zaterdag, augustus 07, 2004

Shocking omission of Wim Wenders

The BBC's 6 Music digital radio station has finally completed its survey of listeners as to which is the ultimate original soundtrack of ever, and the winner is...

The Blues Brothers (!?)

The rest of the top ten, should you care as deeply about this as I do, as voted by listeners of this so-called indie music station are, in descending order:

2. Pulp Fiction (over-rated and heavily over-played - at least in my residence building when I was at university)
3. Trainspotting
4. Saturday Night Fever (What?)
5. Dirty Dancing (and they call themselves hipsters)
6. Grosse Pointe Blank (Indeed, one of the all time greatest OSTs. The Specials, The Clash and 'Matador' by Los Fabulosos Cadillacs - need more be said?)
7. Kill Bill 1 & 2 (apart from Nancy Sinatra's version of 'Bang, Bang', what is there to recommend this, other than the fact that it's in the cinemas at the moment?... People have the long-term memory of tsetse flies, I swear.)
8. Lost in Translation (mmhm. Phoenix's 'Too Young', Elvis Costello's 'Peace, Love and Understanding' - quite not bad.)
9. The Royal Tenebaums
10. Fight Club

One can only remark in response to this travesty: Until the End of the World, people? And what about Pretty in Pink and the rest of the John Hughes oeuvre?