From the OST to the overly used, here's a list of some tracks whose placement in film, television, and beyond left their marks in one way or another.
  1. Eminem: "Lose Yourself"
    Appeared in: 8 Mile
  2. Journey: "Don’t Stop Believin’"
    Appeared in: The Wedding Singer, "The Sopranos", "Glee", "Laguna Beach", "Family Guy", "Scrubs", numerous singing competition shows
  3. The White Stripes: "Seven Nation Army"
    Appeared in: Arena sports
  4. Coldplay: "Fix You"
    Appeared in: "Glee", "The Newsroom", "Scrubs", "Extras", numerous reality singing and dancing shows
  5. Mariah Carey: "All I Want for Christmas Is You"
    Appeared in: Love Actually
  6. Goo Goo Dolls: "Iris"
    Appeared in: Appeared in: City of Angels (it was also written specifically for this movie)
  7. Oasis: "Wonderwall"
    Appeared in: "Girls", "Lost", "Nip/Tuck", "The O.C.", the dreams of teenagers
  8. Survivor: "Eye of the Tiger"
    Appeared in: Rocky III & Rocky IV, "The Big Bang Theory", "Breaking Bad", "The Simpsons", "Gilmore Girls"
  9. Queen: "Bohemian Rhapsody"
    Appeared in: Wayne’s World, "Glee", "Dr. Who", "Two and a Half Men", numerous reality singing shows
  10. Beyoncé: "Crazy in Love"
    Appeared in: Fifty Shades of Grey, The Great Gatsby, "The Office", Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, White Chicks, numerous reality singing and dancing shows
  11. Kanye West: "Gold Digger"
    Appeared in: Trainwreck, "Glee"
  12. Blackstreet: "No Diggity"
    Appeared in: Pitch Perfect
  13. U2: "With or Without You"
    Appeared in: "Friends"
  14. Guns N' Roses: "Sweet Child o' Mine"
    Appeared in: The Wrestler, "The Office", Step Brothers, Big Daddy (cover), numerous reality singing shows
  15. Metallica: "Enter Sandman"
    Appeared in: Sports, just sports. In general.
  16. Radiohead: "Creep"
    Appeared in: "Community", "Glee", "The Simpsons"
  17. Whitney Houston: "I Will Always Love You"
    Appeared in: The Bodyguard, This Is the End, "Two and a Half Men", "The Simpsons"