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These songs became hits after being used in movies - part two

There are many examples of songs that have become classics because of their use in this or that film. Let's remember the most striking of them all!

The best songs from the movies, which gained worldwide popularity thanks to the big screen - continued

Today we continue to remember best songs from world cinema, which gained wild popularity, first of all, thanks to the big screen! Who knows how their fates would have turned out, if in their time they had not been included in the fateful soundtrack... Fortunately - everything happened as it happened, and millions of people heard these excellent tunes. And instantly fell in love with them!

Cinema - is, in fact, a powerful weapon for promoting music. There are plenty of examples of songs becoming classics precisely because of their use in this or that film. Of course, they could have become hits and without the big screen, but it was the latter that predicted their commercial viability for many, many years to come...

Peter Gabriel - "In Your Eyes"

Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel

In fact, the ballad "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel was a considerable success even before it was heard in the film "Say something.". It was released three years before this momentous occasion, and it showed excellent chart performance: top 30 on the classic Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. However.

It was after "In Your Eyes" complemented the motion picture Cameron Crowe (by the way, it was his debut as a director), it "blew up"! A multimillion audience finally fell in love with this track. Some of them were acquainted with it for the first time, and some of them looked at the lyrics in a new way... Anyway, in the early 2000s, the song brought Peter his first gold single on U.S. territory.

Survivor - "Eye Of The Tiger"

Survivor Group
Survivor Group

The music video for this song has almost billion views on YouTube! This is an amazing result for a composition written specifically for a movie... What's more: "Eye Of The Tiger" is considered one of the most important songs in the history of hard rock - and we don't think so, but hundreds of critics and millions of listeners around the world.

Remarkably, "Eye Of The Tiger" was written at the request of Sylvester Stallone for the movie "Rocky 3.". As a result - against the backdrop of the film's success - it became a big hit of the first half of the '80s. The song topped the Billboard Hot 100, and became the band's calling card Survivor.

Whitney Houston - "I Will Always Love You"

Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston

Worldwide success "I Will Always Love You" Performed by a hottie Whitney Houston - is a prime example of how style changes everything. Even many old-time music lovers are not aware that the original version belongs to the country star Dolly Partonand it was released as far back as 1974!

Yes, in fact Houston performed a cover for the movie "Bodyguard" 1992. But what a... Her version instantly became a resounding romantic hit, and surpassed Parton's own version in popularity. Today, it's a hallmark of both the performer and the movie. It's that rare case where the interpretation eclipsed the original.

Blue Swede - "Hooked on a Feeling"

Blue Swede Group
Blue Swede Group

Most likely, this late 60's classic would have remained another beautiful but unjustly forgotten masterpiece, popular only among fans of old music. But thanks to the film. "Guardians of the Galaxy.as well as versions of the group Blue Swedewhich was played in it, the quirky song has found a second life.

Originally performed B.J. Thomas, in the '70s on the "Hooked on a Feeling." The cover was recorded by a Swedish rock band. Blue Swedewho, in fact, was eagerly entertaining interpretations. Their version appealed to the public, but soon everyone forgot about it. And now, in 2014, the creators of the sci-fi action movie brought the track back to the charts.

Aerosmith - "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"

Concert by Aerosmith
Concert by Aerosmith

It's hard to say if the ballad would have "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" such a great classic, if it weren't for the movie "Armageddon". And not the Aerosmith rebels who performed it! Yes, yes, you may not have known, but this song was originally intended for Celine Dion.

Fortunately, everything turned out exactly as it did. Everyone is a winner: the author of the text Diane Warren, and Aerosmith themselves, for whom "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" became "another calling card," and a film whose soundtrack was extremely popular with listeners.

R. Kelly - "I Believe I Can Fly"

R. Kelly
R. Kelly

You may be very far from the work of the American rapper R. KellyBut there is one song that every music lover knows for sure. And it is already legendarily famous "I Believe I Can Fly"which has gained unheard of popularity both on the radio and on the Internet.

Over the years, the song's popularity has not faded, but seems to have only grown. They even managed to make a meme out of it! Although its message is not a joke... But never mind. By the way: this song was heard in the movie "Space Jam."The music of which remains to this day a recognizable musical highlight.

Celine Dion - "My Heart Will Go On"

Celine Dion
Celine Dion

When it comes to "Titanic."we immediately think of this song. And it's scary to think that the song that millions of people adore might not exist...

When the composer James Horner addressed this song to Dion and her husband, the performer remained not happy from this masterpiece, to put it mildly... And only thanks to my husband, the music manager Rene Angelou, the future hit was taken to work and recorded. As a result. "My Heart Will Go On" was the biggest commercial breakthrough of Celine's career!

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