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Title: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 22, 2012, 11:01:44 AM
Hello, and welcome to the sixty-third List of Crap -- the Top 50 Songs from Movies! Thanks to everyone who sent in a list; it was fun seeing what placed where and I hope my write-ups do these great songs justice. If anyone wants to add a video, or more information, or an anecdote about what you were doing or how you felt when you first heard the song, have at it! The LoC has always been a list of the people.

Over the next several days we'll be counting them down, from #50 to #1. For the first four days I'll post five entries per day and then I think next Monday through Wednesday I will do ten per day. That is my plan, anyway, we'll see if I stick to it.

Also, please PM me with any ideas for the next LoC and I'll make a poll.

So here we go!
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 22, 2012, 11:13:02 AM
#50: Blue Danube
28 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #11 by Compound

http://www.youtube.com/v/SpvOUnz4T7Q?version=3&hl=en_US


Featured In: 2001: A Space Odyssey
 
Composer: Johann Strauss II
 
 
Description:
Music plays a crucial part in 2001, and not only because of the relatively sparse dialogue. From very early on in production, Kubrick decided that he wanted the film to be a primarily non-verbal experience, one that did not rely on the traditional techniques of narrative cinema, and in which music would play a vital role in evoking particular moods. About half the music in the film appears either before the first line of dialogue or after the final line. Almost no music is heard during any scenes with dialogue.

2001 is particularly remembered for using pieces of Johann Strauss II's best-known waltz, "An der schönen blauen Donau (On the Beautiful Blue Danube)", during the extended space-station docking and lunar landing sequences, and the use of the opening from the Richard Strauss tone poem "Also sprach Zarathustra". Gayane's Adagio from Aram Khatchaturian's Gayane ballet suite is heard during the sections that introduce Bowman and Poole aboard the Discovery conveying a somewhat lonely and mournful quality.

Written by Johann Strauss II to celebrate the River Danube that flows through Vienna, "On the Beautiful Blue Danube" was premiered as a choral piece on February 13, 1867 at a concert of the Vienna Men's Choral Association. Its initial performance only got a lukewarm response and Strauss is reputed to have said "The devil take the waltz, my only regret is for the coda—I wish that had been a success!"

The piece's popularity was bolstered after its prominent use in 2001. It was used to accompany the scene in which a spaceplane is seen docking with a space station after Kubrick made an association between the spinning motion of the satellites and the dancers of waltzes. The waltz was also used to accompany the film's closing credits.

The piece was also used as the gastrointestinal bypass surgery music in the 2003 film Super Size Me.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 22, 2012, 11:13:46 AM
Also a heads up -- there is not a whole lot of information on a lot of these songs so some entries are going to be pretty damn short. I am pulling whatever information I can, though.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 22, 2012, 11:16:57 AM
Not upset about the choice, but personally, I prefer either pieces that originated in movies or are some sort of a cover of a pre-existing song.  But that is a great piece of film making.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 22, 2012, 11:22:07 AM
That reminds me, let me know if there's a problem with the video I post (like there's no sound) or if there's a better video out there. I am writing this up while I'm at work and I don't have speakers so I can't hear the videos. I'm basically just crossing my fingers and hoping I'm picking the right one until I can check it when I can get on my home computer.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 22, 2012, 11:47:05 AM
Not upset about the choice, but personally, I prefer either pieces that originated in movies or are some sort of a cover of a pre-existing song.  But that is a great piece of film making.

Why? Isn't this about how the songs work with the movies they're in?

I think it was a great choice. I'd probably have put it in if I'd remembered it.

