Eight Great Original Songs That Appeared On Unassuming Movie Soundtracks

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03/23/2012 1:51 PM |

Sing it, Katniss Everdeen.

  • Sing it, Katniss Everdeen.

The soundtrack from The Hunger Games reads like a year-end list of the best indie acts: Arcade Fire, the Decemberists, Neko Case, Glen Hansard, Taylor Swift…OK, maybe not that last one, but it’s a still a pleasant surprise that Arcade Fire, who are otherwise taking a break from making new music, were asked (by T-Bone Burnett) to contribute a song to a movie that will likely gross over $130 million this weekend. Here are eight other great original songs that appeared in otherwise unassuming films.

One Comment

  • Nice list, but one glaring omission comes immediately to mind: the utterly sublime “8-Ball” by Underworld from the soundtrack to The Beach.