Music is one of the most important elements in the movies and 2016 was a great year when it comes to music moments. Because of the fact that many films had amazing music, it was hard making a top 10 list. If you haven’t seen some of the following titles, but you want to, skip it because it might contain spoilers. Here we go.
10. Star Trek Beyond – “Sabotage”
If you are a Star Trek fan, you certainly like the part of the movie where the producers decided to use “Sabotage” by the Beastie Boys. J.J Abrams used the same song in the film from 2009, which is interesting information. Although it may be hard for you to associate a pop song to the Star Trek, it is a fun moment when Enterprise turns up the volume and this song is heard.
9. Moonlight – “Hello Stranger”
Moonlight is a movie about self-discovery and human connection with Berry Jenkins as a director. The song that was used in the film was Barbara Lewis’s “Hello Stranger” and the moment when it was used is even better. Two friends reunite after so many years apart, and it is all tied up to a song. We will leave it here and recommend you watch a movie because it is great.
8. Moana – “We Know The Way”
Disney’s Moana has a bunch of songs and “How Far I’ll Go” is probably the best one, but the best music moment in the movie is when Lin-Manuel Miranda and Opetai Foai join forces and sing “We Know The Way.” Although Moana is told that she should stay on the island, she finds out that she is an explorer, who should sail the seas and search new lands.
7. Hail, Caesar! – “No Dames”
The Hail, Caesar! is certainly not the best movie in 2016, but it had its moments and incredible sequences including “No Dames” with Channing Tatum. The group of Navy sailors is getting ready to set sails first thing in the morning, and they feel sad because they will leave their wives. What comes next is an impressive choreography and hilarious routine.
6. La La Land – “Another Day Of Sun”
One of the best musicals in 2016 is produced by Damien Chazelle, and it is called La La Land. It features excellent choreography, and some of the best songs are “City of Stars,” “Audition, ” but the one we opted for is “Another Day of Sun.” If you don’t like to watch musicals, at least listen to the music from La La Land, and you will see what we mean.
5. 20th Century Women – Black Flag vs. Talking Heads
The 20th Century Women is a story of three women who explore love and freedom in the 1970s, and the main topic is disconnection. In an attempt to understand her son Jamie (Lucas Jade Zumann), Dorothea (Annette Bening) listens to Black Flag and the Talking Heads and this is one of the best music moments in 2016.
4. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping – “Equal Rights”
The best song in the movie Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is definitely “Equal Rights” performed by Andy Samberg’s Conner4Real. In a really entertaining way, the song promotes a good message about stopping hate among people. Check out the song for yourself.
3. Everybody Wants Some!! – “Rappers Delight”
Everybody Wants Some!! is a terrific movie produced by Richard Linklater, and there is no plot in this film. The story follows a bunch of college students a few days before the school year starts making you feel so relaxed. The great scene and one of the best music moments in 2016 is while the five characters are driving in a car and singing “Rappers Delight” as it sets the tone of the film.
2. Fences – “Old Blue”
Fences is a tremendous story about an African-American father who is trying to raise a family in 1950s US. The main topic is the relationship between a father Troy (Denzel Washington) and a son. In the movie, Troy dies, and his son Cory (Jovan Adepo) comes home after he has run away, but only to tell his mother that he will not go to the funeral. The heartbreaking scene is when he and his half-sister Raynell are on the porch singing “Old Blue.”
1. Sing Street – “Drive It Like You Stole It”
Another movie with great music is called Sing Street. The story follows a boy growing up in Dublin and in order to impress the girl he likes, he wants to form a band. Although he has very few resources, he keeps trying, and he desires to record a large-scale music video for his song “Drive It Like You Stole It.” Watch the video in which our main character is singing this song and creating one of the best music moments in 2016.