The last few weeks I’ve been studying for finals like a mad woman. The two subjects that have most occupied my time are chemistry and geometry. I despise chemistry. (No offense to anyone who enjoys it.)
I don’t know about you, but when I find myself studying more than usual, I also find that I listen to an abnormal amount of music. My favorite genre of music happens to be movie soundtracks, which is extremely convenient for my study habits.
That being said… below is a list of my favorite soundtracks and songs, in no particular order. You can use them for studying, writing, or just plain old listening.
1. War and Peace
This soundtrack is the oddest combination of grand and peaceful. I suppose that makes sense, as the story is about both peacetime and wartime. (Side note: War and Peace is not as boring as everyone assumes. It’s actually one of the most beautiful stories I know of.)
The Dance (This song makes me want to melt into a little puddle of happiness. Just watch this video and you’ll understand why. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeSsQmNRecQ The picture above is from this song.)
2. The Young Victoria
Such a beautiful, sweet soundtrack. The music wraps itself around you in all its tenderness. I love love love it.
Victoria and Albert
3. Testament of Youth
This movie is the epitome of heartbreaking and its score is perfect for all the story encompasses. Some pieces, surprisingly, are actually rather happy sounding though. honestly, there is not a song on this soundtrack I don’t enjoy.
But since I have to pick favorites:
Pools of Gold
These I Send To You (Tears everywhere.)
I Will Not Forget You (Again with the tears.)
4. Finding Neverland
While I don’t like that this movie centers around an affair, I do think that the music perfectly embodies the imagination discovered in this story.
Neverland Piano Variation in Blue (There are two variations; both variations are lovely.)
Why Does She Have To Die
This is Neverland
5. The Last of the Mohicans
This is my absolute favorite movie. Hands down. I might be slightly biased, but I believe this is the most amazing soundtrack in movie history. A thousand times better than Star Wars or Jaws. The music is grand and inspiring and gorgeous. My dad says the feelings of this music are almost like those you would experience seeing God. (Of course, nothing earthly will ever come even close to that. But we do get little slivers of heaven here too.)
Top of the World
6. Little Women
I don’t even know how to describe the way this soundtrack makes me feel. It reminds me of my own family and my hopes and dreams that are so similar to Jo’s. This music will always have a very special place in my heart. (If you are familiar with the book, you’ll see that all the songs titles are also chapter titles.)
Valley of Shadow
Under the Umbrella
Well, there you have it! If you’d like some more similar music, follow me on Spotify. My username is shelbido1.
Comment you’re favorite soundtracks below!
(All pictures credit to google. The cover image is from Pinterest.)