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15 December 2019, 21:00 | Updated: 15 December 2019, 21:01
Radio X picks the perfect playlist of songs written for classic films… Is your favourite on here?
Best known for being the theme song to 1997’s classic Irvine Walsh adaptation Trainspotting, where it appears in the final scene.
Axl Rose and co launched their epic set of twin double albums Use Your Illusion I and II by having this stormer appear on the soundtrack to Terminator 2: Judgement Day.
One of Bowie’s most underrated singles, this track was the theme song of the 1986 adaptation of Colin McInnes’ novel of 50s London.
The ‘Smith’s excellent power ballad made an unlikely appearance in the 1998 sci-fi disaster flick Armageddon.
The theme tune to 1967’s The Graduate starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft, this classic was later covered by The Lemonheads.
This classic 80s power ballad forms the climax to Prince’s movie debut from 1984. It’s suitably epic.
This is the theme song to Marshall Mathers’ autobiographical movie, 8 Mile, about his tough life in Detroit.
Yep, this new wave classic was actually the theme song to a film nobody really remembers now, 1980’s American Gigolo, starring a young Richard Gere.