In honor of the Oscars, we've ranked the biggest film songs to ever hit the Hot 100.


"Lose Yourself" - Eminem

Hot 100 Peak Position: 1 (12 weeks), Peak Date: 11/9/2002

For a bit of meta theater, Eminem wrote and performed this song about the his "8 Mile" character B-Rabbit, a fictional take on the struggles of the real-life Marshall Mathers. The track, written on the movie set, won the Best Original Song Oscar and two Grammys.


"When Doves Cry" - Prince And The Revolution

Hot 100 Peak Position: 1 (five weeks), Peak Date: 7/7/1984

The last song penned for the film, Prince wrote this "Purple Rain" track overnight to match a scene in the movie. On top of that, he played played every instrument on the recording, which became the first single and biggest from an incredible soundtrack.


"Because You Loved Me" - Celine Dion

Hot 100 Peak Position: 1 (six weeks), Peak Date: 3/23/1996

Songwriter Diane Warren wrote this song about her father's support, though its link to its cooresponding film,  'Up Close & Personal,'  is meant to evoke the Robert Redford character's love for an aspiring news anchor played by Michelle Pfeiffer. Dion's recording of the track went on to win a Grammy.


"Independent Women Part I" - Destiny's Child

Hot 100 Peak Position: 1 (11 weeks), Peak Date: 11/18/2000

Destiny's Child were the perfect choice to perform an anthem for the powerful trio of ladies in the "Charlie's Angels" remake. And carrying on the theme of threes, the song was the group's third Hot 100 No. 1.


"The Way We Were" - Barbra Streisand

Hot 100 Peak Position: 1 (three weeks), Peak Date: 2/2/1974

Written by Alan and Marilyn Bergman with Marvin Hamlisch, Barbra Streisand recorded this enduring ballad for the romantic movie of the same name, in which she starred opposite Robert Redford.


"Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" - B.J. Thomas

Hot 100 Peak Position: 1 (four weeks), Peak Date: 1/3/1970

Penned by Hal David and Burt Bacharach, B.J. Thomas' recording of "Raindrops" was featured in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," playing while star Paul Newman performed stunts on a bicycle. It went on to win the Oscar for Best Original Song.


"Say You, Say Me" - Lionel Richie

Hot 100 Peak Position: 1 (four weeks), Peak Date: 12/21/1985

This Richie no. 1 was the breakout song from the Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gregory Hines film "White Nights." The Oscar-winning track was oddly not released on the soundtrack, but later, in 1986, it served as the closing track on Lionel's "Dancing on the Ceiling" album.


"Gangsta's Paradise" - Coolio feat. L.V.

Hot 100 Peak Position: 1 (three weeks), Peak Date: 9/9/95

Coolio's theme song for the inner-city drama "Dangerous Minds" takes its musical cues from Stevie Wonder's 1976 song "Pastime Paradise." Wonder later joined the rapper and singer L.V. for a performance at the Grammys, where the track won Best Rap Solo Performance, among other awards.


"Stayin' Alive" - Bee Gees

Hot 100 Peak Position: 1 (four weeks), Peak Date: 2/4/1978

With its driving beat, funky guitar riff and falsetto, the Bee Gees created a disco classic about urban living that's difficult to hear without picturing John Travolta, suited in all white, doing his thing on the dance floor in the movie "Saturday Night Fever." Coincidentally, the rhythm of the song matches almost perfectly with the recommended number of chest compressions during CPR, and paramedics are encouraged to think of the song while performing the procedure.


"Call Me" - Blondie

Hot 100 Peak Position: 1 (six weeks), Peak Date: 4/19/1980

Giorgio Moroder originally wanted to collaborate on the "American Gigolo" theme song with Stevie Nicks, but she had to decline. He then enlisted Debbie Harry, who wrote the song in a few hours based on the film's opening scene of Richard Gere cruising around California in a convertible.

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