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Top Movie Songs—100 years, 100 songs

Number
Song Title
Performer
Music/Lyrics
Movie
1
Over the Rainbow
Judy Garland
Harold Arlen/E. Y. Harburg
The Wizard of Oz, 1939
2
As Time Goes By
Dooley Wilson
Herman Hupfeld
Casablanca, 1942
3
Singin' in the Rain
Gene Kelly
Nacio Herb Brown/Arthur Freed
Singin’ in the Rain, 1952
4   
Moon River
Audrey Hepburn
Henry Mancini/Johnny Mercer
Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 1961
White Christmas
Bing Crosby
Irving Berlin
Holiday Inn, 1942
6
Mrs. Robinson
Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel
Paul Simon
The Graduate, 1967
7
When You Wish Upon A Star
Cliff Edwards
Leigh Harline/Ned Washington
Pinocchio, 1940
8
The Way We Were
Barbra Streisand
Marvin Hamlisch/Alan and Marilyn Bergman
The Way We Were, 1973
 9 
Stayin' Alive
The Bee Gees
Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb
Saturday Night Fever, 1977
10
The Sound of Music
Julie Andrews
Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein II
The Sound of Music, 1965
11
The Man That Got Away
Judy Garland
Harold Arlen/Ira Gershwin
A Star is Born, 1954
12
Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend
Marilyn Monroe
Jule Styne/Leo Robin
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 1953
13   
People
Barbra Streisand
Jule Styne/Bob Merrill
Funny Girl, 1968
14
My Heart Will Go On
Céline Dion
James Horner/Will Jennings
The Titanic, 1997
15
Cheek to Cheek
Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers
Irving Berlin
Top Hat, 1935
16
Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star is Born)
Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand/Paul Williams
A Star is Born, 1976
17
I Could Have Danced All Night
Audrey Hepburn (voiced by Marni Nixon)
Frederick Loewe/Alan Jay Lerner
My Fair Lady, 1964
18
Cabaret
Liza Minnelli
John Kander/Fred Ebb
Cabaret, 1972
19 
Some Day My Prince Will Come
Adriana Caselotti
Frank Churchill/Larry Morey
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937
20
Somewhere
Natalie Wood (voiced by Marni Nixon), Richard Beymer (voiced by Jimmy Bryant)
Leonard Bernstein/Stephen Sondheim
West Side Story, 1961
21
Jailhouse Rock
Elvis Presley
Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
Jailhouse Rock, 1957
22  
Everybody's Talkin'
Harry Nilsson
Fred Neil
Midnight Cowboy, 1969
23
Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head
B. J. Thomas
Burt Bacharach/Hal David
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, 1969
24  
Ol' Man River
Paul Robeson
Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein II
Showboat, 1936
25
High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin)
Tex Ritter
Dimitri Tiomkin/Ned Washington
High Noon, 1952
26
The Trolley Song
Judy Garland
Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane
Meet Me in St. Louis, 1944
27
Unchained Melody
The Righteous Brothers
Alex North, Hy Zaret
Ghost, 1990
28
Some Enchanted Evening
Rossano Brazzi (voiced by Giorgio Tozzi)
Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein II
South Pacific, 1958
29
Born To Be Wild
Steppenwolf
Mars Bonfire
Easy Rider, 1969
30
Stormy Weather
Lena Horne
Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler
Stormy Weather, 1943
31
Theme from New York, New York
Liza Minnelli
John Kander/Fred Ebb
New York, New York, 1977
32 
I Got Rhythm
Gene Kelly
George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin
An American in Paris, 1951
33
Aquarius
Ren Woods, Ensemble
Galt MacDermot/Gerome Ragni, James Rado
Hair, 1979
34
Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers
George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin
Shall We Dance, 1937
35
America
Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, and Ensemble
Leonard Bernstein/Stephen Sondheim
West Side Story, 1961
36  
