I chose That Thing You Do — from the movie of the same title.
Our SLS theme this week are “songs featured in films that made the charts”.
The film was written, co-starred and directed by Tom Hanks in his feature directorial debut. It tells the story of the rise and fall of a fictional 1960s one-hit wonder pop band, The
Oneders Wonders, starring Tom Everett Scott, Liv Tyler, Johnathon Schaech, Steve Zahn, Ethan Embry, and Charlize Theron. The film resulted in a musical hit with the titular song of the same name, which was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.
Adam Schlesinger wrote and composed this song. It became a genuine hit for the Wonders in 1996 (peaked at #41 on the Billboard Hot 100, #22 on the Adult Contemporary charts, #18 on the Adult Top 40, and #24 on the Top 40 Mainstream charts). — I hope that counts!