18 Popular Songs You Forgot Were Originally Written for Movies

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“The Power of Love” by Huey Lewis & The News, Back to the Future

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It helps that many of the songs on this list are from truly iconic movies. I’d like to think that occasionally, the songs are what put these movies over the top. In the case of “The Power of Love,” the song certainly didn’t hurt.

As a song, it’s very much of its moment. It’s filled with ’80s synths and plenty of power chords, but it’s also incredibly joyful. It’s the kind of song that works perfectly inside a movie that’s pleasant, warm, and just a little silly. “The Power of Love” is all about good feelings, and that’s why it works so well with Back to the Future.

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