50 Songs Made For Movies And Films

A list created by: Lee Sonogan

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Writing about movie soundtracks or OSTs before, this list is about individual original songs made for movies. While most movies these days use songs originally recorded by someone else. Movie directors and editors have to get there music somewhere. If a certain movie script needs certain music they could have bands or music creators in mind to create a perfect song for them. That is what this list is full of.

From left to right: song, artist/s then the movie at the end in the brackets
  1. Everything Is Awesome by Tegan and Sara featuring The Lonely Island (The Lego Movie)
  2. Eye of the Tiger by Survivor (Rocky III)
  3. Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr. (Ghostbusters)
  4. Theme from Shaft by Isaac Hayes (Shaft)
  5. Lose Yourself by Eminem (8 Mile)
  6. Fight the Power by Public Enemy (Do The Right Thing)
  7. You’ve Got a Friend in Me by Randy Newman (Toy Story)
  8. Gangsta’s Paradide by Coolio L.V. (Dangerous Minds)
  9. Live and Let Die by  Paul & Linda McCartney (Live and Let Die/A James Bond Movie)
  10. Men in Black by DJ Jazzy & The Fresh Prince, Will Smith (Men in Black)
  11. Earned It by The Weeknd (Fifty Shades of Grey)
  12. Happy by Pharrel Williams (Despicable Me 2)
  13. Footloose by Kenny Loggins (Footloose)
  14. Skyfall by Adele (Skyfall)
  15. Born Slippy by Underworld (Trainspotting)
  16. I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith (Armageddon)
  17. We are Sex Bomb-Omb by Sex Bob-Omb (Beck) (Scott Pilgram V. The World)
  18. Danger Zone by Kenny Loggins (Top Gun)
  19. I Believe I Can Fly by R.Kelly (Space Jam)
  20. Burn by The Cure (The Crow)
  21. Taxi Driver Theme by Bernard Herrmann (Taxi Driver)
  22. Purple Rain by Prince & The Revolution (Purple Rain)
  23. Mrs. Robinson by Simon & Garfunkel (The Graduate)
  24. Hard Out Here For a Pimp by Three 6 Mafia (Hustle & Flow)
  25. Stayin’ Alive by The Bee Gess (Saturday Night Fever)
  26. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me by U2 (Batman Forever)
  27. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Main Title) by I Cantori Moderni di Alessandroni (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly)
  28. Mission Impossible Theme by Lalo Schifrin(Mission Impossible)
  29. Montage by Trey Parker’s band DVDA (Team America: World Police)
  30. Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head by B.J. Thomas (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid)
  31. Supercaligragilisticexpialidocious by Julie Andres, Dick Van Dyke and more (Mary Poppins)
  32. Born to Be Wild by Steppenwolf (Easy Rider)
  33. Summer Nights by Hohn Travolta & Oliva Newton-John (Grease)
  34. Gonna Fly Now by DeEtta Little & Nelson Pigford (Rocky)
  35. Streets of Philadelphia by Bruce pringsteen (Philadelpia)
  36. Aquarius by Ren Woods (Hair)
  37. Call Me by Giorgio Morofer (Blondie)
  38. Montage by Manchester Orchestra (Swiss Army Man)
  39. Can’t Stop the Feeling! by Justin Timberlake (Trolls)
  40. Car Wash by Rose Royce (Car Wash)
  41. Deep by Nine Inch Nails (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider)
  42. What a Feeling by Irene Cara (Flashdance)
  43. The Power of Love by Huey Lwis and the News (Back to the Future)
  44. Moon River by Audrey Hepburn (Breakfast at Tiffany’s)
  45. Son of Fylnn by Daft Punk (Tron: Legacy)
  46. Under The Sea by Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid)
  47. Princess of the Universe by Queen (Highlander)
  48. Resident Evil Main Title Theme by Marilyn Manson (Resident Evil)
  49. The Hands That Built America by U2 (Gangs of New York)
  50. Massive Attack by Mos Def and I Against I (Blade 2)

Most of these songs become more even more famous just by becoming a part of a movie.

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