Music is a necessity when it comes to making a great movie, and over the years there have been some movie songs that have become bigger than the movie itself.
At Soho Sonic, we love great music, and to celebrate the immense impact music has in Hollywood, we are going to have a listen to some of the most iconic movie songs of all time.
Ghostbusters – Ray Parker Jr.
Who you gonna call? GHOSTBUSTERS. We can guarantee that song will be stuck in your head for the rest of the day, and so it should be. The theme song of the 1984 film Ghostbusters is one of the most recognised theme songs out there and arguably was even more popular than the movie. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on 11th August 1984.
Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
This song, featured in Rocky III, is the perfect soundtrack to tell the story of the underdog overcoming adversity, and therefore contributed to the success of the third instalment of the Rocky Balboa film franchise. If you need a montage, there is no better song than Eye of the Tiger. It held number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for six consecutive weeks.
My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion
It’s a song you’ll have heard people sing out of key countless times, perhaps more than the original. From the soundtrack of the Oscar-winning film Titanic, this song was a huge hit, with the ability to make you feel like you’re King of the World while bursting into tears at the same time. This song made it to number one all over the world, including in the United States, Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom and Australia.
Don’t You (Forget About Me) – Simple Minds
From the hit movie The Breakfast Club, this song united the youth of America and was instantly propelled to number one. It became the theme song for many guys who got the girl and celebrated with a fist pump in the air, a scene which has been replicated multiple times across popular culture. The song reached number one in Canada, the Netherlands and the United States.
In Your Eyes – Peter Gabriel
Heartbroken men the world over have tried to win the girl of their dreams and, in the 80s, it was done with a pair of speakers outside her bedroom window. That’s certainly what John Cusack did in the 1989 film Say Anything. Needless to say, this was much more romantic before iPods and wireless speakers. It reached number one on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks in November 1986 and achieved a second wave of popularity following the release of the film.
Stayin’ Alive – The BeeGees
You know the words, you know the dance move. Featured in John Travolta’s Saturday Night Fever, this song became synonymous with hitting the floor and getting your boogie on. This song says everything about disco in the 70s, and has been tragically replicated at wedding receptions ever since. Shortly after the release of the film, this song became the second of six consecutive number one singles for the BeeGees.
Danger Zone – Kenny Loggins
When this song comes on in your car, you can’t help but feel the need for speed. Featured in Top Gun, this theme song became a roaring success and pumped up audiences all over the world – perfect for a movie about fast jets and bomber jackets. It reached number two in the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
We hope you enjoyed listening to these hit iconic songs from the movies. At Soho Sonic, we believe anyone can make great music, and if you’re looking for a recording studio in London, we can help you to make a hit record. For more information, contact us today by calling 020 7193 4467.