Top 10 Songs Featured in Movies

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By Doctor Doom

In the realm of cinema, music holds the power to elevate a scene from good to unforgettable. When a perfectly chosen song syncs with the visuals, the result is pure magic. These iconic” needle drops,” or precisely timed music cues, have become indelible moments etched in the memories of moviegoers worldwide. Here are 10 of the most fabulous needle drops in film history

“Stuck in the Middle with You” – Reservoir Dogs (1992)

Quentin Tarantino’s crime thriller features a nipping immediacy of violence and catchy 70s pop, ever associating Stealers Wheel’s hit with a gruesome ear-cutting scene.

“Do not You (Forget About Me)” – The Breakfast Club ( 1985)

This song by Simple Minds became the hymn of the 80s, and its use during the triumphant ending of The Breakfast Club solidified its place in cinematic history.

“Gim Me Shelter” – Goodfellas (1990)

Martin Scorsese expertly employs The Rolling Monuments’ creepy track to underscore the intensity of a vital scene in this crime classic.

“Bohemian Rhapsody” – Wayne’s World (1992)

A head-banging car sing-along to Queen’s grand rock ballad has ever linked the song to Mike Myers and Dana Carvey’s iconic characters.

“In the Air Tonight” – The Hangover (2009)

The atmospheric drum solo of Phil Collins’ megahit perfectly complements the Las Vegas adventure, adding drama and humor to the movie.

“Singin’ in the Rain” – A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Stanley Kubrick’s darkly ironic use of the cheerful musical number creates a stark contrast that amplifies the film’s unsettling themes.

“Oh, Pretty Woman” – Pretty Woman (1990)

Julia Roberts’ transformation into a stunning lady is eternally connected to Roy Orbison’s classic, making it one of the most memorable moments in rom-com history.

“Misirlou” – Pulp Fiction (1994)

Tarantino strikes again with the energetic surf-rock tune that sets the tone for one of the film’s most indelible sequences.

“The Sound of Silence” – The Graduate (1967)

Simon & Garfunkel’s folk masterpiece became synonymous with the uncertainty and rebellion of the 1960s youth, thanks to its use in this classic film.

“Eye of the Tiger” – Rocky III (1982)

Survivor’s motivational anthem accompanies the iconic training montage, inspiring generations of athletes and movie lovers alike.

In the world of cinema, these needle drops prove that the right music can leave an unforgettable mark on our cinematic trip, transforming great movies into extraordinary ones.