Films and music have been a pure mixture ever since sound was first added to shifting photos. Whether or not a movie is a tear-jerking drama, an action-packed thriller or a side-splitting comedy, the best track on the proper second will all the time elevate the impression of a scene. Not solely that, many songs written for movies have stood on their very own, with the recognition of some eclipsing the flicks that impressed them.
The largest instance of this undoubtedly comes from 1992’s The Bodyguard. Although not everybody has seen the movie, individuals of all generations can acknowledge its huge single: Whitney Houston’s smash cowl of Dolly Parton’s “I Will At all times Love You.” John Travolta’s 1977 basic disco movie Saturday Evening Fever produced a number of of the Bee Gees’ greatest hits — together with “Stayin’ Alive” and “Evening Fever.” And let’s be sincere: Rattling close to nobody has heard of Able to Put on from Robert Altman (the long-lasting director of Gosford Park, Nashville, M*A*S*H), but when Ini Kamoze’s “Right here Comes the Hotstepper” comes on, you’ll a minimum of be singing alongside to the naaaa na na na naaaaas.
Right here’s a glance again on the 65 greatest Scorching 100 hits that arose from being featured on the silver display.
This rating relies on precise efficiency on the weekly Billboard Scorching 100 chart. Songs are ranked primarily based on an inverse level system, with weeks at No. 1 incomes the best worth and weeks at No. 100 incomes the least. To make sure equitable illustration of the largest hits from every period, sure time frames have been weighted to account for the distinction between turnover charges from these years.
Nelly, P. Diddy and Murphy Lee, “Shake Ya Tailfeather” in ‘Unhealthy Boys II’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: No. 1 (4 weeks), Peak Date 9/6/2003
Boasting the so-called “Battle Chant” heard at many a soccer sport and the road, “Is that your ass or your mama half reindeer?”, this hip-hop ass-shaker from the smash movie Unhealthy Boys II shimmied its method as much as No. 1 on the Scorching 100 for 4 weeks. Listen here.
Eric Clapton, “Change the World” in ‘Phenomenon’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: No. 5, Peak Date: 8/17/1996
First recorded by Wynonna Judd, Eric Clapton’s cowl of “Change the World” (produced by Babyface) from the John Travolta romantic fantasy Phenomenon turned one of many guitar legend’s greatest ‘90s hits, reaching No. 5 on the Scorching 100. Listen here.
Ini Kamoze, “Right here Comes the Hotstepper” in ‘Able to Put on’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1 (two weeks), Peak Date: 12/17/1994
Jamaica’s Ini Kamoze drew upon Cannibal and the Headhunters’ “Land of 1000 Dances” for this Scorching 100 topper that started to take off after its inclusion in iconoclastic filmmaker Robert Altman’s 1994 Paris Style Week satire Prêt-à-Porter, launched as Able to Put on within the U.S. Listen here.
Prince & the Revolution, “Let’s Go Loopy” in ‘Purple Rain’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1 (two weeks), Peak Date: 9/29/1984
Prince & the Revolution’s “Let’s Go Loopy” serves as the proper hype but uplifting opener to Purple Rain — each the album and the film of the identical identify. The monitor didn’t simply prime the Scorching 100 — it shot to No. 1 on the Scorching R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Scorching Dance Membership Play charts, too. Listen here.
Vangelis, “Chariots of Fireplace” in ‘Chariots of Fireplace’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1, Peak Date: 5/08/1982
Even in the event you haven’t seen the movie it got here from, almost everybody can acknowledge Vangelis’ “Chariots of Fireplace.” The monitor has undoubtedly change into the backing to any athletic triumph — together with its personal, because it earned the very best marks on the Scorching 100 in 1982. Listen here.
Neil Diamond, “Love on the Rocks” in ‘The Jazz Singer’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 2, Peak Date: 1/10/1981
Neil Diamond starred within the 1980 remake of the 1927 film musical The Jazz Singer, placing his coronary heart and soul on the road with this heartbreaking tune. The movie’s standout monitor peaked at No. 2 on the Scorching 100. Listen here.
