Music | Pop Culture | Movies | Retro

10 Epic Movie Themes That Get You Pumped Up The Second You Hear Them

- Page 1

Nothing makes a movie quite like an awesome theme song, and a bunch of the movies from the 70s, 80s an 90s had the absolute best ones. You wouldn't tend to pick them for workout jams, but think about it; is there any music that actually does a better job of getting you pumped up? We have a feeling you'll agree after hearing these 10 themes.

Mortal Kombat

A movie about the world's greatest fighters taking each other on in a tournament needed a suitably badass theme song, and boy did The Immortals deliver. The ultimate pump-up jam from the 90s.

Superman

John Williams has been making epic movie themes for decades, but one of his oldest is still one of his best. Toss this on during some reps if you want to feel like the Man of Steel himself.

Rocky

The Rocky series gave us the exercise montage, so it's only fair that its theme song show up on here. Maybe you'll even be able to run up the famous steps in Philadelphia!

Space Jam

The movie that got an entire generation of kids interested in basketball had some slammin' tunes, and the intro theme still gets us pumped up today.

The jams just get even more awesome from here...

Page 1 Next Page

More Throwbacks

80s

We Finally Know The True Meaning Of Cyndi Lauper's Song "She Bop" And We're Mortified

I remember dancing like a robot to this song alone in my room, at my friend's house, and in public. The thing is, I wasn't only dancing to it, I was yelling the lyrics, and now I really wish I didn't.The 1983 song "She Bop" reached number three on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in '84, meaning that everyone was rocking out to another Cyndi Lauper hit. The catchy lyrics had everyone saying "she bop, he bop, and we bop. I bop, you bop, and they bop." If you look up the definition for "bop," it means

00s

She Was Hollywood's "It Girl," So Why Did Shannyn Sossamon Disappear?

As we've explained before, some actresses just seem to become mega stars one minute before vanishing from Hollywood without a trace.It's not a case of their careers fizzling out, so there must be something to explain their disappearing act.Shannyn Sossamon was one of the biggest names to hit the scene and then leave just a few years later. The actress had moved to L.A. to study dance, and was working as a DJ and model before she was discovered by a casting director.Her breakout role was as Lady Jocelyn, Heath Ledger's love interest in A Knight's