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Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Rob Rubio, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Inspiration is a funny thing. It can be found seemingly anywhere, and has a penchant for striking at a moment’s notice.

Sometimes, two giants collide – like when a film is so good it inspires another work of art: music. Over the years, there have been many rock songs inspired by movies. Most people are unaware that some of their favorite jams got their inspiration from the silver screen.

If you can’t think of any examples of songs inspired by films, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered!

“Bad Moon Rising” – Creedence Clearwater Revival

Fantasy Records, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

“Space Oddity” – David Bowie

Arthur from Westchester County north of NYC, USA, at [email protected], CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

“Walk This Way” – Aerosmith

rock songs in movies
Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Rob Rubio, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

“Red Angel Dragnet” – The Clash

Helge Øverås, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

“Where Eagles Dare” – Iron Maiden

dr_zoidberg, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

“Brownsville Girl” – Bob Dylan

Rowland Scherman, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

“Breakfast at Tiffany’s” – Deep Blue Something

Trailer screenshot, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

“Motorpsycho Nightmare” – Bob Dylan

Paramount Pictures, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

“Key Largo” – Bertie Higgins

Baron Maddock, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

“Jurassic Park” – Weird Al Yankovic

Chris Favero from USA, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
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