10 Greatest Movie Songs
It’s no coincidence that some of the greatest movie songs come from some of the greatest flicks in movie history. This list may as well double as an “awesome movies” round-up. Here are the 10 greatest movie songs you will never forget (in no particular order).
The Breakfast Club
Three different artists rejected this song before Scottish band Simple Minds finally agreed to record it. John Hughes included the tune in the opening and closing credits, of what came to be one of the most memorable films for any teen in the ’80s and thereafter.
Ghostbusters, Ray Parker Jr.
“Who you gonna call?” Ray Parker Jr., and you can thank him for this amazing theme song. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on August 11, 1984, keeping the top spot for three weeks.
Footloose, Kenny Loggins
Young or old, if this song doesn’t get you up and dancing, we don’t know what will. We love this tune as much as we love our dearest Kevin Bacon. The song was also reused in the 2011 remake of the film.
Lose Yourself, Eminem
Is there a ’90s baby that can’t recite this song word-for-word? The song was critically acclaimed and was one of only three hip-hop songs from the 21st century to have been included on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Stayin’ Alive, Bee Gees
Saturday Night Fever
This disco classic was the perfect soundtrack to John Travolta’s smooth moves on the dance floor. Fun fact: The rhythm of the song matches almost perfectly with the recommended number of chest compressions during CPR, and paramedics are encouraged to think of the song while performing the procedure.
Eye Of The Tiger, Survivor
Something about this song just makes you want to get up and be better than you were five minutes ago. The Rocky III theme also happens to be one of the biggest-selling singles of all time, with a whopping 9 million copies.
I Will Always Love You, Whitney Houston
Originally written by dear Dolly Parton, the country track was released on her album Jolene in 1974. The late Whitney Houston recorded a version of the song for the 1992 film. It has since become one of the best-selling singles of all time.
Independent Women Part 1, Destiny’s Child
The song first appeared as the soundtrack to the 2000 film adaption of Charlie’s Angels, and was later included in the group’s third studio album, Survivor (2001). Independent Women was a huge success in the US. The single made its debut at number one during the time Charlie’s Angels was on the big screen.
We Go Together, John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
All good things must come to an end, but we have to admit that the final scene of the 1978 film is our favourite. As Sandy and Danny profess their love for each other through song at the school carnival, the whole gang joins in in a flash mob-style musical number.
My Heart Will Go On, Celine Dion
After the movie hit big screens, Dion’s romantic song topped number one charts around the world. The love ballad became the French-Canadian singer’s biggest hit and one of the best-selling singles in history.
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