Ever get moved by a song in a film? Doesn't that just make the movie even more memorable?
A few movies that successfully use music to great effect are based on Nicholas Sparks novels. Sparks is one of a handful of writers whose books have become blockbuster films and where music has played a key role in pivotal scenes.
In celebration of Safe Haven, his latest book-turned box office hit, we will take a look (and listen!) at the top 10 songs used in Nicholas Sparks movies.
Safe Haven stars Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel, and will be available on May 7 on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
10. We Both Know - Colbie Caillat feat. Gavin DeGraw (Safe Haven)
Country heart and introspective lyrics; you can't go wrong with this catchy duet!
9. Little House - Amanda Seyfried (Dear John)
Sweet, romantic and whimsical. The song captures all that's wonderful about Seyfried and the pivotal scene that features the tune.
8. Cry - Mandy Moore (A Walk To Remember)
Poppy but heartfelt, Moore provides the right feel for A Walk to Remember.
7. Down the Line - Jose Gonzalez (The Last Song)
Strumming guitars, a gripping voice and a catchy hook make this a top ten song!
6. I Could Not Ask For More - Edwin McCain (Message in The Bottle)
It's impossible to think of the film without hearing Edwin McCain's passionate song.
5. Hold On You - Ponderosa (The Lucky One)
Sonic, big and melodic. Ponderosa are simply amazing.
4. Way Down in North Carolina - Lauren Pritchard (Nights in Rodanthe)
Dusky-voiced bluegrass beauty Lauren Pritchard hits all the right notes in this upbeat happy tune. Hear the back-up singing? That's the legendary Emmylou Harris.
3. You Take My Troubles Away - Rachael Yamagata & Dan Wilson (Dear John)
Soulful guitars and a melodic voice make this a haunting, beautiful song.
2. In Rodanthe - Emmylou Harris (Nights in Rodanthe)
Powerful lyrics and stirring vocals have made Emmylou Harris a legend, and this song, is no exception.
1. I'll Be Seeing You - Billie Holiday (The Notebook)
What can be said about Billie Holiday that hasn't been said? This song is a staple and it makes The Notebook even better.
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Who plays the male lead in Safe Haven?
- Ryan Gosling
- James Franco
- Josh Duhamel
- Jake Gyllenhaal
- Tobey Maguire
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