A good soundtrack has the power to make or break a film and vice versa. There are just songs that weren’t as popular when they were released versus when they were used in a movie. We have compiled a very short list of songs from various online surveys that topped charts when they became OSTs.
• Don’t You (Forget about Me) by Simple Minds was used in The Breakfast Club’s ending scene. The inclusion of the song made that scene one of the most memorable ones in the entire movie. Plus, it made the song popular enough to be repeated in Pitch Perfect!
• Eye of the Tiger by Survivor has become a go-to soundtrack for anyone who’s trying to overcome something major. But Rocky was in fact one of the very first to absorb its electrifying energy, making the song and the movie Rocky III very iconic.
• My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion. Oh, the instrumentals and the vocals! Such an apt song for the feels that Titanic brought its audience. Did you know that James Horner actually composed the song for the movie? So that’s why it fits so perfectly!
• You’ve Got a Friend in Me by Randy Newman is one of those songs that just instantly let fans think of Toy Story. The song makes the relationship of Andy’s toys with him and with each other all too real.
What songs did you fall in love with because of the movies they were used in?