Peter Cetera, “Glory of Love” in ‘The Karate Child II’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1 (two weeks), Peak Date: 8/02/1986
Peter Cetera’s “Glory of Love” didn’t simply function the theme to The Karate Child II; the track was additionally nominated for the massive trio of awards for which it was eligible: a Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe. The driving monitor topped the Scorching 100 for 2 weeks the identical 12 months the movie was launched (1986). Listen here.
Phil Collins, “Groovy Sort of Love” in ‘Buster’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1 (two weeks), Peak Date: 10/22/1988
Phil Collins’ Buster hit isn’t fairly what you’d count on from a track with “groovy” within the title — however its downtempo melody does make for a perfect ’80s love track. Listen here.
Duran Duran, “A View to a Kill” in ‘A View to a Kill’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1, Peak Date: 7/13/85
Duran Duran’s ominous monitor “A View to a Kill” was written for the 1985 James Bond movie of the identical identify. The track killed on the charts too — it peaked atop the Scorching 100, turning into the primary Bond track to hit No. 1. Listen here.
John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John, “You are the One That I Need” in ‘Grease’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1, Peak Date: 6/10/1978
“You’re the One That I Need” is the one that Grease followers saved wanting. The upbeat love track was one of many greatest to return out of the 1978 musical romantic comedy, crowning the Scorching 100 and spending 24 complete weeks on the chart. Listen here.
Deniece Williams, “Let’s Hear It For the Boy” in ‘Footloose’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1 (two weeks), Peak Date: 5/26/1984
Let’s hear it for Deniece Williams! Her hit dance pop monitor turned a favourite from Footloose, topping the Scorching 100 for 2 weeks the 12 months the movie was launched. Listen here.
Yvonne Elliman, “If I Cannot Have You” in ‘Saturday Evening Fever’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1, Peak Date: 5/13/1978
Saturday Evening Fever boasts a robust run on this listing, together with Yvonne Elliman’s “If I Can’t Have You.” The quintessential disco ballad didn’t prime the Scorching 100 till the 12 months following its supporting movie’s launch in 1978. Listen here.
Elvis Presley, “Return to Sender” in ‘Women! Women! Women!’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: No. 2, Peak Date: 11/17/1962
Elvis Presley’s “Return to Sender” simply is perhaps the Sixties model of leaving somebody on learn: a considerably passive trace that you simply’re not . The one from his Women! Women! Women! movie peaked at No. 2 on the Scorching 100. Listen here.
Beyoncé feat. Slim Thug, “Test On It” in ‘The Pink Panther’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1 (5 weeks), Peak Date 2/4/2006
Beyonce’s track was alleged to be on the 2006 soundtrack to The Pink Panther remake by which she co-starred with Steve Martin. However as a substitute the monitor performed throughout the film’s closing credit and gained a number of reputation with a Hype Williams-directed music video. Listen here.
Bette Midler, “Wind Beneath My Wings” in ‘Seashores’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1, Peak Date: 6/10/1989
Written by Jeff Silbar and Larry Henley in 1982, “Wings” was recorded by plenty of artists, together with Sheena Easton and Gladys Knight. However the track’s greatest success got here in 1989 when Midler’s rendition performed over the tear-jerking scene in Seashores, and gained each track and document of the 12 months Grammys. Listen here.
Phil Collins, “Two Hearts” in ‘Buster’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1 (two weeks), Peak Date: 1/21/1989
Collins starred within the gangster movie Buster, which was primarily based on the real-life Nice Practice Theft within the U.Okay. and he additionally contributed two No. 1 singles to the soundtrack, “A Groovy Sort of Love” and “Two Hearts.” However “Two Hearts” was the tune that went on to seize each an Oscar nomination and a Grammy win. Listen here.
Billy Idol, “Cradle of Love” in ‘The Adventures of Ford Fairlane’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 2, Peak Date: 8/4/1990
One in every of Idol’s most profitable singles got here thanks, partly, to David Fincher, who directed its music video. It additionally got here regardless of this forgettable Andrew Cube Clay flick. Listen here.
