film The Best Songs Ever Written For Movies  

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List Rules Only songs that were written specifically for a movie (not songs that have just appeared in movies). Vote for the greatest songs.

The top theme songs to our favorite films are all ranked here and ready for your votes. Whether the song makes you "Happy" like Pharrell or "Lose Yourself" like Eminem, these songs are forever ingrained in the history of both music and film as a result of their popularity and greatness. Which songs that were written for movies are the best?
"Let It Go," made Idina Menzel (or Adele Dazeem, according to John Travolta), is now one of the most popular songs in the world. These best songs written for movies not only won Grammys, but also Academy Awards and Golden Globes. From the Oscar-winning Three 6 Mafia song "Hard Out Here for a Pimp" to Will Smith's "Men in Black" theme song, these songs will take you back to the movies from which they came. Vote up all of your favorite movie theme songs, and if you don't see your favorite on here, be sure to add it. 
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Eye of the Tiger

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The ultimate pump up song and staple of everyone's "Gym Playlist," this 1982 hit belongs to Rocky III. One of the best-selling singles in the history of the universe, "Eye of the Tiger" was voted VH1's 63rd greatest hard rock song of all time.

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Artist: Survivor

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Lose Yourself

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The anthem of 8 Mile and pretty much all of 2002, "Lose Yourself" was Eminem's first single from the movie's soundtrack. Its 23 weeks on top of the world made its mark in the Guinness Book of World Records as the "Longest Running Single at Number One for a Rap Song."
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Stayin' Alive

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"Stayin' Alive" was the theme song from Saturday Night Fever. The Bee Gees classic of 1977 landed as #189 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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Artist: Bee Gees

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Live and Let Die

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"Live and Let Die" is the theme song from the James Bond movie of the same name. In 1973, Paul McCartney & Wings reunited with former Beatles producer George Martin to record the song.

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Artist: Paul & Linda McCartney

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