Best movie soundtracks for you to check out
Music is one of the greatest avenues to express one’s emotions, which is why it’s a great complementary tool in filmmaking. Last time we shared with you some of the most timeless reggae songs to listen to, now we’ve collected the greatest hits that have been featured in films. Learn more about it here at MiTV Online!
- Your song by Elton John
Your Song is one of Elton John’s many hits, and it has remained one of the most popular in his discography. Since its release in the 70s, the song has been used in multiple films and TV series.
It is most fondly remembered as the secret love song between the main pairing in Moulin Rouge. The song played a significant role in the film; adding depth to the story and was heavily used as a tool to progress the plot.
- Stand by Me by Ben E. King
Ben E. King’s Stand By Me was the soundtrack to 1986 of the same name. It starred River Phoenix, Wil Wheaton, Jerry O’Connell, and Corey Feldman in a harrowing but heart-warming coming-of-age tale.
The film was inspired by Stephen King’s novella called ‘The Body’. The story centred on four boys and takes the group on a journey searching for a dead body. Throughout the journey, the boys face hardships and tests that they overcome in each other’s company, matching the theme of the song accurately.
- Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds
The song ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’ by the band Simple Minds is one of the classics featured in several films. It first became iconic when it played as the ending song to the widely popular film The Breakfast Club.
The film is about five high school students that are stuck in detention together on a Saturday morning. The group is far from similar; each one of them comes from a different clique and hangs out with different people. Yet throughout the film, we find the teens move past their differences and realize they all struggle to be understood and accepted.
The song ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’ is later featured at the end of the film, wrapping up the hour-long film. The film and the main soundtrack are later referenced in the film Pitch Perfect, which re-introduces classic music to a new generation of the mainstream audience.
- Heroes by David Bowie
The classic David Bowie song ‘Heroes’ has been used for multiple media purposes. One of the most memorable occasions, when it was featured, was during the film Perks of Being a Wallflower. The film gave a few nods to remarkable classic and indie records of the past decades.
The film is a coming-of-age film about Charlie, an introverted and quiet high school freshman. Despite being socially awkward, he develops a friendship with two charismatic seniors and finds himself growing more into himself.