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In a way, the soundtrack story of 1990 begins in 1989, when Prince went bat-crazy for Tim Burton’s Batman, and wrote nine songs about the Caped Crusader, Vicki Vale and “The Arms of Orion,” whatever those are. The album went multi-platinum, and — wham! — the “inspired by” soundtrack was a thing. Soon, Madonna was being enlisted to help tell the story of Dick Tracy, while Jon Bon Jovi was being deputized for Young Guns II.
Here’s our ranking of 1990’s 10 biggest and best TV, movie and inspired-by soundtracks, based on Billboard charts, award-show accolades and Recording Industry Association of America sales stats. Time to fire away.