10 Greatest Movie Songs Of All Time, According To Billboard
Anyone who has watched a sad movie knows that the saddest scene is always amplified by music because it makes people feel things in movies that cannot be addressed with mere words. Often the music plays its character, adding something that couldn’t be filled with people or dialogue. It sets the mood and emotion and tells the viewer how they should feel from scene to scene.
Sometimes this music is so powerful that it becomes even more popular than the movie, as seen with “Endless Love” by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross. Or an instrument was used so well that it became one of the #1 oldest instrumentals of all timeas with Percy Faith and his orchestra for “Theme from ‘A Summer Place.'”
“Call Me” – “American Gigolo”
“Call Me”, produced by Giorgio Moroder and written and performed by Debbie Harry by Blondie, is the central theme song of american gigolo featuring Richard Gerebest known for his role in A pretty woman. The song is said to have been written by Harry in just a few hours, basing it on the perspective of a male prostitute.
The song was released in the United States in February 1980 and spent six weeks on the charts at No. 1. It sold a million copies, making it a gold record, and took the number one spot on Billboardtop chart songs of 1980and is #64 on the Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs.
“End of the Road” – “Boomerang”
Released as a track on the Boomerang soundtrack in 1992, “End of the Road” by Boyz II Men debuted at No. 53 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in July of that same year. The song rose to No. 1 in four weeks and stayed there for another 13 weeks. He also won first place in Billboard Hot 100 in 1992 and was certified platinum after selling over one million copies.
The song was not originally released on Boyz II Men’s debut album, cooleyhauteharmonie, but was added to the album on a reissue in 1992 and 1993 due to its success. Overall, the song found its place as the sixth most popular song of the 90s.
“I Will Always Love You” – “The Bodyguard”
Originally written and performed by Dolly Parton, whitney houston breathed new life into what would become one of the most famous movie songs of all time. The song appeared in the bodyguard, with Whitney Houston and Kevin Costnerand was based on Linda Ronstadtbut Dolly Parton provided the final verse, feeling it was an important addition.
He spent 14 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chartpresenting for the first time Billboard couldn’t rank a new No. 1 song until three months into the new year. It has since received diamond status online, equivalent to 10 times platinum for physical sales, and still holds the top spot for most popular song from a soundtrack album.
“Night Fever” – “Saturday Night Fever”
Written and performed by ’70s disco band the Bee Gees, “Night Fever” was featured in Saturday night fever, featuring John Travolta. Initially, producer Robert Stigwood wanted the Bee Gees to write a song called “Saturday Night”, but they had already recorded a song called “Night Fever” which they thought would be a better fit. They convinced Stigwood to change the name of the film from Saturday night at Saturday night fever and use that song instead.
“Night Fever” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 76 and, after reaching No. 1, remained at that top spot for eight weeks. He has since secured a spot on Billboard’s All-Time Top 100 at No. 38, and is still a much-loved song today.
“Flashdance…What a Feeling” – ‘Flashdance’
Written for the 1983 film lightning dance, this song performed by Irene Cara was released a month before the film’s release as a marketing strategy. The song was so popular that record stores sold out both the single and the soundtrack just days after the film premiered.
Although the song did not reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, it spent 14 weeks in the Top 10, naming it the longest running top 10 single of that year. “Flashdance…What a Feeling” went Platinum in many countries around the world and finally received Double Platinum in 1984.
“Tiger’s Eye” – “Rocky III”
Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger” originally appeared on the band’s self-titled album. He was chosen by Sylvester Stallone as the theme of Rocky III after Queen refused permission to use “Another One Bites the Dust”. The song became so popular that it topped the international charts throughout 1982.
It remained at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for six weeks and spent 15 weeks in the top 10. Coincidentally, the song’s top ten streak was tied with “Another One Bites the Dust” for the top 10 hits of the 1980s. went platinum in 1982 and has retained its popularity, selling over four million digital downloads to date.
“How Deep Is Your Love” – “Saturday Night Fever”
Written and recorded by the Bee Gees for the film Saturday night fever, “How Deep is Your Love” was one of three songs from the soundtrack to chart at the same time, the other two being “Night Fever” and “Stayin’ Alive”. “How deep is your love” in mind Billboard Hot 100 on Christmas Day in 1977. It stayed there for 17 weeks and reached #22 on Billboard Top 100 of all time.
The Bee Gees were sued by the Chicago songwriter Ronald Saddle, who said the band used part of a melody from a song he wrote called “Let it End” in the film’s ballad. The lawsuit went nowhere since Selle was unable to prove it.
“Theme from ‘A Summer Place'” – ‘A Summer Place’
“Theme From ‘A Summer Place'” has been recorded by many artists and featured in many films over the years, but the most popular version remains that of Percy Faith & His Orchestra, who composed a beautiful instrumental version that almost everyone still recognizes it today. .
The single was released in September 1959, before the November 1959 premiere of A place of summer, and ended up being a bit of a sleeper hit. Debuting at No. 96 in January 1960, two months after the film’s release, the song climbed for another six weeks and landed at No. 1 in February 1960, where it spent nine weeks. According Billboard Hot 100, “Theme from ‘A Summer Place'” still holds the longest No. 1 run than any other instrument in history.
“(Everything I Do) I Do For You” – “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves”
Bryan Adams wrote the song for the 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves; the song was such a hit that it topped the charts in almost 20 countries. It spent seven weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard US Hot 100 chart. He holds the No. 21 spot on Billboard Hot 100 by All Time, and the single has sold over 15 million copies worldwide.
Adams is said to have written the song in 45 minutes, and it is still considered his most popular song to date. In 1992, the song received a Grammy Award for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television. It also received a Grammy nomination for Record of the Year.
“Endless Love” – ”Endless Love”
Written by Lionel Ritchie and performed by Ritchie and Diana Ross, “Endless Love” was named the greatest song duet of all time by Billboard. He stayed on the Billboard Top 100 for nine weeks and became a bigger hit than its namesake film, Everlasting lovewhich featured Brooke Shields and Martin Hewitt.
The single was released from the soundtrack in 1981 and became one of the music duo’s most successful hits, with Ross earning the 18th and final No. 1 hit of his career and Ritchie receiving his most popular single to date. . The song received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song and was nominated for an Oscar.
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