My 3 Songs: From Movies
Last Friday we made a playlist of the Top 7 Best Original Song Oscar Winners of the Past that included songs from such classic movies as Breakfast At Tiffany's, Dirty Dancing, and Titanic. The playlist was in honor of the 84th Annual Academy Awards which took place yesterday, Sunday the 26th (you can check out our musical recap for more background info on the awards). Since everyone loves movies, and music, we decided to feature movie soundtrack songs for this week's edition of My 3 Songs. We asked you and you answered...
3. Aerosmith - Don't Wanna Miss A Thing from Armageddon
(submitted by Hannah Gunther)
I don't wanna close my eyes / I don't wanna fall asleep / 'Cause I'd miss you, babe / And I don't wanna miss a thing
Armageddon was the cheesy-but-epic movie that rocked the world in 1998, and its theme song was similarly successful. You can't not feel for Steven Tyler when he sings the heartfelt lyrics, plus his own daughter is in the movie and she (spoiler!) loses her father in it. Talk about heartbreak!
2. Coolio - Gangsta's Paradise from Dangerous Minds
(submitted by Emilios Aristidis)
As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death / I take a look at my life and realize there's not much left / 'Coz I've been blastin' and laughin' so long, that / Even my mama thinks that my mind is gone
Apparently this song would have been up for an Oscar but it wasn't eligible because it uses a sample from Stevie Wonder's "Passtime Paradise". The song was so successful that it was the number one biggest selling single of 1995 on U.S. Billboard!
1. Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You from The Bodyguard
(submitted by...pretty much everybody!)
I hope life treats you kind / And I hope you have all you've dreamed of. / And I wish to you, joy and happiness. / But above all this, I wish you love
This is the song that Whitney Houston is probably most known for, which is funny because it's originally a Dolly Parton song! Either way, Whitney made it her own and her performance of it in The Bodyguard is one of the most powerful performances ever.
What's your favorite song from a movie soundtrack? Let us know below!
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