Putting together an awesome soundtrack is hard to do, if done wrong, it could possibly take away from the movie itself. Well here are five great soundtrack songs (in no particular order) that helped captivate the mood of a scene and take the movie to the next level.
“Somebody Kill Me” by Adam Sandler: This song showed up in the 1998 film, “The Wedding Singer.” The hilarious hommage to the 80’s was thick in the entire movie as well as this song. Sandler even mentions he was listening to The Cure before he performs this track. It’s actually a powerful song, showcasing his struggle at the time, but yet you can’t help but laugh.
Rocky’s Theme (“Gonna Fly Now”) by Bill Conti: This song has no vocals but yet still manages to get you pumped up and making you believe you can run a marathon. While you may not succeed at your marathon, this song did succeed in make Rocky seem superhuman and that anything was possible.
“Stuck in the Middle With You” by Stealer’s Wheel: This classic track that originally debuted in 1972 was revived 20 years later in the film, “Reservoir Dogs.” It will always be attached to one of the most classic scenes in movie history, where Michael Madsen’s character interrogates a cop the only way he knows how.
“Lose Yourself” by Eminem: This Grammy Award winning song appeared in the “8 Mile” movie. You could almost call it the rap version of the Rocky theme. It sets the tone for the movie and helps you realize he has a lot of odds to overcome.
“Falling Slowly” by Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova: This amazing song appeared on the 2006 soundtrack of “Once.” The film featured Hansard and Irglova, who did every song on the soundtrack. If there was any song on this soundtrack that could capture the whole movie in 4:06, it’s “Falling Slowly.”