Most Famous Western Movie Songs

Monday, July 25 by Amanda Ferguson

The most famous Western movie songs are whistled through the plains of the wild wild west. Western movie songs have been around just about as long as movies have had sound. They are all about keeping things light and showcasing what happens in the west. The best Western movie songs are famous for their catchy songs and their ability to sum up the life in the west. 

  1. "High Noon" by Tex Ritter. This song is the theme song for the famous Western movie called, "High Noon" which starred Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly. This song epitomizes the Western film genre. It has high step sounds and a whipping beat that is high flying. Its context is soulful and its guitar is pricked with only the best of skill. Tex Ritter is one of the most famous folk singers to the music community.
  2. "Man With the Harmonica" by Ennio Morricone. Of course this Western movie song is filled with the sweet sounds of a harmonica. From the famous Western movie, "Once Upon a Time in the West" this song is the theme for this film. The song is somber in nature with a hint of the darker moods of the west.
  3. "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" by the Andrews Sister. This song is one of the most poignant of the famous Western movie songs. From the Western, "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon," this film stars the one and only John Wayne. This song is performed by the Andrews Sisters with their soothing voices and old time feel.