Mike’s Favorite Original Songs of the Decade: #148 – “The Rules Don’t Apply,” from The Rules Don’t Apply
148. “The Rules Don’t Apply,” from The Rules Don’t Apply
This is about as pure as a movie song gets. This is exactly what original film songs are about. The movie itself is a throwback, and this song sounds like something they’d have sung in a 40s movie. It fits perfectly within the plot, too. It’s deceptively simple, lyrically, but this is a great, great song. And bonus points for having Lily Collins sing it. It works so much better with someone who isn’t a perfectly-trained vocalist. This is another movie that people have basically forgotten about, but this song really does stick out as one of the best of the decade.