Tuesday, March 24, 2009

MASTER LIST #11: The 150 Best Movie Songs

In doing this list, I had to come to terms with one fact about myself: I just LIKE the music of the 60s and 70s a lot more than that of any other era (though I think the 1980s REALLY has a killer showing here). I know there were better songs written in the 30s, 40s and 50s, but the problems there are that (a) I'm not as familiar as I maybe should be with many of hits popular then, (b) some of the the movie songs I like a lot (like Irving Berlin’s “Always,” popularized in The Pride of the Yankees or “As Time Goes By” from Casablanca) weren’t actually written for the movies that made them hits (and let's also note that a lot of great songs from movies were originally written for stage shows, so no songs from, say, West Side Story or The Music Man are included here), and (c) a lot of the songs from these eras just seem a little trite now (and I LOVE old music).

Anyway, that’s my justification for the songs placed on this list. By the way, here's something I added to the article at the last minute: if you see an (*) before the entry, if means the song was nominated for the Best Original Song Oscar and a (**) means it won the award. It is stultifying the number of these compositions that have been ignored by the Academy; but it's also heartening to see which ones they've felt moved to crown. I'm also doing something a little different with the layout of this MASTER LIST: I'm publishing the way-more-readable DECADE BREAKDOWN first, with the complete list last. I thought it might make this list, in particular, more fun to read. Also, on the final 1-150 countdown, I've provided YOU TUBE LINKS to the best available versions of each of the songs--sometimes, they're directly from the movie, sometimes they're live versions, videos, or fan videos--but I always try to make each link to the performer of the original song. Anyway, now, based on (1) importance to the film, (2) tunefulness, (3) lyrics, (4) performance, (5) lasting quality and (6) intense personal bias, here are the results:

THE BREAKDOWNS BY DECADE:

10 FROM THE 1930s:

(**) "Over the Rainbow" from The Wizard of Oz (1)
“Falling In Love Again” from The Blue Angel (15)
“Smile” from City Lights (18)
(*) "Cheek to Cheek" from Top Hat (26)
"Let’s Face The Music and Dance" from Follow the Fleet (35)
“Hello, I Must Be Going” from Animal Crackers (43)
(*) "I've Got You Under My Skin" from Born to Dance (44)
“The Way You Look Tonight” from Swing Time (47)
(*) "Pennies from Heaven" from Pennies from Heaven (56)
“Whistle While You Work” from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (145)

12 FROM THE 1940s:
(*) "Ac-cen-tu-ate the Positive" from Here Come the Waves (12)
(**) “White Christmas” from Holiday Inn (17)
(*) "The Trolley Song" from Meet Me in St. Louis (23)
(**) “When You Wish Upon A Star” from Pinnochio (31)
(*) "Baby Mine" from Dumbo (33)
(*) "Chattanooga Choo Choo" from Sun Valley Serenade (54)
(**) “You’ll Never Know” from Hello, Frisco, Hello (57)
(*) "That Old Black Magic" from Star Spangled Rhythm (61)
(**) "Swinging on a Star" from Going My Way (67)
"Little April Shower" from Bambi (79)
(*) “They’re Either Too Young or Too Old” from Thank Your Lucky Stars (114)
(*) "Through a Long and Sleepless Night" from Come to the Stable (119)

13 FROM THE 1950s:
(**) "High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin')" from High Noon (2)
(**) "All The Way" from The Joker Is Wild (34)
(*) “The Man That Got Away” from A Star is Born (38)
“Bella Notte (This is the Night)” from Lady and the Tramp (40)
(**) “Mona Lisa” from Captain Carey USA (42)
(*) “Unchained Melody" from Unchained (48)
“Jailhouse Rock” from Jailhouse Rock (51)
(*) "The High and the Mighty" from The High and the Mighty (62)
"Inchworm" from Hans Christian Andersen (68)
“Love Me Tender” from Love Me Tender (85)
"Young at Heart" from Young at Heart (97)
(*) “That's Amore" from The Caddy (108)
“My Rifle, My Pony and Me” from Rio Bravo (127)

31 FROM THE 1960s:
(**) "Moon River" from Breakfast at Tiffany's (3)
(*) "The Look of Love" from Casino Royale (4)
"Goldfinger" from Goldfinger (8)
“A Hard Day’s Night” from A Hard Day’s Night (13)
“Mrs. Robinson” from The Graduate (16)
(**) "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (19)
(*) "I Will Wait For You" from The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (20)
"And I Love Her" from A Hard Day's Night (21)
(**) "The Windmills of Your Mind" from The Thomas Crown Affair (22)
"Viva Las Vegas" from Viva Las Vegas (25)
“Springtime for Hitler” from The Producers (32)
“Everybody’s Talkin’” from Midnight Cowboy (39)
(**) "Days of Wine and Roses" from Days of Wine and Roses (65)
(*) "More" from Mondo Cane (66)
(*) "Town Without Pity" from Town Without Pity (69)
"Stay Awake" from Mary Poppins (70)
(*) "Alfie" from Alfie (71)
(**) “The Shadow of Your Smile” from The Sandpiper (72)
“The Porpoise Song” from Head (82)
“Darling Be Home Soon” from You’re A Big Boy Now (83)
“You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away” from Help! (90)
“A Gringo Like Me” from Gunfight at Red Sands (92)
"I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)" from The Jungle Book (98)
“Something in the Air” from The Magic Christian (101)
“The Shape of Things to Come” from Wild in the Streets (105)
“Let Get Together” from The Parent Trap (107)
(*) “Jean” from The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (110)
“Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!” from Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (112)
“Only a Northern Song” from Yellow Submarine (117)
“Stroll On” from Blow Up (131)
“Barbarella” from Barbarella (144)

36 FROM THE 1970s:
(**) "Theme from Shaft" from Shaft (5)
"O Lucky Man!" from O Lucky Man! (9)
"Stayin' Alive" from Saturday Night Fever (10)
"Superfly" from Superfly (11)
"Knockin' On Heaven's Door" from Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid (14)
"Suicide is Painless" from M*A*S*H* (24)
“Rock n’ Roll High School” from Rock n’ Roll High School (27)
(**) "It Goes Like It Goes" from Norma Rae (28)
"New York, New York" from New York, New York (36)
“Eastbound and Down” from Smokey and the Bandit (49)
"The Harder They Come" from The Harder They Come (50)
“Can You Read My Mind?” from Superman (52)
“Across 110th Street” from Across 110th Street (53)
"Night Fever" from Saturday Night Fever (55)
“My Idaho Home” from Nashville (59)
(**) "The Way We Were" from The Way We Were (63)
(*) "Hopelessly Devoted To You" from Grease (64)
(*) "Nobody Does It Better" from The Spy Who Loved Me (73)
"My Name is Tallulah" from Bugsy Malone (77)
“I Wanna Get Next To You” from Car Wash (80)
"I Never Dreamed Someone Like You Could Love Someone Like Me" from Carrie (81)
"Always Look On The Bright Side of Life" from Life of Brian (86)
“How Deep Is Your Love?” from Saturday Night Fever (87)
“Freddie’s Dead” from Superfly (88)
"Tell Me" from Electra Glide in Blue (89)
"Silent Eyes" from Shampoo (93)
(*) "Live and Let Die" from Live and Let Die (99)
(*) "Blazing Saddles" from Blazing Saddles (100)
“Trouble Man” from Trouble Man (102)
“Special to Me” from Phantom of the Paradise (103)
“She’s Only a Country Girl” from Payday (106)
(*) "The Rainbow Connection" from The Muppet Movie (109)
(*) "For All We Know" from Lovers and Other Strangers (113)
“Car Wash” from Car Wash (123)
“Truck Turner” from Truck Turner (135)
“Friends” from Friends (141)

