Best Songs From The Movies
11 November 2018, 10:00 | Updated: 11 November 2018, 10:01
Radio X picks the perfect playlist of songs written for classic films… Is your favourite on here?
Underworld - Born Slippy .NUXX
Best known for being the theme song to 1997’s classic Irvine Walsh adaptation Trainspotting, where it appears in the final scene.
Guns N’Roses - You Could Be Mine
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.
David Bowie - Absolute Beginners
One of Bowie’s most underrated singles, this track was the theme song of the 1986 adaptation of Colin McInnes’ novel of 50s London.
Aerosmith - Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
The ‘Smith’s excellent power ballad made an unlikely appearance in the 1998 sci-fi disaster flick Armageddon.
Simon And Garfunkel - Mrs Robinson
The theme tune to 1967’s The Graduate starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft, this classic was later covered by The Lemonheads.
Eminem - Lose Yourself
This is the theme song to Marshall Mathers’ autobiographical movie, 8 Mile, about his tough life in Detroit.
Isaac Hayes - Theme From Shaft
Years before Hayes voiced Chef on South Park, the man became a legend thanks to the theme tune to the 1971 crime thriller Shaft.
Public Enemy - Fight The Power
This monumental tune was written by the rap crew for Spike Lee’s study of racial tension in Brooklyn, Do The Right Thing.
Prince - Purple Rain
This classic 80s power ballad forms the climax to Prince’s movie debut from 1984. It’s suitably epic.
Blondie - Call Me
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.