BEST OF THE DECADE: 20 Best Soundtracks of the 2010s

Happy #NationalFilmScoreDay!

How fitting that I have this list on my draft folder, and it’s definitely the perfect day to post the film score edition of my Best of the Decade list. Soundtracks is one of my all time fave music genres and there’s been soundtracks done in the past ten years that’ve become my all time favorites.

For the most part, these are instrumental scores, though in a couple of cases, the soundtracks are composed of songs by various artists, i.e. The Greatest Showman, so I’m posting my fave song of the soundtrack. Just like my best-of-decade, there are a few on my list from the same composer, i.e. Hans Zimmer and Henry Jackman. Some of these highlight my favorite track, but some are picked at random as I generally enjoy the entire soundtrack.

So without further ado, here are my picks in the order of the film’s year of release:

How to Train Your Dragon (2010) – John Powell

Inception (2010) – Hans Zimmer

TRON: Legacy (2010) – Daft Punk

X-Men: First Class (2011) – Henry Jackman

Skyfall (2012) – Thomas Newman

Belle (2013) – Rachel Portman

Gravity (2013) – Steven Price

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) – Henry Jackman

Interstellar (2014) – Hans Zimmer

Age Of Adaline (2015) – Rob Simonsen

Cinderella (2015) – Patrick Doyle

Far From The Madding Crowd (2015) – Craig Armstrong

Mad Max Fury Road (2015) – Junkie XL

Sicario (2015) Jóhann Jóhannsson

La La Land (2016) – Justin Hurwitz

Pride + Prejudice + Zombies (2016) – Fernando Velázquez

Sing Street (2016) – Various

Performed by Ferdia Walsh-Peelo
Composed by Gary Clark (of Danny Wilson band)

The Greatest Showman (2017) – John Debney + Joseph Trapanese (score), Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (songs)

Performed by Michelle Williams
Composed by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

Black Panther (2018) – Ludwig Göransson

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) – Various

Performed by: Lily James
Composed by: ABBA


Hope you enjoy my list. Now it’s your turn, what’s some of your favorite soundtracks of the past decade?