Largely because I think about "Songs from Movies" as great songs that originated in movies.  Again, not a big deal to me, but that's how I'm approaching it.  'Sides, while I like that scene, I don't instantly put that piece of music with that scene when I hear it independently.  It might come later, but the first thing that would come to mind is probably Looney Tunes.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 22, 2012, 11:57:24 AM
Just about every list I got had at least a few songs that originated somewhere besides the movie in which they're listed. I think what's more important than the origination is the impact a song had on a scene or on the movie as a whole.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 22, 2012, 12:04:36 PM
#49: Storybook Love
28 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #8 by Cole Stratton

http://www.youtube.com/v/8ifSUhwmIMU?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: The Princess Bride

Composers: Mark Knopfler/Willy DeVille

Performer: Willy DeVille

 
Description:
“Storybook Love” was the theme of the movie The Princess Bride and was nominated for an Academy Award in 1987 for Best Original Song. DeVille performed it at that year’s Academy Award ceremony and relates the following story: "Knopfler heard 'Storybook Love' and asked if I knew about this movie he was doing. It was a Rob Reiner film about a princess and a prince. The song was about the same subject matter as the film, so we submitted it to Reiner and he loved it. About six or seven months later, I was half asleep when the phone rang. It was the Academy of Arts and Sciences with the whole spiel. I hung up on them! They called back and my wife answered the phone. She came in to tell me that I was nominated for 'Storybook Love.' It's pretty wild. It's not the Grammys — it's the Academy Awards, which is different for a musician. Before I knew it, I was performing on the awards show with Little Richard. It was the year of Dirty Dancing, and they won."
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 22, 2012, 12:06:50 PM
I considered this song, but for the most part, it just didn't do it for me.  I do like the instrumental version used throughout the film, but I find the song version a bit shmaltzy.  And I'm all about shmaltz.

And...Looney Tunes? Really?

"What?  Classical music in a cartoon?  Outrageous!"
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Tripe on August 22, 2012, 12:09:15 PM
I only watch that film for the fencing, oh and Peter Cook (hopefully, more from him later).
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 22, 2012, 12:12:37 PM
I assume you mean Princess Bride, but I wish you meant 2001.

Dave: "En garde"

HAL: "I'm afraid I can't parry that Dave."
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 22, 2012, 01:03:50 PM
#48: Edelweiss
28 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #2 by CJones

http://www.youtube.com/v/zuQkZD3F2EQ?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: The Sound of Music

Composers: Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II

Performers: Christopher Plummer & cast

 
Description:
"Edelweiss" is a show tune from the 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music. It is named after the edelweiss, a white flower found high in the Alps. It is sung by Captain Georg Ludwig von Trapp and his family during the concert as a defiant statement of Austrian patriotism in the face of the pressure put upon him to join the navy of Nazi Germany. In the 1965 film adaptation, the song is also sung by the Captain earlier in the film as he rediscovers music and a love for his children.

"Edelweiss" is not an Austrian or German song. The only thing "German" about "Edelweiss" is its title and the Alpine flower itself. The song was written and composed by two Americans (Rodgers and Hammerstein). Hammerstein did have a German heritage, but the song is strictly American. (Hammerstein's grandfather, Oscar Hammerstein I, was born in Sceczin, Pommerania in 1848, the eldest son of a German-speaking, Jewish family.) In the film version, Captain von Trapp sings an emotional version of the song, which may have contributed to the false idea that it is the Austrian national anthem.

"Edelweiss" is virtually unknown in Austria, as is The Sound of Music. Although Salzburg makes a good living by exploiting the film, the Austrian city's tourist customers for "The Sound of Music" tours include very few Austrians or Germans.

Personal Note: I once went to a German-American heritage festival (full disclosure, I am like 75% German) and they sang "Edelweiss" as though it was the national anthem of Germany. They were all arm in arm and raising their beer steins like the goddamned Irish. It was ridiculous.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Tripe on August 22, 2012, 01:12:53 PM
Always wanted to hear it sung in Klingon...
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 22, 2012, 01:19:54 PM
#47: Time Warp
29 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #3 by CJones

http://www.youtube.com/v/V0SqS2QJdj8?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Composer: Richard O'Brien

Performers: Cast

 
Description:
"The Time Warp" is a song featured in the 1973 rock musical The Rocky Horror Show and in the 1975 film adaption The Rocky Horror Picture Show, as well as a dance performed during the chorus of the song of the same name. The song is both an example and a parody of the dance song genre in which much of the content of the song is given over to dance step instructions. The dance is one of the major audience-participation activities during screenings of the film and performances of the show. It has become a popular song beyond the reaches of the film and show, and is often played at dances and weddings.

