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What is your favorite song from a movie?

Asked by JmacOroni (3281 points ) March 18th, 2011

While I’ve been doing the 30 Day Song Challenge, most days have been easy to choose a song. Today’s category, favorite song from a movie, has me struggling to pick a favorite. Between this and @ucme’s question about musicals yesterday, my head is swimming with songs that I love.
I have it narrowed down to these three choices:
Chromaggia (sung by Sarah Brightman)
Lux Aeterna (by Clint Mansell)
and Zydrate Anatomy (also from Repo! The Genetic Opera)
But, the more I think about it, the longer the list gets, and the more difficult it is to choose.
So, what are some of your favorite songs from movies?

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lucillelucillelucille's avatar

This is probably my favorite.
I like this alot too.:)

JmacOroni's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille the first link is, and always has been, one of those songs that gets stuck in my head the second I hear it.. every time. Thanks! ;)

Cruiser's avatar

Blue Danube This soundtrack was the first album I ever bought…I loved it.

ucme's avatar

Oh this suits me right down to the ground! The wife go’s apeshit when I perform it in public though…..spoilsport :¬(

janbb's avatar

Hard to pick just one but Streets of Philadehphia by the Boss has to be up near the top. The Weary Kind from Crazy Heart is also up there.

filmfann's avatar

Man of Constant Sorrow from Oh Brother Where Art Thou?

Seelix's avatar

I don’t know that it’s my favourite song from a movie, but “The Times They are A’Changin’” playing over the intro montage in Watchmen really hit me.

@filmfann – That is one of my favourites!

marinelife's avatar

Mad World by Gary Jule from Donnie Darko.

12Oaks's avatar

If I Only Had a Brain is surely a favorite, as is I Want it Now.

bhec10's avatar

How come no one has said The Sacrifice by Michael Nyman from The Piano?

It’s so beautiful!

FireMadeFlesh's avatar

My favourite is the instrumental music in the intermission in Kingdom of Heaven. The _Pirates of the Caribbean song “Hoist the Colours” is brilliant too.

erichw1504's avatar

@marinelife Beat me to it!

Also, Lux Aeterna from Requiem for a Dream.

Austinlad's avatar

Not a song, but “Fearless” introduced me to this amazing music: “Lento Sostenuto TranqiIlio ma Cantabile” from Symphony No. 3 (“Symphony of Sorrowful Songs”) written by Henryk Mikolaj Górecki.

lemming's avatar

The Sigur Ross song at the end of Vanilla Sky

blueiiznh's avatar

There is not enough room in here to list all mine or pick a favorite.
There are great movie songs.
But the ones that fit into the movie greatest ones for me are ones that instantly when heard brings images and feelings out:
Dr Zhivago Lara’s Theme Maurice Jarre
Romeo & Juliet A Time for us Nino Rota
Robin Hood I do it for you Bryan Adams
Wizard of Oz Somewhere over the Rainbow Judy Garland
The Spy who shagged me American Woman Burton Cummings – Loved this song as a kid from Guess Who

So so many more….... Great Question @JmacOroni I will be listening to more of these all day now!!!!

Michael_Huntington's avatar

The organ cover of Mendelssohn’s “March of the War Priests” played in the beginning of “The Abominable Dr Phibes”.

john65pennington's avatar

Theme From A Summer Place by Percy Faith.

Have you really listened to this song???

mrmijunte's avatar

Born Slippy from Trainspotting.

blueiiznh's avatar

@john65pennington I heard that in the elevator on the way into work :D
@mrmijunte I watched that movie last night! Great Song!

JmacOroni's avatar

@mrmijunte I was just listening to that song, yesterday.

tranquilsea's avatar

@marinelife My son plays that on the piano. I got to hear it incessantly for four months.

I love Damien Rice’s, The Blower’s Daughter from Closer

6rant6's avatar

“Mad World” Donni Darko

ucme's avatar

Who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters!

Jay484's avatar

Band of brothers: blood on the rise

whitenoise's avatar

Cheesy, I know, but love lifts us up where we belong Officer and a gentleman. 1992

bhec10's avatar

There’s also:
I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston in The Bodyguard,
Kiss from a Rose by Seal in Batman Forever,
Men in Black by Will Smith in Men in Black
I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmtih in Armageddon

All great classics!

blueiiznh's avatar

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Moon River

6rant6's avatar

@blueiiznh “Moon River” was forever repurposed in my mind by Chevy Chase in Fletch.

blueiiznh's avatar

@6rant6 almost forgot about that reference. lol

dxs's avatar

I’m surprised no one has said “Iris” by the Goo Goo Dolls. From a musician’s standpoint, that song is very well written.

babybadger's avatar

the Oompa -Loompa song from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory :D

MilkyWay's avatar

I absoluteley tootly love these two tracks from Over The Hedge,both by Ben Folds — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8slKU-bs_4U Family of me and
Still http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-39eLRMqYg

Schroedes13's avatar

Now We Are Free by Enya from Gladiator
What If You by Joshua Radin from American Pie: Beta House

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