Playlist: 10 Best Songs used in Action Movies

Francis Ford Coppola’s CLASSIC, ‘Apocalypse Now’.
Francis Ford Coppola’s CLASSIC, ‘Apocalypse Now’.

THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN BY NATALIE HANSON AND ULISES DUENAS AND PUBLISHED BY THE ORION ON OCTOBER 15, 2018.

The right song, combined with the right scene in an action movie, can turn any moment into a classic. Whether by pure skill or a keen sense of sound with scene, there’s a reason why some songs are difficult to separate from their iconic use in films like “Kill Bill,” “Pulp Fiction” and “The Godfather.” Here are our top picks for the best uses of songs in action movies.

“The Man Comes Around”- Johnny Cash

There aren’t any songs more fitting to be put at the end of “Logan” than this, a perfect sendoff that encapsulates his life as a hero who never had it easy. Anyone who had an attachment to the Wolverine character in the past 20 years felt the same pit in their stomach and lump in their throat by the time this played over the credits.

“Hello Vietnam” – Johnny Wright

“Hello Vietnam” usually doesn’t come to mind when people think of classic songs from that era, but it’s used superbly in “Full Metal Jacket”. The song takes on a more sullen tone as it plays over Joker and company getting their heads shaved before heading off to boot camp. The grim realities of war have already begun to settle in these young men as this song about duty plays. Say goodbye to what you love. Say hello to war.

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