Poll Suggestion: IMDb Poll Board Top 10 Favorite Movie Songs

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If you had to make a compilation of your Top 10 favorite movie songs, that would include...?

[i](let's see who's gonna have the most voted soundtrack, just don't flood it with Disney songs unless you're a Disney fan, of course)[/i]

I'll start (in no order)

"Prince Ali" (Aladdin)
"Shout" (Animal House)
"Be My Baby" (Mean Streets)
"Suicide is Painless" (MASH)
"Mrs. Robinson" 
(The Graduate)
"To Sir, With Love" (To Sir, With Love)
"Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling"
 (High Noon)
"Blame Canada" 
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South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut)
"Every Sperm is Sacred" (Monty Python's Meaning of Life)
"Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will be Will be)" 
(The Man Who Knew Too Much)

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cool idea...gonna take some thought...no documentaries and definitely no particular order....

1...knockin on heaven's door...bob dylan (pat garrett and billy the kid)
2...try a little tenderness...the commitments (the commitments)
3...ballin' the jack...dean martin (that's my boy)
4...fire down below...bette midler (the rose)
5...light of day...the barbusters (light of day)
6...iko iko...the mystery (satisfaction)
7...the pilgrim...kris kristofferson (the life and hard times of guy terrifico)
8...i'm tired...madeline kahn (blazing saddles)
9...licence to kill...gladys knight (licence to kill)
10...i'm going home...tim curry (the rocky horror picture show)

bonus track...freedom...richie havens (woodstock)

i'll probably think of more and better ones, but for now....kinda like these...

peace...
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Push it to the limit (Scarface)
Hip to be square (American Psycho)
Why should I worry (Oliver and Company) (this version, in honor of my sister who loves this movie to death, lol)
Gently Johnny (The Wicker Man)
110th Street (Jackie Brown)
Nightcall (Drive)
Aquarela do Brasil (Saludos Amigos)
Urami Bushi (Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion; also used in Kill Bill btw)
The Gospel Truth (Hercules)
Everytime (Spring Breakers), more of an ironic inclusion though, I may come up with a different one
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Push it to the limit sounds at the exact moment, perfectly describes what is happening to Tony and creates an impact on the atmosphere. There are also more iconic songs like She's on fire or Rush Rush.
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I tried not to take anything that was someone else's choice already, but I have to add Cheek to Cheek as number 11 (as it appears in The Purple Rose of Cairo though - so bittersweet).
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Since it's not about the movie moments but only the songs themselves, here's the new list:

Push it to the limit (Scarface)
Strawberry Letter 23 (Jackie Brown)
Relax (Body Double)
Fly Like an Eagle (Space Jam)
Stayin' Alive (Saturday Night Fever)
Lose Yourself (8 Mile)
Don't you forget about me (The Breakfast Club)
The Sound of Silence (The Graduate)
Blue Monday (Atomic Blonde)
Wicked Game (Wild at Heart)
Django (Django 1966)
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I don't know if they are eligible, they weren't written for the movies but become more popular because of it. 

1-Now you are free: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xButjfhZWVU

2-Parla Piu Piano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWBY_XxiIOo

3- I Will Always Love You:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JWTaaS7LdU

4-Que sera serahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZbKHDPPrrc

5-Enya:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7MLT4MmAK8&list=PLyORnIW1xT6zC14Z45V6c00JFwRBWdh8P&index=86

6-She:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxaZMreym88

7-Mes emmerdes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7glDq5cgqY

8-City of Stars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTWqwSNQCcg

9- A Knife in The Dark:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKQVkwOZ1Y4 (you can hear so paroles at the end.)

10- Elysium: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsvqd2QkrTA (very similar to Now you are free)
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cinephile, your comment was caught in the spam filter (probably due to abundance of links), fished it out. 

Also: a great list! "Que Sera Sera" is something I never expected was from a Hitchcock movie, but he surprised me yet again with it in my early teens.  
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Please cinephile can you make a list that includes the titles, it would be more helpful 
thanks!
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Now you are free - Gladiator
Parla Piu Piano - The Godfather
I will always love you - Bodyguard
Que sera sera - The Man who knew too much (the remake)
May It Be (The real title is "may it be" not "Enya") - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
She - Melancholia
Mes emmerdes - Julia and Julia
City of Stars- La La Land
A Knife in the Dark - The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring
Elysium - Gladiator

I just noticed your reply XD.

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I have ZERO idea how to not randomly do this one (just a shotgun list of 10 songs... I can recall that would fit this). I'll give it a ponder and hopefully make a half way decent list... that won't make me feel guilty for inevitably leaving out songs I really love but remember at a later (postpublication) date.
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Push it to the Limit (Scarface)
Mrs Robinson (The Wolf of Wall Street
Paint it Black (Full Metal Jacket)
Jungle Boogie (Pulp Fiction)
Society (Into the Wild)
Cat People (Inglorious Basterds)
Fortunate Son(Forrest Gump)
Where is my Mind(Fight Club)
Brian Song (Life of Brian)
Best of My Love(Boogie Nights)

Probably many of the songs are not original of these movies, in fact I did not know that Mrs Robinson had been written for The Graduate because I have not seen the movie but the use of these songs were so exact that they undoubtedly influenced my experience at the time of watching these movies.
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joe siegel, I keep hearing a lot of great things about The Graduate (1967), but I still haven't seen it. 
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great film...saw it in the theatre when it first came out...have seen it dozens if times since...mrs. robinson was written specifically for that film by simon and garfunkel, who performed all the music for the movie...
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I love this song
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Elm, I would like to change my choice of Fortunate Son for Johnny B. Goode from Back to the Future.
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In no particular order:

