When the mood is eerie, the soundtrack is great, as less attention is given to the music and it becomes more of a background hum, but embark upon a quest and the extravaganza of melody and harmony just unleashes an attack on your ear drums.
Likewise, a popular soundtrack or placement in a popular film can breathe new life into a song that has stopped selling, bring renewed interest to a band that has fallen from the spotlight or make overnight stars of underground musicians.
Soundtracks did not really catch on until the 1950s, but since then, it has become standard for almost every movie to release a soundtrack - often a soundtrack of the popular music in the film and a separate score recording soundtrack.
Jennifer Hudson has contributed to a number of albums, including American Idol Season 3: Greatest Soul Classics, the Meat Loaf Album, Bat Out of Hell III, a tribute album for the musical Hair, and the soundtrack for Dreamgirls.
Twilight Soundtrack: If you have bought the New Moon soundtrack, it is likely that you will want the Twilight soundtrack as well, because Twilight is the first installment of the Twilight Saga-with New Moon being the second.
Where the Heart Is: Music from the Motion Picture: With songs by Martina McBride and Lonestar, this soundtrack is from the movie Where the Heart Is which is about a pregnant woman who takes up residence in a local Wal-Mart.
There are two different licenses involved in getting permission to play the track during the film and for using it on the soundtrack album, so soundtrack use can be a good way to squeeze some extra earnings out of a track.
Selena Gomez: A musician as well as an actress, Selena Gomez has also recorded a cover of Cruella de Vil from the movie classic 101 Dalmatians and songs for the soundtrack to the Disney movie Princess Protection Program.
More TV soundtrack success followed, and Radin soon became a go-to artist for TV music supervisors looking for tracks for their shows -- two notable inclusions being Fox's North Shore and the ever popular Grey's Anatomy.
Likewise, the soundtrack from the film version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show includes the song Super Heroes, which was also from a scene that was cut and only a snippet of the tune is heard in most prints of the film.