The World's Favourite Movie Songs

Using the play count on Spotify, we take a look at the most played tracks of some of the world’s most well-loved movies and see which song comes out as the World's Favourite Movie Song!
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As a nation of movie lovers, it’s only natural that we’re in love with the soundtracks, too. Often, it’s the soundtrack that can make or break a movie, and we just couldn’t imagine the likes of Titanic without Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On, or Rocky III without Eye of the Tiger.

But which movie soundtrack comes out on top when pitted against the rest? Using the play count on Spotify, we take a look at the most played tracks of some of the world’s most well-loved movies and see which song comes out as the World's Favourite Movie Song!

There’s some great classics mixed in with some more modern hits, but where will your favourite movie soundtrack tune rank?

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If you can’t see your favourite in the top 25, here’s the full top 50 movie songs...

Rank Movie Year Film Released Track Artist # of Spotify Plays
1 Trolls 2016 Can't Stop The Feeling Justin Timberlake 969,836,575
2 A Star Is Born 2018 Shallow Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper 786,441,967
3 8 Mile 2002 Lose Yourself Eminem 766,998,679
4 Despicable Me 2 2013 Happy Pharrell Williams 685,227,341
5 Guardians Of The Galaxy 2014 Ain't No Mountain High Enough Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terell 415,836,586
6 Rocky III 1982 Eye of the Tiger Survivor 409,099,150
7 The Great Gatsby 2013 Young and Beautiful Lana Del Rey 370,107,577
8 Armageddon 1998 Don't Wanna Miss A Thing Aerosmith 363,304,157
9 Dangerous Minds 1995 Gangsta's Paradise Coolio 350,645,749
10 500 Days Of Summer 2009 You Make My Dreams Daryl Hall & John Oates 345,196,504
11 Saturday Night Fever 1977 Stayin' Alive Bee Gees 314,180,481
12 Frozen 2013 Let It Go Idina Menzel 308,740,434
13 Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind 2004 Mr Blue Sky Electric Light Orchestra 289,912,937
14 Footloose 1984 Footloose Kenny Loggins 288,255,788
15 The Breakfast Club 1985 Don't You (Forget About Me) Simple Minds 262,064,634
16 She's All That 1999 Kiss Me Sixpence None the Richer 246,285,949
17 The Bodyguard 1992 I Will Always Love you Whitney Houston 240,458,241
18 The Graduate 1967 Mrs Robinson Simon and Garfunkel 209,638,167
19 Titanic 1997 My Heart Will Go On Celine Dion 192,130,133
20 Romeo + Juliet 1996 Lovefool Cardigans 175,859,521
21 127 Hours 2010 Lovely Day Bill Withers 170,632,158
22 Easy Rider 1969 Born to be Wild Steppenwolf 168,478,997
23 Batman Forever 1995 Kiss From a Rose Seal 158,475,371
24 The Perks Of Being A Wallflower 2012 Heroes David Bowie 155,528,881
25 Straight Outta Compton 2016 Straight Outta Compton N.W.A. 153,284,621
26 Reservoir Dogs 1992 Stuck In The Middle With You Stealers Wheel 152,192,440
27 Moulin Rouge 2001 Lady Marmalade Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa, P!nk 148,359,566
28 Purple Rain 1984 Purple Rain Prince 145,682,237
29 Pretty Woman 1990 Pretty Woman Roy Orbison 140,944,718
30 Lion King 1994 I Just Can't Wait to Be King Jason Weaver, Rowan Atkinson, Laura Williams 114,002,218
31 Quadrophenia 1979 Be My Baby The Ronettes 112,197,404
32 Skyfall 2012 Skyfall Adele 104,376,610
33 Ghostbusters 1984 Ghostbuters Ray Parker Jr. 99,034,088
34 Marie Antoinette 2006 Avril 14th Aphex Twin 95,315,033
35 Boogie Nights 1997 God Only Knows The Beach Boys 90,014,270
36 Singles 1992 Would? Alice in Chains 89,588,863
37 Stand By Me 1986 Stand By Me Ben E. King 87,046,193
38 Pulp Fiction 1994 You Never Can Tell Chuck Berry 76,493,389
39 Trainspotting 1996 Perfect Day Lou Reed 75,767,591
40 A Hard Day's Night 1964 A Hard Day's Night The Beatles 74,935,890
41 Kill Bill 2003 Bang Bang - My Baby Shot Me Down Nancy Sinatra 65,851,083
42 Beauty and the Beast 1991 Beauty and the Beast Angela Lansbury 63,337,277
43 Men in Black 1997 Men In Black Will Smith 56,938,364
44 Goodfellas 1990 Beyond the Sea Bobby Darin 55,371,298
45 The Beach 2000 Pure Shores All Saints 54,276,111
46 Flashdance 1983 Flashdance … What a Feeling Irene Cara 41,168,268
47 Mary Poppins 1964 Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Julie Andrews, Dick van Dyke 39,925,064
48 Tron: Legacy 2010 Derezzed Daft Punk 28,787,780
49 Lego Movie 2013 Everything is Awesome Tegan and Sara, The Lonely Island 26,762,146
50 Inside Llewyn Davis 2014 Fare Thee Well (Dink's Song) Oscar Isaac, Marcus Mumford 26,528,038
by ICMP staff writer
August 29, 2019
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