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15 Songs You Will Forever Associate With Movies

by Emmy Griffiths Published on 4 April 2014
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There are some songs that you just can't help but associate with specific movies. Seriously, who can listen to Unchained Melody without reaching for that pottery wheel? Who can listen to Time of my Life without begging your boyfriend to lift you up? These are the songs we think you will always associate with a movie, for better or for worse!

1. Send Me On My Way – Matilda

This is one song you HAVE to listen to whilst making pancakes, Matilda style.

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2. Afternoon Delight – Anchorman

The Anchorman boys make this tune a beautiful barbershop quartet, and we love it.

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3. You Make My Dreams Come True – (500) Days of Summer

(500) Days of Summer soundtrack is awesome, but the one that sticks in our mind has to the dance routine to You Make My Dreams Come True. Twist and shout!

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4. I’ve Had The Time Of My Life – Dirty Dancing

Naturally I’ve Had The Time Of My Life will always be associated with Patrick Swayze and ‘the lift’, and that’s okay. No one puts baby in the corner.

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5. Don’t You (Forget About Me) – The Breakfast Club

How can you listen to this song without seeing Bender punch the air?! The eighties cult classic owns this song.

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6. My Baby Shot Me Down – Kill Bill

Although David Guetta has recently taken this Cher song from the sixties and remixed it, we will always associate it with the bloody beginning of Kill Bill.

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7. Don’t Stop Me Now – Shaun of the Dead

What do you do when Don’t Stop Me Now comes onto the jukebox whilst you are in the midst of flesh craving zombies? Incorporate it, that’s what! We will never be able to listen to this song again without imagining rhythmically bludgeoning zombies with a snooker cue.

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8. Just The Two Of Us – Austin Powers

Just the Two Of Us isn’t about romance. It’s about an evil villain and his duplicate dwarf creating a dastardly bond.

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9. Misirlou – Pulp Fiction

This song has come on and all of a sudden you’re up doing the twist? What is happening?!

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10. I Say A Little Prayer for You – My Best Friends Wedding

It’s just not worth listening to I Say A Little Prayer For You unless it is accompanied with dancing waiter lobsters, twins in stupid hats and a Rupert Everitt in his flamboyant prime.

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11. Aint No Sunshine When She’s Gone – Notting Hill

Poor Hugh Grant has just lost the love of his life and wanders aimlessly through the seasons in Notting Hill as life goes on around him, making Ain’t No Sunshine possibly the most depressing song ever.

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12. Where Is My Mind – Fight Club

Well, the title of the song pretty much sums up Ed Norton’s deranged character perfectly, and we can’t listen to this without seeing buildings exploding one by one…

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13. Dude Looks Like A Lady – Mrs Doubtfire

Dude looks like a lady will always remind us of Mrs Doubtfire. Namely because Robin Williams is a dude who disguises himself to look like a lady. It just makes sense.

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14. Unchained Melody – Ghost

You can’t think of Unchained Melody and not think of Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore making mad pottery together. You just can’t.

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15. I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing – Armageddon

We’re not sure how this romantic tune relates to drillers trying to get rid of a giant meteor headed for earth, but we will always put the song and the film hand in hand!

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What sounds automatically make you think of the movie it featured in? Tweet us @sofeminineUK

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