3 Classic Rock Songs that Are Overused in Movie Soundtracks

Certain songs appear frequently in movies and TV, making them feel overused despite their appeal. Directors should consider diversifying their choices.

"Gimme Shelter" by The Rolling Stones: This 1969 track, often used by Martin Scorsese, has appeared in movies like The Departed, Casino, and Goodfellas, as well as Flight.

"All Along the Watchtower" by The Jimi Hendrix Experience: A staple for Vietnam War scenes, this 1968 Hendrix rendition is featured in films such as Forrest Gump, Watchmen, and A Bronx Tale.

"Low Rider" by WAR: Released in 1975, this song often scores scenes with teenagers in cars or marijuana use, appearing in Dazed and Confused, Friday, and Gone in 60 Seconds.