10 Best Movie Soundtrack Songs
The 10 best movie soundtrack songs have you listening and paying attention to the movie at the same time. A key sign of the best movie soundtrack songs is the music's ability to make you remember the scene the song played during. Chances are, after hearing one of the 10 best movie soundtrack songs, you rushed to your computer to find out the name of the song and the artist responsible for it.
"Wise Up": Sung and penned by singer-songwriter Aimee Mann, "Wise Up" played during the unforgettable montage section of the 1999 film "Magnolia," with the movie's characters singing along.
"Bohemian Rhapsody": A classic rock epic by the British band Queen, "Bohemian Rhapsody" plays during the famous "head-banging" scene of the 1992 hit "Wayne's World."
"Tiny Dancer": An old but catchy hit by Elton John, "Tiny Dancer" got new life when the main characters of the almost-rock stars 2000 drama "Almost Famous" sing the song together while traveling on a tour bus.
"Unchained Melody": The Righteou Brothers simple yet haunting 1965 hit became one of the best movie soundtrack songs of all time during the famous pottery scene with Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze 1990 film "Ghost."
"In Your Eyes": A sweet and distinct sounding love song by Peter Gabriel, "In Your Eyes" became pop culture history when John Cusack held the boombox over his head, blasting the song at Ione Sky, in the 1989 boy-meets-girl classic "Say Anything."
"Old Time Rock and Roll": Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band's epic 1979 ode to oldies rock became one of the best movie soundtracks songs ever to be associated with Tom Cruise sliding across the floor in his underwear. The song blasts during the famous scene from 1983's "Risky Business."
"Take My Breath Away": Berlin's emotional love song became of the biggest hits of the '80s when used in the 1986 box-office smash "Top Gun."
"Mrs. Robinson": "The Graduate", a 1967 film centered on the illicit affair between an older woman and a young man, scored one of the best movie soundtrack songs with the first appearance of Simon & Garfunkel's classic tune, "Mrs. Robinson."
"Canned Heat": An unusual yet oddly catchy song by Jamiroquai, "Canned Heat" is the song played during Napoleon's memorable dance scene in 2004's quirky hit "Napoleon Dynamite."
"Twist and Shout": The Beatles famous 1963 cover of the Top Notes' "Twist and Shout" became part of movie history when Ferris of the 1986 classic comedy "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" lip-synched to the song after hijacking a parade float.