Hit movies and hit songs don't necessarily go together. Sure sometimes they'll both be the top of their respective charts, like a Hollywood "It" couple that just can't do anything wrong. Think Titanic and My Heart Will Go On. More frequently you'll see a movie create a splash, but the song written for it will barely create a ripple on the chart.
Sometimes a song is so big that is actually dwarfs the movie that inspired it. Like the forgotten Hemsworth brother, the movie has to watch from the shadows as the song rakes in the cash and adulation.
Sucks for the movie, but it's great for us!
We've made a list of 11 songs that made their movies green with envy.
1.) Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be Will Be)
Bizarrely this tune frequently sung among children is actually from an Alfred Hitchcock movie. Decidedly unfit for children the movie is a wartime spy drama. The song, originally performed by Doris Day, is one of those catchy tunes that everyone knows a little bit of, but few know all of.
2.) Call Me
Blondie is the bomb. Well Debbie Harry is. She's the supercool badass that you'd expect from a legendary rocker, and the makers of American Gigolo should have known that. Sure the movie is responsible for giving us Richard Gere, but Call me, written for the movie, has stood the test of time where as the movie....well hasn't.
3.) Gangsta's Paradise
I have gotten into literal fights defending the lyrical masterpiece that is Coolio's iconic Gangsta's Paradise. There are two things everyone knows about Coolio. One is his hair, and the second is this song. Whenever you create something that can be as memorable as a do like that, you know you have something special. What a lot of people don't know is that Gangsta's Paradise was written for the movie Dangerous Minds which is sadly underrated. (You'll probably remember the movie poster though.)