Some movie songs are iconic.
From “Stayin’ Alive” to “When Doves Cry,” movies often inspire ballads that end up having a bigger life than the film itself. Though it’s a stretch to say that it’s “easy” to write a hit song for a movie, it always helps when a good song is backed by a multi-million dollar machine to promote it.
Of course, not every song is as lucky. Between the smash hits and the Oscar bait ballads, there’s a whole swath of songs that didn’t quite get the fame they deserved.
Whether a good song was attached to a bad movie or just got lost in the shuffle, there are some seriously under-appreciated movie songs out there. And today we give them the glory they deserve:
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