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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The Kinks

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carlybobarly added Deep Blue Something

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Aerosmith

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Soundtrack for Our Movie by MA... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Songs About Movies
NickLorenz(NickofTime) added https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCZQFJPEblE

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Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Carl Perkins

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Jim Morrison

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Paul McCartney

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The Kinks

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1515962253835 added Katy Perry

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punksnotdead added Bollock Brothers, The Famous B. Brothers

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Alien Ant Farm

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Bad Brains

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Carly Simon

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Patrick Moraz

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The Olympics

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Beck Hansen

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The Postal Service is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Songs About Movies
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David Crosby

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Clark Gable, the Postal Servic... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Songs About Movies

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Cinema is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Songs About Movies
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They Might Be Giants

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Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks

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Jefferson Airplane

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Dusty Springfield

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Belle & Sebastian

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Barenaked Ladies

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Hot Butter

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Simple Minds

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Cinema is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Songs About Movies
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The 77's

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RobLein added Barbados

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Duran Duran

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Too $hort

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Glen Campbell

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Taylor Swift

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RZA, GZA, Irfane Khan-Acito

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Rufus Wainwright