Without music, films would probably be a little bit boring. There are some songs that are included in films that really help take the moment and the emotions to the next level. A film’s soundtrack really has the ability to make or break the film. Some of the most iconic moments in film history are coupled with a song that is forever remembered.
There are a lot of examples that probably spring to mind when you think of the greatest ever songs from films, but only a select few can make this list. Music helps take the scenes from the movie to a whole other level and it gets the audience feeling the right type of emotions.
It’s incredibly hard to choose just a handful of greatest ever songs from films, but have a read on below to find out more information about the best of the best:
I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston, from The Bodyguard
Originally written and performed by Dolly Parton, Whitney Houston sings this song to perfection and creates her own version of the song. The Bodyguard was Whitney Houston’s acting debut and she will forever be remembered for her acting and singing in this film. I Will Always Love You is regarded as one of her most popular songs.
Stayin’ Alive by The Bee Gees, from Saturday Night Fever
Whenever you hear this song, you probably automatically think of Saturday Night Fever. Stayin’ Alive played during the open scene of this film and it helped cement the tune as one of the best and well-known disco songs of all time. The Bee Gees had more songs included in this film’s soundtrack, but Stayin’ Alive was certainly the most recognisable.
Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds, from The Breakfast Club
Don’t worry Simple Minds, we won’t forget about you! This is probably one of the most iconic songs from a film ever and the movie in itself is also truly iconic. Most people are even able to picture the scene where the track Don’t You (Forget About Me) is playing.
(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, from Dirty Dancing
If you have ever watched the film Dirty Dancing, you probably remember the iconic final scene. This scene was made even more iconic by the fact that Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes masterpiece was the song the two main characters danced to. You also probably remember the line “nobody puts Baby in a corner” as well.
Footloose by Kenny Loggins, from Footloose
Footloose the film was quick to become a favourite and it still is to this day, even with a remake of the film in more recent years. The film was propelled into even higher greatness due to the iconic song of Kenny Loggins. The song Footloose was enough to get any person up on their feet and dancing.
Kiss From a Rose by Seal, from Batman Forever
Although Seal recorded and released a year before Batman Forever was released, it took the film to turn the song into the massive hit it has become. Kiss From a Rose ended up winning three Grammys and it cemented its place on the best songs from a film. The unlikely duo of a superhero movie and this song is what makes it perfect.
Over the Rainbow by Judy Garland, from The Wizard of Oz
When you think of The Wizard of Oz you probably automatically think of Over the Rainbow. It is such a beautiful song in its own right, but within the film, it is taken to the next level. Everything about Judy Garland and her voice make this one of the best film songs of all time.