Chariots of Fire (Titles) – Vangelis (1981)
Born Evangelos Papathanassiou, this Greek composer earned an Oscar for this film’s score and has had a long, prolific career scoring musical theater, ballets, documentaries, and motion pictures. During the 80’s, he also had a successful collaboration with Yes front-man Jon Anderson. In addition to his contribution to several Olympics scores and ceremonies, NASA used his Mythodea piece as theme for its Mars Odyssey mission. Most recently, Vangelis re-tooled this film’s score for its stage version earlier this year.