Questions tagged [soundtrack]

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Is the music played in silent films considered to be a soundtrack? Why or why not?

A soundtrack, also written sound track, can be recorded music accompanying and synchronized to the images of a motion picture, book, television program or video game; a commercially released ...
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Does rock + rap/hip-hop genre have a name?

I've played a video game Need for Speed Most Wanted, and I came across a weird trend it's it's soundtrack: there were many songs that had hip-hop/rap style, but were backed up by heavy (distorted, ...
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Why do songs sometimes get left off a movie's soundtrack?

Sometimes I'll hear a song while watching a movie, and then later when I look at the movie's soundtrack, I find out the song isn't on the soundtrack. Why are songs in a movie sometimes left off the ...
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Who composed the tracks “Flower Girl” and “受け継がれし技” from the Shenmue OST?

The booklet of the Shenmue soundtrack (Original Sound Track / シェンムー / 一章 横須賀) lists the composers ("Sound Creator") of all except these two pieces: Flower Girl (disc 1, track 17) 受け継がれし技 (disc 2, ...
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A piece of music that is almost identical to another is called?

In movies and TV to save on royalties they would play a song that almost sounds like another popular song with just a few notes changed. They are meant to fool the audience or at least try to give off ...
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Meaning of non-English singing from Diablo 2

I've been playing Diablo 2 enough to memorize its soundtrack, and I've heard this distinct singing from it in more than one other composition. But it's not in any language I can recognize, and I don't ...
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How can I find out in which movies/games a musical work was featured?

How can I find out in which movies and video games a specific musical work was featured? Starting from the movie/game is usually easier, as corresponding websites (like the IMDb) often list the used ...
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Why was “Dynamite Rave” remade?

Naoki Maeda originally created the song Dynamite Rave for Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix, but it was later redone in either DDR X or DDR X2 (I can't remember which) for "copyright" reasons, apparently ...
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How are movie soundtacks so synchronized with the scenes from the movie?

How are movie soundtacks so synchronized with the scenes from the movie ? I've noticed that some movies fit perfectly with their soundtracks in terms of synchronization. For example something scary ...
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Where can I find rankings of soundtracks?

I adore the soundtrack by Hans Zimmer and Bryan Adams (with S MacLachlan) from the 2002 movie Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, but because I only chanced thereon, I fear ignorance and neglect of ...
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“Saber Wing”… 3/4 or 6/8?

Saber Wing is a song created by TAG, originating in the game Dance Dance Revolution X. It’s the most notable song in the entire franchise that doesn't use a 4/4 time signature, but is it 3/4 or 6/8? ...
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Were “Mrs.” and “Mustard/Parking ticket song” from Buffy ever released?

The Buffy episode Once More, with Feeling is performed as as musical, where the actors sing several songs. All of these songs were released on a soundtrack of the same name. In a later episode (...
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What metal song is used in this trailer for the animated movie *The Secret Life of Pets*?

I saw this in the trailers before The Peanuts Movie, it cracked me up. Just wondering if it's a "real" song or if it was written for the movie (I can't see it ending up on a soundtrack for a kids ...
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Why is there a Star Trek reference in the Zelda symphony?

In "Ballad of the Wind Fish - Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses" at 3:47 we randomly hear the main theme from Star Trek for just a short moment. Why? Why is there a Star Trek reference in the ...
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Was “All for you” by Imagine Dragons ever released?

The movie Transformers: Age of Extinction (which, as a side note, is very bad) features two songs by Imagine Dragons: "Battle Cry" and "All for you". The first one was released on the OST and as a ...
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What is the song overlayed on this Café Muller excerpt video?

What music is used in this youtube video? It shows an extract of an opera of Café Muller by Pina Bausch and the uploader Miriam di primo put a nice piece of music over it. The music is played by ...
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Two weeks in hell documentary song during selection results

What is the song played in the first 1:45 minutes of this video from Two Weeks In Hell?
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Does this music from *Assassin's Creed* align with Renaissance music techniques?

Please see this YouTube video starting from 0:00 to 0:19s. All of Ezio's "Requiescat in Pace's" Now, this Assassin's Creed game covers the life of Ezio Auditore, an assassin who lived in Italy ...
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Where do 5.1 (surround sound) soundtracks end up? [closed]

I know most music is never produced in 5.1 or 7.1, but I know with Blu-rays, most soundtracks from large film companies are surround sound. Obviously I can listen to 5.1 while the movie is playing, ...
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Identify jazzy song from Theme Hospital Intro Music

Ever since I originally played Theme Hospital in the 90's, this has been bugging me. There is a song on the intro video that plays over game footage, or in this game trailer. It sounds very 60's and ...
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Instrumental waltz music used in old “Popeye” cartoon (unknown music from 30's or earlier)

I have an animated video featuring waltz music: Popeye COLORIZED 007 "The Dance Contest" (November 23, 1934). It looks similar to The Ink Spots' With Plenty Of Money And You, but it isn't it. Can ...
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What genre is the background song in Spike's dream scene in *Cowboy Bebop: The Movie*?

I found a video from Cowboy Bebop titled Cowboy Bebop: The Movie [HD] - Spike's Dream Scene (Blu-Ray) on YouTube. I have seen it many times, and I'm really interested in the piano playing in the ...
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What is the difference between R&B and Hip Hop, and what are some (most famous) examples of these and areas of overlap?

I'm a bit shy to post here... I listen to a lot of music, many times I might know the name of the singer, our band, but most of the time I don't even know what style I am listening to. It may even ...
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Instrumental song at the start of the ending credits of “Secret Superstar” (2017) Indian movie (got no info from IMDb and Wikipedia)?