Bob Seger, “Shakedown” in ‘Beverly Hills Cop II’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1, Peak Date: 8/1/1987
Seger’s Beverly Hills Cop II track turned his solely Scorching 100 No. 1 single, and was carried out by Little Richard on the Oscars, the place it was nominated for greatest unique track. Listen here.
Michael Sembello, “Maniac” in ‘Flashdance’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1 (two weeks), Peak Date: 9/10/1983
Michael Sembello’s driving tune was the proper selection for Jennifer Beals’ coaching montage in Flashdance as she works on her dance strikes, and it might later be spoofed in Tommy Boy when Chris Farley will get mud hosed off of him at a fuel station. Listen here.
Justin Timberlake, “Cannot Cease The Feeling!” in ‘TROLLS’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1, Peak Date: 5/26/2016
You “Can’t Cease The Feeling” of wanting to maneuver and groove to Justin Timberlake’s 2016 dance quantity from DreamWorks Animation’s TROLLS, which JT additionally stars in. The electrical monitor climbed all the best way to the highest of the Scorching 100, and spent a complete 12 months on the charts. Listen here.
John Parr, “St. Elmo’s Fireplace (Man In Movement)” in ‘St. Elmo’s Fireplace’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1 (two weeks), Peak Date: 9/7/1985
Parr and David Foster initially wrote this anthem about getting older and going through hardship for paralyzed athlete Rick Hansen, who circled the world in a wheelchair on what was known as the Man in Movement Tour. The one spent two weeks at No. 1 following the success of the Brat Pack movie. Listen here.
Prince And The Revolution, “Kiss” in ‘Below the Cherry Moon’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1 (two weeks), Peak Date: 4/19/1986
Two years after the success of “Purple Rain,” Prince directed and starred in Below the Cherry Moon. “Kiss” was the highest single off the Purple One’s soundtrack album for the movie, Parade: Music from the Movement Image Below the Cherry Moon, and earned him his fourth Grammy, this one for greatest R&B efficiency by a duo or group with vocal. Listen here.
Easy Minds, “Do not You (Overlook About Me)” in ‘The Breakfast Membership’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1, Peak Date: 5/18/1985
Billy Idol, Bryan Ferry, and the Fixx’s Cy Cumin all handed on recording this track earlier than it went to Scottish rock band Easy Minds, who additionally initially declined to document it. John Hughes then used it on the finish of The Breakfast Membership to create one of the crucial iconic movie frames ever. Listen here.
Dolly Parton, “9 To five” in ‘9 To five’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1, Peak Date: 2/21/1981
Dolly Parton made her movie performing debut within the female-empowerment office comedy 9 to five alongside Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. The nation icon’s title monitor gained two Grammys. Listen here.
En Vogue, “Do not Let Go (Love)” in ‘Set It Off’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 2, Peak Date: 1/18/1997
The women of En Vogue had one in all their greatest singles on the soundtrack of the crime movie Set It Off, which starred Jada Pinkett, Queen Latifah, and Vivica A. Fox. The monitor rose to No. 2, rivaling their earlier Scorching 100 No. 2’s, “My Lovin’ (You’re By no means Gonna Get It)” in 1992 and “Maintain on” in 1990. Listen here.
Lisa Loeb & 9 Tales, “Keep (I Missed You)” in ‘Actuality Bites’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1 (three weeks), Peak Date: 8/6/1994
Loeb’s massive break got here by means of her across-the-street neighbor, Ethan Hawke, who starred reverse Winona Ryder within the well-known Technology X movie Actuality Bites. Hawke introduced in her track “Keep,” which performed over the film’s closing credit, and directed its one-take music video. Listen here.
Jon Bon Jovi, “Blaze Of Glory” in ‘Younger Weapons II’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1, Peak Date: 9/8/1990
Despite the fact that “Wished Useless or Alive” was the unique request for the western Younger Weapons II, JBJ apparently needed to document a track that was actually about gunslingers. The ensuing single turned Jon’s greatest solo single away from his Bon Jovi mates. Listen here.
