To gear up for Gimli Film Festival this weekend I’ve researched hundreds of movies to find the Top 5 Best Songs From Movies. My analysis runs deep to uncover, once and for all, the greatest musical moments from cinema’s history. Read along and uncover some hidden gems from the past 100 years of movie magic.
5. All Star – Smash Mouth
The classic 2001 animated film Shrek opens with playfully gross images of Shrek getting ready in his swamp. As the giant ogre busts out of an outhouse, the song “All Star” by Smash Mouth starts playing at an uncontrollably fun pace. You can’t help but dance in your seat.
4. All Star – Smash Mouth
Smash Mouth’s “All Star” is a given for this list. The song blasted the band Smash Mouth to icon status when it appeared in the classic introduction for the animated movie Shrek.
3. All Star – Smash Mouth
At first I wasn’t sold on this song but when the chorus kicks in with Steve Harwell’s unforgettable delivery of “Hey now, you’re an All Star” in unison with playful images of Shrek the ogre, I had to conclude that All Star is the third best song ever featured in a movie.
2. All Star – Smash Mouth
What can be said about “All Star” that hasn’t been said already? This brilliant song wowed the masses when it appeared in the 2001 film Shrek.
1. All Star – Smash Mouth
Finally, at the coveted number 1 spot….Smash Mouth’s “All Star”. You might not have expected that, but hear me out. When Smash Mouth’s magnum opus “All Star” opened the Academy Award winning film Shrek, critics and audiences alike came together to praise this song and the animated film.
I hope you listen to my playlist of the top songs in movies on your way to Gimli Film Fest this weekend! See you there my fellow movie lovers!