Greatest Pixar Soundtracks

Pixar always knows how to create fantastic original soundtracks and scores to really get you into the movie you're watching. Here is a list of the best of them.

The Top Ten

1 Toy Story

"You Got a Friend in Me", "Strange Things", classic. This is the soundtrack that we all grew up with, and it still holds up more than 20 years later. Thanks Randy Newman. - phillysports

By the way: there isn't supposed to be an "and" in the title of this list. Just a typo. - phillysports

"You Got a Friend in Me" gets stuck in my head after I watch any Toy Story movie. - EpicJake

You got a friend me and the claw

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2 Inside Out

The greatest Pixar OST ever very beautiful and heartfelt... Yet no one cares about the music only the movie (which is still great)

Pixar's greatest score in my opinion. It helps to elicit every emotion that is expressed in the film. - phillysports

The little catchy piano tone was touching

So CATCHY! - PeeledBanana

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The music that played at the beginning of the film... when the transition went from happy to sad, I almost felt like crying when the piano was being delicately played as it showed Carl all alone at his late wife's funeral... - ModernSpongeBobSucks

A truly magnificent score that conveys the spirit of adventure and the vitality of life. - phillysports

This music made me cry... WhAt mUsiC dO yOu SeE todAy tHAt mAkES yOu CRY?

I like how it has an old 20's or 30's feel to it mixed with modern fun

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4 The Incredibles

Just a flat out amazing score with a fantastic action main theme. - phillysports

Pretty good... I don't think it deserves to be THIS high on the list

Oh man, I love this theme. Spy - PeeledBanana

I love the James Bond-Theme to it.
Truly spectacular

5 Toy Story 3

Another fantastic soundtrack led by another Oscar-winning Randy Newman song. - phillysports

This theme is great, the part where Andy is driving off and the screen zooms in to Woody - PeeledBanana

6 Cars

Definitely Newman's most forgettable soundtrack. Rascal Flatts' "Life is a Highway" is pretty good though. - phillysports

Chuck Berry's Route 66 is just unforgettable

Such a feel-good soundtrack!

This movie and soundtrack are incredibly underrated. I’ll save the movie rant for that list but Sh-Boom, Our Town, Route 66, and obviously Life Is a Highway? Cars should be much higher on this list.

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7 Toy Story 2

The music in this is so powerful. I like the touching gentle music in Jessie's song, but I also like the grand score in the opening scene with Buzz flying.

Yet ANOTHER Newman soundtrack highlighted by the beautiful "When She Loved Me". - phillysports

8 Cars 2

No, Cars 2 Doesn't Deserve To Be Last, I Like Soundtrack, even If I would hate the film, I like the music in it, and why is inside out at number 2? , It's a good movie for sure, but it doesn't have any music - VideoGamefan5

Of course Cars 2 is the worst. Cars 2 is the worst in everything. - phillysports

HA!, Cars 2 Is Now 9, Excellent! - VideoGamefan5

The score for both Cars movies weren't even that good.

9 Finding Nemo

The music makes the best moments of the film even better. From the opening titles, to Nemo hearing about his Dad's journey, to Nemo lying on the ocean floor, telling Marlin he doesn't hate him, it's all brilliant. Thomas Newman is extremely underrated.

An amazing score that truly reflects an underwater feeling coupled with a classic rendition of "Beyond the Sea". - phillysports

Finding nemo is the greatest soundtrack of Pixar, Thomas Newman is a great composer

Utterly fantastic score. So gorgeous in every way

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10 Ratatouille

Just a beautiful arrangement that celebrates and embraces the movie's French environment. - phillysports

The music in Ratatouille is so uplifting and beautiful and "Le Festin" by Camille is absolutely gorgeous, even if I don't speak French!

The Contenders

11 Monsters, Inc.

Randy Newman hits another home run with this jazzy score. - phillysports

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12 Monsters University

The music of Monsters University is great! I especially like the drum and college music.

I love how Pixar really went all out with the college band music. - phillysports

I don't know any up, nemo, or inside out songs...
also, toy story is getting kinda overrated...

MU is just music to my ears... (literally and idiomly)

13 Finding Dory
14 Brave

The music for Brave is so beautiful and it is historically accurate. Most instruments used in the score were actually used in ancient Scotland.

This score is AMAZEING it mixes Scottish bagpipes and classical European instruments to make a truly enchanting tone that I still listen to today.

Even though Brave is definitely Pixar's most "meh" production, you got to admit that those bagpipes sound pretty awesome. - phillysports

I love the Scottish soundtrack playing in the backround it makes me feel so... um... Scottish.


Marvelous score that gives you an ominous "space-future" vibe. - phillysports

16 A Bug's Life

What can I say? It's Randy Newman. - phillysports

17 The Good Dinosaur

To be honest, I haven't seen this movie yet. How was it? - phillysports

It was actually a pretty good film, it is on the weaker side of Pixar but it's not worse Cars 2 - PeeledBanana

Inside out was a gem in the poop known as recent pixar I DID NOT like this

18 The Adventures of Andre & Wally B.
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2. Toy Story
3. Toy Story 3
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2. Ratatouille
3. Inside Out
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