These Are The Absolute Best Songs Ever Made For Movies

The music in some films is what helps define the mood of the movie. Just think about it. “Eye of the Tiger” really took Rocky III over the top and Men in Black simply wouldn’t have been the same without its soundtrack. There are many more examples that you will learn about on this list. As you read through, just imagine what these movies might have been like without their trademark songs. Here are the best songs ever made for movies. See if your favorite made the cut.

Pharrell Gets Happy

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After this song was released, we all seemed to hear it everywhere and constantly. “Because I’m happy,” are the words that Pharrell Williams sings during the hook and it almost forces you to sing along. The song already prompts you to “clap along” if you feel like happiness is the truth.

Even if you didn’t see Despicable Me 2, this song more than likely found a way into your life. This song became number one in over 17 countries and was the best-selling single in 2014. “Happy” was impossible to avoid.