Do you ever feel like your life needs really epic background music? Like when you are wandering around campus after acing an exam, and you feel unbeatable? Or when heavy metal just doesn’t cover the anguish you feel because you are having a really bad day? For either high days or low ones, I turn to my favorite soundtrack. (OST stands for original soundtrack, and I didn’t know it either until I googled it this summer).
So for this week, collegiettes, I bring you music to listen to when you need your very own epic soundtrack -- whatever the reason may be:
Hans Zimmer: Angels & Demons, Pirates of the Caribbean and Frost/Nixon
Zimmer is one of my all-time favorite composers, if not my favorite. All of his music (all of what I have listened to, at least), falls under the epic category. My personal favorite is “Angels & Demons,” since I am a sucker for tension chords and symphonic orchestras backed by choirs.
Peter Pan (2003)
Quality of the movie aside, everyone and his or her best friend’s mother has probably heard “Flying” before. It's common for movie trailers before they have a soundtrack of their own. I adore this soundtrack because who couldn’t conquer the world with Peter Pan by their side?
Last of the Mohicans
I have never seen this movie, but that doesn’t stop me from loving the music. It qualifies as such a good soundtrack! During math tests, one of my teachers would play it for us to give us hope we wouldn’t fail.
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
The horn line in the main theme is to die for. If you don’t want to lead a revolution in a small country after listening to this soundtrack, you might want to get your ears checked.
This is one of my favorite movies, and it also has an amazing OST to match. The main theme is currently my ringtone, and I have missed calls just so I could listen to it. This one is more suited to wallowing in sadness and heartache than conquering a small country if that is what you need at the moment.
Now, don’t look at me like that. I know it is a video game with a cult following… But listen to the soundtrack, and tell me you don’t feel invincible. Goodness, the main theme is called, “Rock Anthem for Saving the World.” It was designed to be epic, and it succeeds.