Sunday, March 10, 2019

Movie Songs: Top 100

Originally posted 3/10/2019.

This list of songs featured in movies comes from an aggregate of more than 30 best-of lists focused on best songs from movies. The top 100 songs from those lists have then been ranked based on overall points in Dave’s Music Database.

1. Bing Crosby with the Ken Darby Singers…White Christmas (1942): Holiday Inn
2. Bill Haley & the Comets “We’re Gonna Rock Around the Clock” (1954): Blackboard Jungle
3. Whitney Houston “I Will Always Love You” (1992): The Bodyguard
4. Judy Garland “Over the Rainbow” (1939): The Wizard of Oz
5. Queen “Bohemian Rhapsody” (1975): Wayne’s World
6. Bee Gees “Stayin’ Alive” (1977): Saturday Night Fever
7. Fred Astaire with Leo Reisman’s Orchestra “Cheek to Cheek” (1935): Top Hat
8. Bryan Adams “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You” (1991): Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
9. Derek & the Dominos “Layla” (1971): GoodFellas
10. Celine Dion “My Heart Will Go On” (1997): Titanic

11. Fred Astaire “The Way You Look Tonight” (1936): Swing Time
12. Eminem “Lose Yourself” (2002): 8 Mile
13. Dooley Wilson “As Time Goes By” (1942): Casablanca
14. The Righteous Brothers “Unchained Melody” (1965): Ghost
15. Elvis Presley “Jailhouse Rock” (1957): Jailhouse Rock
16. Paul Robeson “Ol’ Man River” (1928): Show Boat
17. Cliff Edwards “When You Wish Upon a Star” (1940): Pinocchio
18. Prince “When Doves Cry” (1984): Purple Rain
19. Lionel Richie with Diana Ross “Endless Love” (1981): Endless Love
20. Dinah Shore and Her Harper Valley Boys “Buttons and Bows” (1948): The Paleface

21. Pharrell Williams “Happy” (2013): Despicables 2
22. Nat “King” Cole “Mona Lisa” (1950): Captain Carey, U.S.A.
23. Survivor “Eye of the Tiger” (1982): Rocky III
24. Boyz II Men “End of the Road” (1992): Boomerang
25. Bee Gees “Night Fever” (1977): Saturday Night Fever
26. Simon & Garfunkel “Mrs. Robinson” (1968): The Graduate
27. Simon & Garfunkel “The Sound of Silence” (1965): The Graduate
28. Coolio with L.V. “Gangsta’s Paradise” (1995): Dangerous Minds
29. Barbra Streisand “The Way We Were” (1973): The Way We Were
30. Bee Gees “How Deep Is Your Love” (1977): Saturday Night Fever

31. Steppenwolf “Born to Be Wild” (1968): Easy Rider
32. Irene Cara” Flashdance…What a Feeling” (1983): Flashdance
33. Goo Goo Dolls “Iris” (1998): City of Angels
34. Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta “You’re the One That I Want” (1978): Grease
35. Stevie Wonder “I Just Called to Say I Love You” (1984): The Woman in Red
36. Justin Timberlake “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” (2016): Trolls
37. Seal “Kiss from a Rose” (1994): Batman Forever
38. Henry Mancini with Audrey Hepburn “Moon River” (1961): Breakfast at Tiffany’s
39. Aerosmith “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” (1998): Armageddon
40. Bette Midler “Wind Beneath My Wings” (1989): Beaches

41. Isaac Hayes “Theme from Shaft” (1971): Shaft
42. The Champs “Tequila” (1958): Pee Wee’s Big Adventure
43. The Dorsey Brothers with Bob Crosby “Lullaby of Broadway” (1935): 42nd Street
44. B.J. Thomas “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” (1969): Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
45. Dolly Parton “9 to 5” (1980): 9 to 5
46. Bob Seger & Silver Bullet Band “Old Time Rock and Roll” (1978): Risky Business
47. Destiny’s Child “Independent Women” (2000): Charlie’s Angels
48. Prince & the Revolution “Purple Rain” (1984): Purple Rain
49. Joe Cocker with Jennifer Warnes “Up Where We Belong” (1982): An Officer and a Gentleman
50. Simple Minds “Don’t You Forget About Me” (1985): The Breakfast Club

