songs The Best Songs About Movies  

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This list rounds up songs about movies. These movie songs aren't inspired by specific films or featured on soundtracks, but they're all about our fascination with cinema and the glamour of Hollywood. After all, movies and music are like peanut butter and jelly. Just as there are a ton of movies about music, there are also a ton of songs about movies. And why not? Songs are naturally cinematic, three minute stories that play out before your ears. So the next time you want to watch a movie, save yourself some time and throw on one of these songs about movies instead: All the drama in a fraction of the time.

“I’ve Seen That Movie Too” came from Elton John’s album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, definitely a cinematic record. “Pop Trash Movie” was first recorded by Blondie. Duran Duran’s version of the track later came out on their album Pop Trash. “If This Was A Movie” is a Taylor Swift track where she fantasizes about reuniting with an ex in an idealized fashion straight from the silver screen.

Which of these songs about movies would make your sizzle reel? Let the world know by voting up your favorite songs about film! And if there's any movie music that's not here even though you love it like hot buttered popcorn, then add it to the list before showtime!

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Celluloid Heroes The Kinks

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carlybobarly added Breakfast at Tiffany's Deep Blue Something

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Californication Red Hot Chili Peppers

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The Movie Jim Morrison

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The Movie Aerosmith

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Movie Magg Carl Perkins

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1515962253835 added Not Like the Movies Katy Perry

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punksnotdead added Horror Movies Bollock Brothers, The Famous B. Brothers

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At the Movies Bad Brains

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Movie Magg Paul McCartney

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The Best Songs in the History of South Park

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Silver Screen Patrick Moraz

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Western Movies The Olympics

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Movie Theme Beck Hansen

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The Postal Service is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Songs About Movies
Jerry Stroh added The Postal Service

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Clark Gable, the Postal Servic... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Songs About Movies

The Best Concert Movies Streaming on Hulu

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Movies Alien Ant Farm

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Groovy Movies The Kinks

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Film Noir Carly Simon

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Cowboy Movie David Crosby

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Cinema is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Songs About Movies
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Film Theme Simple Minds

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RobLein added Saturday Night at the Movies Barbados

18 Pictures of Taylor Swift Not Wearing Makeup

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Cinema is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Songs About Movies
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Movies Is Magic Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks

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Hollywood Movie Girls Dusty Springfield

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War Movie Jefferson Airplane

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Sell Sell Sell Barenaked Ladies

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Like Dylan in the Movies Belle & Sebastian

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At the Movies Hot Butter

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Pop Trash Movie Duran Duran

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Road Movie to Berlin They Might Be Giants

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Our Movie Glen Campbell

The Best Taylor Swift Memes of All Time

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The Movie Too $hort

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If This Was a Movie Taylor Swift

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Inaudible Melodies Jack Johnson

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Movies of Myself Rufus Wainwright

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Film at 11 The 77's

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