Top 100 Lists


TOP 100 MOVIE TITLE THEMES
OF THE '50S AND '60S

  1. "The Third Man" Theme - Anton Karas - 1950
  2. The Song from Moulin Rouge - Percy Faith featuring
    Felicia Sanders
    - 1953
  3. (Theme from) A Summer Place - Percy Faith - 1960
  4. Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley - 1957
  5. Tammy (Tammy and the Bachelor) - Debbie Reynolds - 1957
  6. Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley - 1956
  7. Love is a Many-Splendored Thing - The Four Aces - 1955
  8. To Sir With Love - Lulu - 1967
  9. April Love - Pat Boone - 1957
  10. Moonglow and Theme from "Picnic" - Morris Stoloff - 1956
  11. Unchained Melody (Unchained) - Les Baxter - 1955
  12. Young-At-Heart - Frank Sinatra - 1954
  13. Exodus - Ferrante and Teicher - 1961
  14. Help! - The Beatles - 1965
  15. (Love Theme from) Romeo and Juliet - Henry Mancini - 1969
  16. A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles - 1964
  17. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - Hugo Montenegro - 1968
  18. Three Coins in the Fountain - The Four Aces - 1954
  19. The Happening - The Supremes - 1967
  20. (Theme from) Valley of the Dolls - Dionne Warwick - 1968
  21. The 3rd Man Theme - Guy Lombardo - 1950
  22. Georgy Girl - The Seekers - 1967
  23. North to Alaska - Johnny Horton - 1960
  24. Ruby (Ruby Gentry) - Richard Hayman - 1953
  25. Moonglow and Theme from "Picnic" - George Cates - 1956
  26. Friendly Persuasion - Pat Boone - 1956
  27. What's New Pussycat? - Tom Jones - 1965
  28. High Noon - Frankie Laine - 1952
  29. Unchained Melody (Unchained) - Al Hibbler - 1955
  30. Where the Boys Are - Connie Francis - 1961
  31. Because They're Young - Duane Eddy - 1960
  32. Anna - Silvana Mangano - 1953
  33. The High and the Mighty - Victor Young - 1954
  34. Catch Us if You Can - The Dave Clark Five - 1965
  35. Born Free - Roger Williams - 1966
  36. (Terry's Theme from) Limelight - Frank Chacksfield - 1953
  37. The High and the Mighty - Les Baxter - 1954
  38. Ferry Cross the Mersey - Gerry and the Pacemakers - 1965
  39. Three Coins in the Fountain - Frank Sinatra - 1954
  40. Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte - Patti Page - 1965
  41. Goldfinger - Shirley Bassey - 1965
  42. Hang 'Em High - Booker T. and the MG's - 1969
  43. (Theme from) The Apartment - Ferrante and Teicher - 1960
  44. Unchained Melody (Unchained) - Roy Hamilton - 1955
  45. Hound Dog Man - Fabian - 1960
  46. The High and the Mighty - Leroy Holmes - 1954
  47. Midnight Cowboy - Ferrante and Teicher - 1969
  48. Town Without Pity - Gene Pitney - 1962
  49. Picnic - The McGuire Sisters - 1955
  50. Zorba the Greek - Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass - 1966
  51. Baby the Rain Must Fall - Glenn Yarbrough - 1965
  52. Love Me or Leave Me - Sammy Davis Jr. - 1955
  53. Never on Sunday - The Chordettes - 1961
  54. The Man With the Golden Arm - Richard Maltby - 1956
  55. Alfie - Dionne Warwick - 1967
  56. Never on Sunday - Don Costa - 1960
  57. Kissin' Cousins - Elvis Presley - 1964
  58. High Noon - Tex Ritter - 1952
  59. Follow That Dream - Elvis Presley - 1962
  60. Around the World (Around the World in 80 Days) -
    Victor Young - 1957
  61. Follow the Boys - Connie Francis - 1963
  62. Loving You - Elvis Presley - 1957
  63. A Certain Smile - Johnny Mathis - 1958
  64. Pepe - Duane Eddy - 1961
  65. Bernardine - Pat Boone - 1957
  66. Around the World (Around the World in 80 Days) - Mantovani - 1957
  67. Tammy - The Ames Brothers - 1957
  68. Walk on the Wild Side - Jimmy Smith - 1961
  69. Ride the Wild Surf - Jan and Dean - 1964
  70. Hajji Baba (The Adventures of Hajji Baba) - Nat "King" Cole - 1954
  71. (Love Is) The Tender Trap - Frank Sinatra - 1956
  72. The Bus Stop Song (A Paper of Pins) - The Four Lads - 1956
  73. Flaming Star - Elvis Presley - 1961
  74. The Moulin Rouge Theme - Mantovani - 1953
  75. Dear Heart - Andy Williams - 1964
  76. Because You're Mine - Nat "King" Cole - 1952
  77. Days of Wine and Roses - Andy Williams - 1963
  78. (Theme from) The Unforgiven - Don Costa - 1960
  79. Thunderball - Tom Jones - 1966
  80. Wild is the Wind - Johnny Mathis - 1957
  81. Enchanted Island - The Four Lads - 1958
  82. Casino Royale - Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass - 1967
  83. The Man With the Golden Arm - Elmer Bernstein - 1956
  84. Days of Wine and Roses - Henry Mancini - 1963
  85. Exodus - Mantovani - 1961
  86. An Affair to Remember - Vic Damone - 1957
  87. The Blob - The Five Blobs - 1958
  88. The Magnificent Seven - Al Caiola - 1961
  89. Viva Las Vegas - Elvis Presley - 1964
  90. Dear Heart - Jack Jones - 1964
  91. Anastasia - Pat Boone - 1957
  92. The Pink Panther Theme - Henry Mancini - 1964
  93. The River of No Return - Marilyn Monroe - 1954
  94. Sing Boy Sing - Tommy Sands - 1958
  95. Around the World (Around the World in 80 Days) -
    Bing Crosby - 1957
  96. Charade - Henry Mancini - 1964
  97. Exodus - Eddie Harris - 1961
  98. Alfie - Cher - 1966
  99. Pocketful of Miracles - Frank Sinatra - 1961
  100. True Grit - Glen Campbell - 1969

Songs written specifically for a film are eligible for this list but are not limited to the movie version alone. Any version released within a year of the film's run in theaters is eligible; later recordings are considered remakes and are not associated with the movie. Longer song titles that contain the film's full title (such as "Unchained Melody" from Unchained) are included. Shortened titles (such as "Tammy" from Tammy and the Bachelor) are also included providing the song title contains the essence of the film's title. Songs not originally written for a film but used as the title of a later film are not included. Rankings are based on the popularity of individual versions of each song from any movie released in theaters between 1950 and 1969.





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The Third Man Theme (The Song from) Moulin Rouge (Theme from) A Summer Place Jailhouse Rock Tammy Love Me Tender Love is a Many-Splendored Thing Help! (Theme from) Valley of the Dolls Friendly Persuasion