Five of the Best Uses of Love Songs in Superhero Movies

You might not think about something as gentle or romantic as a love song when you are thinking about superhero movies. After all, the two don’t really seem to go together very well at all. On one hand, you have the good guys versus the bad guys, usually with more than its fair share of action and special effects. On the other hand, you have somebody crooning about their truest love and how that kind of love makes them feel. It seems sort of like trying to mix oil and water, but there are a surprising number of superhero movies that contain love songs. More often than not, they contain some of the best love songs out there. Below are five of the best uses of love songs in movies, complete with clips of each movie discussed.

1. Arms of Orion

This is a song from Sheena Easton and Prince, and was featured on the soundtrack from the Batman movie that was released in 1998. You might be surprised at the number of people that don’t seem to be familiar with this song, but when you have a song from Prince, you can’t really go wrong.

2. Scandalous

This is another song from Prince, and you guessed it, it comes from the same soundtrack as Arms of Orion. This is definitely not a song that you would think about showing up in a Batman movie, but it did in fact do exactly that. This just proves that when the writers are determined to fit something into the storyline, it can almost always be done in one capacity or another. All it takes is a little effort and some creativity.

3. Face to Face

This one is from Siouxsie and the Banshees. It was featured in Batman Returns. If you haven’t already noticed, there seems to be a recurring theme going on here. So far, all of the best songs have been featured in one Batman movie or another. Perhaps producers figured out how well it all worked a long time ago and decided to keep it going with additional love songs as more movies came out.

4. Bring Me to Life

This is a powerful song from Evanescence that got quite a bit of air time on the radio. The song itself can bring about some very powerful feelings, indeed. It sort of depends on where you are in life just exactly how intense those feelings might get. As far as being incorporated into a superhero movie, this one was featured in Daredevil, which came out in 2003.

5. Where Are You Now

You guessed it, this one ended up in another Batman movie. This time, the song made famous by brandy and Lenny Kravitz became well known for being associated with the movie Batman Forever. Believe it or not, the song and the movie actually paired nicely with each other.

Now that you know love songs can be an important part of any movie, even superhero movies, you will probably want to go back ad review some of these films, paying closer attention to the music associated with them. It might even give you a new perspective on a particular scene.


Leave a Reply

Our Favorite David McCallum Moments from NCIS
What is The Brady Bunch Cast Up to Today?
How to Watch Ghost Hunters Online
Why It’s Time for a Live Action Swamp Thing TV Show
When Marvel Inevitably Reboots the X-Men into the MCU, They Should Keep Deadpool Untouched
Ron Howard Solo: A Star Wars Story
The Top 10 Ron Howard Movies – Not Including Solo: A Star Wars Story
10 Facts You Didn’t Know about The Movie “Interstella 5555”
Our Top Five Sidney Poitier Movies of His Career
The Top Five Songs from the Ghostbusters 2 Soundtrack
The Top Five Songs on the Collateral Beauty Soundtrack
The 20 Best Frontmen in Rock History
The Top Five Songs from the Captain Fantastic Soundtrack
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Mackenzie Dern
Secrets on How Sports Stars Keep Their Fitness Up
Snoop Dogg Explains Hockey Rules and Culture In Video Series For NHL Playoffs
We’re Praying That Floyd Mayweather Fights in the MMA
Pneumatic Overwatch Doomfist Guantlet Made In Real Life With 2,600 Pounds Of Punching Force
Shigeru Miyamoto is Officiall Not Allowed to Bike to Work for Fear of “Frogger”
Watch Jeff Goldblum Hilariously Read Famous Video Game Dialogue
The 10 Most Overpowered Weapons In Video Gaming History
So What is Nancy McKeon Up to These Days Anyway?
Five Facts You Didn’t Know About Kel Mitchell
The 61-Year Love Story of Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara
What is Tony Shalhoub Up to These Days?