11 soundtracks that were better than the movies

  • Disney's 'Frozen' soundtrack has been burning up the charts
  • The film has also been wildly successful -- something we can't say about these other flicks with awesome soundtracks
11 soundtracks that were better than the movies

Disney's "Frozen" soundtrack was finally bumped from the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 this week, after spending a couple months at the top.

The soundtrack's accompanying flick as been just as popular, becoming the highest-grossing animated film of all time, according to EW.

The following list of movies didn't pack quite the same punch. In fact, you might want to skip them all together and just fire up their soundtracks instead:

'The Bodyguard'

We will always love you, Whitney, but can't say we feel the same about this flick. The best part was absolutely the soundtrack, which featured several of Houston’s hits including "I Have Nothing" and "I'm Every Woman." There’s a reason it’s one of the best-selling soundtrack of all time, according to Billboard!

'O Brother, Where Art Thou?'

Ok so this movie wasn’t that bad. But what you might remember most from the Coen brothers' take on Homer's "Odyssey" is the soundtrack. It sold millions of copies, according to Billboard, and even won the Grammy in 2002 for Best Album of the Year. Its competition? U2, Bob Dylan, Outkast and India.Arie.


Did you even watch the movie back in the early '90s? Nah, probably not. But bet you remember the soundtrack! It gave a big nod to the burgeoning '90s grunge scene with tunes from Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains and Soundgarden.

'Purple Rain'

It’s one of the best-selling albums of all time, according to Billboard, and even won an Oscar and a Grammy in 1985. But did you know it’s actually the soundtrack to a movie? Yeah, our point exactly. Skip the flick and grab those headphones!

'Garden State'

This mellow collection of indie-pop stands on its own. With song by The Shins, Zero 7, Iron & Wine and Thievery Corporation, it's a great album to throw on when you need to just, you know, contemplate things.

'Saturday Night Fever'

Maybe you secretly love this cheesy classic. That’s totally fine -- no judgment here. But there’s a reason the movie’s soundtrack is one of the best-selling of all time, according to Billboard. It made disco a worldwide phenomenon with several hits from the Bee Gees such as “Stayin’ Alive” and “Night Fever” alongside “Boogie Shoes” by KC & the Sunshine Band and “Disco Inferno” by The Trammps. Who feels like dancing?!

'Empire Records'

This flick's soundtrack was sooooo '90s with songs from The Cranberries, Better Than Ezra, Edwyn Collins and Gin Blossoms.

'New Moon'

The second installment of the "Twilight" series certainly wasn’t a flop at the box office by any means. But you really have to be a fan to enjoy it. The film's soundtrack, however, is an indie-lovers' dream, packed with an impressive number of original songs from artists such as Bon Iver, Death Cab for Cutie, Grizzly Bear, Thom Yorke and Lykke Li.

'Batman Forever'

Before retiring its initial “Batman” series, Warner Bros. left us with one awesome soundtrack featuring “Kiss From a Rose” by Seal and “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me,” by U2.

'The Crow'

Bring on the metal! This soundtrack featured heavy-hitting tunes from Nine Inch Nails, The Cure, Rage Against the Machine, Pantera and Stone Temple Pilots.

'Top Gun'

Who can resist joining in on the bar scene, where everyone starts singing "You've Got That Loving Feeling"? The rest of the movie’s soundtrack is full of other awesome hits, too. You might even say it’ll take your breath away.

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