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maryann johanson, ruining movies since 1997

question of the day: What are the best pop songs FROM movies?

Help me create a new playlist on my iPod:

What are the best pop songs from movies?

I’m thinking about songs that were written specifically for particular films that went on to become at least moderate hits, such as Ray Parker Jr.’s Ghostbusters theme or Celion Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic.
I’ll also take songs that weren’t written specifically for particular movies but were so popularized by those movies that they are inexorably associated with them, like maybe “Don’t You Forget About Me” by Simple Minds (which I’m pretty sure was not written specifically for use in The Breakfast Club but is now inescapably linked to it.) I’m not looking for older hits that show up in movies, like the entire soundtrack of Forrest Gump.

Whaddaya got for me?

FYI: I’m not thinking about songs that mention particular movies or just a love of the movies in general. For that, see yesterday’s QOTD.

(If you have a suggestion for a QOTD, feel free to email me. Responses to this QOTD sent by email will be ignored; please post your responses here.)



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