Seal, “Kiss From A Rose” in ‘Batman Eternally’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1, Peak Date: 8/26/1995
Joel Schumacher’s use of Seal’s “Kiss From A Rose” over the top credit of his Val Kilmer-led “Batman Eternally” flick propelled the track to the highest of the Scorching 100 in the summertime of 1995. Listen here.
Olivia Newton-John, “Magic” in ‘Xanadu’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1 (4 weeks), Peak Date: 8/2/1980
The 1980 movie Xanadu, starring Newton-John as a muse who helps an artist open a nightclub, options this pop hit. “Magic” additionally turned Olivia’s greatest hit — that’s till the next 12 months when she launched her smash, “Bodily.” Listen here.
Los Lobos, “La Bamba” in ‘La Bamba’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1 (three weeks), Peak Date: 8/29/1987
Lou Diamond Phillips’ efficiency as a younger Ritchie Valens was backed by Los Lobos. For the soundtrack, the group up to date Valens’ 1958 single, which itself was primarily based on a Mexican people track, and took “La Bamba” to the highest of the Scorching 100. Listen here.
Ray Parker Jr., “Ghostbusters” in ‘Ghostbusters’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1 (three weeks), Peak Date: 8/11/1984
Parker initially wrote the tune as a play on the Ghostbusters’ cheap-looking business within the movie, and the music video featured cameos by stars Chevy Chase, John Sweet, Danny DeVito, and plenty of extra comedic actors. Parker and others have been sued over similarities to Huey Lewis’ “I Desire a New Drug,” and so they settled out of court docket. However the Oscar-nominated Ray Parker Jr. track eternally informed everybody, “who you gonna name” when “there’s one thing unusual in your neighborhood.” Listen here.
Stevie Marvel, “I Simply Referred to as To Say I Love You” in ‘The Lady In Crimson’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1 (three weeks), Peak Date: 10/13/1984
Marvel’s hit gained greatest unique track on the Oscars and Golden Globes after showing on the soundtrack for the comedy The Lady In Crimson. Listen here.
Huey Lewis & The Information, “The Energy Of Love” in ‘Again To The Future’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1 (two weeks), Peak Date: 8/24/1985
In Again To The Future, Michael J. Fox’s Marty McFly and his band “carry out” this track at the highschool expertise present auditions, solely to have Marty bungle the rendition together with his ostentatious guitar soloing. Huey performs the decide that shoots them down, saying they’re “simply too darn loud.” However in actual life, the monitor (truly carried out by Lewis and the Information) completely rocked the charts: It was the group’s first No. 1. Listen here.
Starship, “Nothing’s Gonna Cease Us Now” in ‘Model’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1 (two weeks), Peak Date: 4/4/1987
Songwriter Albert Hammond wrote this Starship monitor with Diane Warren, impressed by his upcoming marriage, for the ’87 comedy Model, starring Andrew McCarthy and Kim Cattrall. Proving that even hockey gamers are suckers for ’80s power-pop, the Montreal Canadiens used this as a inspiration throughout their ultimately victorious 1993 Stanley Cup run. Listen here.
UB40, “Cannot Assist Falling In Love” in ‘Sliver’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1 (seven weeks), Peak Date: 7/24/1993
Elvis’ unique model of this track, which was featured in his film Blue Hawaii, hit No. 2 on the Scorching 100 in 1962. Thirty-one years later, British reggae group UB40’s model was featured on the soundtrack to the Sharon Stone thriller Sliver. The remake bested Elvis by topping the Scorching 100 for seven weeks. Listen here.
Phil Collins, “Towards All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)” in ‘Towards All Odds’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1 (three weeks), Peak Date: 4/21/1984
When requested to offer a track for the Jeff Bridges flick Towards All Odds, Collins revisited this track, which he’d labored on throughout classes for his 1981 solo debut, “Face Worth.” The completed monitor, which appeared on the movie’s 1984 soundtrack, gained the Grammy for greatest male pop vocal efficiency, and earned an Oscar nomination. Listen here.
