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Top 10 Songs that Gained Popularity Through their Use in Movies

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Some of the most iconic songs only reached that level after being showcased in a memorable way in a motion picture. Join http://www.WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for the top 10 Songs that Gained Popularity Through Their Use in Movies. Check us out at http://www.Twitter.com/WatchMojo, http://instagram.com/watchmojo and http://www.Facebook.com/WatchMojo. Also, check out our interactive Suggestion Tool at http://www.WatchMojo.com/suggest :) Special thanks to our users arrow8, fitzmartint, Andrew A. Dennison and Chester Vargas, Douglas Sommer for submitting the idea on our Suggestions Page at WatchMojo.com/suggest If you want to suggest an idea for a WatchMojo video, check out our interactive Suggestion Tool at http://www.WatchMojo.com/suggest :) Want a WatchMojo cup, mug, t-shirts, pen, sticker and even a water bottle? Get them all when you order your MojoBox gift set here: http://watchmojo.com/store/ WatchMojo is a leading producer of reference online video content, covering the People, Places and Trends you care about. We update DAILY with 2-3 Top 10 lists, Origins, Biographies, Versus clips on movies, video games, music, pop culture and more!
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Captain O'Hagan (5 hours ago)
Where is eye of the tiger
The Piano Man (7 hours ago)
What about Fortunate Son
anne hudson (21 hours ago)
jim careys version of somebody to love is better by far than GRACE SLICK!!!!!!! Annielee
anne hudson (21 hours ago)
love all these...…….ANNIELEE
Thaddeus Villasor (1 day ago)
“Don’t you forget about me” by Simple Minds played in The Breakfast Club.
Stella66 (4 days ago)
I think 'As time goes by' became really popular through Casablanca, but apparently mojo is not aware that films were made before the 80s, or outside of America for that matter.
Kevin Molinet (4 days ago)
The Dropkick Murphys were a huge part of my high school life.
Kevin Molinet (4 days ago)
Lose yourself didn't need 8 mile to become popular.
Kaitlyn Carlton (5 days ago)
Bennie and the Jetts 27 dresses
Caitlyn Maiette (5 days ago)
no matter what, if you put bohemian rhapsody in a movie, the movie will be a million times better than if you didn't
juan montivero (6 days ago)
"Sweet Dreams (Are made of this)" by Eurythmics. _ X-Men Apocalypse.
relax (6 days ago)
Where is captain fantastic: sweet child on main 💔
Brea The Brat (7 days ago)
Reality Bites, My Sharona
L JE (7 days ago)
I don’t even know Wayne’s World...
Russell Stinson (7 days ago)
What about As Time Goes By? Written for a totally forgotten (and forgettable) Broadway musical in the 1930s, then elevated to legendary status by its use in Casablanca. Should be #1 on this list. I've seen some pretty bad recency bias on WatchMojo, but this one might well take the cake.
AJ G (7 days ago)
Bohemian Rahpsody has always been mega popular... even when it wasnt in a movie... lmao wtf... they use it in movies because it attracts people to their film, not the other way around. Edit: Wow, i was kinda expecting this but its the same story with most of these. Why do you title your videos so badly? Why are your subjects all so awful?
Gabriela reyna vinazza (7 days ago)
False! Bohemian Rhapsody was, is and it will be an anthem and it no needs to appear in a film. You can play the song to anyone and the great majority will associate it to Queen, not to the film. Another fake is Mamma Mia. It os true that it became popular again when the film came out, but It was well known before.
Reine H (7 days ago)
Man of constant sorrow. I don't know if I ever heard that song before, Oh brother where art thou
Guadalupe Belén Greco (7 days ago)
Whereis a Thousand miles in White chicks?
jjefferyh 11 (8 days ago)
How about All Star by Smash Mouth in Shrek
LavenderWest (8 days ago)
Y’all r stupid bohemian rhapsody one of the greatest songs of all times it will always be well liked and known
Britney Sullivan (8 days ago)
What about “When I’m Gone”? Originally by the Carter Family. Or would it not count because it’s too different in pitch perfect?
Rico Garas (9 days ago)
White chicks- 1000 miles should of been #1
Lololol Ok (9 days ago)
Where is Top Guns Danger Zone
Viper 2369 (9 days ago)
Eye of the Tiger - Rocky
wolverinefangowings (10 days ago)
Twist and Shout from Ferris Bueller????
