Sunday Song Share – Movie Soundtracks
This week we are heading to the Movies! I was inspired after reading Miranda Hart’s Daily Dose of Such Fun! and one was to play ‘Good Morning’ from Singin’ in the Rain, tap dancing is optional. I did it the other morning in the staff room to varying levels of success. This week’s playlist therefore is focused on Happy Movie Songs.
Good Morning – Singing in the Rain
This song is perfect at making people happy. I have been singing it all day! It’s a toe tapping, dance like you don’t care song!
Misirlou – Pulp Fiction
Say what you want about Tarantino’s films – the music in them is always amazing!
Streets of Philadelphia – Philadelphia
I find this song inspiring. I often listen to it on the bus and daze into the distance. It’s a contemplating life kind of song.
I Can see Clearly Now – Cool Runnings
Cool Runnings is such a feel good film. I only saw it for the first time last year and loved it!
Be My Baby – Dirty Dancing
I just have to hear the first drumbeat and I am in love with Johnny Castle all over again. I recently was listening to Noel Gallagher’s Desert Island Disc. He had this as his first dance, that would have been cool.
Honey Honey – Mamma Mia
I’ve seen the stage show twice and the movie too many times. It is so happy and silly its brilliant.
Welcome to the 60’s – Hairspray
Again the stage show is also amazing! It was hard to pick a song from this movie too!
You’re the One That I Want and Greased Lightning- Grease
Okay this is the best musical ever so we need two! I probably could have put all the songs in here.
Eye of the Tiger – Rocky
When you need a wee pick me up in the middle of the day.
Blue Shade Shoes – Blue Suede Shoes
If you haven’t watched Elvis’ films put it on your to-do list!
Son of a Preacher Man – Pulp Fiction
Okay Another Pulp Fiction song. That is another film full of great songs!
Let’s Stay Together – How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Getting away with a third Pulp Fiction song as it was actually in How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days too!
Bang Bang – Kill Bill
Such a good song! And Film!
Wouldn’t it be Nice – 50 First Dates
I love this song. It was nearly our first dance at our wedding. I think it is on our wedding DVD at one point.
All Day and All Night – The Boat That Rocked
I couldn’t help but be disappointed in this movie. The soundtrack however is wonderful.
Footloose – Footloose
This is a toe tapping line dancing film. This is one of the few films that the remake is actually just as good as the original. I also love Let’s Hear It for the Boy.
Simon and Garfunkel – Mrs Robinson
If you have not seen The Graduate – I want you to stop doing what you are doing, stop reading this post and go put it on.
Lust for Life -Trainspotting
Every time I hear this song I am immediately reminded of Ewan McGregor.
Independant Women – Charlie’s Angels
If you’ve never taken a picture with two of your pals pretending to be Charlie’s Angels… then what have you been up to?
Fame – Fame
Yes! Fetch me some tap shoes and leg warmers!
Star Wars Theme – Star Wars
Again if you are having a rubbish morning and need motivation. This is the song for you.
This is just a taster of some of the songs; I’ve also added Disney songs, Moulin Rouge and La La Land.
I will add more and more songs to the playlist as they come to me so keep checking back, commenting some suggestions and giving feedback.
How to Listen
I have added all the songs to an Amazon playlist – Movie Soundtracks!
If you are not yet signed up to Amazon Music, here’s a link to a free 30 Day trial to Amazon Music. I have replaced Apple Music with Amazon music and love it. The playlists are great, it works with our Amazon Echo and it’s easy to use. http://amzn.to/2neCks If you sign up via this link I will be rewarded too
There is also a playlist on YouTube– remember to subscribe so you get my new playlist each week.