Looking back now, I realize I always enjoyed watching movies. Even the fact of actually having to leave the house to go to a video shop, just to rent a VHS. Yes, I said VHS; Video Home System. Those thick black rectangular shaped things, also known as videocassettes, you insert one in a video player, let it rewind all the way to the start, then press play. Those were the days of the pre-DVD-home-theater era.
Watching movies is also something my husband and I have 100% in common. Our date nights usually consists of going to the movie theater. Both of us like similar movie genres, so picking a movie is never a problem.
For me a great movie entails a catching storyline with awesome characters, attractive actors and suitable music. When I hear a song featured in a movie I’ve watched, it immediately takes me back to the specific scene and/or even to the feeling I had while watching the movie. Who knows. It may even be therapeutic in one way or another.
Today I want to share with you my top ten songs listed on movie soundtracks. And YES, I am aware that several of these songs are on multiple movie soundtracks. But all of these songs touched me in a positive way; some lifted me up, some gave me goosebumps, and some made me cry.
10 – You Got It
“One look from you, I drift away.”
Roy Orbison (Nerve)
9 – Waiting in Vain
“Cause summer is here, and I’m still waiting there, winter is here, and I’m still waiting there.”
Annie Lennox (Serendipity)
8 – 1 Thing
“My car keys are jingling in my hands. My high heels are clicking towards your door.”
7 – Pocketful of Sunshine
“Take me away. A secret place. A sweet escape.”
Natasha Bedingfield (Easy A)
6 – A Thousand Years
“How to be brave. How can I love when I’m afraid, to fall.”
Christina Perri (Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn – part II)
5 – The Way I Am
“Cause I love you more than I could promise, and you take me the way I am.”
Ingrid Michaelson (Moms’ Night Out)
4 – Love me like you do
“My head’s spinning around, I can’t see clear no more. What are you waiting for.”
Ellie Goulding (Fifty Shades of Grey)
3 – The Scientist
“No one ever said it would be this hard. Oh take me back to the start.”
Corinne Bailey Rae (originally by Coldplay) (Fifty Shades Darker)
2 – Soap
“I’m tired of being careful, tiptoe, trying to keep the water warm. Let me under your skin.”
Melanie Martinez (Nerve)
1 – Helium
“But even Superwoman sometimes needed Superman’s soul. Help me out of this hell.”
Sia (Fifty Shades Darker)
Bonus Track: I Bring Me
“Whose love is the tightest, whose kiss is the nicest. Me. Whose touch is the rightest. Me.”
Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny, Brittany O’Grady (STAR – TV Series)
What is one of your favorite songs on a movie soundtrack? And why?