The Wizard of Oz was such an important film that it is still changing lives 80 years after it first graced the silver screen in Its music is a big part of its charm. Dorothy Gale Judy Garland sings the song while she is daydreaming in Kansas before she makes her journey to Oz. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper had such a strong connection on screen in the film A Star Is Born that viewers started speculating that they must have a real-life romance.
"Footloose" by Kenny Loggins ("Footloose")
Movies and music have been a natural combination ever since sound was first added to moving images. Whether a film is a tear-jerking drama, an action-packed thriller or a side-splitting comedy, the right song at the right moment will always elevate the impact of a scene. Not only that, many songs written for films have stood on their own, with the popularity of some eclipsing the movies that inspired them. With the 86th Academy Awards approaching, here's a look back at the 50 biggest Hot hits that arose from being featured on the silver screen. This ranking is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot chart. Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. To ensure equitable representation of the biggest hits from each era, certain time frames were weighted to account for the difference between turnover rates from those years. Beyonce's song was supposed to be on the soundtrack to "The Pink Panther" remake in which she co-starred with Steve Martin. But instead the track played during the movie's closing credits and gained lots of popularity with a Hype Williams-directed music video.
Which, of course, is subjective. In some cases, these soundtrack songs are now more famous than the films they came from. Never let go. And that when you find that person, you pull a real Rachel Green and, despite having a life elsewhere, get off the plane. While we know stars — Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova — went on to fall in love and form the two-piece folk band, the indie hit Once offered a realish glimpse into the makings of their music and of their then-relationship. The thing is, the songs came before the film. So where most soundtracks become the platform for burgeoning indie acts, it was Once itself that brought legitimacy to a band that actually existed before its leads sought to tell a story.
Subscriber Account active since. A film's soundtrack is one of the most important parts of the movie-going experience, whether we realize it or not as we're watching. The right music helps set the scene, sparking emotions from the viewer, even telling a story all on its own, elevating our experience and bringing us into the world being shown before us. But some songs, whether specifically made for the movie or just perfectly added to an integral scene, seem to transcend the films they were featured in.