30 FROM THE 1980s (very interesting that only 6 were Oscar-nommed):

"Fight the Power" from Do The Right Thing (6)
“Big Bottom” from This is Spinal Tap (41)
(*) "Out Here On My Own" from Fame (45)
“Galaxy Song” from Monty Python’s Meaning of Life (58)
(*) "Calling You" from Bagdad Cafe (75)
(*) "How Do You Keep the Music Playing?" from Best Friends (76)
(*) “On The Road Again” from Honeysuckle Rose (94)
"Purple Rain" from Purple Rain (96)
“Late in the Evening” from One Trick Pony (115)
“Live To Tell” from At Close Range (118)
“Lookin’ for Love” from Urban Cowboy (120)
(*) "One More Hour" from Ragtime (121)
“Don’t Box Me In” from Rumblefish (124)
“Call Me” from American Gigalo (125)
“In My Own Way” from Shock Treatment (128)
“Absolute Beginners” from Absolute Beginners (130)
“Hairspray” from Hairspray (133)
“Love Kills” from Sid and Nancy (134)
(**) "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" from Arthur (137)
“Don’t You” from The Breakfast Club (138)
“Somebody’s Baby” from Fast Times at Ridgemont High (139)
“He Needs Me” from Popeye (140)
“City of Dreams” from True Stories (142)
“I’m Alright” from Caddyshack (143)
“Mysteries of Love” from Blue Velvet (146)
“It’s In The Way That You Use It” from The Color of Money (147)
“Colors” from Colors (148)
“The Boys Are Back In Town” from 48 HRS. (149)
“Cheer Down” from Lethal Weapon 2 (150)

10 FROM THE 1990s:
(*) "When She Loved Me" from Toy Story 2 (7)
(*) "Save Me" from Magnolia (30)
"God Give Me Strength" from Grace of My Heart (46)
"Gaston" from Beauty and the Beast (78)
(*) "Miss Misery" from Good Will Hunting (84)
(**) "Streets of Philadelphia" from Philadelphia (91)
"I Can Change" from South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (95)
(*) "That Thing You Do!" from That Thing You Do! (104)
(*) "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman" from Don Juan DeMarco (111)
(**) “Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)” from Dick Tracy (129)

6 FROM THE 2000s:
“Come What May” from Moulin Rouge! (60)
(**) "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" from Hustle & Flow (74)
(*) "I've Seen It All" from Dancer in the Dark (122)
(**) "Falling Slowly" from Once (126)
(**) "Lose Yourself" from 8 Mile (132)
(*) "Down to Earth" from Wall-E (136)


AND NOW FOR THE 150 BEST MOVIE SONGS, IN ORDER (and with the very best You Tube links whenever possible):

