100 Greatest Movie Songs

Top 100 Movie Songs

Songs have been an important aspect of movies. A song does weave magical moments in a movie in accordance with what is being depicted. This article is a showcase of the best movie songs.

When we get down to watching a movie, we come across songs interspersed in accordance with various stages in the movie. Often audiences connect with lyrical content of songs as they are depicted in accordance with scenes in a movie. Since early days, different types of songs have been showcased in movies. Songs from various musical genres have been seen interspersed aesthetically through movies. Original soundtracks may contain extra songs that are not shown during the length of the movie. Hidden tracks by bands and artists have become popular on Original soundtracks in recent decades.

Different types of love songs are hugely popular in movie soundtracks.

In recent years, rock love songs and emo songs have become exceedingly popular in movie soundtracks. Filmmakers like to work with composers and musicians in accordance with their movie script. It’s often the movie script that demands the type of music and songs that goes with the movie. A song may be composed exclusively for a movie or a band/artist’s song may be included in a movie with permission. Songs selected or chosen for a movie soundtrack are often reflective of the characters and the plot that emerges in the movie.

Over the years duets have become very popular in movies, especially so in romance movies and dramas. Songs that express various emotions lyrically are hugely popular in movie soundtracks. Songs about love, relationships, heartbreak, turmoil, breakups, angst, belief, betrayal, hope, joy, and happiness are often showcased in accordance with the script and characters in a movie. Acoustic songs with heart-warming lyrics have become the flavor in romantic flicks. Movie songs are excessively popular with young audiences, college goers in particular.

The space below showcases an epic list of the best movie songs.

