Some people complain that today's blockbuster movies lack the massive theme songs they used to have back in the '80s and '90s. But these 10 smashes from recent big screen hits really prove them wrong. Who needs to hear Aerosmith's 'I Don't Wanna Miss Thing' again anyway?

Adele: 'Skyfall'

Adele deservedly won an Oscar for her epic theme to 2012's Skyfall, the most successful Bond film of all time at the box office.

Pharrell Williams: 'Happy'

The Neptunes man reached Number One in 24 countries with this soulful pop gem from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack.

Tegan and Sara feat. The Lonely Island: 'Everything Is Awesome'

The Quin twins teamed up with Andy Samberg's comedy squad for this tongue-in-cheek - but still super-catchy - pop stomper from The Lego Movie.

Lana Del Rey: 'Young And Beautiful'

This beautifully wistful ballad from Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby became Del Rey's first US Top 40 hit, and remains one of her most underrated songs.

The Weeknd: 'Earned It'

Abel Lesfaye's sultry contribution to the Fifty Shades Of Grey soundtrack became his first US Top Five hit and later earned him an Oscar nomination too.

Ellie Goulding: 'Love Me Like You Do'

The British singer also scored a big hit with her Fifty Shades Of Grey song, which was co-written by prolific pop hitmaker Max Martin and Swedish rising star Tove Lo.

Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth: 'See You Again'

This pop-rap smash from the Fast & Furious 7 soundtrack served as a touching tribute to the late Paul Walker, who died in a car crash before the film was released.

Sam Smith: 'Writing's On The Wall'

Like Adele three years earlier, Sam Smith won an Oscar for his suitably stirring Bond theme, which soundtracked the opening sequence to 2015's Spectre.

Sia: 'Unforgettable'

The super-talented singer-songwriter supplies a cool and classy cover of the Nat King Cole classic to the Finding Dory soundtrack.

Rihanna: 'Sledgehammer'

And Sia co-wrote this empowering anthem from Star Trek Beyond, which RiRi dropped earlier this month.

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