Throughout movie history, filmmakers have relied on music to add impact to scenes, be they comedic, dramatic, violent or whatever. Starting in the 1960s, they began to employ popular music, rather than instrumental scores made specifically for the films themselves. Some pop songs clearly work better onscreen than others (Pierce Brosnan murdering ABBA, anyone?), and only a select few Hollywood denizens manage to use music in a way that links the two media forever so that you can't think of one without the other. Here is a list, in no particular order, of songs and scenes with that symbiotic brilliance on display.
1. Pulp Fiction: "Misirlou"
2. Almost Famous: "Tiny Dancer"
3. Goodfellas: "Layla"
4. Layer Cake: "Ordinary World"
5. Reservoir Dogs: "Stuck In the Middle With You"
6. The Graduate: "Sound of Silence"
7. Ferris Bueller: "Twist & Shout"
8. Say Anything: "In Your Eyes"
9. Animal House: "Shout"
10. Wayne's World: "Bohemian Rhapsody"
11. Fight Club: "Where Is My Mind?"
12. Trainspotting: "Perfect Day"
13. Ghost: "Unchained Melody"
14. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: "Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime"