5. “Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd (“Kingsman: The Secret Service”)
All hell breaks loose in a church. Unable to control themselves, the people engage in a battle royal and there is only one person to come out of that church alive. The power balad by Lynyrd Skynyrd elevates this action packed scene.
4. “The Murder” by Bernard Herrmann (“Psycho”)
If there is a piece of music that guarantees to give you the chills, it’s this. The violin screech from Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” is probably one of the most recognizable pieces of music in film history.
3. “Don’t You Forget About Me” by Simple Minds (“The Breakfast Club”)
Five teens have to spend a whole Saturday in detention. At first sight the gang couldn’t be more different. As the day progresses, they find out that they are all struggling with similar inner demons. And although they run in different social circles and at the end they will go their own separate ways, what they learned in that short time will never be forgotten. And that song makes it even better.
2. “Welcome to Jurassic Park” by John Williams (“Jurassic Park”)
During the moment where Alan, Ian and Ellie see a real life dinosaurs for the first time, the experience is enhanced by the perfect score created by John Williams.
1. “A Real Hero” by College feat. Electric Youth (“Drive”)
Music acts like a window for the main character’s soul, because the Driver has limited dialogue or facial expressions. In one of the brighter scenes of “Drive”, Driver is taking Irene and her son for a L.A. tour in his car. We can see that there is more to the man than just an empty shell. The story says everything the hero can’t.
They Almost Made the Top 5: “The End” by The Doors (“Apocalypse Now”), “Lust for Life” by Iggy Pop (“Trainspotting”), “Mad World” by Michael Andrews and Gary Jules (“Donnie Darko”), “Born to be Wild” by Steppenwold (“Easy Rider”), “The Sound of Silence” by Simon and Garfunkel (“The Graduate”)