10 Awesome Movie Songs

Tuesday, April 5 by Anarch

If you've been looking for a list of 10 awesome movie songs, you've come to the right place. Movie songs help us to remember movie scenes, helping to drive home a mood or make certain aspects of films unforgettable. Love scenes, special dances, touching or frightening moments; whatever your poison, a song can make it seem even more powerful. Here's some great examples of awesome movie songs that stick out in our minds. What ones would you add?

  1. "Goodbye Horses" by Q Lazzarus: Made famous during a certain "tuck-and-sway" scene during "The Silence of the Lambs," this awesome movie song was then picked up by Jay of "Jay and Silent Bob" and made into an amusing comedy skit.
  2. "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel: This amazing movie song was made famous by John Cusack's overhead boom box stance in the movie "Say Anything." Trying to win back his girl, he stands outside her house and blasts this unforgettable song up at her window.
  3. "Rocky's Theme (Gonna Fly Now) by Bill Conti: Who can forget this awesome movie song? It's hard to resist not wanting to go find some steps to go running up when you hear this unforgettable song from "Rocky."
  4. "This Woman's Work" by Kate Bush: Anyone who's ever had a baby can relate to this touching and awesome movie song from "She's Having a Baby." Charged with tenderness and tension, this is an unforgetable touching song.
  5. "Unchained Melody" by The Righteous Brothers: Who can forget the charged love scene from the movie "Ghost?" Starring Demi Moore and the late Patrick Swayze, this awesome movie song is still a popular love song today.
  6. "Dueling Banjos" by Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith: "Deliverance" is a pretty amazing movie on its own, but one of the best scenes involves a young boy, a banjo and this awesome movie song. This is the kind of song that makes banjo pickin' downright cool, so be sure to give it a listen.
  7. "Tequila" by The Champs: Up until his real-life scandal, Pee-wee Herman was one of the coolest things since sliced bread. Watching him rock out to one of the most awesome movie songs of all time, in the middle of a biker bar, was priceless.
  8. "If You Leave" by OMD: One of the most awesome movie songs from the '80s has to be the "Pretty in Pink" prom/love song, "If You Leave." While most thought Andie was a little crazy for choosing Blaine over the Duckman, this awesome song made it a little easier to accept.
  9. "Moving in Stereo" by The Cars: Few people who have ever seen "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" can forget this awesome movie song and the accompanying pool scene.
  10. "Mad World" by Michael Andrews: No list of the most awesome movie songs would be complete without adding in the heart-wrenching and yet strangely creepy "Mad World" by Michael Andrews. How fitting this song was to the 2001 surreal film "Donnie Darko."
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