Kenny Loggins, “Footloose” in ‘Footloose’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1 (three weeks), Peak Date: 3/31/1984
The soundtrack to this well-loved Kevin Bacon flick featured plenty of hits, together with Bonnie Tyler’s “Holding Out for a Hero” and Deniece Williams’ “Let’s Hear It for the Boy,” however the greatest was Kenny Loggins’ title monitor. Listen here.
Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin, “Separate Lives” in ‘White Nights’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1, Peak Date: 11/30/1985
The movie White Nights starred Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gregory Hines as dancers making an attempt to flee the Soviet Union. “Separate Lives” was nominated for an Oscar, however misplaced to a different White Nights track, Lionel Richie’s “Say You, Say Me.” Listen here.
Madonna, “Loopy For You” in ‘Imaginative and prescient Quest’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1, Peak Date: 5/11/1985
This Imaginative and prescient Quest hit happened when producers have been on the lookout for an acceptable track to make use of throughout a scene by which stars Matthew Modine and Linda Fiorentino meet at a membership. Madonna’s ballad “Loopy for You” was her second No. 1 single and her first track nominated for a Grammy. Listen here.
Christopher Cross, “Arthur’s Theme (Greatest That You Can Do)” in ‘Arthur’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1 (three weeks), Peak Date: 10/17/1981
Regardless of having a star in Liza Minnelli, Christopher Cross received the honors to carry out the theme track for the Dudley Moore comedy Arthur. Co-written by Burt Bacharach, the monitor – which accurately rehashes the plot – gained an Oscar and Golden Globe in 1981. Listen here.
Colour Me Badd, “I Wanna Intercourse You Up” in ‘New Jack Metropolis’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 2, Peak Date: 6/8/1991
It appears odd that this Oklahoma R&B group would have successful featured in a gritty massive metropolis drama starring Wesley Snipes and Ice T, however unusual issues occur in New Jack Metropolis. This mid-tempo jam rose to only shy of the highest of the chart. Listen here.
Lulu, “To Sir With Love” in ‘To Sir With Love’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1 (5 weeks), Peak Date: 10/21/1967
The sentimental college drama “To Sir With Love,” starring Sidney Poitier, utilized this track at a turning level within the movie, with Lulu performing it at a category dance. Listen here.
Roxette, “It Should Have Been Love” in ‘Fairly Lady’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1 (two weeks), Peak Date: 6/16/1990
After the Swedish duo topped the Scorching 100 with “The Look” and “Take heed to Your Coronary heart,” they have been requested to contribute a track to the hit Julia Roberts flick Fairly Lady — and got here up with this bittersweet break-up monitor. Listen here.
Barbra Streisand, “Evergreen” in ‘A Star Is Born’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1 (three weeks), Peak Date: 3/5/1977
Within the movie A Star Is Born, Streisand performs an up-and-coming singer who meets a profitable musician performed by Kris Kristofferson. In a case of life imitating artwork, Streisand’s character wins a Grammy within the movie, and in actual life, “Evergreen” later gained two Grammys in addition to an Oscar. Listen here.
Eminem, “Lose Your self” in ‘8 Mile’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1 (12 weeks), Peak Date: 11/9/2002
For a little bit of meta theater, Eminem wrote and carried out this track in regards to the his 8 Mile character B-Rabbit, a fictional tackle the struggles of the real-life Marshall Mathers. The monitor, written on the film set, gained one of the best unique track Oscar and two Grammys. Listen here.
Celine Dion, “As a result of You Beloved Me” in ‘Up Shut & Private’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1 (six weeks), Peak Date: 3/23/1996
Songwriter Diane Warren wrote this track about her father’s help, although its hyperlink to its corresponding movie, Up Shut & Private, is supposed to evoke the Robert Redford character’s love for an aspiring information anchor performed by Michelle Pfeiffer. The track went on to win a Grammy. Listen here.
