Country music has always been a popular genre, known for its relatable lyrics and catchy tunes. It’s no surprise that many movies and TV shows have used country songs. Their soundtracks enhance the emotion and storytelling in their content.
Here are the Top 10 country songs from movies and TV shows:
- “Dolly Parton’s hit song “9 to 5” from the Movie (9 to 5). An iconic anthem for the working class. Inspiring generations with its catchy beat and empowering lyrics. From the film, to its continued relevance in modern culture, “9 to 5″ remains a beloved classic. Capturing the spirit of hardworking individuals striving for a better life. Included in the soundtrack of popular TV shows and movies. It is a testament to the song’s lasting impact and enduring popularity.”
- “Waylon Jennings’ classic tune “Good Ol Boys” has been a staple of Southern rock and country music for decades. Known for its upbeat tempo, catchy lyrics, and Jennings’ distinct vocals. This song has become synonymous with the popular TV series “The Dukes of Hazzard.” It served as the show’s theme song. From its initial release to its continued popularity on radio stations and streaming platforms. “Good Ol Boys” remains a beloved classic that embodies the spirit of Southern hospitality and good-natured fun.”
- Eric Weissberg & Steve Mandell’s “Dueling Banjos” is a classic instrumental piece. That gained popularity for its use in the movie “Deliverance.” It features a lively interplay between two banjo players and has become an enduring symbol of bluegrass music. The song’s catchy melody and toe-tapping rhythm have made it a staple of popular culture. Around the world audiences enjoy it. Its inclusion in numerous films, TV shows, and commercials is a testament to its lasting impact and cultural significance.
- “Always on My Mind” by Willie Nelson (from the movie “The Longest Ride”) “Always on My Mind” is a classic country ballad about regret and longing. Featured in the soundtrack for the movie “The Longest Ride”.
- “Tennessee Whiskey” by Chris Stapleton (from the TV show “Yellowstone”) “Yellowstone” has become a popular TV show. Its portrayal of a modern-day western, and Chris Stapleton’s “Tennessee Whiskey” was the perfect addition to the show’s soundtrack. The song’s smooth sound and soulful vocals make it a fan favorite.
- “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” by the Charlie Daniels Band (from the movie “Urban Cowboy”) “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” is a fun and fast-paced country song. It is about a fiddle competition with the devil himself. Used in the movie “Urban Cowboy” to show the rebellious side of country music.
- “Forever and Ever, Amen” by Randy Travis (from the movie “Pure Country”) “Pure Country” is a movie about a famous country singer. He loses touch with his roots. “Forever and Ever, Amen” by Randy Travis is the perfect song to emphasize this theme. The song’s nostalgic lyrics and Travis’s smooth voice make it a timeless classic.
- “On the Road Again” by Willie Nelson (from the movie “Honeysuckle Rose”) “On the Road Again” is a quintessential road trip song about the joys and hardships of touring. Used in the movie “Honeysuckle Rose” and is a staple in Willie Nelson’s discography.
- “Stand by Your Man” by Tammy Wynette (from the TV show “George and Tammy“) “Stand by Your Man” is a classic country song about loyalty and devotion. Also used in the TV show “Big Little Lies”.
- “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys” by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson (from the movie “The Electric Horseman”). Catchy chorus and heartfelt lyrics. A staple of country music, inspiring generations of fans and artists alike. Used in popular films and television shows to its continued relevance in modern country music. A beloved classic that celebrates the rugged individualism and free spirit of the American West.”
Compiled based on popularity and profits from album sales.