* Whenever Elfman gets together with Creator/TimBurton, you can expect awesome music.
** The score to ''Pee-Wee's Big Adventure''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYyD55elKJA#t=1m14s "Breakfast Machine"]], while scary then (it's like the aural equivalent of [[MonsterClown clowns]]!), is certainly a CMOA today.
** DannyElfman's ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZktSPrGSck theme]].
** Elfman's work on ''Film/{{Batman}}'' is awesome enough to [[AwesomeMusic/{{Batman}} rate its own page]].
** His work on ''Film/EdwardScissorhands''.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-KB_Djszro opening credits]] music in ''Film/SleepyHollow''.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rQjksu45wU opening]] to ''PlanetOfTheApes''.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62TEljaPzo0 opening credits]] in the 2005 ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' movie.
** The [[TheVillainSucksSong "the naughty children suck"]] songs in ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' are all pretty good, but the first ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiMpTzd0Gqo "Augustus Gloop"]]) and the last ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEQj2oDqJsY "Mike Teevee"]]) kick ridiculous amounts of ass. (You can even hear a little bit of "Making Christmas" in the latter's downward note progressions.)
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xyspn61ccyE Alice's Theme]] from Burton's ''Alice in Wonderland'' is absolutely breathtaking.
** Elfman gets piles of awesome points for both composing "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny33f3mSjHs This is Halloween]]", from ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'', and for providing Jack Skellington's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJENLw1QWek singing voice]]. He also wrote two absolutely ''killer'' {{Villain Song}}s: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMNSk-oMNqw Kidnap the Sandy Claus]]" and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDPWbXAWflA Oogie Boogie's Song]]".
** He was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1qgmdVgN70 Bonejangles]] in ''CorpseBride'', too.
** Also from ''Nightmare'' is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFy3gPzuGQc Sally's Song]], which doubles as a TearJerker.
* Then there's his work on Creator/SamRaimi's films.
** His work in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1f5ykkGJvMU first]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSDU2tu7rpk two]] ''Film/SpiderMan'' installments. The music in ''Film/SpiderMan2'' as he stops the runaway train....just amazing.
*** Though Christopher Young's music was used in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NLgY6f60CA the original]] instead of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNaMn2CSHx0 Elfman's...]]
*** Sadly, Elfman's score for the second film was such a case of ExecutiveMeddling (cues from the first film being tracked in, parts of Elfman's score reworked by Young and John Debney) that he said he'd never work with Creator/SamRaimi again (explaining why Christopher Young did the third film - and got ''his'' score [[ExecutiveMeddling tampered with]] as well!). Happily, as with his bustup with Creator/TimBurton after ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' Elfman patched things up with Raimi in time for ''Film/OzTheGreatAndPowerful''.
** The first track he composed for Raimi, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKHAX1K4sKQ "March of the Dead]] from ''[[Franchise/EvilDead Army of Darkness]]''.
* ''Film/{{Wanted}}'' has him singing rock once again, in the awesome [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRWsqZNJa_M "The Little Things"]].
* ''Film/TheKingdom'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7rTXZrcDeQ Finale]]. So much that it was used in the [[TearJerker highway scene]] from ''Film/{{Rango}}''.
* ''Film/MissionImpossible'': The hard-charging music that plays over that first approaching shot to the bullet train.
* ''Standard Operating Procedure'': For a serious documentary examining the [[TheWarOnTerror Abu Ghraib abuse scandal]], we get [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIA4mm5Vuqc "Main Titles - Vacation in Iraq",]] an appropriately haunting song which helps set the mood.
%% * ''Film/TheWolfman2010''. DannyElfman, you've done it again.
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