The song consists of verses sung by alternating characters, serving as the introduction to two of them, and choruses sung by the chorus of "Transylvanians" (Movie) or "Phantoms" (Musical), and the Criminologist/Narrator (played by Charles Gray in the movie). The characters that sing the verses are, in order, Riff-Raff (Richard O'Brien in the movie), Magenta (Patricia Quinn in the movie), and Columbia (Little Nell Campbell in the movie). After the second full chorus, Columbia often launches into her tap dance.

The order of the solos varies in certain albums. In the movie and Roxy cast album, Columbia's solo is right after Magenta's, then Columbia does her tap dance after a second chorus. The version that has been in stage shows more recently is similar to the movie and Roxy cast, with Columbia singing her solo right after Magenta's, but then she does her tap dance right after her solo, leaving only two choruses. Occasionally, Columbia's solo and tap dance come after the chorus after Magenta's solo.

Step by step instructions for the dance:

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ammOje2cN-E/Tnou5ghVIxI/AAAAAAAAAIk/lJTrX-mJVwM/s1600/Teach+Yourself+The+Time+Warp.jpg)
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: a pretty girl is like on August 22, 2012, 01:24:21 PM
I figured Time Warp would make the list but I'm reallly glad it didn't place higher.  Good going, Forum!  :highfive:
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 22, 2012, 01:25:50 PM
I'm already accepting your congratulations for the next one, which I had a hand in placing on the list and you didn't.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 22, 2012, 01:27:37 PM
#46: A Kiss At the End of the Rainbow
30 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #10 by George Harrison

http://www.youtube.com/v/Y6VYbYH9zCg?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: A Mighty Wind

Composers: Michael McKean & Annette O'Toole

Performers: Eugene Levy & Catherine O'Hara

 
Description:
"A Kiss At the End of the Rainbow" was written for and performed in the 2003 Christopher Guest mockumentary, A Mighty Wind, a send-up of a folk music reunion concert in which three folk bands must reunite for a television performance for the first time in decades.

In the film, Mitch Cohen (Eugene Levy) and Mickey Crabbe (Catherine O'Hara) are a romantic duo that released seven albums together until their traumatic break-up decades earlier. Their most famous song is "A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow," during which the pair would actually kiss on stage. Mitch played the guitar and Mickey played the autoharp.

"A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow" was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song, and was performed at the 76th Academy Awards by Levy and O'Hara (in character). The title song won the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media at the 46th Grammy Awards.

In an interview about the film, Annette O'Toole claimed that many of the songs for A Mighty Wind were written when plane groundings in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks meant she and husband Michael McKean had to drive from their home in Los Angeles to Vancouver, where O'Toole's television series Smallville was being filmed.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 22, 2012, 01:29:40 PM
That's it for today, folks. I'll post the next five tomorrow.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: a pretty girl is like on August 22, 2012, 01:32:55 PM
If I were to put one of the A Might Wind songs, I would have probably done Old Joe's Place.  Ea A Oe's. 
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Tripe on August 22, 2012, 01:37:26 PM
I'm partial to A Mighty Wind myself, though I didn't have abny from that film.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 22, 2012, 01:38:21 PM
OH NO!  Not only did I forget this movie, but I forgot some other ones from mockumentaries that I had initially planned and forgot about.  So... ARRRGGGHHH.  Nice to see it on the list though.

