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: 20 Iconic Tracks In Film History
20: Simple Minds: Don’t You (Forget About Me) (The Breakfast Club, 1985)
Uniting the film’s characters in a bittersweet ending, Don’t You (Forget About Me) makes an already gorgeous closing scene all the more special. There’s no dialogue, just the characters as they leave their weekend detention, questioning whether or not they’ll still be friends in the coming weeks. The song encapsulates each character’s feelings in one simple refrain.