Top 10 Best Uses of a Song in a Movie Soundtrack

Unlike the other list of "Best Use of a Song in a Movie", this list includes songs that were not a part of the plot. This means that the characters in the movie did not interact with the song in any way.
The Top Ten
1 Eye of the Tiger - Rocky III

I expected it to be first, and I think it deserves the position. The song is simply used too well in the movie.

2 Will You Be There - Free Willy
3 My Heart Will Go On - Titanic

This song is no human creation, and James Horne and Celine Dion are definitely not human. It directly connects with one's soul and delivers the message to the heart. Most beautiful piece of art ever.

This great song and the rest of the soundtrack made Titanic perfect in every way it can be.

4 I Don't Want To Miss A Thing - Armageddon

This is the best suited to this flick. It makes me cry every time.

5 Mad World - Donnie Darko

This song is so good, and its message is incredible in music. One of the best songs in a movie, in my opinion. The ending is so touching, and it's definitely a tear-jerker.

The ending of the movie itself makes me cry, but this song with it puts me over the edge.

This is by far the best use of a song in a movie. I don't know why it's so far down the list.

6 Supermassive Black Hole - Twilight
7 Where is My Mind? - Fight Club

As one of the most beautiful movie scenes is going on, this amazing song makes it a real wonder. I was speechless and crying. Wow.

Awesome song that perfectly complements the crescendo of an amazing cinematic sequence.

8 Unchained Melody - Ghost

It is this song that makes the scene as powerful and memorable as it is.

9 Lose Yourself - 8 Mile

This song is the greatest. How could you not love it?

10 Damn it Feels Good to Be a Gangsta - Office Space
The Contenders
11 Angel - City Of Angels
12 Take My Breath Away - Top Gun
13 What I've Done - Transformers

Everything about this song just fits perfectly with the movie. The atmosphere of the song is very descriptive of the movie, and I think this song should be higher on the list! Anyway, Transformers is a great movie with an awesome soundtrack.

14 The Great Gatsby - Over the Love

The best soundtrack ever after Titanic's My Heart Will Go On. Over the Love tells the story of Gatsby. All the symbols of that great book are in the song. The green light, the yellow dress, piano, champagne, bridge, ocean, and the phrase "I've turned it over in my mind"... All these are Gatsby! The best song in the movie by far. Lana's song is very good, but Over the Love is a Masterpiece. I hope that Florence and The Machine win the Oscar, but Academy people rarely do the right thing. Finally, the vocals are awesome. The high notes of Florence give me goosebumps, and they make me want to cry!

15 Wake Up - The Matrix
16 Don't You (Forget About Me) - The Breakfast Club
17 Raindrops Keep Fallin' on my Head - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
18 Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon - Pulp Fiction
19 Sunshine of Your Love - Goodfellas
20 Fortunate Son - Forrest Gump
21 What a Wonderful World- Madagascar
22 Only Time - Sweet November
23 Bittersweet Symphony - Cruel Intentions
24 May It Be - Lord Of The Rings
25 The Rain, The Park and Other Things - Dumb and Dumber

Played in the background while Lloyd is daydreaming about being with Mary Swanson.

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