For decades, Hong Kong movies captivated audiences around the world with a magical combination of action, romance and comedy all rolled into one. But another important trait they often shared were amazing soundtracks!
Browsing the selections on YouTube, here are a few of our favorites!
Ching Siu-tung’s – A Chinese Ghost Story (song by Sally Yeh)
John Woo’s – The Killer (song by Sally Yeh)
Johnnie To’s – The Heroic Trio – (song by Anita Mui)
Tsui Hark’s – Green Snake
Johnnie To’s – The Mission
Sam Hui’s – The Private Eyes
Stephen Chow’s – Kung Fu Hustle had great music all around!
Bruce Lee’s films had all sorts of interesting music. The soundtracks typically included musical elements that were inspired by Westerns and Blaxploitation movies. Check out how a song from his film The Big Boss was sampled by Hip Hop group Dilated Peoples.
The original song from The Big Boss
Dilated Peoples – Work the Angles
Bruce Lee even had soundtrack music composed by Lalo Schifrin (the same guy who composed the Mission Impossible theme!)
Bruce Lee’s – Enter The Dragon (by Lalo Schifrin)