PYHOF: Memorable Movie Theme Songs Through The Years

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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.

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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)

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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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written by geegraphy on 2013-05-24 in #lifestyle #pyhof #music #movies #cinema #analogue-lifestyle #theme-songs #lomography

7 Comments

  1. holgardo
    holgardo ·

    What about another Muppet movie song? "Man or Muppet" from The Muppets (20211)
    At least one song from "Pulp Fiction" is missing and something from "Romeo + Juliet" soundtrack.
    And of course something from "500 days of Summer".
    And this is only cinema from USA (excepting Once)... what about European or Asian or Latinoamerican cinema?
    :-)

  2. mrmostarr
    mrmostarr ·

    @holgardo true how about songs from Amélie Poulain or even a track by Ennio Morricone? or more recently from Gangs of Wasseypur? from Cidade de Deus (awesome soundtrack)...???

  3. blueskyandhardrock
    blueskyandhardrock ·

    Somewhere Over The Rainbow
    Moon River
    Mrs. Robinson
    Rainbow Connection
    (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life
    Falling Slowly

    YES!!!

  4. blueskyandhardrock
    blueskyandhardrock ·

    I also agree with the Amelie theme song and 500 Days of summer soundtrack...

    also Fallen Angels' Only You

  5. blueskyandhardrock
    blueskyandhardrock ·

    Almost Famous, Studio 54, Singles, Reality Bites, Trainspotting, Velvet Goldmine soundtracks are really good too!

  6. mafiosa
    mafiosa ·

    Great selection. I also think that the following need a mention:
    The Pulp Fiction Theme Song by Dick Dale
    Son of a Preacher Man by Dusty Springfield
    Stuck in the Middle With You by Stealers Wheel

    LOL - no surprise here that all of my suggestions are from Quinten Tarantino movies. His song selections are very important to him.

  7. holgardo
    holgardo ·

    @blueskyandhardrock is right Almost Famous, Singles, Reality Bites and Trainspotting
    True @mrmostarr Cidade de Deus is an amazing film with beautiful music. From Mexico, something from the soundtrack of Amores Perros is missing.
    Amelie is missing too and definitely something from Ennio Morricone (who's music is one of my guilty pleasures)

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