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The best (and worst) songs from movies

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Ll_lOn Friday night, CBS will celebrate the “powerful relationship between music and film” with the new two-hour concert special, Movies Rock. Performers include:

  • will.i.am, Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J (pictured), and Eve (singing a “Shaft” compilation, from the movie Shaft)
  • Fergie (“Live and Let Die,” from Live and Let Die)
  • Beyoncé (“Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” from The Wizard of Oz)
Jennifer Hudson (“Somewhere,” from West Side Story)
  • Mary J. Blige and John Legend (“As Time Goes By,” from Casablanca)
  • Nicole Scherzinger (“Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend,” from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) 
  • Chris Brown (“Jailhouse Rock,” from Jailhouse Rock)
  • Carrie Underwood (“The Sound of Music,” from The Sound of Music)
  • Usher (“Singin’ in the Rain,” from Singin’ in the Rain)
  • Queen Latifah (“Big Spender,” from Sweet Charity)
  • Marc Anthony (“Mrs. Robinson,” from The Graduate)
  • Tony Bennett (“White Christmas,” from Holiday Inn)
  • Elton John (“Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” from The Lion King)
  • Composer John Williams performing a film-score compilation

Are these the tracks that have touched you the most? What are your favorite movie tunes — for better or worse? (See my pick for the latter after the jump.)