Best Ending Credit Songs in Movies
Reading people's names shouldn't be as boring as it sounds.
A carefully placed song after the screen goes dark can keep the audience sitting down for an extra few minutes in a movie theater. Today we're taking a look at ten of the best end credit songs in (Hollywood) movies. The only catch is that the music must fit the bill; no out of place songs here.
High Fidelity - Stevie Wonder - I Believe
Shock and awe, a music-centric movie has a great song during its ending credits. It's a bit surprising they didn't go with something more obscure given the nature of the movie.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off - Yello - Oh Yeah
Alright, Yello's Oh Yeah isn't exactly a masterpiece, we will admit to that. However, the song choice was perfect for the ending of this 80s cult classic.
Philadelphia - Neil Young - Philadelphia
It was a battle between Neil Young and The Boss' song, ultimately Neil Young's version is the one that got us all puppy eyed. Either way, the credits for Philadelphia featured some excellent music.
Gangs Of New York - U2 - The Hands That Built America
As much as we love to make fun of U2 for no reason, we do dig the song choice here. It suits the movie very well.
Heat - Moby - God Moving Over the Face of the Waters
There is no dénouement at the end of Heat, the song kicks in during the final scene and leads into the credits. It's a very memorable scene and song.
The Life Aquatic - David Bowie - Queen Bitch
The Life Aquatic follows the (mis)adventures of the quirky and zany, Steve Zizzou. Queen Bitch is deranged enough to fit in perfectly with the theme of the movie. Well played.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - Beck - Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime
There's something about depressing songs that make them fit surprisingly well into the credits of already sad movies. This is no exception.
Stand By Me - Ben E King - Stand By Me
A match mad in heaven. Sure the movie's title was probably inspired by the 1961 song of the same name but it was an excellent fit nonetheless.
Fight Club - The Pixies - Where Is My Mind?
Brad Pitt was the epitome of cool in this 1999 flick. The soundtrack was just as hip and Where is My Mind captures the schizophrenic nature of the movie quite well.
Romeo & Juliet - Radiohead - Exit Music (For a Film)
As if the modern day interpretation of Shakespeare's classic wasn't depressing enough, Radiohead crafted this tissue song for the movie's finale.