30-Day Song Challenge Day 15 – A Song from a Movie Soundtrack

Author Ed Miller: “Music is the weirdest human thing. A few dozen songs out of the zillions recorded fire off like a massive dopamine flood every time I hear them.

And then like other people don’t even like those songs.”

A friend and long-time loyal blog follower recently sent me a 30-Day Song Challenge meme in the hope that I couldn’t resist taking the challenge and blogging about it. Here’s Day #15 – A Song from a Movie Soundtrack.

This was tough as immediately a few songs came to mind. Shirley Bassey singing Goldfinger is a classic. The Theme of Exodus is impossibly majestic[1]. There’s the Peter Gunn Theme[2]. Theme from Shaft, of course. And though not as epic as any of those, I’ve always loved Car Wash by Rose Royce.

And then there’s Disco Inferno. Not only is this the best song from Saturday Night Fever by miles[3], it’s one of the greatest disco songs ever[4]. While we’re all in quarantine lockdown, let’s take a moment and party like it’s 1976.

Tomorrow (Day 16): a song with no words.


[1] It is the only instrumental song to win the Grammy for Song of the Year. I grew up on the piano version of the song by Ferrante & Teicher which made Number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

[2] Performed awfully by my high school band for school assemblies.

[3] No, I’m not going to rank them but If I Can’t Have You is certainly #2. No, Stayin’ Alive doesn’t compare to these two.

[4] Yes, I do have my own unpublished list of The Greatest Disco Songs. Although the songs aren’t ranked, Disco Inferno is easily in the top ten.

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