Was hoping to find a clip of the Folksmen trying to explain Skeletons of Quinto before they rush off stage.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: anais.butterfly on August 22, 2012, 01:56:17 PM
D'oh to both Time Warp and A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow :(


In that I forgot to include them
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Russell on August 22, 2012, 03:21:26 PM
D'oh to both Time Warp and A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow :(
In that I forgot to include them
There there Anais. There are SO many great show tunes out there. Besides, I think most of us have regrets about most of the LOC's we've submitted. I am still hitting myself over not listing Alison Brie on the Top 50 Crushes list... regret not putting MST3K the movie on 50 best films of the 90's list... the list goes on and on! Life is too short for regrets! Jeez... I hope I don't regret saying that.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on August 22, 2012, 03:31:20 PM
I picked Time Warp for mine, but gotta say I still enjoy Sweet Travsestite more.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Russell on August 22, 2012, 03:43:53 PM
I picked Time Warp for mine, but gotta say I still enjoy Sweet Travsestite more.
My favorite from RHPS is probably Science Fiction Double Feature. :)
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Zombie Monty on August 22, 2012, 04:48:08 PM
#47: Time Warp
29 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #3 by CJones
Just missed my list, since I tried to only include one song per film.  And something else from Rocky Horror did make my list.

Here's a cool cover version of Time Warp:

http://www.youtube.com/v/lw_oQiMLoXI?version=3&hl=en_US
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 22, 2012, 04:55:08 PM
You guys have no idea how many moments of panic I keep having over thinking I've forgotten someone's list or miscalculated.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 22, 2012, 04:57:13 PM
I hear that, renegade!
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 22, 2012, 04:58:28 PM
Guess what I forgot?


FFFFFFUUUUUUU...


I was actually really sweating it out with "A Kiss At the End of the Rainbow". I very much wanted it to make the list but knew it only had two entries -- mine and George Harrison's. It was a relief to see it squeak in there.

Yes, that's what she said.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 22, 2012, 05:03:42 PM

Yes, that's what she said.

Who is this sex obsessed woman that everyone seems to know!  I feel like I'm out of the loop here.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: CJones on August 22, 2012, 06:08:03 PM
Wow. Straight out of the gate, three of mine have already made it (I was the other person who voted for Blue Danube). Two of which were even in my top 5. That's got to be a first for me.

On the downside, the fact that Time Warp, which I expected to be a shoe in, ranked so low makes me wonder what chance my lower ranked songs have.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Smoky on August 22, 2012, 08:18:16 PM
I left musicals off my list. I feel like that should be another LoC and it would have taken over the list too much for me.

So far I had Storybook Love (is that what it's called?) on my list, a little bit surprised that only one other person voted for that. I don't love Princess Bride but it's a good song and the movie has such a strong cult following.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: MightyJack on August 22, 2012, 09:09:02 PM
I didn't think "A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow" would make it, happy to see it (hats off to you wurwolf). I think it's a genuinely pretty song too.  And I love the bit in the movie, when he stops for a moment, then decides to lean in and give her the kiss.

I'm an old folkie, so that movie was a lot of fun for me.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: ScottotD on August 23, 2012, 04:20:35 AM
Yay! started!





...just tagging this so it shows up in my feed :)
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 23, 2012, 06:05:54 AM
I left musicals off my list. I feel like that should be another LoC and it would have taken over the list too much for me.

I must admit, sometime after we do musicals (and we will), I'd also like to do musical numbers.  So I don't have that many of those, but I had more than I expected.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 23, 2012, 06:24:16 AM
I didn't think "A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow" would make it, happy to see it (hats off to you wurwolf). I think it's a genuinely pretty song too.  And I love the bit in the movie, when he stops for a moment, then decides to lean in and give her the kiss.

I'm an old folkie, so that movie was a lot of fun for me.

