The 30 greatest black movie soundtracks of all time

When was the last time you listened to (or downloaded) an entire album from beginning to end? Chances are, it was the last time you heard a good soundtrack.

A great theme song can define a film (think Diana Ross’ theme from the 1975 film Mahogany, “Do You Know, Where You’re Going To?”) but when the entire soundtrack is great, it can help turn even a so-so movie into a classic.

Submitted for your approval, theGrio’s picks for the 30 greatest black movie soundtracks.