Ultimate Playlist #392: Sexy Soundtrack Week: “The Ludlows” from Legends of the Fall

This will likely be the only instrumental song on the entire Ultimate Playlist, and certainly the only one for Sexy Sonndtrack Week.

Legends of the Fall is one of my top five favorite movies. Maybe top three. It has everything I love–cowboys, the myth of the West, a steamy love triangle, and a bittersweet tone.

Legends of the Fall is the story of a woman who unintentionally cleaves a family apart. It’s about the loss of innocence and how life can wear you down to the bone.

I’ve watched it so many times that just hearing this score I can remember the whole thing.

Ultimate Playlist #390: Sexy Soundtrack Week: “Unchained Melody” from Ghost

Savvy Readers of the Ultimate Playlist will remember that Jonathan Jackson’s version of Unchained Melody already made the list as #340. But the truth is, I just couldn’t have Sexy Soundtrack Week without the opening scene from Ghost, where I first heard this song from The Righteous Brothers. If you don’t already agree, watch the below and you will.

Ultimate Playlist #389: Sexy Soundtrack Week: “Count Me In” from The Lucky One

There’s nothing I love more than a big, melodramatic romance movie. And when you’ve got cowboys, vampires, or a poor boy from Chippewa Falls, all the better.

When you marry up the right actors, the right movie, and the right music, magic can happen.

This week I’ll highlight seven of my favorite romantic movie soundtrack songs.

Up first, a movie that pairs two of my favorite things–Nicholas Sparks and Zac Efron. During a pivotal scene, Beth tells off her domineering ex-husband and runs straight into Logan’s arms. Of course, he happens to be showering at the time. Because this is a romance movie, after all. Not that I’m complaining.

Take a look and listen to Early Winter’s Count Me In.