I figured if I could get one song from a Christopher Guest movie on the list, "A Kiss" would be it. I don't even know if the music to the Corky St. Clair dance has a title. :D
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 23, 2012, 09:28:59 AM
#45: Cry Little Sister
30 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #7 by Cole Stratton

http://www.youtube.com/v/FTdF7dvNCDo?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: The Lost Boys

Composers: Gerard McMann & Michael Mainieri

Performers: Gerard McMann

 
Description:
The Lost Boys is a 1987 American teen horror film directed by Joel Schumacher and starring Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Corey Feldman, Dianne Wiest, Edward Herrmann, Alex Winter, Jamison Newlander, and Barnard Hughes.

The film is about two Arizonan brothers who move to California and end up fighting a gang of teenage vampires. The title is a reference to the Lost Boys in J. M. Barrie's stories about Peter Pan and Neverland.

The theme song, "Cry Little Sister", was originally recorded by Gerard McMahon (under his pseudonym Gerard McMann) for the soundtrack, and later re-released on his self-titled album "G Tom Mac" in 2000. In the film's sequel, Lost Boys: The Tribe, "Cry Little Sister" was covered by a Seattle based rock band, Aiden.

Fun Fact: On the Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/The-Lost-Boys-Jason-Patric/product-reviews/6304779356/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1) review for the bluray of The Lost Boys, the first entry is by someone named Gerard T. McGuire and is given four stars and a glowing review. Coincidence? Perhaps...
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 23, 2012, 09:42:29 AM
Highest Placement: #7 by Cole Stratton

Color me unsurprised. :)

Yeah, Cole's list is not surprising in the least. :D
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 23, 2012, 10:47:31 AM
#44: White Christmas
31 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #6 by Sicgirl

http://www.youtube.com/v/7A03tpV-70k?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: White Christmas (NOT Holiday Inn  ;))

Composer: Irving Berlin

Performer: Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney & cast

 
Description:
"White Christmas" is an Irving Berlin song reminiscing about an old-fashioned Christmas setting. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the version sung by Bing Crosby is the best-selling single of all time, with estimated sales in excess of 50 million copies worldwide. In 1942, it won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for the film Holiday Inn.

Accounts vary as to when and where Berlin wrote the song. One story is that he wrote it in 1940, in warm La Quinta, California, while staying at the La Quinta Hotel, a frequent Hollywood retreat also favored by writer-producer Frank Capra. He often stayed up all night writing — he told his secretary, "Grab your pen and take down this song. I just wrote the best song I've ever written — heck, I just wrote the best song that anybody's ever written!"

Bing Crosby recorded the song with the John Scott Trotter Orchestra and the Ken Darby Singers for Decca Records on May 29, 1942, and it was released on July 30 as part of an album of six 78-rpm songs from the film Holiday Inn. At first, Crosby did not see anything special about the song. He just said, "I don't think we have any problems with that one, Irving." Another Crosby vehicle that featured the song — the 1954 musical White Christmas — was the highest-grossing film of 1954.

White Christmas was intended to reunite Crosby and Fred Astaire for their third Irving Berlin showcase musical. Crosby and Astaire had previously co-starred in Holiday Inn and Blue Skies (1946). Astaire declined the project after reading the script. Donald O'Connor was signed to replace Astaire, but had to drop out of the project due to illness. O'Connor was replaced by Danny Kaye. Some of the choreography was directed by an uncredited Bob Fosse.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Pak-Man on August 23, 2012, 10:52:55 AM
Ooh. Christmas movies completely slipped my mind (What with it being August and all). There's a few songs I regret leaving out now...
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 23, 2012, 10:55:00 AM
I should point out that both Sicgirl and APGIL made a point of mentioning that the song should come from the movie White Christmas and NOT Holiday Inn. :)
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: jasimon1 on August 23, 2012, 11:01:39 AM
I should point out that both Sicgirl and APGIL made a point of mentioning that the song should come from the movie White Christmas and NOT Holiday Inn. :)