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Ensemble
Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman
Mary Poppins,1964
37
Swinging on a Star
Bing Crosby
James Van Heusen/Johnny Burke
Going My Way, 1944
38
Theme from Shaft
Isaac Hayes, Chorus
Isaac Hayes
Shaft, 1971
39
Days of Wine and Roses
Chorus
Henry Mancini/Johnny Mercer
Days of Wine and Roses, 1963
40
Fight the Power
Public Enemy
Carlton Ridenhour, Hank Shocklee, Eric Sadler, and Keith Shocklee
Do the Right Thing, 1989
41 
New York, New York
Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, and Jules Munshin
Leonard Bernstein/Betty Comden, Adolph Green
On the Town, 1949
42
Luck Be A Lady
Marlon Brando, Ensemble
Frank Loesser
Guys and Dolls, 1955
43
The Way You Look Tonight
Fred Astaire
Jerome Kern/Dorothy Fields
Swing Time, 1936
44
Wind Beneath My Wings
Bette Midler
Larry Henley, Jeff Silbar
Beaches, 1988
45
That's Entertainment
Fred Astaire, Nanette Fabray, Jack Buchanan, and Oscar Levant
Arthur Schwartz/Howard Dietz
The Band Wagon, 1953
46
Don't Rain On My Parade
Barbra Streisand
Jule Styne/ Bob Merril
Funny Girl, 1968
47 
Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah
James Baskett
Allie Wrubel/Ray Gilbert
Song of the South, 1947
48
Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)
Doris Day
Ray Evans, Jay Livingston
The Man Who Knew Too Much, 1956
49  
Make 'Em Laugh
Donald O’Connor
Nacio Herb Brown/Arthur Freed
Singin’ in the Rain, 1952
50 
Rock Around the Clock
Bill Haley and the Comets
Bill Haley and the Comets
Blackboard Jungle , 1955
51
Fame
Irene Cara
Michael Gore/Dean Pitchford
Fame, 1980
52
Summertime
Diahann Carroll (voiced by Loulie Jean Norman)
George Gershwin/DuBose Heyward
Porgy and Bess, 1959
53
Goldfinger
Shirley Bassey
John Barry/Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley
Goldfinger, 1964
54 
Shall We Dance
Deborah Kerr (voiced by Marni Nixon), Yul Brynner
Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein II
The King and I, 1956
55 
Flashdance...What a Feeling
Irene Cara
Giorgio Moroder/Keith Forsey, Irene Cara
Flashdance, 1983
56 
Thank Heaven for Little Girls
Maurice Chevalier
Frederick Loewe/Alan Jay Lerner
Gigi, 1958
57
The Windmills of Your Mind
Noel Harrison
Michel Legrand/Alan and Marilyn Bergman
The Thomas Crown Affair, 1968
58
Gonna Fly Now
DeEtta Little, Nelson Pigford
Bill Conti/Carol Connors, Ayn Robbins
Rocky, 1976
59
Tonight
Natalie Wood (voiced by Marni Nixon), Richard Beymer (voiced by Jimmy Bryant)
Leonard Bernstein/Stephen Sondheim
West Side Story, 1961
60 
It Had to Be You
Frank Sinatra, Harry Connick, Jr.
Isham Jones/Gus Kahn
When Harry Met Sally, 1989
61 
Get Happy
Judy Garland
Harold Arlen/Ted Koehler
Summer Stock, 1950
62
Beauty and the Beast
Angela Lansbury
Alan Menken/Howard Ashman
Beauty and the Beast, 1991
63
Thanks for the Memory
Bob Hope, Shirley Ross
Ralph Rainger/Leo Robin
The Big Broadcast of 1938, 1938
64
My Favorite Things
Julie Andrews
Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein II
The Sound of Music, 1965
65
I Will Always Love You
Whitney Houston
Dolly Parton
The Bodyguard, 1992
66
Suicide is Painless
Johnny Mandel
Johnny Mandel/Mike Altman
M*A*S*H, 1970
67
Nobody Does it Better
Carly Simon
Marvin Hamlisch/Carole Bayer Sager
The Spy Who Loved Me, 1977
68
Streets of Philadelphia
Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
Philadelphia, 1993
69
On the Good Ship Lollipop
Shirley Temple
Richard A. Whiting/Sidney Clare
Bright Eyes, 1934
70
Summer Nights
John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, and Ensemble
Jim Jacobs, Warren Casey
Grease, 1978
71
The Yankee Doodle Boy
James Cagney
George M. Cohan
Yankee Doodle Dandy, 1942
72
Good Morning
Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, and Donald O’Connor
Nacio Herb Brown/Arthur Freed
Singin’ in the Rain, 1952
73 
Isn't it Romantic?
Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald
Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart
Love Me Tonight, 1932
74
Rainbow Connection
Kermit the Frog (voiced by Jim Henson)
Paul Williams, Kenny Ascher
The Muppet Movie, 1979
75
Up Where We Belong
Joe Cocker, Jennifer Warnes
Jack Nitzsche, Buffy Sainte-Marie/Will Jennings
An Officer and a Gentleman, 1982
76
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Judy Garland
Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane
Meet Me in St. Louis, 1944
77
The Shadow of Your Smile
Chorus
Johnny Mandel/Paul Francis Webster
The Sandpiper, 1965
78
9 To 5
Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton
9 TO 5, 1980
79  
Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)
Christopher Cross
Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, Christopher Cross, and Peter Allen
Arthur, 1981
80
Springtime for Hitler
Ensemble
Mel Brooks
The Producers, 1968
81
I'm Easy
Keith Carradine
Keith Carradine
Nashville, 1975
82
Ding Dong the Witch is Dead
Ensemble
Harold Arlen/E. Y. Harburg
The Wizard of Oz, 1939
83 
The Rose
Bette Midler
Amanda McBroom
The Rose, 1979
84
Put the Blame on Mame
Rita Hayworth (voiced by Anita Ellis)
Doris Fisher, Allan Roberts
Gilda, 1946
85 
Come What May
Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor
David Baerwald
Moulin Rouge! 2001
86  
(I've Had) The Time of My Life
Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes
Frank Previte, John DeNicola, and Donald Markowitz/Frank Previte
Dirty Dancing, 1987
87
Buttons and Bows
Bob Hope
Jay Livingston/Ray Evans
The Paleface, 1948
88
Do Re Mi
Julie Andrews, Ensemble
Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein II
The Sound of Music, 1965
89 
Puttin' on the Ritz
Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle
Irving Berlin
Young Frankenstein, 1974
90  
Seems Like Old Times
Diane Keaton
Carmen Lombardo/John Jacob Loeb
Annie Hall, 1977
91  
Let the River Run
Carly Simon
Carly Simon
Working Girl, 1988
92
Long Ago and Far Away
Gene Kelly, Rita Hayworth (voiced by Martha Mears)
Jerome Kern/Ira Gershwin
Cover Girl, 1944
93 
Lose Yourself
Eminem
Eminem, Jeff Bass, Luis Resto/Eminem
8 Mile, 2002
94
Ain't Too Proud to Beg
The Temptations
Eddie Holland, Norman Whitfield
The Big Chill, 1983
95
(We're Off on the) Road to Morocco
Bing Crosby, Bob Hope
Jimmy Van Heusen/Johnny Burke
Road to Morocco, 1942
96
Footloose
Kenny Loggins
Kenny Loggins, Dean Pitchford
Footloose, 1984
97
42nd Street
Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, and Ensemble
Harry Warren/Al Dubin
42nd Street, 1933
98 
All That Jazz
Catherine Zeta-Jones, RenŽe Zellweger
John Kander/Fred Ebb
Chicago, 2002
99
Hakuna Matata
Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Jason Weaver, and Joseph Williams
Elton John/Tim Rice
The Lion King, 1994
100
Old Time Rock and Roll
Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band (lip-synched by Tom Cruise)
George Jackson, Tom Jones III
Risky Business, 1983

 
 Source:
 American Film Institute http://www.afi.com/tvevents/100years/songs.aspx
 
 

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