The best known song that came out of the film was, of course, "It's a kind of magic." by Queen.
There are 5 or 6 Queen songs in the movie and 4 of them are available on Queen's brilliant 1986 album 'A Kind of Magic'. They are 'Princes of the Universe', 'Gimme the Prize', 'Who Wants to Live Forever' and 'One Year of Love'. The first 2 I mentioned also sample vocals and sound effects from the movie. There is also a fifth song 'Don't Lose Your Head' which was used in the film (abridged), during the scene where the Kurgan drives McLeod's love interest, Brenda Wyatt, too fast in the car. [Thanks to Heather / Stephen Shaw]
The filmmakers could not have choosen better or more moving music for this film.
The following song tracks were featured in Highlander
:Track names in Bold are linked to a Soundtrack release.A Kind Of Magic - QueenOne Year Of Love - QueenWho Wants To Live Forever - QueenGimme The Prize (Kurgan's Theme) - QueenDon't Lose Your Head - QueenPrinces Of The Universe - QueenHammer To Fall - QueenNew York, New York - Frank SinatraNew York, New York - QueenAre We Missing Any?Song Trivia
The album version of the song "Don't Lose Your Head" was NOT featured in the film. "Don't Lose Your Head" was a reworking of the original instrumental piece "A Dozen Red Roses For My Darling". It was this instrumental piece that was actually used in the film, which then continued into "New York, New York". Add some more trivia about the songs used in Highlander
Beautiful Scottish scenery is used throughout the first half of the movie.