18 Popular Songs You Forgot Were Originally Written for Movies
“Shallow” by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, A Star is Born
The most recent entry on this list, and also one of the best, “Shallow” is perfectly structured to fit Bradley Cooper‘s directorial debut. It’s a euphoric pop-rock ballad that suits the voices of both Bradley and co-star Lady Gaga.
The moment when it’s spontaneously performed onstage is the film’s high-point. It’s when Lady Gaga’s Ally proves that she’s a star, and when the film proves that it deserves to be taken seriously. A Star is Born is great throughout, but “Shallow” will be a huge part of its legacy. It’s a truly great song, both inside and outside of the film.