In the End It Does Matter: 7 Movie Ending Songs Reddit Can’t Forget

In the End It Does Matter: 7 Movie Ending Songs Reddit Can’t Forget
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This is the end, my only friend, the end…

The movie’s finale should present quite a memorable mix of picture and sound to take the prominent place both in the cinematic history and in people’s hearts.

Here are seven of the most remarkable movie ending tracks, according to Reddit.

1. Fight Club (1999) - Where Is My Mind? by The Pixies

The song’s drum drop perfectly matches the sounds made by the detonation of the building, which is observed by the Narrator and Marla as they’re holding hands. This scene became truly iconic because of such a perfect combination of music and visuals.

2. The Breakfast Club (1985) - Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds

Quite a simple, but, nevertheless, iconic finale of this 1980’s hit features its characters realizing their own selves when the rock banger kicks in. It symbolizes the light sadness of maturing and going out of your teenage days, which mustn’t be forgotten.

3. Zodiac (2007) - Hurdy Gurdy Man by Donovan

“Great use of the creepy post hippie sound,” comments on this ending song Redditor @TheDailyDarkness, and it’s an extremely fair conclusion.

The choice of the song here adds to a sense of surreal uncertainty of Fincher’s suspenseful crime drama.

4. Apocalypse Now (1979) - The End by The Doors

Francis Ford Coppola’s epic war movie ends the exact way it starts, with the cultish The Doors’ song playing in the background of the tragic events of the Vietnam War, emphasizing the cyclical nature of back-then people’s thirst for blood and power.

5. Stand by Me (1986) - Stand by Me by Ben E. King

The song of the same name feels so strongly associated with this iconic movie adaptation of Stephen King ’s novel, so it’s easy to forget it wasn’t written specifically for the film itself, nevertheless, it perfectly fitted the melancholy of its ending.

6. Dr. Strangelove (1964) - We’ll Meet Again by Vera Lynn

Kubrick’s movies often stood out due to their musical accompaniment, but the ending of this political drama is one of a kind.

“That song and the montage of nuclear bombs destroying everything are peak black comedy,” fairly admits @TheAndorran.

7. Goodfellas (1990) - My Way by Sid Vicious

The finale of this iconic 1990 drama ingeniously mixes featuring the egoistic psychos in their relentless pursuit of wealth and power and the lines of Sex Pistols musician’s cover of Frank Sinatra’s song. “And more, much more than this, I did it my way”.