For the Love of Friday – Songs from Movie Soundtracks

Maybe it’s because of how much we love movies, but a pretty heavy percentage of our favorite songs seem to be from movie soundtracks.  Whenever I hear a song from one of my favorite films, it always takes me back to how I was feeling when I was watching it – happy, sad, wistful, or content.  I hear Tiny Dancer and I instantly visualize the band from Almost Famous singing on the bus.  In Your Eyes, which is actually Corey and my song to which we danced our first dance, makes me thinking of John Cusack, ever the romantic, holding a boombox over his head.  La Vie En Rose makes me remember how sweet Wall-E was with Ev-a, always trying to keep her out of harms way.  To hopefully invoke a little nostalgia, we put together some of our favorite songs from films for you guys to listen to.  Did we miss any really good ones?

 All images taken from IMDB

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Romeo and Juliet – Radiohead “Talk Show Host”

Vanilla Sky – Peter Gabriel “Solsbury Hill”

Almost Famous – Elton John “Tiny Dancer”

Last of the Mohicans – Promentory (part of the score)

Say Anything – Peter Gabriel “In Your Eyes” (the song Corey and I danced to at our wedding)

Crazy, Stupid, Love – The Dead Weather “I Can’t Hear You”

Jerry Maguire – Bruce Springsteen “Secret Garden”

Empire Records – Gin Blossoms “Til I Hear it From You”

500 Days of Summer – Regina Spektor “Us”

Garden State – Frou Frou “Let Go”

Beaches – Bette Midler “I Think It’s Going to Rain Today”

13 Going on 30 – Pat Benatar “Love is a Battlefield”

Sunshine – John Murphy “Adagio in D Minor” (one of Corey’s favorite movies along with one of his favorite scores)

Ice Age – David Newman “Send Me on My Way”

Juno – The Moldy Peaches “Anyone Else But You”

Dazed and Confused – Aerosmith “Sweet Emotion”

Wall-E – Louis Armstrong “La Vie en Rose”

Notting Hill – Allison Krauss “When You Say Nothing At All”






  1. Megan

    I always love your movie collages so much. So funny. They are pretty. For the record, we have 4 Cameron Crowe movies on here. The man is a nostalgic music god. Except poor old Elizabethtown. What a train wreck.

  2. Taylor

    Excellent work my friend. Yes, Cameron Crowe is quite spectacular with his nostalgia. Love that you included Romeo & Juliet. I love that soundtrack… and of course Dazed and COnfused. Those two movies mostly bring me back to the PC Crew days. PINK HOOSE!

  3. rox

    omg I loooovveee that you did this! I was totally doing this the other day to scour music for our wedding playlists! romeo and juliet is THE BEST…I remember buying that CD (it was two discs I believe) and playing it for days and days.

    a few I would have thrown in:
    *Clueless (because who doesn’t love the 90’s!!)
    *(hate to say it but…) Twilight has a few goodies
    *Sixteen Candles (really great 80’s party jams on that one)
    *I also for very odd unknown reasons…love the Lost Boys soundtrack.

    I also haven’t seen it…but I heard Perks of Being a Wallflower has an amazeballs soundtrack.

  4. Colleen

    Thanks Megs! Actually, I still like the Elizabethtown soundtrack. It was just that the movie was atrocious. Taylor, thanks honey! Yay for the PC crew. Rox, sooo funny because I literally almost included the Breakfast Club song (don’t you forget about me) and the doors song from the Lost Boys. Great minds I suppose! The Perks of Being a Wallflower is really cute, I would recommend it. The soundtrack is really good and the song most memorable is David Bowie – We can be heroes. Probably should have included that as well.

  5. Kat Dawg

    Super fab thanks for including the Sunshine song

  6. Kat Dawg

    How come yall dont post about soccer stuff? FYI, Manchester City plays Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final tomorrow at 11am……you should totally check it out

  7. Kat Dawg

    Alright, i have a legit comment this time…..what about the National’s song “About Today” from the movie Warrior…..