(**) 1) "Over the Rainbow" from The Wizard of Oz (39) -- Music by Harold Arlen; lyrics by E. Y. Harburg
(**) 2) "High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin')" from High Noon (52) -- Music by Dimitri Tiomkin; lyrics by Ned Washington
(**) 3) "Moon River" from Breakfast at Tiffany's (61) -- Music by Henry Mancini; lyrics by Johnny Mercer
(*) 4) "The Look of Love" from Casino Royale (67) -- Music by Burt Bacharach; lyrics by Hal David
(**) 5) "Theme from Shaft" from Shaft (71) -- Music and lyrics by Isaac Hayes
6) "Fight the Power" from Do The Right Thing (89) – Music and lyrics by Carlton Ridenhour, Hank Shocklee, Eric Sadler, and Keith Shocklee
(*) 7) "When She Loved Me" from Toy Story 2 (99) -- Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
8) "Goldfinger" from Goldfinger (64) -- Music by John Barry, Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
9) "O Lucky Man!" from O Lucky Man! (73) – Music and lyrics by Alan Price
10) "Stayin' Alive" from Saturday Night Fever (77) -- Music and lyrics by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, and Maurice Gibb
11) "Superfly" from Superfly (72) – Music and lyrics by Curtis Mayfield
(*) 12) "Ac-cen-tu-ate the Positive" from Here Come the Waves (45) -- Music by Harold Arlen; lyrics by Johnny Mercer
13) “A Hard Day’s Night” from A Hard Day’s Night (64) – Music and lyrics by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
14) "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" from Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid (73) – Music and lyrics by Bob Dylan
15) “Falling In Love Again” from The Blue Angel (30) – Music and lyrics by Frederick Hollander
16) “Mrs. Robinson” from The Graduate (67) – Music and lyrics by Paul Simon
(**) 17) “White Christmas” from Holiday Inn (42) – Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin
18) “Smile” from City Lights (31) -- Music and lyrics by Charles Chaplin
(**) 19) "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (69) -- Music by Burt Bacharach; lyrics by Hal David
(*) 20) "I Will Wait For You" from The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (65) -- Music by Michel Legrand; lyrics by Jacques Demy; English Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
21) "And I Love Her" from A Hard Day's Night (64) – Music and lyrics by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
(**) 22) "The Windmills of Your Mind" from The Thomas Crown Affair (68) -- Music by Michel Legrand; lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
(*) 23) "The Trolley Song" from Meet Me in St. Louis (44) -- Music and lyrics by Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin
24) "Suicide is Painless" from M*A*S*H* (70) -- Music by Johnny Mandel, Lyrics by Mike Altman
25) "Viva Las Vegas" from Viva Las Vegas (64) – Music and lyrics by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman
(*) 26) "Cheek to Cheek" from Top Hat (35) -- Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin
27) “Rock n’ Roll High School” from Rock n’ Roll High School (79) – Music and lyrics by The Ramones
(**) 28) "It Goes Like It Goes" from Norma Rae (79) -- Music by David Shire; Lyric by Norman Gimbel
(*) 30) "Save Me" from Magnolia (99) -- Music and Lyric by Aimee Mann
(**) 31) “When You Wish Upon A Star” from Pinnochio (40) – Music by Leigh Harline; lyric by Ned Washington
32) “Springtime for Hitler” from The Producers (68) – Music and lyrics by Mel Brooks
(*) 33) "Baby Mine" from Dumbo (41) -- Music by Frank Churchill, Lyrics by Ned Washington
(**) 34) "All The Way" from The Joker Is Wild (57) -- Music by James Van Heusen; lyrics by Sammy Cahn
35) "Let’s Face The Music and Dance" from Follow the Fleet (36) -- Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin
36) "New York, New York" from New York, New York (77) -- Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb
37) “On The Radio” from Foxes (80) – Music by Giorgio Moroder; lyrics by Donna Summer
(*) 38) “The Man That Got Away” from A Star is Born (54) – Music by Harold Arlen; lyrics by Ira Gershwin
