While some songs are written specifically for movies, others are utilized in a film so well that you would think that they were written especially for certain features. Here are 7 songs we will forever associate with the movies that attracted a whole new audience of listeners.
Donnie Darko: Killing Moon (Echo & The Bunnymen)
The intro scene to Donnie Darko features “Killing Moon” by the post-rock band, Echo & The Bunnymen. It will forever be associated with the cult classic, which has an all-round fantastic soundtrack.
Reservoir Dogs: Stuck In The Middle With You (Steelers Wheels)
“Stuck In The Middle With You” is a pretty upbeat song which was totally ruined by the iconic torture scene in Reservoir Dogs. It made the whole ordeal even more unnerving.
Pulp fiction: Rumble (Link Ray)
“Rumble” is the iconic rockabilly song which we will forever associate with a young John Travolta and Uma Thurming fighting sexual tension at a rockabilly bar.
Us: I Got 5 On It (Luniz)
The already eerie rap song was made all the more chilling when John Peele made it the theme for his social thriller, Us.
Fight Club: Where Is My Mind (Pixies)
The final scene of Fight Club got a whole new generation of fans listening to Pixies. The song has been played in many other films but for us, it will always be associated with Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter.
Trainspotting: Lust for Life (Iggy Pop)
“Lust for Life” is the anthem which makes the depressing and grueling film bearable. It adds a shimmer of hope for Mark Renton and us watching.
Moulin Rouge: Your Song (Elton John)
As much as we rated Taron Egerton’s performance in Rocketman, Ewan McGregor’s charming rendition in Moulin Rouge is forever burned in our memory.