Music plays such a huge part of so many movies and I watch a ridiculous amount of films on a weekly basis, so I thought it only right to put together a few songs that feature from some of my favourite films of all time – and there’s a big chance you’ll recognise all of them.
Hans Zimmer – Now We Are Free (Gladiator)
Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott’s action epic ends with this song featuring Australian singer Lisa Gerrard.
Elton John – Tiny Dancer (Elton John)
This fictional tale of 70s rock band Still Water features Elton John and is sung by the primary cast as they embark on tour.
Thomas Newman – So Was Red (Shawshank Redemption)
My favourite film of all time had legend Thomas Newman in charge of the score and you really do get a sense of the period in which the film was set, as well as a momentous tale.
Doobie Brothers – It Keeps You Running (Forrest Gump)
Oscar-winning double CD soundtrack just goes to show how much music featured in the Tom Hanks film. The soundtrack captures every music period that the film travelled through and it’s just a joy in itself. This Doobie Brothers track reminds me of Hanks’ run across the country.
Ryan Bingham – The Weary Kind (Crazy Heart)
Jeff Bridges’ Crazy Heart had another multi-award winning soundtrack, many of which he recorded himself but the song-writer and composer was country star Ryan Bingham. ‘The Weary Kind’ was the lead song throughout the movie.