5 Great Songs From Movies You Need To Hear
Entertainment

5 Great Songs From Movies You Need To Hear

I ain't the sharpest tool in the shed, but I won't forget about these classics.

285
Facebook

We've all been there. You're sitting down to watch a movie, when you hear a song you never heard before. Once the movie is over, the first thing you want to do is find out the name of that song, who sang it, and why you haven't heard it till now. In recent years, shows and movies like Guardians of the Galaxy and 13 Reasons Why have used their soundtracks in order to create a unique feel for their protect (GOTG with 70's and 80's rock and 13RW with indy music). This is nothing new, as entertainment has made many songs iconic through their exposure in film and TV. Today, we are gonna focus of five of the greatest songs that became famous through movies>

*Note: This list does not include songs from musicals, since those songs are inseparable from their films (and exist to further their movies' stories).


5. "All Star" By Smash Mouth (Shrek)

Despite being among the most popular animated characters of all time, the internet has developed a certain fascination with Shrek in recent years. As such, the hit song "All Star"(which gained iconic status through its use in Shrek) has also been the subject of many memes. Besides the association with Shrek, the song is ridiculously catching. When you hear the lyrics "some-BODY", you are ready to sing the rest of the song. For introducing us to this song, we must acknowledge that *Shrek is love, Shrek is life.

* I apologize, I'm above that joke (no, I'm not).

4. "Hero" By Family of the Year (Boyhood)

This song is arguably the perfect fit for this movie. Aside from the fact that this movie was filmed over the course of 12 years, it isn't trying to be "epic". The movie features a simple, relatable story told through simple, relatable characters. Much like the movie, this song is not about a conquering hero or glorious prodigy, but rather a person who simply wants to live life like everyone else.

3. "Danger Zone" By Kenny Loggins (Top Gun)

I can't be the only person in the world who gets hyped up by this song. Every time I hear the first few notes, I am ready to get in a fighter jet and play shirtless volleyball in my spare time. Simply put, this song can be my wing man any time.

2. "Sound of Silence" By Simon and Garfunkel (The Graduate)

The Graduate actually has two great songs on its soundtrack, this and "Mrs. Robinson". I decided to go with "Sound of Silence" because of its significance to the story. The song plays three different times in the film, including the ending shot. Without giving anything away, if you understand the meaning of the song, it will change the way you look at the ending (the expressions of the characters helps too, but you'll have to see for yourself).

1. "Don't You (Forget About Me)" By Simple Minds (Breakfast Club)

This is simply a perfect song. There is a reason every movie and TV show based in high school takes some form of inspiration from this movie. Every time I hear this song, I think back to the great times I've had with my friends, even if I haven't seen some of them in years. There's no forgetting about this song once you've heard for the first time.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Lifestyle

15 Black-Owned Haircare Brands That Cater As Much To Inclusivity As They Do To Your Locks

Championing Black entrepreneurs who make some of our hair favorites.

The haircare industry is vast. With the rise of social media came hundreds of thousands of empowered, niche brands. Single entrepreneurs came out of the woodwork with hair brands that now, years later, have dedicated cult followings.

Of those multitudes of brands, few cater to all hair types, most made without regard for curly or coily hair. These brands, however, are different.

Keep Reading... Show less

Minorities are consistently under-represented in our day-to-day lives, notably in the world of fashion. It's likely you're looking for a way to support black artists. Whether that's the case or you're just a fashion-lover in general, these brands aren't just some of the best black-owned fashion brands — they're some of the most innovative brands of our time, period.

From luxury staples to fun accessories and loungewear, these brands aren't just stunning names you should definitely be following on Instagram, each honors the founder's roots in unique ways with the power of storytelling through artistic expression that manifests in pieces we can't wait to wear.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

10 Home Items You Need For Stress Relief, On The Days You 'Literally Cannot'

Fill your home with peaceful, calming coping mechanisms.

I'd like to think that 2020 is teaching us a lot. Or will teach us a lot. Or will be a story we tell at parties one day. Ultimately, this year has been — and is probably going to continue to be — a bit of a mess.

At the beginning of the year, Australia was on fire and we mourned the death of Kobe Bryant. Then, coronavirus (COVID-19) took our spring and shut us in our homes, inciting panic over public health and sparking political upheaval at every decision made by local and federal officials alike. Now, a week after George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, a nationwide conversation is reignited with protests regarding racial injustice in the United States. There is an enormous amount of tension, hurt, and change that is upon the American people.

Keep Reading... Show less

No matter who you are (an introvert, person of color, member of the LGBTQ+ community, Scorpio, TikToker, you name it), we want to hear what dating in America is like for you and the thoughts you have while working through the talking stage, first dates, navigating love, working through dating problems, etc.

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

30 Black-Owned Skincare Brands Every Beauty-Lover Should Know About In 2020

They're not changing the game — they're making a new one.

Skin is something most beauty-lovers obsess over from our early teens, whether our aim is to be glowier, softer, dewier, or poreless, most of us are consistently tracking a new skincare goal. No matter how many products we try, we'll likely forage on with the goal of IRL Photoshopped skin, no matter how many dollars go to them.

The black-founded skincare brands below are the brainchildren of extreme dedication and resilience within the privileged world of beauty. Born out of resilient entrepreneurs overcoming circumstance in a world that does not favor business people of color, these brands have loyal cult followings, and with good reason.

Keep Reading... Show less

A huge part of being in a relationship is communication and, well, part of communication is listening. So, why not have a little fun with your partner and see just how well they know you?

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

7 Ways You Can Safely Attend A Protest In The Middle Of A Pandemic

Wear a mask, but speak up.

It seems like coronavirus (COVID-19) has been around forever now. Life before masks and with public sporting events is a distant memory, hoping to make a comeback sometime this year. We've all had to make some sort of life changes to abide by this pandemic's rules. But that doesn't mean everything has stopped. On May 25, George Floyd died at the hands of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, sparking a cry for justice and racial equality across the nation.

For the last week, protests have taken place in major cities like New York City, LA, DC, Chicago, Phoenix, Portland, Dallas, and Floyd's hometown of Minneapolis. Many of the cities experiencing protests have begun phased reopening, while others (specifically New York City and LA) have yet to begin phase one of post-coronavirus reopening.

As COVID-19 is hardly in our rearview mirror, there are extra precautions protestors can take as they advocate for justice.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

5 Helpful, Effective Mental Health Resources Specifically For The Black Community

These organizations are qualified, caring, and acknowledging the mental trauma individuals are experiencing.

On May 25, George Floyd died after being pinned to the ground by a Minneapolis police officer. In the last week, protests have sprung up across the nation, demanding justice for Floyd and accountability for police brutality. Social media has also seen widespread conversation regarding Floyd's death, Black Lives Matter, and racism in the United States. Today is #BlackoutTuesday, where many are sharing a single black square to represent unity and support for Black voices.

In light of the heavy climate that our country is facing, it is a safe assumption that many individuals' mental health may be suffering. We wanted to highlight mental health resources and organizations that are Black-owned and prepared to assist in whatever you're going through.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments