Throughout the history of the seventh Art, the different films have presented soundtracks of all kinds: some are easily forgettable, but others are so momentous that even viewers do not know in which production they were first played. That’s why here we present you four songs that you have probably heard and that you probably no longer remember that, in reality, were written to create climates on the big screen.
+ 4 songs that were written for movies
4. Love Yourself – Eminem
On 2002, it premiered 8 Miles, a film that tells the first steps of Eminem in rap and his way to earn respect among black rappers. It was directed by Curtis Hanson and starring, precisely, by the rapper accompanied by Kim Basinger and Brittany Murphy. Almost 2 decades have passed since that film and not many remember it, but its main theme, Love Yourself, was written especially for the tape. In addition, he won an award Oscar as the best original song and was established as the first hip hop song to obtain it.
3. Mrs. Robinson – Simon & Garfunkel
Even if you don’t consider yourself a fan of this New York duo, you’ve probably heard the song written by Paul Simon sometime in your life. In april 1968, Simon & Garfunkel released his fourth studio album Bookends and among his hits was Mrs. Robinson. But in reality, the single had already had its premiere a year earlier: it was part of the film’s soundtrack The Graduate directed by Mike Nichols. Finally, in 1969 they obtained a Grammy for this piece.
2. Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees
One of the great hits of Bee Gees is, without a doubt, Stayin’ Alive. This song was number 1 in the rankings of the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands. Do you remember which movie you heard it in? Has been in Saturday Night Fever, starring in 1977 by John Travolta and Karen Lynn Gorney. This theme has subsequently sounded in dozens of series and tapes, such as that iconic episode of The Office in which the characters must learn to practice CPR.
1. I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith
Armageddon It is not exactly one of the most remembered films in history. This science fiction film released in 1998 was directed by Michael Bay and starring Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck, Billy Bob Thornton, Liv Tyler, and Owen Wilson. You may not have seen it, but its title song you will remember perfectly. Is about I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing from the band Aerosmith. It was a real success: it topped all the charts and to this day it continues to be considered one of the most listened to ballads.
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