every time I hear this song, to the point I actually made a storyboard. However my abilities are limited so I never finished it, but I still hope to do so one day when I get better. That’s just how much this song gets to me. If it’s epic you want, it’s E.S. Posthumus you need.
And that’s it unfortunately, there’s so many more I could suggest, but I have to stick with 10 or it would go on forever. I hope I introduced you to at least a few new songs for your own playlist and if you’re interested in knowing more, feel free to ask (on formspring). If you have any other songs to recommend yourself, go right ahead as I’m always glad to add to my playlist as well.