It's difficult to hear these songs in films nowadays without laughing or sighing; thankfully some filmmakers are smart to this fact and use the songs because they are cliched, but some still try and get away with lazily recycling them.
Here are 10 ridiculously overused movie songs...
Vangelis' score for Chariots of Fire became so popular that the title song was actually released as a single, hitting #12 in the UK singles chart and bolstering the inspirational power of the film in the process.
With its famous use during the slow-motion run in the film, the song has since been used countless times to parody the sports genre (in films such as Happy Gilmore, Bruce Almighty and Old School). In Bruce Almighty, Jim Carrey's character even shouts, "Cue the cheesy inspirational music!", acknowledging that a once-classic song has essentially been ruined by its thorough overuse in cinema, even if its use is normally in a parodic context.
Whether utilised seriously or comedically, I've really heard enough of it for a good while.