Every now and then a movie will produce a hit song. Here’s a look at the top five songs that have come from movies. This list only includes songs that have lyrics which is why more famously known instrumental songs from movies have not been included on this list.
1. “Men In Black” by Will Smith from the movie Men In Black.
Will Smith is considered to be one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood. He’s been a successful TV star, has starred in several movie blockbusters, and has even won a couple Grammy’s for his rapping and music skills. In 1997 Will Smith starred in the science fiction blockbuster Men In Black. He also rapped the titular song “Men In Black.” This song was a hit and won Will Smith his third Grammy in 1998 for Best Rap Solo Performance. The music video for “Men In Black” can be seen here via YouTube.
2. “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker, Jr. from the movie Ghostbusters.
Ghostbusters is one of the most popular movies from the 80s and it spawned the hit titular song “Ghostbusters.” This song, performed by Ray Parker, Jr., is famous for asking the question “Who you gonna call?” Most people young and old know to shout the answer “Ghostbusters!” To this day it has still proven to be a very popular party song as it’s commonly heard at Halloween parties across the nation. Watch the official music video for “Ghostbusters” here via YouTube.
3. “Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins from the movie Top Gun.
Another popular movie that came from the 80s was Top Gun. This movie spawned the hit “Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins. This song talks about going into the “danger zone” which was in reference of how dangerous it was for the pilots in the film to perform their duties. The music video features clips of Loggins singing the song mixed with clips from the movie. The music video for “Danger Zone” can be seen here via YouTube.
4. “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor from the movie Rocky III.
The Rocky movie franchise has spanned across many movies through many decades. The song “Eye of the Tiger” came from the third installment of this movie franchise and has proved itself over the years. It a very popular song to pump up the crowds at various sporting events and the opening guitar rift is instantly recognized by many. Watch the music video for “Eye of the Tiger” here via YouTube.
5. “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion from the movie Titanic.
“My Heart Will Go On” is one of the most famous movie songs of all time. This song brought Celine Dion to international stardom and was performed many times by her at many different award shows. This song is the slowest song on this list and is filled with a lot of emotion. This song was played during the credits of Titanic. Watch the music video for “My Heart Will Go On” here via YouTube.