What is the instrumental song that is played just at the start of the ending credits of the movie Secret Superstar (2017)? I posted this question since I couldn't find any information about this from ...
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Who is the choir in Game of Thrones - “The Children”?

Who performs The Children from the season 4 soundtrack of Game of Thrones? It only credits Ramin Djawadi, who is the composer. He made a Reddit AMA, but the only question about The Children seems to ...
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Did John Williams not “orchestrate” the music for Harry Potter?

According to Google, John Williams wrote the music to Harry Potter, but it also said that the orchestrator was Conrad Pope Eddie Karam. Does that mean that John Williams originally did not compose it ...
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Was the Jaws theme derived from the finale of Dvorak's 9th symphony?

The Jaws theme has a lot of similar elements of the finale of Dvorak's New World Symphony. They both begin with alternating minor seconds.
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Who are the real musicians behind this fictional band, Violet Sedan Chair?

In 2011, tying into the TV series Fringe, Bad Robot Productions either hired a series of musicians or a semi-well known band, to record an album (both on vinyl and digitally) titled Seven Suns to ...
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Is there a term for a “punctuating” music?

I'm looking for a term to designate this small piece of soundtrack in some TV shows that can, for example: be used as a "punctuation mark" at the end of a scene when we see, for a few seconds, the ...
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What instruments are used in “For a few dollars More theme song”?

I don't have any know how about the music instruments, although I enjoy listening them but I don't know their names. I really enjoy listening to Ennio Morricone's For a few dollars More theme song ...
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Apocalyptica - Requiem For A Dream. Has it ever be recorded?

Found this in the internet. And this stuff is pretty amazing. Should be a sympho metal version of "Lux Aeterna" song from the soundtrack album. Unfortunately i am unable to identify album/edition ...
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Tron: Legacy Soundtrack similar

I am in love with the Tron: Legacy Soundtrack by Daft Punk. I like their regular stuff but this soundtrack with orchestra as well as electronic elements is just fantastic! I also love the Portal 2 ...
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What type of music is featured as the soundtrack to 'Journey to the Edge of the World' with Billy Connolly?

I desire to find similar music, such as the theme here.
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What is the orchestral music from the start of Top Gear special “The Worst Car in the World”?

What is the orchestral music from about the first 15 seconds of the Top Gear special "The Worst Car in the World"? You can hear (and watch) it here, though the video may be removed soon. I want to ...
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Song from “Sky Fighters” (“Les Chevaliers du ciel”)

I am looking for the name of the song that's played in this movie called Sky Fighters or Les Chevaliers du ciel which I saw almost 9 years back. It's played in the scene when two French Air Force ...
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Who is the singer performing the “Anywhere the heart goes” from “The Thorn Birds” OST

What is the name of the singer performing the Anywhere the heart goes song from The Thorn Birds OST released on 2 CDs by Varèse Sarabande record label? I was surprised to not find official info on ...
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What are the two hornpipes in “Two Hornpipes” from the Pirates of the Caribbean

In the soundtrack to the second Pirates of the Caribbean, there is a track titled "Two hornpipes" (Video). I can only hear one in it, and it sounds rather similar to the Lamplighter's Hornpipe, but ...
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What is the song in this episode of the cartoon “Cow and Chicken”?

Cow and Chicken Episode Title Screen Song
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What is this theme from the Harry Potter movies called?

There's a bit of a jingle that is super familiar to anyone who's ever watched Harry Potter movies. I'm trying to find some sheet music with the notes for it, but so far I'm out of luck, especially ...
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Lyrics - “Matto, Caldo, Soldi, Morto…” by Ennio Morricone

Every few months, this song gets stuck in my head. (I just finally found the YouTube link today by accident.) ENNIO MORRICONE/ EDDA DELL'ORSO -"Matto, Caldo, Soldi, Morto... Girotondo" (1969) Are ...
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What music genre is Tron: Legacy by Daft Punk?

The album is categorized as soundtrack. The Band is officially French-House style. The album is a mixture of orchestral sound with electro elements (hybrid). There are also electro beats in there. It ...
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Identify the genre of this Borderlands soundtrack?

I have found a track I like and would like to find out which, if any, culture normally produces music with this sound. Here is the song, Fighting off the Skags by Raison Varner. I realize there are ...
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Identify the rock soundtrack on this Runscape video?

This Runscape video features a rock song as soundtrack. I have tried to ask the owner, and looking in the comment section but found no answers.
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Classical strings piece in Maryna Viazovska - 4/6 Automorphic Forms and Optimization in Euclidean Space

In Maryna Viazovska - 4/6 Automorphic Forms and Optimization in Euclidean Space, strings play classical music from 0:04-0:14. Can anyone please identify this piece?
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Identify soundtrack from “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”

I'm not sure if this is the correct place for this, but I'm looking for identification of a song I heard in a movie. In Jiro Dreams of Sushi there is a scene about 23 minutes when he's on the train ...
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What is the background music of Sir Digby Chicken Caesar but not The Devil's Gallop?

I'm looking for the title and composer of this dark and melancholic background piece that can be heard between 10:06 - 10:23 on this youtube video. I've looked everywhere, tried lots of programs to ...
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What kind of music genre did Jesse Pinkman listen to in Breaking Bad?

To be more specific, I'm not asking about the soundtrack of the whole series. In a lot of scenes you can see Jesse listening to music that sounds like hip-hop or rap (please don't kill me if I'm ...
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What instrument is creating this percussive sound?

I was curious if you knew what instrument/or how they make the "clunking" beat sound throughout most of these pieces? House of Cards - Season 4 trailer - starting at 0:17 into the video. Spider-Man 3 ...

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