9 Iconic Songs from Unforgettable Movie Soundtracks

9 Iconic Songs from Unforgettable Movie Soundtracks

Movies have the incredible power to transport us to different worlds, evoking emotions and making memories that can last a lifetime. Over the past decade, there have been numerous films that have left an indelible mark on our hearts, partly thanks to their incredible musical accompaniments. Today we’re exploring some of the most remarkable soundtracks from the past decade and the great songs that defined our favorite film moments. 


“Let It Go” from Frozen (2013): We’re of course kicking off our list with the phenomenon that was Disney's Frozen. The film not only captured the hearts of millions but also introduced the powerhouse anthem "Let It Go." This iconic song became an instant hit with kids and adults alike, empowering its listeners to embrace their true selves like Elsa.


"Happy" from Despicable Me 2 (2013): Pharrell Williams' infectious hit perfectly captured the joyful spirit of the animated film. This feel-good song had audiences of all ages tapping their feet and smiling from ear to ear.


"Shallow" from A Star is Born (2018): Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's duet in the critically acclaimed film captured the raw emotions of their characters and touched audiences with its vulnerability and passion. The powerful ballad went on to win an Academy Award for Best Original Song.


"Remember Me" from Coco (2017): Pixar's Coco took audiences on a heartfelt journey exploring the importance of family and the power of remembrance. The standout song from the film, by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez who also penned “Let It Go,” beautifully encapsulated the film's themes of love, loss, and honoring one's heritage. 


"The Hanging Tree" from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014): Sung by Jennifer Lawrence, “The Hanging Tree” became an immediate sensation with its haunting melody and poignant lyrics, which symbolized the rebellion against the oppressive Capitol and became a rallying cry for the characters and fans alike.


"Skyfall" from Skyfall (2012): No list of unforgettable movie soundtracks would be complete without mentioning the James Bond franchise. Adele's soulful and powerful rendition of "Skyfall" for the film of the same name perfectly blended the old and the new, leaving a lasting impact on fans and adding to the iconic legacy of the 007 films.


"A Thousand Years" from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (2011): The Twilight Saga series had fans swooning over the story of Bella and Edward. Christina Perri's "A Thousand Years" perfectly captured the eternal love shared by the characters, making it an instant favorite and a staple at weddings to symbolize everlasting love.


"City of Stars" from La La Land (2016): The enchanting musical film La La Land dazzled audiences with its captivating story and unforgettable tunes. "City of Stars," sung by Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, became the film's signature song, earning it an Academy Award for Best Original Song. Its dreamy melody and wistful lyrics perfectly embodied the film's nostalgic and romantic atmosphere. 


"A Million Dreams" from The Greatest Showman (2017): Performed by Ziv Zaifman, Hugh Jackman, and Michelle Williams, “A Million Dreams” captured the essence of the film's enchanting, imaginative world and reminded viewers of the power of dreams and the importance of embracing the extraordinary.