Posted on 05 March 18 at 13:20I've often said, at least in the case of movies, that they're losing what they once had when it comes to music. Some of my favorite songs came from the movies of yesteryear, when the music in movies was just as, if not more, important than the movie itself.What would Back to the Future be without the amazing soundtrack that accompanied it?I think of movie theme songs and soundtracks that have had an impact on me personally, like:-Back to the Future trilogy-Footloose-Ghostbusters-Star Wars series-Rocky series-Jurassic Park-Indiana Jones-GreaseHonestly, I could go on and on, but the thing that stands out to me is that none of these movies are recent. (Aside from recent incarnations of them)Star Wars has some recent releases that are wildly popular, and making fist-fulls of cash even though they're arguably not what the movies once were. I believe the soundtrack is what people are hoping to see (or hear) when they come to see the more recent releases.Jurassic Park is literally banking on the same soundtrack that made it a hit back in the original movie. They're still playing the same song we all associate with Jurassic park.There are some recent movies that are trying to do the same thing, but with varied success. Movies like 50 shades of grey, which spawned a hit song. But it's still not the same.Back then, these songs were created solely to create an excitement and mood for this particular movie. The song/soundtrack's success would be measured by the success of the movie, rather than the top 100 charts.And maybe that's where things are going wrong. Nobody is buying the Jurassic Park soundtrack album, but lots of people are buying the movies based on how that soundtrack made them feel while watching it. If the creators of this music aren't getting the fame and recognition they want, then they're going to naturally stop targeting the movie so much and start aiming for those top 100 charts. A good movie song doesn't necessarily make the best addition to your ipod playlist, but in my opinion, should make the creators just as much money as the top hits if it got the movie into a top position.It also seems to make these movies timeless. I could watch any of the movies in my list above (And many more) again and again because of how the music makes me feel. And some of these songs DO make it on to my "ipod playlist" because they manage to capture the movie, and do well on their own at the same time. (Ghostbusters, and many of the songs within Footloose and Back to the Future)Some of the games of today seem to be cashing in on what the movies of yesteryear did with the music. Make it emotional, memorable and create that mood that so perfectly fits your game and you're going to release a timeless classic.Wow, I sure wrote more on this topic than I thought I would, but it's something I'm personally passionate about. Music makes a movie, and in recent times where games are becoming just as cinematic as movies, it makes the game too!