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24 Iconic Movie Scenes That Were Paired Perfectly With Music

We asked you, the BuzzFeed Community, if there are any movie-song moments that you thought were absolutely iconic, and y’all totally delivered! Here are 24 movie scenes that were perfectly paired with music.

1.”CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU” by Frankie Valli in 10 Things I Hate About You

Heath Ledger Sings "can't take my eyes off you".
Heath Ledger Sings “can’t take my eyes off you”.

“When Heath Ledger sings it in the bleachers, you can’t help but fall in love with his character.”

—klm822

2. “IMMIGRANT SONG” by Led Zeppelin in Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok' Is Hela Good : NPR
Thor: Ragnarok’ Is Hela Good : NPR

“The first time I watched the movie, I thought the song was used way too much, but now it pumps me up every time I hear it! This is especially true in the scene when Thor finally realizes his full abilities as the God of Thunder to defeat Hela.”

—jamanthameg

3. “A THOUSAND MILES” by Vanessa Carlton in White Chicks

What Happened To Vanessa Carlton After Her Signature Song "A Thousand Miles "?
What Happened To Vanessa Carlton After Her Signature Song “A Thousand Miles “?

“If Terry Crews can enjoy some early ’00s cheesy pop ballad, we all can.”

—emilym40b538598

4. “IT MUST HAVE BEEN LOVE” by Roxette in Pretty Woman

Roxette - It Must Have Been Love - Lyrics | Gospel song, My favorite music,  My music
Roxette – It Must Have Been Love – Lyrics | Gospel song, My favorite music, My music

“It plays when she’s leaving the apartment. I totally cried. Such an iconic rom-com heartbreak moment.”

—margotthruelsen

5. “DON’T STOP ME NOW” by Queen in Shaun of the Dead

Shaun of the Dead: Don't Stop Me Now
Shaun of the Dead: Don’t Stop Me Now

“This was just a TASTE of the talent Edgar Wright has when choreographing action to music, and it adds so much to a scene that could have been just another senseless zombie fight.”

—harleyluv2003

6. “SOMEBODY TO LOVE” by Queen in Ella Enchanted

Ella Enchanted - Somebody To Love (Lyrics)
Ella Enchanted – Somebody To Love (Lyrics)

“I love Queen, but I’ll admit that a lot of the time I listen to the Anne Hathaway version instead of the Freddie Mercury one.”

—elcie27

7. “MY HEART WILL GO ON” by Celine Dion in Titanic

AFI Movie Club: TITANIC | American Film Institute
AFI Movie Club: TITANIC | American Film Institute

“I instantly want to cry as soon as that instrumental starts.”

—amberb40f6d65b5

8. “SUPERMASSIVE BLACK HOLE” by Muse in Twilight

Best Movie Music And Song Moments
Best Movie Music And Song Moments

“This song will forever remind me of the baseball scene in Twilight.”

—redukulele23

9. “DON’T YOU (FORGET ABOUT ME)” by Simple Minds in The Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club - Don't You (Forget About Me)
Breakfast Club – Don’t You (Forget About Me)

“This song is arguably more iconic than The Breakfast Club. The way it bookends the film is perfect. You can’t beat a final shot like the one of Judd Nelson fist pumping the air as that song plays.”

—colleend9

10. “TWIST AND SHOUT” by The Beatles in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

How 'Ferris Bueller' Sent the Beatles Back Into the Top 40
How ‘Ferris Bueller’ Sent the Beatles Back Into the Top 40

—claire60000

11. “POCKETFUL OF SUNSHINE” by Natasha Bedingfield in Easy A

Pocketful Of Sunshine - "A Mentira" - Emma Stone
Pocketful Of Sunshine – “A Mentira” – Emma Stone

“Now that’s what I call iconic!”

—gavinconnorh

12. “GOOD VIBRATIONS” by The Beach Boys in Us

The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations (SINGLE TRACK - BEST OF ROCK)
The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations (SINGLE TRACK – BEST OF ROCK)

“I was enjoying the movie up until this point, but this scene and the use of this song somehow made it even better. I was gasping, laughing, and Holy Sh*t-ing even though such a brutal scene was happening. Definitely brought the movie from good to great for me.”

