10 Best Chick Flick Songs

Thursday, February 10 by Thomas West

Everyone knows that music makes the movie, and the 10 best chick flick songs are especially noteworthy.  With that in mind, here are some of the best songs from chick flicks throughout the last few decades.

  1. "Blue Eyes Blue"- This heart-wrenching ballad, sung by the famous Eric Clapton, is a mournful tune that nevertheless is quite a pleasure to listen to.  With Clapton’s signature voice and the words to go with it, this song from the hit film "Runaway Bride" is sure to bring tears to anyone’s eyes.
  2. "You Can’t Hurry Love"- Also from "Runaway Bride," this song, sung in this case by the Dixie Chicks, is a lively and upbeat update of this golden oldie.  With its catchy rhythm and the delightful voices of the Dixie Chicks, this is a chick flick song that’s hard to beat.
  3. "The Distance"- This beautiful song, from the film "Serendipity" is sung by Evan and Jaron, a twin duo that were quite popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s.  It’s actually quite a touching song, and it has a lovely melody, so it definitely belongs on any list of great songs from chick flicks.
  4. "Someday We’ll Know"- Sung by the band the New Radicals for the tear-jerker chick flick "A Walk to Remember," this is another of those chick flick songs that is designed to make you feel sadness, even if you’re not moved by what’s going on in the movie.  I guarantee you won’t be able to go away from this song without at least one tear in your eye.
  5. "He Was a Friend of Mine"- This song, perhaps one of the most emotionally powerful ever found in a chick flick, is found on the soundtrack to the blockbuster chick flick Brokeback Mountain.  With the softly understated but incredibly, intensely emotional vocals of the incomparable Willie Nelson, even the hardest-hearted movie goer will find themselves moved by this song.
  6. "Come What May"- Along the same lines, this song, from the spectacularly glitzy "Moulin Rouge," is a touching ballad that accentuates the sadness and darkness that is such a pivotal part of the film.  Fantastically sung by Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor, this song is a perfect accompaniment to an already grand chick flick.
  7. "Your Song"- Also found in "Moulin Rouge," this song, a new rendition of the classic Elton John favorite, is almost equal to the original in terms of the beauty of the music.  Who would have thought that Ewan McGregor could bring such powerful new life to a song that was popular in the 1970s?
  8. "My Father’s Gun"- This song by the original Elton John can be found on the soundtrack of the chick flick "Elizabethtown."  This is definitely one of Elton John’s finest songs, and it makes a fine addition to a film that already features some of the best young acting talent in Hollywood, such as Kirsten Dunst and Orlando Bloom.
  9. "What Makes You Different (Makes You Beautiful)"- This beautiful song from the Backstreet Boys, found on the soundtrack to "The Princess Diaries," is harmonious and quite easy to listen to.  It makes a fine addition to any list of the best music from chick flicks.
  10. "Time of My Life"- No list of songs from chick flicks would be complete without this song, which is the most famous song from the popular film "Dirty Dancing."  Who can forget that finale dancing scene, which has gone down as one of the most memorable in movie history?
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