The best cinema songs

Who doesn’t remember some movie song? Continuing with the last post about cinema composers, we go back to the cinema’s music to remember the eight most remembered movie songs. We know that exist many more songs, and for tastes, colors so, we invite you to comment what are the movie songs that can’t not miss in our list.

Moon River, of Henry Mancini, for Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The older of this list and that moves us to the New York streets with Audrey Hepburn. With more than a hundred versions, it won an Oscar on 1961 for the Best Original Song. It doesn’t appear right now on radios or track lists, but is a classic capable of moving whoever listen it.

I don’t wanna miss a thing, Aerosmith, for Armageddon. The movie of Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck talks about a threat that hovered over the Earth, and that a team of oil drillers should avoid by drilling an asteroid that was to be destroyed. But that is not important: we remember the song.  A classic.

My heart will go on, Cèline Dion, for Titanic. THE SONG, with capital letters, more known of the cinema. It’s also the most sold of the History, and the song that makes more famous this movie. Cèline Dion still sings it on her shows, and Kate Winslet, the star of the film, recognizes that is a little tired of it. But being realistic, we never forget Jack and Rose on the bow of the ship, even if they have passed twenty years from its premiere.

Out of Africa, John Barry, for Out of Africa. This is not a simple song, but a main theme included on the soundtrack of the movie. But, who hasn’t seen a video with this music flying over Africa? It’s a classic “I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Gong hills…”

I will always love you, of Whitney Houston, for The Bodyguard. Maybe the movie is not known, but its main theme does. The voice of Whitney Houston besides Kevin Costner will be stay forever on the collective memory, because it’s a song that many people chooses for demonstrating their vocal capacity.

Unchained melody, of the Righteous Brothers, for Ghost. A song older than the movie of Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze, but that we always remember the scene of the lathe. One of the images that don’t deleted with the years’ pass, although we don’t remember the plot of the film.

Time of my life, of Bill Medley, for Dirty Dancing. A movie that has been recently versioned, and whose main theme has also many versions, among them one from the Black Eyed Peas. All the musical movies have left a song for the memory. In this case, from the final scene.

You’re the one that I want, from John Travolta and Olivia Newton John for Grease. The question is what song of this movie if not remembered? Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted to You, Grease Lightning… it is a classic of the musicals, and although has been passed forty years from its premiere, it still stays on the musical culture related to cinema.

City of Stars, of Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, for La La Land. One of the most recent, but known for everybody. Ryan Gosling singing of the scenes that we can see on the Los Angeles’ night, the yellow dress of Emma Stone… Scenes that stay in our minds.

Songs that will be always remembered, maybe with the movie or maybe because its extraordinary music, or because their versions. But we still humming these songs. What it’s your favourite song?


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