Doug Powell (10 days ago)
Sorry, but you were completely wrong about Bob Seger's "Old Time Rock and Roll." It only made it up to #48 from the Risky Business soundtrack in 1983, but went to #28 back in 1979 when it was released from Stranger in Town.
Ezekiel Maleka (12 days ago)
Surprised baba o’reily didn’t make the cut
Taj Empey (12 days ago)
Fortunate son?
Christopher Milam (12 days ago)
Quick question...WHERE’S FORTUNATE SON?!
Klebber (12 days ago)
Many off these songs where popular without a movie so the title and hole video is quite wrong
Unknown Savage (12 days ago)
Make a video about songs that gained popularity from use in games, and include songs used in GTA V
David Thom (13 days ago)
Kids can be SO ignorant. LOL
David Foster (14 days ago)
I thought that song was ‘Pump It’ by ‘Black Eyed Peas’
Felipe GS (14 days ago)
I don't agree with Where is my mind, The end and Bohemian rhapsody. They were amazingly famous before the movies.
Roelplay zzz (15 days ago)
See you agian at fast and the Furious
Michael Ambrosio (15 days ago)
Lets be honest we all knew Waynes world was gonna be number one
Queen Queen (10 days ago)
Michael Ambrosio kinda...
Daniel Skrivan (15 days ago)
I haven't even heard of half of these movies. Those that I have, I either knew the songs already or didn't really notice the song in the movie.
C15RA (15 days ago)
Fortunate son? Shown in every Vietnam movie
Taylor Montes (12 days ago)
C15RA song was already popular during the war. Like extremely
Sami de Jong (15 days ago)
Top gun-Danger zone?!! Breakfast club-don’t you forget about me?!?!?!?!? I’ve never heard of Wayne’s world...
Mike Giblin (16 days ago)
Mike Giblin (16 days ago)
Stuck in the middle.-wrong
Mike Giblin (16 days ago)
Tiny dancer- wrong
Conor Rodgers (16 days ago)
Life is a highway - cars
emma park (16 days ago)
Priscilla queen of the desert has a few songs
Loki Okami (18 days ago)
Wayne's World is the first time I heard the song, I'm glad it's #1
SamyUltron (18 days ago)
8:24 I actually found out about that song after watching Grace and Frankie.
Andrew Pritko (18 days ago)
Eye of the Tiger- Survivor from Rocky
RedEyeTiger01 (19 days ago)
theres no question that bohemian rhapsody wont be still popular if it wasnt for that movie it was played it??? LMAO WHAT??? watchmojo is on drugs
Chuck Finly (20 days ago)
No ccr?
MinigunGaming (20 days ago)
Bohemian Rhapsody was already incredibly popular long before Wayne's World even started production
AlphaDog (20 days ago)
No fortunate son?
Hugh Janus (20 days ago)
10.) where is my mind by pixies popularized by the movie fight club 9.) Mad world by Michael Andrews popularized by Donnie darko 8.) I’m shipping up to Boston by dropkick Murphys popularized by the departed 7.) Tiny dancer by Elton John popularized by almost famous 6.) old time rock and roll by bob sever popularized by risky business 5.) the end by the doors popularized by apocalypse now 4.) Misirlou by dick dale and the dale tones popularized by pulp fiction 3.) stuck in the middle with you by Steelers wheel popularized by reservoir dogs 2.) unchained melody by the righteous brothers popularized by ghost 1.) bohemian rhapsody by queen popularized by Wayne’s world Honorable mentions: Hooked on a feeling by blue Swede popularized by guardians of the galaxy I’m gonna be 500 miles by the proclaimers popularized by Benny and Joon Shook ones part 2 by mobb deep popularized by 8 mile Mama Mia by ABBA popularized by mama Mia Somebody to love by Jefferson airplane/ Jim Carrey popularized by the cable guy
Bruno Mittempergher (21 days ago)
Bruno Mittempergher (21 days ago)
all star
Bruno Mittempergher (21 days ago)
Luz 5020 (21 days ago)
Fortuante Son?
Gj Lipana (21 days ago)
I learned 500 miles from How I Met Your Mother. Now its my ringtone
GuttaPutt (22 days ago)
Country rouds!???? Pina colada!!??
Leon Bakens (22 days ago)
fortunate son !??
