A look back at the hits that became famous thanks to the big screen: the most popular songs from the movies, a list of the best
For you, as fans of these songs, this fact may surprise. However, the world-famous compositions that we are going to talk about today have become big hits only after they've been played in the movies! On the one hand, it's a wild injustice, because they're really cool.
But on the other hand, it is. true miracle. Because if they hadn't been included on the soundtrack, who knows how their fate (and the fate of their performers) would have turned out. In any case, we can only be sincerely glad that the big screen has introduced millions of people from all over the world to these terrific tunes...
Bee Gees - "Stayin' Alive"
We're sure this song would have been a big hit even without the movie! Although... who knows. As they say - we can't say what hasn't happened. So in any case. "Stayin' Alive was included in our list for good reason, because it was the musical "Saturday Night Fever" brought her her first and immediately resounding worldwide success!
To this day, "Stayin' Alive" is still the most famous hit song. Bee GeesThe band members themselves were not thrilled with this success, though. They started to be called a disco band, and they didn't like it very much... But that's a separate story.
David Bowie - "Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
It's a very popular song today David Bowiebut only because it was in the movie. "Cat People." directed by Paul Schroeder.
Afterwards, Bowie included this track (originally created for the soundtrack) on his own album "Let's Dance"and it paid off: "Cat People (Putting Out Fire)" became a top-20 hit in Canada and a top-30 hit in Great Britain! Many years later the composition graced the film classic "Inglourious Basterds". Quentin Tarantino confessed that he had always admired this song, and that in the movie Cat People it was obviously given little attention.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - "American Girl"
Despite the fact that the song has won modest success in the charts, not even making it to the top 30, it became the hallmark of Tom Petty and his groups The Heartbreakers! It has been called one of the best works in rock history, and even "the standard of classic rock," and it was with it that Petty's last concert was completed...
The popularity of this song is quite easy to explain: it has often graced movies and television shows. Often these are scenes in which a character very similar to the main lyrical protagonist, "striving for something more..."
"She was an American,
Nurtured by promises,
She's used to thinking,
That somewhere else there is another, better life..."
Berlin - "Take My Breathe Away
There is hardly a person who has never heard this amazingly beautiful track... It's the band's calling card. Berlinand, in fact, their only big hit of their career.
The song became wildly popular because it was played in the movie "Best Shooter.". This success literally catapulted the band into the stratosphere, but... The Berlin members themselves subsequently accused the song of allegedly ruined their future. Well, that's their opinion.
Lana Del Rey - "Young and Beautiful"
"Young and Beautiful" - one of the most beautiful songs of the 21st century and Lana Del Rey In particular. She embellished the film "The Great Gatsby.The film, which starred international movie stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan.
A composition written by Lana herself (in collaboration with Rick Novels), was an instant success! To this day it continues to touch the hearts of listeners from all over the world, racking up many millions of listens...
Blondie - "Call Me"
Written for the film "American Gigolo.", song "Call Me." became one of the biggest hits of its time! It topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for six consecutive weeks and was the band's most successful single.
"American Gigolo." - A crime drama that was released in February 1980 and grossed millions of dollars at the box office. The main roles were played by Richard Gere and Lauren Hutton. By the way: good movie!
Ray Parker Jr. - Ghostbusters
And our list is completed by the famous hit ghost busters performed Ray Parker Jr..
This song was first heard in the film "Ghostbusters"The song was a great hit on the big screen and on television. The song, energetic and rhythmic, quickly caught the public's taste and became the performer's biggest hit!