Film Scores You've Never Heard

Composers you know, cues you don't.
  1. Heartbeeps by John Williams (Star Wars)
    Cue "Crimebuster" (http://bit.ly/1yguw9K This 1981 Andy Kaufman sci-fi rom-com contains one of the greatest cues in film history. It's Williams at his undeniable best but done almost entirely with synthesizers.
  2. Beat Girl by John Barry (James Bond)
    Cue "Main Title" (http://bit.ly/1KGKEb8 Composed before his infamous James Bond theme, this cue proves that there has never been nor will there ever be someone as effortlessly cool as John Barry.
  3. When Women Had Tails by Ennio Morricone (The Good, The Bad, The Ugly)
    Cue "Quando Le Donne avevano Le coda" (http://bit.ly/1yguwqa Best use of an ocarina, ever. (Sorry, Link/Zelda)
  4. Spies by Jerry Goldsmith (Star Trek)
    Cue "Main Title" (http://bit.ly/1KGKErw Like Williams, Goldsmith was a pioneer of film music. And like Williams, he too experimented with synth.
  5. Cavemen by Lalo Schiffin (Mission Impossible)
    Cue "Main Title" (http://bit.ly/1yguy1f You will find yourself singing this to yourself in the shower in a few days, I promise. Fun Fact: this 1981 film about early man delivered the 1-2 punch of Dennis Quaid and Ringo Starr.
  6. Laurens Walking by Angelo Badalamenti (Twin Peaks)
    From the rather out of character G-rated David Lynch film The Straight Story. http://bit.ly/1cTGbEI This song trudges along nicely with Richard Farnsworth as he treks 240 miles on a lawn mower.
    Suggested by   @Hyner
  7. The Moderns by Mark Isham (Crash)
    The main title music to the rarely mentioned film The Moderns. http://bit.ly/1BenNBY This score accompanies 1920s Paris wonderfully.
    Suggested by   @Hyner