100 Greatest Movie Songs

  1. Up Where We Belong (An Officer and a Gentleman- Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes)
  2. I Just Called To Say I Love You (Stevie Wonder- Women In Red)
  3. Endless Love (Endless Love- Lionel Richie and Diana Ross)
  4. In Your Eyes (Say Anything- Peter Gabriel)
  5. How Deep Is Your Love (Saturday Night Fever- Bee Gees)
  6. Stayin’ Alive (Saturday Night Fever- Bee Gees)
  7. I Will Always Love You (The Bodyguard- Whitney Houston)
  8. Unchained Melody (Ghost- The Righteous Brothers)
  9. Everything I Do (I Do It For You) (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves- Bryan Adams)
  10. Streets of Philadelphia (Philadelphia- Bruce Springteen)
  11. A Whole New World (Aladdin- Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle)
  12. Say You Say Me (White Nights- Lionel Richie)
  13. Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now (Mannequin- Starship)
  14. Kiss From A Rose (Batman Forever- Seal)
  15. For The First Time (One Fine Day- Kenny Loggins)
  16. Iris (City of Angels- Goo Goo Dolls)
  17. Go The Distance (Go The Distance- Michael Bolton)
  18. Modern Woman (Ruthless People- Billy Joel)
  19. I Finally Found Someone (The Mirror Has Two Faces- Barbra Streisand and Bryan Adams)
  20. End of The Road (Boomerang -Boyz 2 Men)
  21. Two Hearts (Buster- Phil Collins)
  22. I Say A Little Prayer (My Best Friend’s Wedding- Diana King)
  23. Don’t You (Forget About Me) (The Breakfast Club- Simple Minds)
  24. It Must Have Been Love (Pretty Woman- Roxette)
  25. My Heart Will Go On (Titanic- Celine Dion)
  26. Can’t Help Falling In Love (Sliver- UB40)
  27. Flashdance… What a Feeling (Flashdance- Irene Cara)
  28. To Sir With Love (To Sir With Love- Lulu)
  29. Born To Be Wild (Easy Rider- Steppenwolf)
  30. What I’ve Done (Transformers- Linkin Park)
  31. Will You Be There (Free Willy- Michael Jackson)
  32. Almost Paradise (Footloose- Mike Reno and Ann Wilson)
  33. She (Notting Hill- Elvis Costello)
  34. Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) (Against All Odds- Phil Collins)
  35. La Bamba (La Bamba- Los Lobos)
  36. Heaven’s What I Feel (Dance With  Me- Gloria Estefan)
  37. Ghostbusters (Ghostbusters- Ray Parker Jr.)
  38. Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid- B.J. Thomas)
  39. I’m Kissing You (Romeo and Juliet- Des’ree)
  40. Danger Zone (Top Gun- Kenny Loggins)
  41. Because You Loved Me (Up Close & Personal- Celine Dion)
  42. I Believe I Can Fly (Space Jam- R. Kelly)
  43. Blaze of Glory (Young Guns 2- Jon Bon Jovi)
  44. Arthur’s Theme (The Best That You can Do) (Arthur- Christopher Cross)
  45. Magic (Xanadu- Olivia Newton John)
  46. You Make My Dreams ( (500) Days of Summer- Hall & Oates)
  47. I Wanna Sex You Up (New Jack City- Color Me Badd)
  48. Things Have Changed (Wonder Boys- Bob Dylan)
  49. As I Lay Me Down (Now and Then- Sophie B. Hawkins)
  50. The Perfect Drug (Lost Highway- Nine Inch Nails)
  51. Hopelessly Devoted To You (Grease- Olivia Newton John)
  52. Stay (I Missed You) (Reality Bites- Lisa Loeb)
  53. Mrs Robinson (The Graduate- Simon and Garfunkel)
  54. The Power of Love (Back To The Future- Huey Lewis and the News)
  55. Fight The Power (Do The Right Thing- Public Enemy)
  56. I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing (Armageddon- Aerosmith)
  57. Eye of the Tiger (Rocky 3- Survivor)
  58. Here I Am (Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron- Bryan Adams)
  59. The Wrestler (The Wrestler- Bruce Springteen)
  60. Last Dance (Thank God It’s Friday- Donna Summer)
  61. (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life (Dirty Dancing- Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes)
  62. Independent Woman (Charlie’s Angels- Destiny’s Child)
  63. Evergreen (A Star Is Born- Barbra Streisand)
  64. Can You Feel The Love Tonight (The Lion King- Elton John)
  65. Skyfall (Skyfall- Adele)
  66. When You Say Nothing At All (Notting Hill- Ronan Keating)
  67. Save Me (Magnolia- Aimee Mann)
  68. Accidentally In Love (Shrek 2- Counting Crows)
  69. All For Love (The Three Musketeers- Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting)
  70. Footloose (Footloose- Kenny Loggins)
  71. Miss Misery (Good Will Hunting- Elliott Smith)
  72. Love Song For A Vampire (Dracula- Annie Lennox)
  73. I Want To Spend My Lifetime Loving You (The Mask of Zorro- Marc Anthony and Tina Arena)
  74. Guaranteed (Into The Wild- Eddie Vedder)
  75. Love Is All Around (Four Weddings And a Funeral- Wet Wet Wet)
  76. Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman? (Juan DeMarco- Bryan Adams)
  77. When Doves Cry (Purple Rain- Prince and the Revolution)
  78. Nobody Does It Better (The Spy Who Loved Me- Carly Simon)
  79. Kiss From A Rose (Batman Forever- Seal)
  80. There You’ll Be (Pearl Harbor- Faith Hill)
  81. Crazy For You (Vision Quest- Madonna)
  82. J.A.R. (Angus- Green Day)
  83. Kiss Me (She’s All That- Sixpence None The Richer)
  84. Ain’t Too Proud To Beg (The Big Chill- Temptations)
  85. Wind Beneath My Wings (Beaches- Bette Midler)
  86. Falling Slowly (Once- Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova)
  87. The Way We Were (The Way We Were- Barbra Streisand)
  88. Summer Nights (Grease- John Travolta and Olivia Newton John)
  89. Take My Breath Away (Top Gun- Berlin)
  90. Today Was a Fairytale (Valentine’s Day- Taylor Swift)
  91. I Must Have Been Love (Pretty Woman- Roxette)
  92. Happy (Despicable Me 2- Pharrell Williams)
  93. Fame (Fame- Irene Cara)
  94. Lose Yourself (8 Mile- Eminem)
  95. Baby, I love Your Way (Reality Bites- Big Mountain)
  96. You’ll Be In My Heart (Tarzan- Phil Collins)
  97. Old Time Rock and Roll (Risky Business- Bob Seger)
  98. This Year’s Love (Girl Next Door- David Gray)
  99. Holiday Road (National Lampoon’s Vacation- Lindsey Buckingham)
  100. Can’t Fight The Moonlight (Coyote Ugly- LeAnn Rimes)

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  • concordia  30-05-2016
    I also like your list and I think that you nail most of them. The ones I have noticed are : How Deep Is Your Love I Must Have Been Love and You’ll Be In My Heart
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    • realityspeaks  04-12-2017
      Thank you. The songs mentioned do evoke special feelings and bring about a nostalgic warmth.
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  • jj0070  25-05-2016
    I like your list. I love Titanic song My heart will gon on there so much. Other songs are also excellent artisitic crafting and passionate musical hits.
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    • realityspeaks  04-12-2017
      Thank you. That's an epic love song by Celine Dion, it's an anthem of sorts.
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