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Good find, AC. The article is worth reading, but here is AFI's list:

Full List: AFI's Top 100 Songs from U.S. Movies

1. "Over the Rainbow," "The Wizard of Oz," 1939

2. "As Time Goes by," "Casablanca," 1942

3. "Singin' in the Rain," "Singin' in the Rain," 1952

4. "Moon River," "Breakfast at Tiffany's," 1961

5. "White Christmas," "Holiday Inn," 1942

6. "Mrs. Robinson," "The Graduate," 1967

7. "When You Wish Upon a Star," "Pinocchio," 1940

8. "The Way We Were," "The Way We Were," 1973

9. "Stayin' Alive," "Saturday Night Fever," 1977

10. "The Sound of Music," "The Sound of Music," 1965

11. "The Man That Got Away," "A Star Is Born," 1954

12. "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend," "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," 1953

13. "People," "Funny Girl," 1968

14. "My Heart Will Go On," "Titanic," 1997

15. "Cheek to Cheek," "Top Hat," 1935

16. "Evergreen (Love Theme From 'A Star Is Born')," "A Star Is Born," 1976

17. "I Could Have Danced All Night," "My Fair Lady," 1964

18. "Cabaret," "Cabaret," 1972

19. "Some Day My Prince Will Come," "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," 1937

20. "Somewhere," "West Side Story," 1961

21. "Jailhouse Rock," "Jailhouse Rock," 1957

22. "Everybody's Talkin'," "Midnight Cowboy, 1969

23. "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head," "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," 1969

24. "Ol' Man River," "Show Boat," 1936

25. "High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin')," "High Noon," 1952

26. "The Trolley Song," "Meet Me in St. Louis," 1944

27. "Unchained Melody," "Ghost," 1990

28. "Some Enchanted Evening," "South Pacific," 1958

29. "Born to Be Wild," "Easy Rider," 1969

30. "Stormy Weather," "Stormy Weather," 1943

31. "Theme From 'New York, New York,"' "New York, New York," 1977

32. "I Got Rhythm," "An American in Paris," 1951

33. "Aquarius, "Hair," 1979

34. "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," "Shall We Dance," 1937

35. "America," "West Side Story," 1961

36. "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," "Mary Poppins," 1964

37. "Swinging on a Star," "Going My Way," 1944

38. "Theme From 'Shaft,"' "Shaft," 1971

39. "Days of Wine and Roses," "Days of Wine and Roses," 1963

40. "Fight the Power," "Do the Right Thing," 1989

41. "New York, New York," "On the Town," 1949

42. "Luck Be a Lady," "Guys and Dolls," 1955

43. "The Way You Look Tonight," "The Swing Time," 1936

44. "Wind Beneath My Wings," "Beaches," 1988

45. "That's Entertainment," "The Band Wagon," 1953

46. "Don't Rain on My Parade," "Funny Girl," 1968

47. "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah," "Song of the South," 1947

48. "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)," "The Man Who Knew Too Much," 1956

49. "Make 'Em Laugh," "Singin' in the Rain," 1952

50. "Rock Around the Clock," "Blackboard Jungle," 1955

51. "Fame," "Fame," 1980

52. "Summertime," "Porgy and Bess," 1959

53. "Goldfinger," "Goldfinger," 1964

54. "Shall We Dance," "The King and I," 1956

55. "Flashdance ... What a Feeling," "Flashdance," 1983

56. "Thank Heaven for Little Girls," "Gigi," 1958

57. "The Windmills of Your Mind," "The Thomas Crown Affair," 1968

58. "Gonna Fly Now," "Rocky," 1976

59. "Tonight," "West Side Story," 1961

60. "It Had to Be You," "When Harry Met Sally ...," 1989

61. "Get Happy," "Summer Stock," 1950

62. "Beauty and the Beast," "Beauty and the Beast," 1991

63. "Thanks for the Memory," "The Big Broadcast of 1938," 1938

64. "My Favorite Things," "The Sound of Music," 1965

65. "I Will Always Love You," "The Bodyguard," 1992

66. "Suicide Is Painless," "M-A-S-H," 1970

67. "Nobody Does It Better," "The Spy Who Loved Me," 1977

68. "Streets of Philadelphia," "Philadelphia," 1993

69. "On the Good Ship Lollipop," "Bright Eyes," 1934

70. "Summer Nights," "Grease," 1978

71. "The Yankee Doodle Boy," "Yankee Doodle Dandy," 1942

72. "Good Morning," "Singin' in the Rain," 1952

73. "Isn't It Romantic?" "Love Me Tonight," 1932

74. "Rainbow Connection," "The Muppet Movie," 1979

75. "Up Where We Belong," "An Officer and a Gentleman," 1982

76. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Meet Me in St. Louis," 1944

77. "The Shadow of Your Smile," "The Sandpiper," 1965

78. "9 to 5," "9 to 5," 1980

79. "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)," "Arthur," 1981

80. "Springtime for Hitler," "The Producers," 1968

81. "I'm Easy," "Nashville," 1975

82. "Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead," "The Wizard of Oz," 1939

83. "The Rose," "The Rose," 1979

84. "Put the Blame on Mame," "Gilda," 1946

85. "Come What May," "Moulin Rouge!" 2001

86. "(I've Had) the Time of My Life," "Dirty Dancing," 1987

87. "Buttons and Bows," "The Paleface," 1948

88. "Do Re Mi," "The Sound of Music," 1965

89. "Puttin' on the Ritz," "Young Frankenstein," 1974

90. "Seems Like Old Times," "Annie Hall," 1977

91. "Let the River Run," "Working Girl," 1988

92. "Long Ago and Far Away," "Cover Girl," 1944

93. "Lose Yourself," "8 Mile," 2002

94. "Ain't Too Proud to Beg," "The Big Chill," 1983

95. "(We're Off on the) Road to Morocco," "Road to Morocco," 1942

96. "Footloose," "Footloose," 1984

97. "42nd Street," "42nd Street," 1933

98. "All That Jazz," "Chicago," 2002

99. "Hakuna Matata," "The Lion King," 1994

100. "Old Time Rock and Roll," "Risky Business," 1983

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I will name "Magic" by Olivia Newton-John from Xanadu. Critics hated Xanadu. I think it is one of the most fun movies ever. Jeff Lynne & ELO composed their best music for it. When the 9 Muses come alive at the beginning of the movie, wow! 100 Movies: http://www.jimcolyer.com/papers/entry?id=28


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Has anyone ever seen Pi? THAT had a slammin' sound track! :scratchin:

yup, one of my faves, a dynamite film w/a dynamite soundtrack. :)

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I didn't see the movie, but Can't Take It In by Imogen Heap from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is pretty catchy

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Kwaya Na Kisser's blog is running two posts on music and movies; one features songs from 80s movies, and the other is a sequel of sorts - The Songs That Make the Movie. For example, it includes In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel from Say Anything, in which John Cusack holds a boom box above his head, plays the song and wins over the girl of his dreams. It's a solid list to say the least and you can check it out the list and the blog - lots of good stuff there including cuts from 1961 Dylan Concert, a best of Radiohead, early tapes from the Arcade Fire, etc, etc, etc


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i'm STILL listening to Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture from V for Vendetta as well as the Pixies' Where Is My Mind? from Fight Club, all integral to my wake-up music every morning.

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