Future’s Youngster, “Impartial Ladies Half I” in ‘Charlie’s Angels’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1 (11 weeks), Peak Date: 11/18/2000
Future’s Youngster have been the proper option to carry out an anthem for the highly effective trio of girls within the Charlie’s Angels remake. And carrying on the theme of threes, the track was the group’s third Scorching 100 No. 1. Listen here.
Prince, “When Doves Cry” in ‘Purple Rain’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1 (5 weeks), Peak Date: 7/7/1984
The final track penned for the movie, Prince wrote this Purple Rain monitor in a single day to match a scene within the film. On prime of that, he performed performed each instrument on the recording, which turned the primary and largest single from an unbelievable soundtrack. Listen here.
Barbra Streisand, “The Method We Had been” in ‘The Method We Had been’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1 (three weeks), Peak Date: 2/2/1974
Written by Alan and Marilyn Bergman with Marvin Hamlisch, Barbra Streisand recorded this enduring ballad for the romantic film of the identical identify, by which she starred reverse Robert Redford. Listen here.
B.J. Thomas, “Raindrops Preserve Fallin’ On My Head” in ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Child’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1 (4 weeks), Peak Date: 1/3/1970
Penned by Hal David and Burt Bacharach, B.J. Thomas’ recording of “Raindrops” was featured in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Child, taking part in whereas star Paul Newman carried out stunts on a bicycle. It went on to win the Oscar for greatest unique track. Listen here.
Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, “See You Once more” in ‘Quick & Livid 7’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1 (12 weeks), Peak Date: 4/25/2015
Wiz Khalifa faucets Charlie Puth for the fan-favorite Quick franchise’s musical tribute to Paul Walker, who died in a automotive accident earlier than wrapping on Quick & Livid 7. The heartbreaking but hopeful piano-driven tune rose to the highest of the Scorching 100 — for a complete of 12 weeks. Listen here.
Lionel Richie, “Say You, Say Me” in ‘White Nights
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1 (4 weeks), Peak Date: 12/21/1985
This Richie No. 1 was the breakout track from the Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gregory Hines movie White Nights. The Oscar-winning monitor was oddly not launched on the soundtrack, however later, in 1986, it served because the closing monitor on Lionel’s Dancing on the Ceiling album. Listen here.
Coolio feat. L.V., “Gangsta’s Paradise” in ‘Harmful Minds’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1 (three weeks), Peak Date: 9/9/1995
Coolio’s theme track for the inner-city drama Harmful Minds takes its musical cues from Stevie Marvel’s 1976 track “Pastime Paradise.” Marvel later joined the rapper and singer L.V. for a efficiency on the Grammys, the place the monitor gained greatest rap solo efficiency, amongst different awards. Listen here.
Pharrell Williams, “Joyful” in ‘Despicable Me 2’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1 (10 weeks), Peak Date: 3/8/2014
Regardless of its corresponding film title, there’s completely nothing despicable about Pharrell’s feel-good “Joyful.” The primary and solely single from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack reached fame as excessive (if not increased) than the movie itself — spending a powerful ten weeks atop the Scorching 100. Listen here.
Put up Malone & Swae Lee, “Sunflower” in ‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1, Peak Date: 01/19/2019
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse rapidly turned a crowd favourite superhero movie — and the identical may be stated for its standout monitor, “Sunflower” by Put up Malone and Swae Lee. The monitor not solely topped the Scorching 100, it additionally spent over a 12 months on the chart and earned a record-tying longest prime 10 run within the chart’s 61-year historical past (on the time of its launch in 2018). Listen here.
Bee Gees, “Stayin’ Alive” in ‘Saturday Evening Fever’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1 (4 weeks), Peak Date: 2/4/1978
With its driving beat, funky guitar riff and falsetto, the Bee Gees created a disco basic about city residing that’s tough to listen to with out picturing John Travolta, suited in all white, doing his factor on the dance flooring within the film Saturday Evening Fever. Coincidentally, the rhythm of the track matches nearly completely with the advisable variety of chest compressions throughout CPR, and paramedics are inspired to think about the track whereas performing the process. Listen here.
