Wednesday Question: Rock Soundtrack Songs?

What are the best soundtrack songs of all time? There's plenty of classics - post your favorites here.

Wednesday Question: Rock Soundtrack Songs?
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The best soundtracks include a solid rock song or two, and that's a fact. Whether it's for a movie or video game, nothing makes a scene more exciting than a rip-roaring rock track.

It's often a great portal to the rock world for people who are new to the genre.

This week's question is:

What are the best rock soundtrack songs?

Post one song per comment, with a reference to the movie soundtrack you found it on. Feel free to include a short anecdote about how you found it and what it means to you - we might include it in the final post.

If you're stuck for ideas, how about the "Little Nicky" soundtrack? "The Matrix" which featured Rage Against the Machine? How about "Need for Speed" series which features the likes of Static X, Mastodon and Avenged Sevenfold? And who could forget the early "Tony Hawks" games, which introduced the world of punk to a whole generation?

Post your nomination below. Good luck!

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    UniformRecon
    Wait, can this same song get #1 in two lists?! Marty McFly playing "Johnny B. Goode" in Back to the Future.
    Hydra150
    If that doesn't earn Back To The Future it's rightful spot on this list, surely either Back In Time or The Power Of Love by Huey Lewis and The News should;
    JelloCrust
    Make it Berry's contribution to Pulp Fiction instead, where whitey isn't stealing rock music from Mr. Berry.
    N-D
    And of course obvious song from "Rocky III") Survivor - "Eye of the Tiger"
    Hydra150
    These classic training sequences always crack me up as they remind me of the parody in the film Team America - with the chorus 'we need a montage!'
    BiGBen2k3
    i was scrolling down and i was hoping nobody had forget eye of the tiger. The best rock soundtrack ever.PERIOD
    N-D
    Dick Dale and His Del-Tones - "Misirlou" from "Pulp Fiction" - for me, just amazing tune!
    Jay/Dee
    similerly, id suggested Brother Dege ' Too Old to Die Young' Tarentino knows some amazing soundtrack songs
    N-D
    Maybe it's not 100% rock by I really love this song Ray Parker Jr. - "Ghostbusters"
    UniformRecon
    "Live and Let Die" by Paul McCartney.
    Hydra150
    There have been so many great James Bond themes. More recently, Alicia Keys and Jack White 's Another Way To Die , Chris Cornell 's You Know My Name and of course Adele 's Skyfall have all been great tracks. And you can't ignore the classic themes from the older films - Shirley Bassey has some set of pipes.
    Way Cool JR.
    "On The Dark Side" by John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band. Made For the Eddie And The Cruisers movie.
    UniformRecon
    So...it at first said movies, but then it mentioned the Tony Hawk video games, so I'll mention a video game: "Ain't No Rest For the Wicked" by Cage the Elephant is pretty iconic with Borderlands.
    RCA1186
    If we are going to mention Tony Hawk, then Guerrilla Radio has to be it
    ashowe
    Disagree. Of all the Pro Skater 2 songs, it has to be Millencolin's No Cigar. But even then, nothing tops Goldfinger's Superman from the original game.
    kmitchell74
    Don't even say that this song didn't get to you at the end of Red Dead Redemption...
    Darrenmce
    This was heartbreaking! "Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie" got me also when it shows the grave. Great choice
    Jyrgen
    One of the reasons I love this game is the magnificient soundtrack