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Awesome Music / Kiki's Delivery Service

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  • The score is by the legendary Joe Hisaishi, so every track is incredible. Some noteworthy examples include:
    • "On a Clear Day", which introduces the main motif, a dreamy, wistful melody usually played on a flute, which is intended to call to mind both the sensation of flying on the wind and the wanderlust of leaving home.
    • A Town with an Ocean View is a jovial and peaceful track that perfectly suits the warm, seaside setting of Koriko.
    • "An Unusual Painting", a peaceful flute song with a vibe and harp background that helps amplify the serene and quiet nature of Ursula's cabin.
  • "If I've Been Enveloped in Tenderness" is a relaxing tune to wrap up the film and explore life after Kiki rescues her best friend while continuing her delivery service. It's got relaxing guitars both acoustic and electric to capture the soothing and laidback atmosphere of the town with the ocean view one last time as well.
  • Sydney Forest's "Soaring" and "I'm Gonna Fly" from the 1998 dub. Catchy and nostalgic in all of the right ways. Some have argued they fit the movie even better than the original songs used in the Japanese and 2010/2017 re-releases (which were Japanese pop songs from the 1970s by iconic singer-songwriter Yumi Matsutoya, who was an inspiration for Hayao Miyazaki and whose music was later used in The Wind Rises; Disney didn't use them due to being unable to secure the songs' rights at the time. They were later reinserted in the 2010 Re-Cut).