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The 300 Spartans - Soundtrack by Manos Hadjidakis

Manos Hadjidakis composed the music for the motion picture "The 300 Spartans" that was released in 1962. The movie presents the true story of the fight of the 300 Spartans and their King Leonidas against the army of at least 300,000 Persians that wanted to invade Greece. The heroism of the 300 Spartans and their […]

Stou Thoma To Magazi - Rempetiko OST

Stou Thoma to magazi is a Greek song heard in the movie Rempetiko and is included in the Rebetiko OST. Stou Thoma to magazi translates to "At Thomas' place". It was originally sung by Kostas Tsiggos and later on by numerous Greek singers, such as Haris Alexiou, Giorgos Ntalaras, Takis Mpinis and more. The movie […]

Rachel's Song - Blade Runner Vangelis

Vangelis composed the music for the movie Blade Runner. Rachel's song was included in the soundtrack of the movie, but it was never heard in the actual movie! It can be guessed that the song was going to be used to score Rachel's growing doubts about her identity. The track "Memories of Green," was instead used. […]

Blade Runner - Vangelis

The main theme of Blade Runner, the movie, composed by Vangelis is one of the most renowned and popular movie themes in the history of American films. The Blade Runner soundtrack was composed by Vangelis for Ridley Scott's 1982 film of the same name. It is mostly a dark, melodic combination of classical composition and […]

Eternity and A Day - Eleni Karaindrou

Eleni Karaindrou composes and performs the theme from Eternity and A Day, called "By the Sea". The track was heard for the first time in the soundtrack of the movie Eternity and a Day. Eleni Karaindrou is the loyal composer in Angelopoulos movies, and if we may add, one of his most powerful cards. Her […]

1492: Conquest of Paradise - Vangelis

1492: the Conquest of Paradise - A theme composed by Vangelis for the movie 1492: Conquest of Paradise,  directed by Ridley Scott, as a 500th anniversary commemoration of Christopher Columbus' voyage to the New World and the discovery of America.  Vangelis'  score was nominated as "Best Original Score - Motion Picture" at the 1993 Golden […]

Asteri mou feggari mou - Melina Mercouri

Melina Mercouri sings the song Asteri mou feggari mou, a lovely Greek song which means "My star, my moon", in English. Asteri mou feggari mou was composed by Mikis Theodorakis and is also known as the love theme of the movie Phaedra, starring Melina Mercouri and Anthony Perkins. Phaedra was a 1962 motion picture directed by Jules […]

Strose to stroma sou - Nikos Kourkoulos

Nikos Kourkoulos and a choir sing the song Strose to stroma sou, a Greek song which means "Prepare the mattress" or "Make the bed", in a free translation to English. The song was composed by Mikis Theodorakis and was sung by Kourkoulos in the movie "I geitonia ton aggelon" (the neighborhood of the angels) in 1964. […]

The Chariots of Fire - Vangelis

Is Greek music all about vocals and lyrics? Is Greek Music only one kind? The truth is that a country that gave birth to exquisite composers, could never claim that instrumental music - even with some vocals - is not Greek Music. What makes the Greek music Greek anyway? Is it the lyrics, or the […]

Sta limania - Natasha Theodoridou

Natasha Theodoridou sings Sta limania, a Greek song which means "At the ports". The song Sta limania is one of the songs that stood out from the soundtrack from the movie Touch of Spice (in Greek Politiki Kouzina). Ta limania, the movie song, reflects the general atmosphere of the movie, which is inevitably nostalgic and […]

Tha pio apopse to feggari - Giannis Poulopoulos

Giannis Poulopoulos sings "Tha pio apopse to feggari" a lovely hasapiko song which means "I will drink the moon tonight". Good old times of - the cheesy but popular and easy to watch - Greek cinema.  The song was heard for the first time in the movie "Gorgones kai magkes" which means Mermaids and Buster […]

Min ton rotas ton ourano - Jenny Karezi

Jenny Karezi sings "Min ton rotas ton ourano", a popular Greek song which means "Don't ask the sky". The song Min ton rotas ton ourano was composed by Manos Hadjidakis and is one of the most beloved songs ever played in a movie - this one being "To nisi ton gennaion" which means the Island […]

Never on Sunday - Melina Mercouri

Never on Sunday, or as it is mostly known in Greek “Ta Paidia tou Pirea” which translates in English as “Children of Piraeus” , is a very popular Greek song sung by Melina Mercouri in the homonym movie. Never on Sunday is a movie directed by Jules Dassin, starring himself and Melina Mercouri. The song […]