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'In Your Eyes' in 'Say Anything'
The image of Lloyd Dobler holding a boombox high above his shoulders is iconic even without musical backing. As a matter of fact, John Cusack was actually blasting a Fishbone song through the speakers during shooting. In the end, Gabriel's 'In Your Eyes' clinched this scene's landmark status.
'Free Falling' in 'Jerry Maguire' For a song called 'Free Falling,' this Tom Petty classic is one of the most uplifting tunes in rock history. This great American road anthem provides Jerry with a brief moment of off-key elation after he loses his job.
'Freebird' in 'Elizabethtown'
This cover band goes above and beyond by unleashing a gigantic, flaming papier-mache bird on the audience during the 'Freebird' solo. The group gets bonus points for not abandoning the song even as things went pear-shaped.
Pearl Jam and Chris Cornell in 'Singles'
'Singles' was a snapshot of the nascent Seattle grunge scene in the early '90s, featuring several different cameos of grunge dudes before they were stars. The most notable of these was probably Pearl Jam -- or as they were known during filming, Mookie Blaylock -- who appear in this hilarious scene as Matt Dillon's band, Citizen Dick. Honorable mention goes to Chris Cornell for his "acting" in the car stereo scene.
'Good Vibrations' in 'Vanilla Sky'
Good Vibrations has never sounded so eerie. The theremin works to underscore the weird feeling of discomfort as Tom Cruise's David Aames sees his dreamlike world crumble into a nightmare right before his eyes. Luckily for him, he has tech support.
'Nothing Song' in 'Vanilla Sky'
Crowe nailed "heartbreaking sadness" mixed with "promising new opportunities" in the gutwrenching wrap-up of 'Vanilla Sky.' Coupled with 'Good Vibrations,' which plays just a few minutes before, the use of Sigur Ros' song makes this melancholy moment perfectly bittersweet.
'Tiny Dancer' in 'Almost Famous'
We've never experienced the dejected, soul-draining feeling that occurs after you get into an argument with your best friend, drop acid, scream "I'm a golden god!" and jump off a roof into a pool. But if we ever do, we hope our friends channel the gravitas of a slow clap into a sing-along like this. It's beautiful.