Rahyos Aziz (24 days ago)
Fortunate son
Liam Markson (24 days ago)
Please someone tell me why “fortunate son “ isn’t on this list
Wompa Gompa (24 days ago)
Not sure who tf Blue Swede is but he did not create the song hooked on a feeling that was Björn Skifts
Patrick Interiano (25 days ago)
"Fortunate Son" or "Eye of the Tiger" shouldve been here
Juan Pablo (25 days ago)
1:58 nahhh man ... it became famous with gears of war 2-3
Emma Chavez (26 days ago)
I literally knew bohemian rhapsody was gonna be #1 and that’s exactly why I clicked
tjh_n (27 days ago)
Fortunate Son by CCR from every Vietnam war movie ever???
Kristofer Ehlers (28 days ago)
Are you dumb...half these songs were top ten gits when tbey were released.. They we're not helped by movies
Denden Ramos (29 days ago)
My heart will go on - titanic
A.J. Robinson (30 days ago)
Eye of the tiger?
Matti Beast (30 days ago)
What about chariots of fire
Noah2024 (30 days ago)
How about 1000 miles in White Chicks?
LegacyWolf13 (30 days ago)
Where is Fortune son
HookahHawg (1 month ago)
"Mad World" is an interesting choice, because honestly I think Gears of War brought it more popularity than Donnie Darko. Also "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" was dope before The Departed. Dropkick Murphys have been popular since before Martin Scorcese found them. Anyone who knew about Flogging Molly knew about Dropkick Murphy, and you can thank Boondock Saints for that.
Benna Fluff (1 month ago)
How did you overlook all star from shrek
KleverStudios (1 month ago)
I found The End from the Simpsons.
Dominik Walkmeyer (1 month ago)
Fortunate son?????!!!
Mitch W (1 month ago)
Before watching the list.. Stuck in the Middle With You from Reservoir Dogs better be on here.
GRAHDY CARR (1 month ago)
Take me home country roads in the golden circle shouldof been in there
GRAHDY CARR (8 days ago)
Ahhh i see
togam ori (8 days ago)
The video's around 4 years old buddy
THAT SLAV BOI (1 month ago)
What about Fortunet son
Ryan Pratten (1 month ago)
"The Times They Are A Changing" from Watchmen.
Moviefan2k4 (1 month ago)
Most of your picks were from films I've never seen, and a couple I'd never even heard of. I do agree about Queen, since there's a lot of SNL fans out there. Mike Myers made an appearance in the "Bohemian Rhapsody" movie, as a callback to "Wayne's World".
kasen walker (1 month ago)
Thunder struck and fortunate son need some kind of mention
The Finn-isher (1 month ago)
I love how she says they were listening to the radio yet they put in a tape!
Hap Kneib (1 month ago)
I was kinda hoping that Fortunate Son would make the list
Zoey (1 month ago)
Fortunate Son by CCR,in pretty much EVERY Vietnam War movie.
Nicole Interlante (1 month ago)
Orrrrr pretty much any song in Mrs. Doubtfire! At least for me they are significant. They all remind me of that movie when I hear them
Dakota Montoya (1 month ago)
Take me home country roads. It was used in that alien covenant movie and kingsman 2, now suddenly everyone knows that song
Evan Tranter (1 month ago)
I just remember mad world by gary jules in gears of war 3
Andrew Budensiek (1 month ago)
Bruh Queen thundered that song for billions to see on tv live during the aids scare. This channel is retarded
Gary Nolan (1 month ago)
#9 explains my life perfectly lol
Patrick.C (1 month ago)
All star shrek?
Silly Gily (1 month ago)
Eye of the tiger anyone?
Mason Long (1 month ago)
ain’t not mountain high enough remember the titans cmon now
faddx (1 month ago)
Honestly surprised and a bit relieved to see fortunate son not on here
NSTK (1 month ago)
Just came to make sure you got #1 correct, and you did
Trey Kunz (1 month ago)
@11:22 They put "Jim Carrey" when it should say Queen.
Christian Taeleifi (1 month ago)
This vid is old, but kinda upset that Smash Mouth in Shrek wasn’t in this at all
xzendread (1 month ago)
Queen - We Will Rock You and We Are the Champions in The Mighty Ducks
J.C Denton (1 month ago)
Where tf is ocean man and all star?