Ok so I started making my Top 10 Films list, in fact I have my top 9 ready to go with just one more left to include. But y’know what, I realize I should wait until later this week as I have one press screening of a 2014 film on Tuesday.
Now this one is a much easier list to include, and four of the five have pretty much been decided long ago. The fifth one I’m including here is from an earlier 2014 movie I’ve just seen recently, Begin Again. In case you missed it, I’ve posted the Top 10 Favorite Film Scores list back in December, which surprisingly doesn’t have any overlap. What’s indeed surprising to me is that two of the songs here are sung by the lead actresses of their respective films, which means I should really update my five-year-old list of actors who are surprisingly good singers. As for I’m Not In Love, I’ve actually been a fan of that song (which was released in 1975) for some time, but I had to include it here as it’s my fave song from the awesome Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack. It might not be as catchy as Hooked on a Feeling but it doesn’t get old as quickly as that one.
So anyhoo, here’s my top 5:
Blackbird – Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Beyond the Lights)
Everything’s Awesome –Tegan and Sara with The Lonely Island (The Lego Movie)
Once Upon A Dream – Lana Del Rey (Maleficent)
I’m Not In Love – 10cc (Guardians of the Galaxy)
Like A Fool – Keira Knightley (Begin Again)
Agony – Chris Pine & Billy Magnussen (Into The Woods)
I have to include this one as this scene is easily my favorite of the entire film! You can take a look at the hilarious clip here (it’s fuzzy as it’s recorded on the big screen) but I’m including the official song below because the quality is much better.
Thoughts on my picks here? So what’s YOUR favorite songs from the past year?