Making of Cyborg
by Kenji Kawai, Ghost in the Shell (1995)
Little Person by Deanna Storey, Synecdoche, New York (2008)
La Resistance (Medley), South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut  (1999) 
Save Me by Aimee Mann, Magnolia (1999)
This is Halloween, Nightmare Before Christmas
Magic Dance by David Bowie, Labyrinth (1986)
As Time Goes By Dooley Wilson, Casablanca (1942)
Sigh No More by Maurissa Tancharoen, Much Ado About Nothing  (2012)
Why Don't You Do Right? by Amy Irving, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1989)
Jump in the Line (Shake Señora) by Harry Belafonte, Beetlejuice (1988)
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Good grief! How could I forget the music from Nightmare Before Christmas! I'm ashamed!
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dont feel bad...i forgot 'dulcinea' from man of la mancha....
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Can you make my 11th pick...
Falling Slowly by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, Once (2007)

Honorable mentions to...
The Tatara Women Work Song (Tatara Fumu Onnatachi), Princess Mononoke (1997)
Eye of the Tiger (cover) from Persepolis (2007)
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I'm confused, do they have to be original songs written for a movie, or any song that sounds in any movie?
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Several of my songs were written for their films. The others were pretty solidly associated with their newly adopted soundtracks.
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May I put down a list now but reserve the right to revise it? Lol. In other words, maybe don't go through the trouble of putting it on your poll list until I process it a bit? I don't think I'll make many changes, though. 

By the way, a couple of mine are on your list, too, ElMo. :)

In no particular order:


"Wise Up" by Aimee Mann (Magnolia)
"Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon" by Urge Overkill (Pulp Fiction)
"Hallelujah" by Jeff Buckley (Shrek)
"Live to Tell" by Madonna (At Close Range)
"Fight the Power" by Public Enemy (Do the Right Thing)
"Fall On Me" by R.E.M. (10,000 Saints)  or "Belong" by R.E.M. (Slacker Uprising)
"Mrs. Robinson" by Simon & Garfunkel (The Graduate)
"To Sir with Love" by Lulu (To Sir with Love)
"Sounds of Silence" by Simon & Garfunkel (The Graduate)
"These Are Days" by Natalie Merchant (Bringing Out the Dead)

I can get you an image to go with this if you like.

'Fun idea; good idea, ElM!

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My sister is the kind of introverted and unpopular student who chose "Fight the Power" as her receive-your-graduation-diploma theme song. Great choice :)
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Oh, wow, that's so great! : ) I bet she and I would get along, lol. 
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If I can add an eleventh: The Scientist by Coldplay (Wicker Park)
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Another Day of Sun (La La Land)
Colors of the Wind (Pocahontas)
Let It Go (Frozen)
Starman by David Bowie (The Martian)
Once Upon a Dream (Sleeping Beauty)
I Don't Want To Miss a Thing by Aerosmith (Armageddon)
God Gave Rock 'N' Roll To You II by KISS (Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey)
Edge of Night (LotR: The Return of the King)
The Scientist by Coldplay (Wicker Park)
Ecstasy of Gold (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly)

If you make a title list, please use La La Land. Otherwise this image:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053285/mediaviewer/rm3209040128
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Almost put Let It Go on there myself, but I figured it would get it's recognition anyway.  :)  Still love it.
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Oh, "The Scientist" is a great song. 
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Good list, here is my top 10:

1. Into thew West (Lord of the Ring 3)
2. Eye of the Tiger (Rocky 3)
3. the Last Goodbye (Hobbit 3)
4. Circle of Life (Lion King)
5. Remember Me (Troy)
6. My Heart Will Go On (Titanic)
7. See You Again (Furious 7)
8. Stand By Me (Stand By Me)
9. Ashes (Deadpool 2)
10. Don't You Forget About Me (The Breakfast Club) 
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Paok,
ElMo is now also allowing an 11th pick.  :)
BTW, good call with Don't You Forget About Me.
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Thanks NarniaisAwesome, my 11th pick is Arabian Nights from Aladdin.
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Is the list still percolating or awaiting its reveal from the darkest shadows with melodramatic flair?

Looks like the list has been posted by Sir ElM. Can an admin copy and paste it into the edited text of the first thread post?
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In specifically order


Suicide is Painless-MASH (first place, please)
I'm Easy-Nashville
The End-Apocalypse Now
The Man That Got Away-A Star is Born(1954)
Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darling-High Noon
The Rose-The Rose
Hallelujah- Shrek
Can You Feel the Love Tonight- The Lion King
Gimme Shelter-The Departed
The Stranger Song- McCabe & Mrs Miller
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I have a little stupid doubt lol, how do you mark the names of the songs in black?
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dracko...this is a great list....
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Good list, I have a few of them in mine...
Sorry for the order, you may have noticed I made some changes in the ordering to make the lists more readable, I guess I'll have to work again on that poll.
Promise, it'll be ready soon, just waiting for my tooth to recover :)
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My Favorites:

1. Standing In The Rain 
- Suicide Squad (2016)
2. Everybody Knows - Justice League (2017)
3. Can't Help Falling in Love - Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
4. Tere Liye - Veer-Zaara (2004)
5. Judaai - Badlapur (2015)
6. Little Green Bag - Reservoir Dogs (1992)
7. Time in a bottle - X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
8. Bohemian Rhapsody - Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
9. Django - Django Unchained (2012)
10. Speak Softly, Love - The Godfather (1972)

I feel like I'm missing a lot. But these are the ones I can remember right now.
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BONAFIDE BOSS, this comment triggered spam filter for some reason. Fished it out. 
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Why does it happen only to me? 
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"Speak Softly Love" isn't technically a song from "The Godfather" but an adaptation of the theme, if you don't mind, I replaced with "Brucia la Terra", the Italian version that is actually sung in the third opus.