Gimme Top 5: Best High School Movies soundtracks

The concept of this section is very simple: every Wednesday (or so), Still in Rock proposes to list a few “top 5”: the best songs of an artist, the best albums of a label, the best albums of a musical genre and so on… One day, we’ll even make the top five of these top five, I promise. The exercise is necessarily subjective but it compensates with one of its qualities: to titillate all those who think that lists are useless. Whether you like it or not, the amount of information available on the Internet is endless, so let’s try to put some order into it. Enjoy!

Le concept de cette rubrique est des plus simples : tous les mercredis (ou presque), Still in Rock se propose de lister quelques “top 5” : celui des meilleurs morceaux d’un artiste, celui des meilleurs albums d’un label, celui des meilleurs albums d’un genre musical et j’en passe… Un jour, on fera même le top 5 des tops 5, promis. L’exercice est nécessairement subjectif, mais il compense par l’une de ses qualités : titiller tous ceux qui pensent que les listes ne servent à rien. Qu’on le veuille ou non, la quantité d’information disponible sur Internet est sans fin. Tâchons d’y mettre un peu d’ordre, chacun à notre échelle. Bonne lecture my friends !

Gimme Top 5:
 Best High School Movies soundtracks


5. Over the Edge (1979)
(Cheap Trick, The Cars, Jimi Hendrix, Ramones, Van Halen…)

4. Rushmore (1998)
(The Kinks, Cat Stevens, Donovan, The Who, Rolling Stones, John Lennon…)

3. Dazed and Confused (1993)
(Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent, Bob Dylan, Black Sabbath, Sweet,
KISS, The Runaways, Kim Fowley…)

2. American Graffiti (1973)
(Kim Fowley, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, The Beach Boys, The Platters…)

1. Rock ‘n’ Roll High School (1979)
(Chuck Berry, Alice Cooper, Devo, Fleetwood Mac, Paul McCartney, Nick Lowe, Todd Rundgren, Velvet Underground, Brian Eno, Ramones…)

Other good OST:

Better Off Dead…
The Wild Life
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Agree or disagree?

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