My Favorite Songs (from Movies), Part 2

by | Dec 2nd, 2008 | 2:38PM | Filed under: Hum Along, In My Humble Opinion

What a way to make a living!
Yesterday I listed off five of my ten favorite songs from movies… now here are the rest, still in no particular order.

6. 9 to 5 by Dolly Parton
Nine to Five, 1980

The ultimate "stick it to The Man" anthem!

7. All I Want is You by U2
Reality Bites, 1994

Sorry, I got way too sick of "My Sharona" and "Baby I Love Your Way" to include this classic Gen X flick on my list of best soundtracks.  Instead, I’ll highlight the song and the scene that I can still see clearly in my mind: Winona Ryder running down the steps to meet Ethan Hawke with U2′s haunting melody in the background.

8. Funhouse, by Kid ‘n Play
House Party, 1990

Like this y'all!I used to love Kid ‘n Play.  I even learned the Kid ‘n Play Kick Step!  I still bust it out when the mood strikes (which is often).

9. Storybook Love by Willy DeVille
The Princess Bride, 1987

The Princess Bride is the best movie in the world, so how could the lovely ballad that plays over the end credits not make my list?

10. Twist and Shout by the Beatles
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, 1986

The "parade scene" in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is actually my favorite movie moment of all time.  The joy!  The silliness!  The downtown Chicago setting!  The fact that he chose to sing a great Beatles song was just icing on the cake.

There you have it!  Check in tomorrow for my Top Ten list of favorite soundtracks…

2 Responses to “My Favorite Songs (from Movies), Part 2”

  1. Ms. SP
    Posted on December 2, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    *sigh* This isn’t even worth confessing, but I just love the song Footloose. Love it.

  2. Jason
    Posted on February 16, 2009 at 11:16 am

    On my list, your number 10 is definitely my number 1.