Dublin Oldschool And Six More Superb Soundtracks

Dublin Oldschool Movie

One of the homegrown hits of the year is a vibrant tale of life in the capital – so of course it needs a soundtrack to match! Dublin Oldschool (available to rent now on Virgin Movies from €4.99) is an adaptation of Emmet Kirwan’s acclaimed stage play, and when we caught up with him to pick his brains about the soundtrack, he made no secret of how important the right tunes were when bringing it to life on screen.

“The soundtrack is deadly. The music in this movie runs the gamut from the late 80s to 2018 – basically 30 years of the history of dance music in Ireland, all in one movie – and it’s down to Johnny Moy.”





A legendary figure in Irish music, Moy was the perfect choice to take the reins, Emmet says. “These DJs, they’re all crate diggers. You know they go through old things, trying to find a deleted disco track and that in itself is a massive thing. They have encyclopedic knowledge of tunes.”

Watch the film today and you’ll understand just what a difference the right tunes can make – and if you want further proof, check out a few more films where the soundtrack hits all the right notes!




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Nicolas Cage’s wild and wonderful turn garners much of the attention, but the film is also the last to feature the work of the late Jóhann Jóhannsson – and his score is pitch-perfect for a movie some are already predicting will be a cult classic for generations.






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It’s a story about breaking into the music business, so you can’t be surprised that the soundtrack bangs; the title of the film is even taken from a legendary dance remix by Justice, for goodness sake!






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The tunes this fictional teenage band are rocking are unbelievably impressive; then you realise that before movies came knocking director John Carney was making waves in music as part of iconic Irish band The Frames. Suddenly, it makes a bit more sense, eh?!






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The rebirth of the classic Hollywood musical demands songs that are up to standard, and this lovable effort is stuffed with them. Credit goes to Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling too, who make a pretty decent hand of singing (and playing) their hearts out!






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Is this Leonardo DiCaprio feature basically making the list just on the back of the All Saints banger ‘Pure Shores’? Yes. Can anybody really blame us? No! So let’s move on…






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Kimya Dawson’s playful ditties of adolescence were the ideal accompaniment for the coming-of-age story. Don’t even bother trying to avoid being charmed by these simple songs – it’s almost impossible!





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