Blondie, “Name Me” in ‘American Gigolo’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1 (six weeks), Peak Date: 4/19/1980
Giorgio Moroder initially needed to collaborate on the American Gigolo theme track with Stevie Nicks, however she declined. He then enlisted Debbie Harry, who wrote the track in a number of hours primarily based on the movie’s opening scene of Richard Gere cruising round California in a convertible. Listen here.
Boyz II Males, “Finish Of The Highway” in ‘Boomerang’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1 (13 weeks), Peak Date: 8/15/1992
Written by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, L.A. Reid and Daryl Simmons for the Eddie Murphy film Boomerang, the Boyz II Males hit spent 13 weeks at No. 1. Three weeks after it left the highest spot, Whitney Houston’s “I Will At all times Love You” (from The Bodyguard soundtrack) took over. Listen here.
Whitney Houston, “I Will At all times Love You” in ‘The Bodyguard’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1 (14 weeks), Peak Date: 11/28/1992
Dolly Parton wrote “I Will At all times Love You” in 1973 nevertheless it discovered its method onto 1992’s soundtrack for The Bodyguard after star Kevin Costner performed Linda Ronstadt’s 1975 model for Whitney Houston. Houston’s smash-hit cowl reigned on the Scorching 100 for 14 weeks and have become her signature track. Listen here.
Bee Gees, “Evening Fever” in ‘Saturday Evening Fever’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1 (eight weeks), Peak Date: 3/18/1978
Producer Robert Stigwood engaged the Bee Gees to offer songs for the movie, initially to be known as Saturday Evening. When he requested them to vary the track’s identify to match the film, the group declined, saying there have been already too many songs with ‘Saturday’ within the title. Finally, Stigwood relented and made the sensible choice to combine this track’s title together with his unique movie title and rename the movie, Saturday Evening Fever. Listen here.
Irene Cara, “Flashdance… What A Feeling” in ‘Flashdance’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1 (six weeks), Peak Date: 5/28/1983
Co-written by Giorgio Moroder, the Flashdance title monitor performs as Jennifer Beals’ character Alex auditions for a stodgy dance conservatory board, solely to wow them when the track turns from ballad into uptempo pop. It could later win an Oscar and a Golden Globe. Listen here.
Survivor, “Eye of the Tiger” in ‘Rocky III’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1 (six weeks), Peak Date: 7/24/1982
Sylvester Stallone initially needed to make use of Queen’s “One other One Bites the Mud” for the Rocky III coaching montage, however Freddie Mercury and co. wouldn’t grant them the license. So Sly turned to Survivor’s Jim Peterik and Frankie Sullivan, who wrote the lower “Eye Of The Tiger” partly by timing the guitar and drum hits to coincide with Rocky’s punches. Listen here.
Bee Gees, “How Deep Is Your Love” in ‘Saturday Evening Fever’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1 (three weeks), Peak Date: 12/24/1977
The Bee Gees’ ballad turned one in all their greatest hits from Saturday Evening Fever, reflecting the brotherly trio’s means to pen non-disco smashes like this alongside dance flooring favorites. Listen here.
Bryan Adams, “(All the things I Do) I Do It For You” in ‘Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1 (seven weeks), Peak Date: 7/27/1991
The basic English story Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves discovered simultaneous field workplace and musical success with an accent-less American actor and an influence ballad by a Canadian rock star. The monitor turned Adams’ greatest hit, spending seven weeks at No. 1. Listen here.
Diana Ross & Lionel Richie, “Countless Love” in ‘Countless Love’
Scorching 100 Peak Place: 1 (9 weeks), Peak Date: 8/15/1981
The Brooke Shields-led film Countless Love led to what Billboard beforehand revealed was the biggest duet hit of all time, Diana Ross and Lionel Richie’s impressed pairing on the title monitor. It was additionally the largest hit of every of the legendary singers’ careers, spending 27 weeks on the chart, 9 of them at No. 1. Listen here.