AOL Music has a kinda cool list up of the top 77 unforgettable movie songs. Not sure why it’s 77, but hey that’s two more than 75 and that’s cool with us. Pretty much every moment, and then some appears, and though we’re not big on ranking things it’s a nice collection.
Especially cause every song instantly conjures that moment in the movie. Quick – what do you think of when I throw out “Tiny Dancer” by Elton John?
Not surprisingly, Cameron Crowe, Wes Anderson and Sophia Coppola have several entries on the list. AOL was kind enough to provide video evidence as well.
For our money we love these five (they’re all number ones in our book!):
- The Pixies – “Where is My Mind?” It closes out Fight Club. Really what more is there to say.
- Ghetto Boys – “Still” Office Space. If I told you it was good to be a gangster and even better to break the crap out of a fax machine would that be something you’re interested in?
- The Doors – “The End” Mostly because we love The Doors, but also because it’s harder to determine which is crazier — the song or Marlon Brando during the filming of Apocalypse Now.
- Chuck Berry – “Johnny B. Goode” Mostly cause it’s clear that Michael J. Fox is not singing and also because one of the guys in the band in Marvin Berry, which means that by going Back to the Future, Marty McFly inadvertantly invented rock’n’roll. Why has this never been explored by Malcolm Gladwell?
- Lou Reed – “Perfect Day” Cause Trainspotting might be the best movie ever and we have a man crush on Lou Reed. And when Mark Renton falls into the carpet after shooting up and Mother Superior leaves him on the curb and then puts him comatose into a cab it cripples us.