10 Film Songs We Keep On Repeat In Our Playlists Like Soundtrack To Our Lives

10 Film Songs We Keep On Repeat In Our Playlists Like Soundtrack To Our Lives ...

A well-scored film can make a lasting impression. A film with a theme song can enliven the film's legacy for decades. Music collectors used to collect records, tapes, and CDs of their favorite movie soundtracks, always on repeat. With platforms like Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify, and YouTube, movie lovers create playlists of their favorite cinematic songs.

The songs from these films, from animated films to musicians turned actors, have been on repeat for years, making a lasting impression with musicians and movie lovers. Some have been nominated, and others are simply iconic. We can't help but sing along and go straight to our favorite streaming service to watch the movie.

'Danger Zone' 'Top Gun' (1986)

"Danger Zone" from Top Gun, a 1986 action film, remains a playlist favorite for anyone who loves it. It sets the tone for the film about a young hotshot pilot school in which he encounters himself in conflict with the rest of his classmates.

After its inclusion in Top Gun, rocker Kenny Loggins remade the song. The sequel to Top Gun will be available to stream until this fall.

'The Breakfast Club' (1985) is a film adaptation of 'Don't You (Forget About Me).'

"Don't You (Forget About Me)" is still a popular 1980s song on anyone's playlist. As Brian (Anthony Michael Hall) writes the essay and his voiceover reads it, the detention misfits leave for the Saturday with a better understanding of life than when they entered the room.

Simple Minds, a Scottish rock band, accepted the offer and recorded it for The Breakfast Club, which is available on many platforms, including Peacock, The Roku Channel, and Amazon Prime. The film is available on YouTube, Apple TV, and Vudu.

'Shallow' 'A Star is Born' (2018)

"Shallow" became an Oscar-winning song that is still stuck in our heads following the film's adaptation. In the film, Ally (Gaga) shared a few verses with Jackson (Bradley Cooper), inviting her to sing onstage.

"Shallow" is a duet between Gaga and Cooper, who accompanies the song at the 91st Academy Awards, where it would win Best Original Song, as well as Hulu or Sling TV's free streaming.

'Happy' 'Despicable Me 2' (2013)

'Happy' was composed, produced, and performed by Pharrell Williams. It proved that Disney was not the only animation company capable of directing Oscar-worthy songs. For the sequel to Despicable Me, "Happy" served as the film's central theme as Gru (Steve Carell) continues his journey from super-villain to hero dad, all while falling in love.

Williams said in several interviews that he tried to convey the feeling of a perpetually grumpy, disgruntled, disgruntled individual falling in love and that he used that as the melody for the song. The soundtrack is a staple in sunny day playlists no matter whether you are a kid, generation, or have seen the film. Despicable Me 2 is available for hire on Amazon Prime, Vudu, or Apple TV.

'City of Stars' - 'La La Land' (2016)

Ryan Gosling performs a solo performance of "City of Stars" from La La Land. As Sebastian ponders his personal life as he falls in love with Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress who is sorting through her career problems. The other part features Mia as the two perform an extended version of their relationship as they grow apart.

At the 89th Academy Awards, "City of Stars" would take home the victory and add six additional wins. The film is available on Hulu or for rent on Amazon Prime, Apple TV, and Vudu.

'9 to 5' '9 to 5' (1980)

Country music sensation Dolly Parton starred in the film "9 to 5," which was based on a film by the same name, about three women who fantasize about escaping their sexist, bigoted, and lying boss.

9 to 5 received one Oscar nomination for Best Original Song at the 52nd Academy Awards, but failed to win the golden statute. The film was Parton's first feature film appearance and earned her the first of two Oscar nominations throughout her career. It's available for rental on Amazon Prime, Apple TV, and Vudu.

'We Don't Talk About Bruno' 'Encanto' (2021)

"We Don't Talk About Bruno," Disney's first song to chart #1 on Billboard's charts since 1993, was performed by the cast members of 2021's Encanto, including Carolina Gaitan, Mauro Castillo, Rhenzy Feliz, and Stephanie Beatriz.

The cast and crew performed the song during the broadcast, despite not being nominated for an Oscar at the 94th Academy Awards. It is undisputed that the song is a popular song among Disney devotees and movie lovers. Encanto is now available for streaming on Disney+.

'My Heart Will Go On' - 'Titanic' (1997)

"My Heart Will Go On" will be a karaoke favorite decades after it's released, with a place on our playlists for decades. It was used as the motif music and power ballad for James Cameron's Titanic, a romance film about the sinking of the famous ocean liner in 1912.

The song was composed by James Horner, who wrote the lyrics, as well as Dion's album "Let's Talk About Love," which won the Best Original Song at the 70th Academy Award. Titanic is available now for streaming on Netflix or for rental on Amazon Prime, Vudu, or Apple TV.

'The Bodyguard' (1992) says 'I Will Always Love You.'

Whitney Houston's 1992 cover of The Bodyguard is now a diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America. The film depicts Houston as Rachel Marron, a fictional R&B singer who has an unexpected connection with her former Secret Service agent Frank Farmer (Kevin Costner).

The bodyguard is featured in the final scenes of the film. With Houston's implacable vocal range and strength, this version of "I Will Always Love You" has remained a cultural sensation decades later on Tubi or for rental on Amazon Prime, Vudu, and Apple TV.

'Lose Yourself' '8 Mile' (2002)

Eminem's (Marshall Mathers) only feature film leading role clinched an Oscar nomination for "Lose Yourself." The film follows Rabbit's final rap battle, the song playing through the credits.

Jeff Bass, Luis Resto, and Eminem wrote "Lose Yourself." Eminem did not appear at the ceremony in 2003. The song would win, to his surprise, and Resto accepted the award. Eminem would take the stage again 17 years later at the 92nd Academy Awards in 2020.