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.