7 Amazing Movie Songs That Became International Hits - Raindance

One of the most important parts of films are the soundtracks that help to spark the emotions and bring a new and amazing world to the viewers. Whether a film is an action-packed thriller, a tear-jerking drama, or a side-splitting comedy, the right song at the right moment will always elevate the impact of a scene. Some movie songs have transcended the movies and stood on their own, whether it was specifically made for the movie or just perfectly added to an integral scene. On the other hand, others become inextricably linked to their films, becoming a part of pop culture history for generations.

Therefore, movie and music have become a natural combination of entertainment. There are some iconic movie songs that hit the charts and came in at number one. Here are the following amazing film songs that become international hits:

My Heart Will Go On

The song was recorded by the Canadian singer “Céline Dion” for the blockbuster film “Titanic”. The song topped the charts in 1998 globally and become one of the best-selling singles of all the time. This song is an absolute classic and became a wedding reception soundtrack the world over as well as a staple on every karaoke playlist. This love power ballad became an international hit, reaching number one many countries.

I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing

The song is performed by American hard rock band “Aerosmith” in 1998 for the natural disaster film Armageddon. The song is written by Diane Warren and reached at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. It was first number 1 single of the band. From September 5 to 26 1998, the song stayed at number one for four weeks. It also stayed at number 1 for several weeks in several other countries. A million copies sold in the UK and due to that, it reached number four on the UK Singles Chart. In early 1999, the version of the song was a Top 20 hit on the Hot 100.

Lose Yourself

The American rapper Eminem gave his voice to the song Lose Yourself in 2002 for the motion picture of 8 Mile. The song was released on October 28 2002, as a lead single. The song was written and produced by Eminem with the collaborator Jeff Bass. The critics praised the song and described as inspired, aggressive themes, and Eminem’s best work. In many retrospective reviews and lists, critics have cited the song one of the best hip-hop songs of all time. The song got commercial success, peaking at the top of the charts in twenty countries, including the United Kingdom and Australia. In the US, the song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.


Before becoming a massive global hit through an animated film’s soundtrack, the song was first featured on Williams’ album Girl. The song has been highly successful, peaking at No. 1 in the United States, and other countries. It becomes the best-selling song in 2014, and even years later also. This infectious anthem got a hit chart along with the movie. After all, the upbeat music tends to convey high energy, and one form of high energy is happiness. The song gets playfully cheerful in its chorus with the line “if you feel like a room without a roof”.

Can’t Stop The Feeling

The song Can’t Stop the Feeling is recorded by the American singer and songwriter Justin Timberlake for the soundtracks of the film Trolls. The song was released on May 6, 2016, and hit the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, internationally, it topped the chart among a number of countries. In the US, Can’t Stop the Feeling was the best-selling song of 2016. In addition, the song also received several awards and nominations. The song penetrates the culture of living with a story about a guy who loses himself in good vibrations on the dance floor with friends.

Let It Go

The song belongs to the Disney 2013 animated feature film Frozen. The song was performed in the film by American actress and singer Idina Menzel. It reached the fifth position in Billboard Hot 100 chart and won both the Academy Award in 2014 and the Grammy Award in 2015. The song gained international recognition and become one of the most globally successful Disney songs. As a modern classic, the Let It Go song has already cemented itself in history. The Disney lovers make it a box office success and selling nearly 11 million copies upon its release in 2014.

I Will Always Love You

The song was originally written and recorded by the American singer and songwriter Dolly Parton in 1974. Later one, Whitney Houston recorded the song in the new version for the movie The Bodyguard. In 1974 and 1982, the song has already reached at the number one
on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Once more the song became one of the best-selling singles of all time and spent 14 weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In music history, it also holds the record for being the best-selling single by a woman.

These songs all became hits on the Billboard Hot 100 upon their release and some are now more famous than the film they feature in. They commanded the charts, pushed the boundaries of genre, and captured the political and cultural zeitgeist. So, add these beautiful songs in your playlist and enjoy the unique music of the music.



Ronnie Neo is working as a blogger at Ensemble Music - a wholesale retailer of music instruments and accessories and also provides music lessons to kids such as cello lesson, piano lesson, guzheng lesson, and violin lesson in Singapore. He has a passion for writing and loves to play a music instrument.