18 Hit Songs That We All Forgot Were Written For Movies

Take a look at your music playlists from yesteryear, and you may be surprised some of the hit tunes came from a slew of classic films we’ve watched on repeat.


Take a walk down memory lane, listen to these 18 songs, and see if you recognize the scene they were played in!


1. Dirty Dancing – “Time of my Life”

By Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes


2. Blue Hawaii – “Can’t Help Falling In Love”

By Elvis Presley


3. Titanic – “My Heart Will Go On”

By Celine Dion


4. Space Jam – “I Believe I Can Fly”

By R. Kelly


5. Back To The Future – “The Power of Love”

By Huey Lewis and the News


6. Dangerous Minds – Gangsta’s Paradise

By Coolio, featuring L.V


7. Saturday Night Fever – Stayin’ Alive

By the Bee Gees


8.  Charlie’s Angels – “Independent Women, Pt. 1”

By Destiny’s Child



9. Boomerang – “End Of The Road”

By Boyz II Men

10. Armageddon – “I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing”

By Areosmith

12. Purple Rain – “When Doves Cry”

By Prince

13. Almost Famous – “Tiny Dancer”

By Elton John

14. Pretty in Pink – “If You Leave”

By Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

15. Against All Odds – “Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)”

By Phil Collins

16. Say Anything – “In Your Eyes”

By Peter Gabriel

17.  Can’t Hardly Wait – “Dammit”

By Blink-182

18. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves – “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You”

By Bryan Adams

What is your favorite song from a movie soundtrack?

Emma C
Freelance Writer