Here Are 10 Original Movie Songs We Have On Loop

It’s no secret that some of the most memorable and catchy songs ever created were composed for movies. Soundtracks are an essential part of filmmaking and even have the ability to make or break a movie. When asked about The Wizard of Ozthe first thing that probably comes to people’s mind is “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, and the same reaction occurs with Titanic“My heart Will continue”. One of the beautiful things about music is that it allows us to convey something that can only be felt through song. In cinema, we turn to music to liven up a scene and improve the overall rhythm of a story.

The collaboration between music and movies is one that will never go out of style. There are so many incredible singers from Elvis Presley to Lady Gaga who have been able to create timeless musical pieces through the collaboration of the two mediums, and these artists are examples of the beauty of music and film coming together. Here are ten original movie songs we can’t get enough of.

ten “Live and Let Die” by Paul McCartney and Wings (Live and Let Die)


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This song is perhaps one of the most iconic songs ever written for a James Bond film. In 1973, Roger Moore made his debut as 007 in the film Live and Let Die and has starred in six more Bond films since. Paul McCartney released the song “Live and Let Die” especially for this film and its upbeat yet mysterious nature perfectly captures the theme of the work.

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9 “I Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis Presley (Blue Hawaii)


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While most of Elvis Presley’s movies don’t stand the test of time, his music definitely does. One of the singer’s most beloved songs of all time is “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” from the 1961 musical blue hawaii. For decades after the film’s release, Elvis was performing this song live and even now in 2022 the song is finding new audiences due to the number of artists covering the work. This song is iconic and will most likely be listened to forever.

8 “Mrs. Robinson” from Simon & Garfunkel (The Graduate)


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The graduation is a romance/comedy-drama from director Mike Nichols, starring Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft and Katharine Ross. While the film was nominated for seven Academy Awards and won the Oscar for Best Director, perhaps the most memorable aspect of the film is the song “Mrs. Robinson” by Simon & Garfunkel. This song was originally written for The graduation and became a favorite in its own right, as well as returning to the big screen in 2013. A cover of Mrs. Robinson by The Lemonheads can be heard in Martin Scorsese and Leonardo Dicaprio. the wolf of Wall Street.


seven “Miss Misery” by Elliott Smith (Good Will Hunting)


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As Will Hunting finally realizes that he must at least try to use his gift and strive for something better, if not for himself than his friends around him, we see him leave Boston without telling no one where he goes. During this very moving scene, Elliott Smith’s “Miss Misery” plays in the background. The lyrics say “I know you’d rather see me go than see me as I am”, which is exactly how the audience and all the characters in Goodwill hunting think of Will.

6 “Mystery of Love” by Sufjan Stevens (Call Me By Your Name)


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call me by your name is the complex and raw love story between Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet) and Oliver (Armie Hammer). The two fall in love when Oliver comes to spend a summer with Elio and his family in 1980s Italy, and audiences watch them grow as people – and as a couple – while navigating how to run a relationship in a world where they feel they must keep it a secret. Near the end of the film, when all the audience wants is for Elio and Oliver to end up together, Sufjan Stevens’ “Mystery of Love” begins to play. The song is beautiful on its own, but becomes much more electric when paired with this story. “Mystery of Love” even landed a nomination for Best Original Song at the Oscars in 2018.


5 “Forget Me Not” by Simple Minds (The Breakfast Club)


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This song and this movie are both simply iconic. The breakfast club is a 1985 teen drama starring Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, Anthony Michael Hall, and Emilio Estevez. It is so impressive how, even more than thirty-five years later, The breakfast club and “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” are more relevant than ever. That movie is still playing in high schools across the country, and the image of John Bender fist-banging “Don’t You” will forever be etched in our minds.

4 “Moon River” by Audrey Hepburn (Breakfast at Tiffany’s)


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Audrey Hepburn is a symbol of beauty, elegance and grace. His performance in Breakfast at Tiffany’s is both electric and innocent. The song “Moon River” was originally meant to be cut from the film, but Hepburn told producers they had to leave it out because it was a vital moment in the film. She was absolutely right, and today “Moon River” is one of the most beloved original movie songs of all time.


3 “Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper (A Star is Born)


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A star is born is filled with great songs from “Never Love Again”, “Always Remember Us This Way” and “Is That Alright?”, but Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s duet “Shallow” is by far the most renowned. “Shallow” is so important to the film because it’s one of the reasons our two main characters, Ally and Jackson, fall in love with each other. Once they performed “Shallow” on stage together, their hearts were forever linked. The song became an instant hit reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts and winning the Oscar for Best Original Song in 2019.

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2 “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion (Titanic)


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When You Think About James Cameron’s 1997 Romance/Drama Titanic, you think of “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion. It’s hard to think of a song that fits a movie more perfectly than this couple. The song composed by James Horner with lyrics by Will Jennings has the ability to incorporate everything we felt during the three hour movie into a three minute song. “My Heart Will Go On” won the Oscar for Best Original Song in 1998 and, just like Titanicis nothing short of beautiful, dramatic and epic.

1 “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” by Judy Garland (The Wizard of Oz)


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The Wizard of Oz is one of the most classic and beloved films of all time. The story of the young girl trying to find her way back to Kansas and encountering a scarecrow, a lead man and a lion along the way is one that will forever be told. Judy Garland is a true star and has a quality that makes audiences of all generations resonate with her. Countless people have attempted to sing “Somewhere Over The Rainbow,” but no one does it quite like Garland. Despite the difficulties she faced in her personal life, Judy Garland will always be remembered as a brilliant performer who was able to light up every screen she appeared on and gave hope to millions. in the world thanks to his songs.


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