With the right song, at the right moment, great film soundtracks can sear a cinematic moment into your mind forever. Here are just a few of our favourites.
On both of Billboard’s main surveys for 27 December 1980, John climbed to No. 1.
The rock favourites hit the UK top ten with their version of the Russ Ballard song.
uDiscover Music looks at the history of the 1960s composition by Jerry Ragovoy that continues to reverberate in pop culture.
Four million sales in the US alone for his self-titled debut sent a very clear message that his fans wanted Lionel solo.
The ballad continued Rogers' chart-topping country form and went on to win a Grammy for Country Song of the Year.
On Friday The 13th, uDiscover presents a playlist of the 13 unluckiest singles of all time in UK chart history, whose chart supremacy was thwarted.
Kenny's UK No. 1 arrived as he was in the early stages of redirecting his career into the country arena.
After a decade of hard work, the Los Angeles native was on her way, as the 'Mistaken Identity' album followed 'Bette Davis Eyes' to the US chart summit.
The links between the American band and the British guitar hero go deeper than you might think.
'The Gambler' single and album found the entertainer in the hottest form of his life.
'Coward Of The County' became a rare UK country No. 1 on 16 February 1980.
The vastly experienced guitarist, who played on classic country hits such as 'Stand By Your Man' and 'The Gambler,' tells his own story.
The 20-track retrospective honours a figurehead of country and pop.
The star said there is "no question" he would have loved to have shared this special day with his brothers.