I’ve recently had the pleasure of binging Battlestar Galactica on the advice of my good podcasting friend Brian Davids of Film Schlubs. BSG aired at a time when LOST and 24 were airing so it got lost in the mix of great television. But, I decided to binge it because not only was Ron Moore the showrunner for BSG, but also because Bear McCreary was the composer. So as I watched, I could hear the similarities between his work on Outlander, BSG, The Walking Dead, Black Sails etc. Which, got me thinking – what are his top ten best songs he’s created? (BTW – if you want to hear me fanboy all over Bear, you can hear our interview with him here). So, not only for your illumination about all of his work, but also mainly for mine, here are what I believe to be his top ten best songs he’s ever created:
Before I give you the list – I want you to understand my metric for how I measured the song. In essence, my one component that matter most was: how did it make me feel? What did it inspire in me as I listened? Did I notice it during the show? Or did it enhance the scene so naturally that it seemed to be another character?
3. All Along The Watchtower – BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Cally Descends – BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
The Veil Of Time – OUTLANDER
DaVinci’s Demons Theme – DAVINCI’S DEMONS