Tiny Dancer in Almost Famous
Artist: Elton John
Why I Love It: It’s the classic example of how to blend the right song with the perfect scene.
Vienna in 13 Going on 30
Artist: Billy Joel
Why I Love It: The song captures exactly what Jenna is feeling and translates that feeling to us the audience.
Modern Love in Frances Ha
Artist: David Bowie
Why I Love It: It’s short, it’s sweet, it’s fits Frances dancing down the streets of New York.
A Case Of You in Practical Magic
Artist: Joni Mitchell
Why I Love It: Also short, but yet so effective. Who doesn’t want to watch Nicole Kidman belt out a Joni Mitchell hit?
Here Comes The Sun in The Parent Trap
Artist: The Beatles
Why I Love It: This song and this scene is so nostalgic to me. I too have experienced my own wonderment about my own mother only without The Beatles sound-tracking it.
Extreme Ways in Bourne Movies
Why I Love It: I know we all hate Moby now for good reason, but Extreme Ways was made for the Jason Bourne movies. No other song captures what the Bourne movies are the way Extreme Ways does.
Bette Davis Eyes in The Final Girls
Artist: Kim Carnes
Why I Love It: It’s a great choice of song to showcase the movie’s main relationship dynamics between mother and daughter.
Mr Blue Sky in Guardians of The Galaxy 2
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Why Do I Love It: How can you not love the opening scene to GOTG2? It has everything that makes GOTG so great. A classic song tied to some great action.
Those are some of my favorite music moments in movies. What are some of yours?