51. Doris Day “Whatever Will Be, Will Be” (1956): The Man Who Knew Too Much
52. Lionel Richie “Say You Say Me” (1985): White Nights
53. Bill Medley with Jennifer Warnes “I’ve Had the Time of My Life” (1987): Dirty Dancing
54. The Beatles “A Hard Day’s Night” (1964): A Hard Day’s Night
55. Bruce Springsteen “Streets of Philadelphia” (1994): Philadelphia
56. Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle “A Whole New World” (1992): Aladdin (1992)
57. Kenny Loggins “Footloose” (1984): Footloose
58. R. Kelly “I Believe I Can Fly” (1996): Space Jam
59. Barbra Streisand “Evergreen (Love Theme from ‘A Star Is Born’)” (1976): A Star Is Born
60. Christopher Cross “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)” (1981): Arthur

61. Roxette “It Must Have Been Love” (1990): Pretty Woman
62. James Baskett “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah” (1946): Song of the South
63. Elton John “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” (1994): The Lion King
64. Harry Nilsson “Everybody’s Talkin’” (1968): Midnight Cowboy
65. Phil Collins “Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)” (1984): Against All Odds
66. Public Enemy “Fight the Power” (1989): Do the Right Thing
67. Ray Parker Jr. “Ghostbusters” (1984): Ghostbusters
68. Berlin “Take My Breath Away” (1986): Top Gun
69. Idina Menzel “Let It Go” (2013): Frozen
70. Huey Lewis & the News “The Power of Love” (1985): Back to the Future

71. Celine Dion & Peabo Bryson “Beauty and the Beast” (1991): Beauty and the Beast
72. Lulu “To Sir with Love” (1967): To Sir with Love
73. Los Lobos “La Bamba” (1987): La Bamba
74. Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories “Stay (I Missed You)” (1994): Reality Bites
75. Elton John “Tiny Dancer” (1971): Almost Famous
76. Carly Simon “Nobody Does It Better” (1977): The Spy Who Loved Me
77. Judy Garland “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” (1944): Meet Me in St. Louis
78. Bryan Adams with Sting & Rod Stewart “All for Love” (1993): The Three Musketeers
79. Paul McCartney & Wings “Live and Let Die” (1973): Live and Let Die
80. Shirley Temple “On the Good Ship Lollipop” (1934): Bright Eyes

81. Tex Ritter “High Moon (Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin’)” (1952): High Noon
82. Olivia Newton John & John Travolta “Summer Nights” (1978): Grease
83. Stealers Wheel “Stuck in the Middle with You” (1973): Reservoir Dogs
84. Jon Bon Jovi “Blaze of Glory” (1990): Young Guns II
85. Peter Gabriel “In Your Eyes” (1986): Say Anything
86. Sixpence None the Richer “Kiss Me” (1998): She’s All That
87. Henry Mancini “The Days of Wine and Roses” (1963): The Days of Wine and Roses
88. Olivia Newton-John “Hopelessly Devoted to You” (1978): Grease
89. Adele “Skyfall” (2012): Skyfall
90. Irene Cara “Fame” (1980): Fame

91. Will Smith “Men in Black” (1997): Men in Black
92. Lady Gaga with Bradley Cooper “Shallow” (2018): A Star Is Born
93. Vangelis “Chariots of Fire – Titles” (1981): Chariots of Fire
94. The Doors “The End” (1967): Apocalypse Now
95. Marilyn Monroe “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” (1953): Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
96. John Parr “St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion)” (1985): St. Elmo’s Fire
97. Underworld “Born Slippy” (1995): Trainspotting
98. Bill Conti “Gonna Fly Now” (1977): Rocky
99. Gene Kelly “Singin’ in the Rain” (1952): Singin’ in the Rain
100. Bob Hope with Shirley Ross “Thanks for the Memory” (1939): The Big Broadcast of 1938


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