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Unforgettable movie songs: Which are YOUR top 10?

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Image Credit: Everett CollectionThere’s no way anyone is going to look at Spinner’s list of the 77 Most Unforgettable Movie Songs and say, “Yes, that is so right. I agree with everything.” It. Just. Won’t. Happen.

With the subjectivity of such a list understood, I think it’s important to define “Unforgettable Movie Song” by two very important factors: (1) The song still makes you feel the same emotions you felt when watching the scene it played in or the movie itself. (2) Your own memories with said song don’t overshadow the fact that it originated from a movie. Example: I remember “What a Wonderful World” (No. 33) as the song I sang at my kindergarten graduation (doesn’t everyone?) more than as the song from Good Morning Vietnam. Similar reasoning has knocked “Stand By Me” (No. 25), “Gangsta’s Paradise” (No. 77), “Mrs. Robinson” (No. 12), and “Bohemian Rhapsody” (No. 1, which we all likely remember more for the many times we’ve made a fool of ourselves trying to re-enact Wayne’s World) from my top 10.

With that, here’s my (power song heavy) top 10. As Spinner’s countdown, this does not include musicals. Share yours after the jump.

10. Simple Minds, “Don’t You Forget About Me” (The Breakfast Club, 1985) (No. 14)

9. Michael Andrews, “Mad World” (Donnie Darko, 2001) (Not on Spinner’s countdown)

8. Goo Goo Dolls, “Iris” (City of Angels, 1998) (Not on Spinner’s countdown)

7. Bruce Springsteen, “Streets of Philadelphia” (Philadelphia, 1993) (No. 72)

6. Kenny Loggins, ‘Footloose’ (‘Footloose,’ 1984)

5. OMD, “If You Leave” (Pretty in Pink, 1986) (No. 69)

4. The Righteous Brothers, “Unchained Melody” (Ghost, 1990) (No. 6)

3. Aerosmith, ‘Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing’ (Armageddon, 1998) (No. 41)

2. Celine Dion, “My Heart Will Go On” (Titanic, 1997) (No. 8 )

1. Whitney Houston, “I Will Always Love You” (The Bodyguard, 1992) (No. 16)

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