Known FromThe 10 Best Songs of Shrek


The Shrek movies are known for their catchy and upbeat soundtrack. Enjoy the 10 best songs from the four Shrek movies!

#10. Lipps Inc. – Funky Town

The catchy song was the one and only hit song from the disco formation  Lipps Inc. 'Funky Town' reached #1 in 28 countries in 1980 and was record holder until Madonna's 'Hung Up' reached #1 in 41 countries in 2005.

#9. Self - Stay Home

Self is an underground alternative pop/rock band from Tennessee. Being featured in the first Shrek movie is their biggest success.

#8. The Turtles - Happy Together

The 60s hitparades looked quite like a visit to the zoo: The Beatles, The Monkees, The Animals, The Yardbirds and of course, The Turtles. 'Happy Together' knocked The Beatles' 'Penny Lane' from the #1 position in Billboard Hot 100.

#7. Sly & The Family Stone - Dance To The Music

'Dance To The Music' was an unconventional song in many ways. It featured both black and white musicians and the pop song was a far cry from the psychedelic soul/funk songs that the band used to play.

#6. Paul McCartney & Wings - Live and Let Die

We all know 'Live and Let Die' from the James Bond movie, but the symphonic rock song is also used in Shrek 3, when Fiona's father dies and the whole kingdom bids their king farewell.

#5. Rufus Wainwright - Hallelujah

Rufus Wainwright is a Canadian singer-songwriter who recorded the Leonard Cohen classic 'Hallelujah' in 2001. Wainwright and his partner Jorn Weisbrodt later announced that they welcomed a daughter by a surrogate: No other than Leonard Cohen's daughter Lorca was the biological mother.

#4. Eels – Beloved Monster and Me

Love is in the air, or the forest, between Shrek and Fiona when we hear 'Beloved Monster and Me'.

#3. Smash Mouth - All Star

Well, you can't write about an article about the soundtrack of the Shrek movies and not include the American rockband Smash Mouth. Several demos were played by KOME, a radio station from San José and the band's popularity skyrocketed. Their debut album Fush Yu Mang became double platinum.

#2. Counting Crows - Accidentally in Love

The California rock band Counting Crows wrote 'Accidentally in Love' for Shrek 2. The song was critically acclaimed and was nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Grammy award, but didn't manage to win.

#1. Smash Mouth & Eddie Murphy - I’m a Believer

Smash Mouth covered 'I'm a Believer' from American popband The Monkees. The song was featured on their second studio album Astro Lounge, which also contains the hit song 'All Star'. Astro Lounge was the last succesfull album that Smash Mouth released.

Can't get enough? Here's the complete soundtrack playlist!

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