Soundtracks are risky projects for musicians. Essentially, they are working their asses off to produce a piece of music and then relying on the success of a completely individual product to sell that piece. Sometimes it pays off and you get an incredible movie with an incredible title track. Did you know that Raindrops Keep Fallin on my Head was written for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid? And how could we forget the incredible Lose Yourself from 8 Mile? Unfortunately, more often than not things dont work out so well. Usually the track sucks and is underwhelming when compared to the movie or the movie is so bad nobody ever actually hears the song. So Ive decided to compile a list of excellent songs that were swept under the rug after the films they featured in embarrassed everyone involved. Some of them did, in fact, overcome the odds and rise above their films. There are four entries on this list that managed to become hit singles in spite of laughably bad source films. The others, however, werent so lucky. Some have become treasures to dedicated fans of the artists who produced them, while others have failed to launch entirely. One entry in particular was once damn near impossible to find. I strongly suggest you check them out if you havent heard them before. You may be surprised to see your favourite artist sold music to utter garbage. Ive made it a rule that I wont include the same franchise or musician twice. Otherwise this list would be cluttered up with the Twilight and Transformers series. So without further ado, lets explore these unfortunate compositions.
Matthew Murray is an 19 year old film student in New Zealand.
He is addicted to music, movies, gaming and television and spends his time feeding the obsession!
When he is not writing about these things, he is lining up for these things, talking to people about these things and sitting around dreaming about these things.