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Top 10- Tense Moving Music

Time for another Top 10!

And hey, since I love music so much, I’m going to continue until I exhaust my obscenely specific categories. Today I’d like to cover what I can only describe for myself as Tense Moving music.

There’s a lot of tense music that happens in movies and tv shows and games. But a lot of the time these are used for fights or chase sequences. That isn’t the type of tense I’m covering today though. For instance, Inception has an incredibly tense soundtrack, but it’s nowhere on this list.



The type of tense I’m talking about is both a little more subdued AND a little more weighted. It’s the type of tense that often comes at a turning point in a movie, when a character makes a big decision or realizes something terrible is happening. In other words, more often than not, it’s a character driven tense.

It’s the tense that has me holding my breath, that moves me and sweeps me up in the character’s emotional state. And I eat it up every single time. At any rate, when I’m writing these types of scenes, I have a playlist of these types of songs playing. So I figured I’d share it with you!

So here are my Top 10…actually you know what? This list was tough. I’m adding in one more. Eleven. This is my Top 11 tense moving songs. Read the rest of this entry