Having contributed music to Gladiator, Mission: Impossible 2 and Michael Kamen's score for X-Men, Badelt was involved in the three most successful movies in 2000.
Badelt also collaborated with Zimmer on other successful films, such as The Pledge, and 2001 blockbusters Hannibal and Pearl Harbor.
He is the recipient of several awards, including a 1983 Grammy Award for his song "Up Where We Belong", a duet which he performed with Jennifer Warnes.
He was ranked #97 on Rolling Stone's 100 greatest singers list.
If a character enters an elevator for any reason, the music playing on its speaker system — regardless of the program's genre — is almost always some version of "The Girl from Ipanema" by the great Antônio Carlos Jobim.
(If not, it's probably the "Theme from which would probably be referencing a comfortable break from the action.) Some trace this trope's popularity back to directors such as John Landis, who used it as an in-joke for every scene he shot inside an elevator.
While collaborating with Zimmer, Badelt has contributed to the Oscar-nominated scores for The Thin Red Line and The Prince of Egypt, as well as writing music for many well known directors including Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Terrence Mallick, John Woo, Kathryn Bigelow, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Tom Cruise, Sean Penn, Gore Verbinski, and Steven Spielberg.
Badelt co-produced the score to Hollywood box office hit Gladiator, directed by Ridley Scott, as well as writing portions of the score with singer/composer Lisa Gerrard.In Real Life, of course, it was once a common practice for elevators to have soft instrumental music piped in as a means to relax the nerves of jittery or claustrophobic passengers, this also being the rule for department stores/shopping malls and grocery stores/supermarkets.However, this fell out of favor in the 1990s and ever since the noticeably smaller number of places (including the relatively few elevators) that music will have the actual songs rather than the instrumental knock-offs, making this in general a Forgotten Trope, and a Dead Horse Trope in the case of this song.Rolling Stone ranked The Police number 70 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.Isaac Albéniz i Pascual (Spanish pronunciation: ) (May 29, 1860 – May 18, 1909) was a Spanish pianist and composer best known for his piano works based on folk music.The band broke up in 1984, but reunited in early 2007 for a one-off world tour lasting until August 2008, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of their hit single "Roxanne" and also, to a lesser extent, that of their formation as a group.