Film scores are one of my favorite things to listen to and the list of my top ones is one of the articles I get most excited for each year. I put way much more effort into that than I really ought to. I go deep, listening to some scores that I probably shouldn’t even bother with. And it’s because I love that aspect of film so much. The care that goes into all those notes. Think about how many films there are each year and how many have true, dedicated scores to them. Now consider that, despite there only being a handful of notes out there, each of them is utterly unique in its own way. It’s crazy to think about.
So when I was considering lists to talk about for this past decade, this one was one I couldn’t wait to get into. I know most people won’t rush to put a score on, but if you’re gonna go in for one, these are some of the best that have come out these past ten years: (more…)
107. “Un Poco Loco,” from Coco
It’s not necessarily that this is the most amazing song ever, but I love how it’s performed and when it’s performed in the movie — this is Miguel coming into his own, and it’s a really nice moment. It’s just a fun song that makes you want to dance and clap along. Sometimes the context of a song within a film is what makes it great.