You could say that the modern movie owes a part of its charm to its use of sound and music. On this edition of PYHOF, let us take a look back on some of the more memorable tunes that were featured in the silver screen through the years.
Everybody’s seen their share of films and pictures in the big screen. But while there are films that become memorable for their stories and their characters, there are films that have notably made an impact in our minds through their music.
From Judy Garland’s iconic and poignant rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow to the epic guilty pleasure that is Aerosmith’s I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing, this week’s playlist is a compilation of some of cinema’s most memorable tunes.
Editor’s Note: Songs that were featured in film adaptations of theater productions are not included.
Somewhere Over The Rainbow by Judy Garland (The Wizard of Oz, 1939) Singin’ in the Rain by Gene Kelly (Singin’ in the Rain, 1952) Moon River by Audrey Hepburn (Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 1961) Mrs. Robinson by Simon and Garfunkel (The Graduate, 1967) Stayin’ Alive by The Bee Gees (Saturday Night Fever, 1977) Rainbow Connection by Kermit the Frog (The Muppet Movie, 1979) Fame by Irene Cara (Fame, 1980) Eye of the Tiger by Survivor (Rocky III, 1982) Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds (The Breakfast Club, 1985) (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life by Jennifer Warnes and Bill Medley (Dirty Dancing, 1987) I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston (The Bodyguard, 1992) You’ve Got A Friend in Me by Randy Newman (Toy Story, 1995) I Believe I Can Fly by R. Kelly (Space Jam, 1996) My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion (Titanic, 1997) I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing by Aerosmith (Armageddon, 1998) Lose Yourself by Eminem (8 Mile, 2002) Falling Slowly by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová (Once, 2006) Skyfall by Adele (Skyfall, 2012)
So, what do you guys think? Are there other songs that you feel should’ve made the cut? Share them below!
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