No matter how bad a film is, it can nearly always be redeemed by a stellar choice of music helping to make a painful watch worthwhile. In this run-down of the best movie songs of all time, however, there are no bad films (well, maybe a few), just a bunch of great tracks that can really tie a perfect watch together. And – for your own sake – there may be a few spoilers. Don’t say we didn’t warn you…
Best Movie Songs: 30 Iconic Tracks In Film History
30: The Harptones: Life Is But A Dream (Goodfellas, 1990)
The soundtrack is key to Martin Scorsese’s mob classic. Generating moments of cutthroat tension and loved-up pain, Goodfellas’ judiciously picked musical accompaniments inspire awe. The Harptones’ diaphanous Life Is But A Dream, which plays over the famous wedding scene, helps create one of the movie’s few happier moments.