—ashleylg817

13. “TINY DANCER” by Elton John in Almost Famous

20 for 20: Rachael Stops By ALMOST FAMOUS to Visit Her Friends – The  Farsighted
20 for 20: Rachael Stops By ALMOST FAMOUS to Visit Her Friends – The Farsighted

“I love the way the song brings everyone together and they all start singing along. The scene instantly brought a smile to my face and it really captures the love of music and how it connects people.”

—sarcasticredhead

14. “BITTERSWEET SYMPHONY” by The Verve in Cruel Intentions

Bittersweet Symphony The Verve / Cruel Intentions
Bittersweet Symphony The Verve / Cruel Intentions

“Can’t imagine a better song to go with that ending.”

—aaronweeks101

15. “MR. BLUE SKY” by Electric Light Orchestra in Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Mr. Blue Sky - Electric Light Orchestra (Awesome Mix Vol. 2 HQ)
Mr. Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra (Awesome Mix Vol. 2 HQ)

“It was adorable to see Baby Groot dancing and it made that scene even more hilarious. I’ve been obsessed with that song ever since.”

—autumndays206

16. “KIDS IN AMERICA” by Kim Wilde in Clueless

The Kids In America, SS 13 Wildfox — We Dream Of Ice Cream
The Kids In America, SS 13 Wildfox — We Dream Of Ice Cream

“This song really sets the tone of the film. Chef’s kiss

—anonymouslybuzzfeed

17. “VISIONS OF GIDEON” by Sufjan Stevens in Call Me By Your Name

17 - Visions of Gideon - Sufjan Stevens (Call Me By Your Name OST)
17 – Visions of Gideon – Sufjan Stevens (Call Me By Your Name OST)

“I can’t listen to the song without remembering Elio crying in front of their fireplace as he realized he could never be with Oliver again.”

—allisonk4a8a5cdd6

18. “I’M A BELIEVER” by Smash Mouth in Shrek

I'm A Believer - Smash Mouth - Shrek - HD
I’m A Believer – Smash Mouth – Shrek – HD

“It really set the mood for a romantic wedding!”

—asparagusmilk

19. “COME ON EILEEN” by Dexys Midnight Runners in The Perks of Being a Wallflower

azura on Twitter: "come on eileen // dexys midnight runners (the perks of  being a wallflower)… "
azura on Twitter: “come on eileen // dexys midnight runners (the perks of being a wallflower)… “

“It plays when Charlie starts to come out of his shell and he walks toward Sam and Patrick while following the beat of the music with each step. That scene basically sums up the whole movie, but it’s one of those moments that made the movie SO GOOD.”

—amrh1

20. “AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell in Remember the Titans

Ain't No Mountain High Enough (Remember the Titans!)
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (Remember the Titans!)

“I always think of that movie when I hear the song.”

—purplebake

21. “POKER FACE” by Lady Gaga in Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

Yarn | Another lotus flower? ~ Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning  Thief | Video clips by quotes, clip | 9dab0901-e26c-47d0-a854-9c7d1c9df844  | 紗
Yarn | Another lotus flower? ~ Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief | Video clips by quotes, clip | 9dab0901-e26c-47d0-a854-9c7d1c9df844 | 紗

“The use of Lady Gaga’s ‘Poker Face’ when they went to Vegas is absolutely iconic. It’s the scene everyone looks forward to when watching this movie and I am 100% convinced it’s because of the use of this song.”

—oliviastyles1d13

22. “PERFECT DAY” by Hoku in Legally Blonde

Research & Planning (7787 Sam Virk): Opening Sequence Analysis - Legally  Blonde
Research & Planning (7787 Sam Virk): Opening Sequence Analysis – Legally Blonde

“It’s at the beginning and matches the movie’s tone really well.”

—soccer-queen11

23. “SWEET DREAMS (ARE MADE OF THIS)” by Eurythmics in X-Men: Apocalypse

Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) / X-Men: Apocalypse |  Quicksilver Scene Theme Song
Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) / X-Men: Apocalypse | Quicksilver Scene Theme Song

“This song improved the already visually stunning and amusing scene of Quicksilver dashing through the X Mansion and saving people. It fit the vibe of Evan Peters’ Quicksilver incredibly well.”

—emilyf4a6fb358d

24. AND FINALLY, “HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO” by Bonnie Tyler in Shrek 2

Shrek 2 - I Need a Hero: Multilanguage by MoviesLover - PT
Shrek 2 – I Need a Hero: Multilanguage by MoviesLover – PT

—evies4ffbf712f

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