Are Soundtracks Relevant Anymore?
This will probably make me feel old and make you think I'm old, but remember when songs and movies were thought of in the same breath? When you can listen to a song on the radio and remember the movie it either premiered in or was a big part.
The Breakfast Club - "Don't You (Forget About Me)"
Top Gun - "Danger Zone"
St. Elmo's Fire - "Man in Motion (St. Elmo's Fire)"
Rocky III - "Eye of the Tiger"
Footloose - "Footloose" (Duh!)
The list is long. (I know my wife is yelling about "Time of My Life" from Dirty Dancing with now) And yes, there are still movies today that have songs associated with them. I'm not disputing that. What I'm merely suggesting is there seems to be a lack iconic songs in movies occurring today.
10, 20, 30 years ago - songs and movies were equal partners. Now, it's waned.
Could be cyclical. Could be an adaptation to the way people get their music. Perhaps musicians don't need the power of movies anymore to help catapult their careers. They have YouTube, Vimeo, etc.
Maybe I'm just old.