39) “Everybody’s Talkin’” from Midnight Cowboy (69) – Music and lyrics by Fred Neil
40) “Bella Notte (This is the Night)” from Lady and the Tramp (55) – Music and lyrics by Sonny Burke and Peggy Lee
41) “Big Bottom” from This is Spinal Tap (84) – Music and lyrics by Harry Shearer, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Rob Reiner
(**) 42) “Mona Lisa” from Captain Carey USA (50) – Music by Ray Evans; lyrics by Jay Livingston
43) “Hello, I Must Be Going” from Animal Crackers (30) – Music and lyrics by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby
(*) 44) "I've Got You Under My Skin" from Born to Dance (36) -- Music and lyrics by Cole Porter
(*) 45) "Out Here On My Own" from Fame (80) -- Music by Michael Gore; Lyric by Lesley Gore
46) "God Give Me Strength" from Grace of My Heart (96) -- Music and lyrics by Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach
(**) 47) “The Way You Look Tonight” from Swing Time (36) -- Music by Jerome Kern; lyrics by Dorothy Fields
(*) 48) "Unchained Melody" from Unchained (55) -- Music by Alex North; lyrics by Hy Zaret
49) “Eastbound and Down” from Smokey and the Bandit (77) – Music and lyrics by Dick Feller and Jerry Reed
50) "The Harder They Come" from The Harder They Come (72) – Music and lyrics by Jimmy Cliff
51) “Jailhouse Rock” from Jailhouse Rock (57) – Music and lyrics by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
52) “Can You Read My Mind?” from Superman (78) – Music by John Williams; lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
53) “Across 110th Street” from Across 110th Street (72) – Music and lyrics by Bobby Womack
(*) 54) "Chattanooga Choo Choo" from Sun Valley Serenade (40) -- Music by Harry Warren; lyrics by Mack Gordon
55) "Night Fever" from Saturday Night Fever (61) -- Music and lyrics by Robin, Barry and Maurice Gibb
(*) 56) "Pennies from Heaven" from Pennies from Heaven (36) -- Music by Arthur Johnston; lyrics by Johnny Burke
(**) 57) “You’ll Never Know” from Hello, Frisco, Hello (43) – Music by Harry Warren; lyrics by Mack Gordon
58) “Galaxy Song” from Monty Python’s Meaning of Life (83) – Music by Eric Idle and John Du Prez; lyrics by Eric Idle
59) “My Idaho Home” from Nashville (74) – Music and lyrics by Ronee Blakely
60) “Come What May” from Moulin Rouge! (2001) – Music and lyrics by David Baerwald
(*) 61) "That Old Black Magic" from Star Spangled Rhythm (43) -- Music by Harold Arlen; lyrics by Johnny Mercer
(*) 62) "The High and the Mighty" from The High and the Mighty (54) -- Music by Dimitri Tiomkin; lyrics by Ned Washington
(**) 63) "The Way We Were" from The Way We Were (73) -- Music by Marvin Hamlisch; lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
(*) 64) "Hopelessly Devoted To You" from Grease (78) -- Music and lyrics by John Farrar
(**) 65) "Days of Wine and Roses" from Days of Wine and Roses (62) -- Music by Henry Mancini; lyrics by Johnny Mercer
(*) 66) "More" from Mondo Cane (63) -- Music by Riz Ortolani and Nino Oliviero; lyrics by Norman Newell
(**) 67) "Swinging on a Star" from Going My Way (44) -- Music by James Van Heusen; lyrics by Johnny Burke
68) "Inchworm" from Hans Christian Andersen (52) -- Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser
(*) 69) "Town Without Pity" from Town Without Pity (61) -- Music by Dimitri Tiomkin; lyrics by Ned Washington
70) "Stay Awake" from Mary Poppins (64) -- Music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
(*) 71) "Alfie" from Alfie (66) -- Music by Burt Bacharach; lyrics by Hal David
(**) 72) “The Shadow of Your Smile” from The Sandpiper (65) – Music by Johnny Mandel; lyrics by Paul Francis Weber
(*) 73) "Nobody Does It Better" from The Spy Who Loved Me (77) -- Music by Marvin Hamlisch; lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager
(**) 74) "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" from Hustle & Flow (2005) -- Music and Lyric by Jordan Houston, Cedric Coleman and Paul Beauregard
(*) 75) "Calling You" from Bagdad Cafe (88) -- Music and Lyric by Bob Telson
