As Sam Smith sings for Bond, here are 9 great film songs

The long wait is over. It’s finally been announced that nu-soul sensation Sam Smith has recorded the theme song for new Bond film Spectredue out next month. This gives us the perfect excuse to take a look at some of the other great box office backing tracks from down the years.

Here’s our definitive list of the greatest movie songs (please excuse us for the cheese…).

1. ‘Glory’ – Common & John Legend (Selma)
2. ‘Night Fever’ – Bee Gees (Night Fever)

Probably the biggest film of the 1970s, this celebration of all things supersize (especially hair) is one from your parent’s era, and lucky you if you somehow
3. ‘Eye of the Tiger’ – Survivor (Rocky III)

It’s amazing to think that, but for a stroppy Freddie Mercury, arguably the biggest song of 1980’s cinema might never have existed. Sylvester Stallone originally wanted to use Queen’s ‘Another One Bites the Dust’ for the famous Rocky III
4. ‘I Will Always Love You’ – Whitney Houston (The Bodyguard)

Now a hit play on Broadway, The Bodyguard
5. ‘Lose Yourself’ – Eminem (8 Mile)
6. ‘I Just Called To Say I Love You’ – Stevie Wonder (The Woman in Red)
7. ‘Check On It’ – Beyonce (The Pink Panther)

No everyone, Beyonce isn’t super old, she actually recorded this R&B smooth crunk classic for Steve Martin’s 2006 remake of the Sixties classic The Pink Panther
8. ‘My Heart Will Go On’ – Celine Dion (Titanic)
9. ‘9 to 5’ – Dolly Parton (9 to 5)