For those who don’t know, I was a film major.  It was my dream to direct music videos.  I wasn’t even interested in feature films.  I thought I’d be happy doing just music videos.   Don’t get me wrong.  I love film and music.  With this countdown I combine both loves.

This MY TOP 10 features songs that either equaled or transcended the pop cultural significance of the films from whence they came.  It’s less about the movies and more about the songs.  I’m including 5 male and 5 female performers and alternating between them to keep things fair and balanced.  I’m starting off with a woman so a man can be on top. 

Just flipping the script from how I ran thangs with February’s MY TOP 10 (Sexiest Videos for those of you who don’t know) where a woman lead the pack.

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tb8. Whitney Houston “I Will Always Love You” from The Bodyguard 

This song was played so much that most people got tired of it.  That just demonstrates its power, though.  I had a history teacher in high school who played out The Bodyguard Soundtrack while we did our classwork weekly if not daily.  Whitney Houston started out playing a bigger star in the movie than she was in real life and somehow by the end of it life had imitated art and she was bigger than ever.  Looking back, it does seem like a prime time in Ms. Houston’s career and the music was definitely memorable.

 

Editor’s Note:  Props have to be given to Dolly Parton for originally writing and performing such a translatable song.

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