(*) 76) "How Do You Keep the Music Playing?" from Best Friends (82) -- Music by Michel Legrand; Lyric by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
77) "My Name is Tallulah" from Bugsy Malone (76) – Music and lyrics by Paul Williams
78) "Gaston" from Beauty and the Beast (91) -- Music by Alan Menken; Lyric by Howard Ashman
79) "Little April Shower" from Bambi (42)-- Music by Frank Churchill, Lyrics by Larry Morey
80) “I Wanna Get Next To You” from Car Wash (76) – Music and lyrics by Norman Whitfield
81) "I Never Dreamed Someone Like You Could Love Someone Like Me" from Carrie (77) -- Music by Pino Donaggio, Lyrics by Merrit Malloy
82) “The Porpoise Song” from Head (68) -- Music and lyrics by Gerry Goffin & Carole King
83) “Darling Be Home Soon” from You’re A Big Boy Now (66) -- Music and lyrics by John Sabastian
(*) 84) "Miss Misery" from Good Will Hunting (97) -- Music and Lyric by Elliott Smith
85) “Love Me Tender” from Love Me Tender (56) – Music and lyrics by Elvis Presley and Vera Matson
86) "Always Look On The Bright Side of Life" from Life of Brian (79) – Music and lyrics by Eric Idle
87) “How Deep Is Your Love?” from Saturday Night Fever (77) -- Music and lyrics by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, and Maurice Gibb
88) “Freddie’s Dead” from Superfly (72) – Music and lyrics by Curtis Mayfield
89) "Tell Me" from Electra Glide in Blue (73) – Music and lyrics by James William Guercio and Terry Kath
90) “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away” from Help! (65) – Music and lyrics by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
(**) 91) "Streets of Philadelphia" from Philadelphia (93) -- Music and Lyric by Bruce Springsteen
92) “A Gringo Like Me” from Gunfight at Red Sands (63) – Music by Ennio Morricone; lyrics by Peter Tavis
93) “Silent Eyes” from Shampoo (75) – Music and lyrics by Paul Simon
(*) 94) “On The Road Again” from Honeysuckle Rose (80) – Music and lyrics by Willie Nelson
95) "I Can Change" from South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (99) -- Music and Lyric by Trey Parker and Marc Shaiman
96) "Purple Rain" from Purple Rain (84) – Music and lyrics by Prince
(*) 97) "Young at Heart" from Young at Heart (54) – Music and lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Johnny Richards
98) "I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)" from The Jungle Book (67) -- Music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
(*) 99) "Live and Let Die" from Live and Let Die (73) -- Music and lyrics by Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney
(*) 100) "Blazing Saddles" from Blazing Saddles (74) -- Music by John Morriss; lyrics by Mel Brooks
101) “Something in the Air” from The Magic Christian (69) – Music and lyrics by John Keen
102) “Trouble Man” from Trouble Man (72) – Music and lyrics by Marvin Gaye
103) “Special to Me” from Phantom of the Paradise (74) – Music and lyrics by Paul Williams
(*) 104) "That Thing You Do!" from That Thing You Do! (96) -- Music and Lyric by Adam Schlesinger
105) “The Shape of Things to Come” from Wild in the Streets (68) – Music and lyrics by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
106) “She’s Only a Country Girl” from Payday (73) -- Music and lyrics by Shel Silverstein
107) “Let Get Together” from The Parent Trap (61) -- Music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
(*) 108) "That's Amore" from The Caddy (53) -- Music by Harry Warren; lyrics by Jack Brooks
(*) 109) "The Rainbow Connection" from The Muppet Movie (79) -- Music and Lyric by Paul Williams and Kenny Ascher
(*) 110) “Jean” from The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (69) – Music and lyrics by Rod McKuen
(*) 111) "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman" from Don Juan DeMarco (95) -- Music and Lyric by Michael Kamen, Bryan Adams and Robert John Lange
112) “Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!” from Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (65) – Music and lyrics by The Bostweeds
