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24 Songs That Made The Movie Better

Okay, let's lay down some ground rules: We did not include musical movies. That would be too hard, and changes up the landscape of the role that sound plays in the film. Secondly, we didn't pick any songs that were written for a movie, because then we would have loads of Disney contenders. Lastly, and most importantly, the way we picked each entry was by identifying films that wouldn't have been the same without the corresponding tune. What would Trainspotting have been without "Lust For Life"? Or how could Say Anything say something without Peter Gabriel? These films irrevocably changed our memory of the music — and the music, in turn, made the movie.
"Dry The Rain" in High Fidelity
"I will now sell five copies of the 3 E.P.s by The Beta Band." Yes, yes you will. In a movie about music, you've got to be on point with your soundtrack selection. And that sweet bass line and the trumpet is so groovy that you believe everyone's simultaneous head bob.