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I want to continue my search for the best John Williams tracks of each of his music types/styles (Action Music, Adventure Music, Downbeat/Sad Music, Romantic/Love Music,...).

 

If someone would ask you for a John Williams playlist of his best Upbeat / Positive / Feel Good music, which tracks would you choose?

 

 

 

My random order of John Williams best Upbeat / Feel Good music would be:

 

01) "Journey to the Island" (From Jurassic Park)

02) "Space Camp" (From Space Camp)

03) "To Charleston" (From The Patriot)

04) "Throne Room and Finale" (From Star Wars)

05) "Return to the Village / Raiders March" (From Temple of Doom)

06) "Rouge City" (From Artificial Intelligence)

07) "Jim's New Life" (From Empire of the Sun)

08) "The Flying Sequence" (From Hook)

09) "Short Round's Theme" (From Temple of Doom)

10) "Olympic Fanfare and Theme" (Comissioned for the Los Angeles ’84 Olympic Games)

11) "Follow Me" (From Always)

12) "Doctor, Lawyer, Lutheran" (From Catch Me If You Can)

13) "Main Title" (From Star Wars)

14) "Entry into the Great Hall" (From Harry Potter 1)

15) "Arrival in New York" (From Home Alone 2)

16) "The Open Sea" (From Jaws 2)

17) "Banning Back Home (Film Version)" (From Hook)

18) "Snowy's Theme" (From Tintin)

 

 

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I want to continue my search for the best John Williams tracks of each of his music types/styles (Action Music, Adventure Music, Downbeat/Sad Music, Romantic/Love Music,...).

"For Gillian" from The Fury.

All Williams scores make me feel good...

 

But I second the suggestion of the 1941 March (this is an absolute must!), and would add "Wedding Celebration and the Bottle Dance" from Fiddler on the Roof + the scherzo from "Indy's Very First Adventure" from TLC.

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off the top of my head I go for:

 

"Montage" (Jaws)

"End Titles" (Jaws)

"Be Irrational" (Paper Chase)

"Han Solo & The Princess" (Empire)

"March" (1941)

"Summon the Heroes"

"March of the Slave Children" (Temple of Doom)

"Raiders March" (Raiders of the Lost Ark)

"Visitors/Bye/End Titles" (Close Encounters)

"Main Title" (The Cowboys)

"Across the Stars" (Attack of the Clones)

 

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"The Float" from Catch Me If You Can is jolly good fun:

 

 

"The Olympic Spirit" is more stately and low-key than the "Fanfare and Theme," but no less of a pick-me-up:

 

 

Also, the Main Title from The Reivers always makes smile and want to steal an old-time car:

 

 

 

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Here's my own JW "Vitamin" Playlist:

 

An American Journey - 11 For New York (Variations On Themes Of Leonard Bernstein).mp3
Best Of/20th Century - 03 March From Raiders Of The Lost Ar.mp3
Best Of/20th Century - 10 Flying Theme [Flying Theme From _.mp3
Boston Pops: By Request – The Best of John Williams and the Boston Pops - 02 'The Cowboys' overture.mp3
Boston Pops: By Request – The Best of John Williams and the Boston Pops - 13 Imperial March from 'The Empire S.mp3
Boston Pops: By Request – The Best of John Williams and the Boston Pops - 15 Main Theme from 'Star Wars'.mp3
Boston Pops: I Love A Parade - 02 Midway March.mp3
Greatest Hits 1969-1999 (CD 1) - 1-03 Superman Main Title.mp3
Greatest Hits 1969-1999 (CD 1) - 1-11 Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade- Scherzo For Motorcycle And Orchestra.mp3
Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone - 02 Harry's Wonderous World.mp3
Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone - 06 Platform 9 And 3 Quarters And The.mp3
Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone - 19 Hedwig's Theme.mp3
Home Alone - 2-09 Home Alone- Somewhere In My Memory.mp3

Indiana Jones and The Crystal Skull - 03_The Adventures Of Mutt_John Willi.mp3
Jaws Expanded Score - 04 - The Shark Cage Fugue.mp3

Jaws Expanded Score - 15 - The Great Shark Chase.mp3
Kunzel - Pomp & Pizazz - Olympic Fanfare.mp3

Lockhart - A Splash Of Pops - 02 Liberty Fanfare.mp3
Memoirs of a Geisha - 18 Sayuri's Theme And End Credits.mp3
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace - 02 Duel Of The Fates.mp3

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: 06 Rey's Theme.mp3

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: 21 Scherzo For X-Wings.mp3
Summon The Heroes - Summon the Heroes.mp3

The Book Thief (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - 05 The Snow Fight.mp3
The Spielberg / Williams Collaboration - 03 E.T.-Adventures On Earth.mp3
The Spielberg / Williams Collaboration - 11 Empire of the Sun-Cadlllac Of The.mp3
Tintin - 02 Snowy's Theme.mp3
Tintin - 18 The Adventure Continues.mp3
Williams on Williams (Music from the Films of Steven Spielberg) - 02 Theme from Jurassic Park.mp3

Williams on Williams (Music from the Films of Steven Spielberg) - 04 Flight to Neverland from Hook.mp3
Williams: The Music Of America - John Williams - 04 American Journey- Iii. Popular Entertainment.mp3
Williams: The Music Of America - John Williams [Disc 2] - 2-02 Hymn To New England.mp3
Williams: The Music Of America - John Williams [Disc 2] - 2-08 Sound The Bells!.mp3
Williams: The Music Of America - John Williams [Disc 2] - 2-10 The Mission Theme (Theme For NB.mp3
Williams: The Music Of America - John Williams [Disc 2] - 2-12 The Olympic Spirit.mp3
Williams: The Music Of America - John Williams [Disc 3] - 3-10 Cadillac of the Skies from Empi.mp3
Williams: The Music Of America - John Williams [Disc 3] - 3-13 Throne Room and Finale from Sta.mp3
Yo-Yo Ma EP - 03 Going To School (Live Version).mp3

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