(**) 113) "For All We Know" from Lovers and Other Strangers (70) -- Music by Fred Karlin; lyrics by Robb Royer (aka Robb Wilson) and James Griffin (aka Arthur James)
(*) 114) “They’re Either Too Young or Too Old” from Thank Your Lucky Stars (43) – Music by Arthur Schwartz; lyrics by Frank Loesser
115) “Late in the Evening” from One Trick Pony (80) – Music and lyrics by Paul Simon
116) "Je T'aime Tant" from Before Sunset (2004) -- Music and lyrics by Julie Delpy
117) “Only a Northern Song” from Yellow Submarine (68) – Music and lyrics by George Harrison
118) “Live To Tell” from At Close Range (86) – Music and lyrics by Patrick Leonard and Madonna
(*) 119) "Through a Long and Sleepless Night" from Come to the Stable (49) -- Music by Alfred Newman; lyrics by Mack Gordon
120) “Lookin’ for Love” from Urban Cowboy (80) – Music and lyrics by Written by Wanda Mallette, Patti Ryan and Bob Morrison
(*) 121) "One More Hour" from Ragtime (81) -- Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
(*) 122) "I've Seen It All" from Dancer in the Dark (2000) -- Music by Björk; Lyric by Sjón Sigurdsson and Lars von Trier
123) “Car Wash” from Car Wash (76) -- – Music and lyrics by Norman Whitfield
124) “Don’t Box Me In” from Rumblefish (83) – Music and lyrics by Stewart Copeland and Stan Ridgway
125) “Call Me” from American Gigalo (80) – Music and lyrics by Giorgio Moroder and Deborah Harry
(**) 126) "Falling Slowly" from Once (2007) -- Music and Lyric by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
127) “My Rifle, My Pony and Me” from Rio Bravo (59) – Music and lyrics by Dimitri Tiomkin and Paul Francis Weber
128) “In My Own Way” from Shock Treatment (81) – Music and lyrics by Richard Hartley and Richard O’Brien
(**) 129) “Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)” from Dick Tracy (90) – Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
130) “Absolute Beginners” from Absolute Beginners (86) – Music and lyrics by David Bowie
131) “Stroll On” from Blow Up (66) – Music and lyrics by The Yardbirds
(**) 132) "Lose Yourself" from 8 Mile (2002)-- Music by Eminem, Jeff Bass and Luis Resto; Lyric by Eminem
133) “Hairspray” from Hairspray (88) -- Music and lyrics by Rachel Sweet, Willa Bassen, and Anthony Battaglia
134) “Love Kills” from Sid and Nancy (86) -- Music and lyrics by Joe Strummer
135) “Truck Turner” from Truck Turner (74) – Music and lyrics by Isaac Hayes
(*) 136) “Down to Earth” from Wall-E (2008) – Music by Thomas Newman and Peter Gabriel; lyrics by Peter Gabriel
(**) 137) "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" from Arthur (81) -- Music and Lyric by Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, Christopher Cross and Peter Allen
138) “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” from The Breakfast Club (85) – Music and lyrics by Keith Forsey and Steve Schiff
139) “Somebody’s Baby” from Fast Times at Ridgemont High (82) – Music and lyrics by Jackson Browne
140) “He Needs Me” from Popeye (80) – Music and lyrics by Harry Nilsson
141) “Friends” from Friends (71) – Music by Elton John; lyrics by Bernie Taupin
142) “City of Dreams” from True Stories (86) – Music and lyrics by David Byrne
143) “I’m Alright” from Caddyshack (80) – Music and lyrics by Kenny Loggins
144) “Barbarella” from Barbarella (68) – Music and lyrics by Bob Crewe and Charles Fox
145) “Whistle While You Work” from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (37) – Music by Frank Churchill; lyrics by Larry Morey
146) “Mysteries of Love” from Blue Velvet (86) – Music and lyrics by David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti
147) “It’s In The Way That You Use It” from The Color of Money (86) – Music and lyrics by Eric Clapton and Robbie Robertson
148) “Colors” from Colors (88) – Music and lyrics by Ice-T and Afrika Islam
149) “The Boys Are Back In Town” from 48 HRS. (82) – Music and lyrics by Brian O’Neal
150) “Cheer Down” from Lethal Weapon 2 (89) – Music by George Harrison; lyrics by George Harrison and Tom Petty

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