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10 Greatest Songs Written For Movies

Is Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's Shallow the best movie single ever?

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When writing a piece of music, the artist really has their pick of where to pull from. Whether it be from personal experience or detailing the lives they see around them, these musicians have used their art as a means to bring some depth to their everyday lives. Then again, it could be just as easy to write for the big screen as well.

For as many movies tend to fill out their soundtracks with score, these artists have stepped up to the plate with songs that fit perfectly within the context of the movies they're in.

Beyond just being a great track, these songs also serve to enhance the movies that they're in. It could be about the characters being played on screen or be completely removed from the premise altogether, but that's not really the point of these songs.

Rather than be a straight retelling of the story, these songs help put you in the correct mindset for the horror, adventure, or comedy that's going to be playing right before your eyes.

From metal to pop to funk, this is just a few cases where a movie needed a little more musical spunk to get their point across.

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