The KLBJ Crew discussed the best rock songs to pair with a movie. These are the perfect songs to accompany classic movie tracks. They embody visual art in a pleasing way.
Turn up the volume, press play and relive your favorite moments from your rocking movies.
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23) Movie: The dead Song: Rolling Stones – Gimmie Shelter
22) Movie: Apocalypse now Song: Doors – The End
21) Movie: Jerry maguire Song: Tom Petty – Free fall
20) Movie: The Warriors Song: Joe Walsh – In the City
19) Movie: Fight club Song: Pixies – Where is my mind
18) Movie: Young Guns II Song: Bon Jovi – Flame of Glory
17) Movie: Cut Song: Ram Jam – Black Betty
16) Movie: Thesilenceofthelambs Song: Tom Petty – American Girl
15) Movie: The great Lebowski Song: Kenny Rogers – Just passed
14) Movie: Risky business Song: Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band – Old Time Rock and Roll
13) Movie: The great adventure of Pee Wee Song: Les Champs – Tequila
12) Movie: Maximum overdrive Song: AC / DC – Who made who
As you can see from the provided YouTube clip, Rogue Comet causes an ATM to refer to director Stephen King as an A-hole, just as AC / DC starts delivering Who made Who. The madness doesn’t start there, as various other machines start doing whatever they want to do. Want more AC / DC tracks? Well you’re in luck, they’re the only group in King’s single director credit.
11) Movie: Cabin Cart Song: Journey – Either way, you want it
“Music is a violation of our personal freedom! Yelled Judge Smails. This song and Rodney Dangerfield’s never-ending party mentality have always marked me. Plus, they gave him a pretty cool tribute at the end of an episode of Simpson.
10) Movie: Forrest Gump Song: Lynyrd Skynyrd – Free Bird
From Elvis to Creedence Clearwater, from Jimi Hendrix to The Doors; this movie features many iconic rock songs for your palate. Of all the songs on the soundtrack, the one that stands out is that of Lynyrd Skynyrd Free Bird while Jenny gets all experimental while standing on the ledge of a hotel balcony. You should never wear high heels while standing on a ledge above the ground …
9) Movie: Heavy metal Song: Sammy Hagar – Heavy Metal
To put it simply, the song and the movie wouldn’t be the same without each other. They are symbiotic.
8) Movie: Forrest Gump Song: Creedence Clearwater Revival – Lucky Son
When I think of the Vietnam War and the scenes of troops arriving by helicopter into the jungle, a song comes to mind. Fortunate Son is the stereotypical Vietnamese song and Forest Gump’s’ Nam scene best represents it.
7) Movie: Fear and loathing in Las Vegas Song: Rolling Stones – Jumping Jack Flash
They could only afford one Rolling Stones song and Jumping Jack Flash sums up the mad rush we’ve been in, the relief to have survived and ended things well.
6) Movie: Goodfellas Song: Derek and the Dominoes – Layla
Such a touching and sweet way of showing the bodies of the associates Jimmy murdered rather than paying.
5) Movie: Tank dogs Song: Stealers Wheel – Stuck in the middle with you
The most important thing to take away from this scene is that Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen) is listening to the local radio (and you should too). After a sinister little jig, Madsen mutilates Marvin the cop. Adding fuel to the fire, he asks in Marvin’s ear, “Hey, what’s going on?” What a fool! The song’s chorus only heightens the irony of the scene, and Michael Madsen is good at playing creepy villains. Straight razors and cowboy boots are cool. -Ryan
4) Movie: Top Gun Song: Kenny Loggins – Danger Zone
The opening of the most manly movie of the ’80s (and at the time Kenny Loggins was actually considered manly / rock).
3) Movie: Dizzy and confused Song: Aerosmith – Sweet emotion
If you’ve never seen Dizzy and confused, please go. This is the quintessential movie about the high school scene from the 70s. There are a lot of good rock songs in the movie; from Alice Cooper School is over for the summer, at Foghat Slow ride at the end of the film. The intro is truly a work of magic. As Steven Tyler and his company sing Sweet Emotion-Pickford arrives in the parking lot with his girlfriend Michelle, Randall Floyd is parked (with a tarp covering the contents of his truck), Benny is playing craps and some of the senior girls are getting ready for afternoon hazing. How do you condense the whole movie, with so many lines and memorable scenes, into one paragraph? You don’t. You put Richard Linklater’s cult classic in it… It would be a lot cooler if you did. -Ryan
2) Movie: Quick times at Ridgemont High Song: Cars – Getting around in stereo
This scene is so sexy that I almost got caught jerking it off in a movie theater.
1) Movie: Wayne’s world Song: Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
Has there ever been a more perfect rock scene and song in a movie ??? I do not think so. My dad took me to see this movie when I was a kid and ever since I got hooked on Queen and Wayne’s World. -CJ
“Good call,” Garth said. More like a great call to Wayne’s driving music choice for another Friday night in Aurora, IL. After picking up a lost friend, everyone in Garth’s Pacer prepares to headbanger their little public access hearts. Wayne’s world helped pull Bohemian Rhapsody to second on the Billboard charts 20 years after its initial release. Sadly, Freddie Mercury passed away before this film was released. -Ryan