Remember when we did this thing a few weeks ago with the TV kisses, and I said it was “ballsy” to call them the 6 best TV kisses of all time because calling something the best anything is merely an exercise in futility, and I knew people would disagree with me and accuse me of being a part of the CW generation (thank you, because I’m way too old to be part of the CW generation)? Yeah, well, prepare to disagree some more. The following 25 songs are the “Best Movie Songs of All Time” as chosen by the Hammervision Facebook and commenting contingent. (And if you don’t like our choices, maybe you should join our Facebook page and make your voice heard.)
The question was posed thusly: “What, for you, is the greatest movie song of all time?” I think it’s the “for you,” which is the real kicker. Favorites are subjective, as is any list that dares to deem anything “the best.” There’s no rubric for this list. Maybe there should be. I don’t know. All I do know is that these are some really great songs from some really great (and also not-so-great) movies, and I can’t argue against any of the choices, mostly because I just spent the past hour putting this post together and listening to every song while dancing in my seat like an idiot.
You will notice that this list relies heavily on films from the ’80s and ’90s. Well, that was bound to happen. I’m a child of the ’80s and ’90s and so are most of my friends. I’m also aware that some of these songs and movies are not as well known as others, which I’m glad of. I saw a few other lists similar to this one on Facebook last week (That’s where I pilfered the idea for this post. Theft: It’s what’s for dinner) and they were full of the usual suspects. Don’t get me wrong. I love a lot of those songs, and just because they’re popular doesn’t mean they’re not good, but it is nice to get some fresh musical blood in the mix. Maybe some of the following songs are just “new classics.”
So, what’s your pick? What is your favorite movie song or favorite musical moment from a film? Let us know in the comments, link to a YouTube video, what have you. I look forward to hearing your choices.
And now, for your listening (and viewing) enjoyment…
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