We have a long standing arguement in our office about which is the better version. Obviously you know which side I am. This is so big that we've booked a conference room for a week this December and we're making the people who haven't seen them watch both and pick a side.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: goflyblind on August 23, 2012, 11:14:23 AM
I should point out that both Sicgirl and APGIL made a point of mentioning that the song should come from the movie White Christmas and NOT Holiday Inn. :)

the dead kennedys did a cover of white christmas? ???
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 23, 2012, 11:17:38 AM
#43: Johnny B Goode
31 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #4 by CJones

http://www.youtube.com/v/uE9_2vIlAmU?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: Back to the Future

Composer: Chuck Berry

Performers: Michael J. Fox, Mark Campbell & Tim May

 
Description:
Michael J. Fox's performance of the song is one of the signature moments of Back to the Future. Marty's singing was dubbed by Mark Campbell. Fox asked guitarist Paul Hanson to teach him the precise sequence of chords, so that it would appear that Marty's guitar playing would match with the soundtrack. However, guitarist Tim May, rather than Hanson, recorded the actual music. Hanson appeared on film as the bass guitarist for The Pinheads.

Despite Marty's instructions, both Chuck Berry's original recording and the rendition heard in the film are actually played on a "B flat" blues scale, not "B". Nevertheless, Marty's fingers do appear to be playing the song on the "B" blues scale in the film (assuming the guitar is using standard tuning).

On the commentary of the first film, Robert Zemeckis confirmed that the "Johnny B. Goode" scene was nearly cut from the finished film because according to him, it was the only place in the film where the storyline stopped for Michael J. Fox to do the performance. However, Arthur Schmidt, one of the editors of Back to the Future, suggested leaving the scene in for the preview screening of the film, and it was finally left in the finished film.

Recently, Michael J. Fox performed the song for his annual charity benefit for Parkinson's, a disease from which he suffers. Although he mimed the guitar-playing and singing for Back to the Future, he learned to play the song not long after completing that movie. Here's the article about his recent performance: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/14/michael-j-fox-plays-guita_n_1091324.html#s470825
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Smoky on August 23, 2012, 11:28:40 AM
#45: Cry Little Sister
Yes! I'm glad at least one other person remembered Cry Little Sister! Thanks, Cole Stratton.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: anais.butterfly on August 23, 2012, 11:34:13 AM
#43: Johnny B Goode
31 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #4 by CJones

http://www.youtube.com/v/uE9_2vIlAmU?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: Back to the Future


D'OH!
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Pak-Man on August 23, 2012, 11:42:55 AM
#43: Johnny B Goode
31 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #4 by CJones

http://www.youtube.com/v/uE9_2vIlAmU?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: Back to the Future


D'OH!

X2! I can't believe I forgot about Back to the Future!
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: goflyblind on August 23, 2012, 11:45:59 AM
my list originally had four bttf songs.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Russell on August 23, 2012, 11:49:50 AM
None of mine have showed up yet... that could be a bad sign.
my list originally had four bttf songs.
... FOUR?! Okay, those songs were okay but they were hardly worth writing home about!
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 23, 2012, 11:59:12 AM
#42: The Touch
31 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #3 by Pak-Man

http://www.youtube.com/v/AZKpByV5764?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: Transformers: The Movie (1986)

Composer: Stan Bush

Performer: Stan Bush

 
Description:
"The Touch" is a rock song by American singer and guitarist Stan Bush. The song features prominently in the 1986 animated film The Transformers: The Movie, and appears on the soundtrack album released the following year.

The story in Transformers: The Movie takes place in 2005, twenty years after the events of the TV series' second season and serves to bridge into the third season. Set to a soundtrack of synth-based incidental music and hard-driving metal music, the movie has a decidedly darker tone than the television series, with detailed visuals in Toei Animation's typical anime film styling, and Decepticon villains that are more menacing, killing without hesitation. The film features several grand battles in which a handful of major characters meet their end. The film's tagline was: "Beyond good. Beyond evil. Beyond your wildest imagination."

Fun Fact:  "The Touch" was also released as a double A-side with Weird Al Yankovic's "Dare to Be Stupid", another song from the soundtrack album.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Compound on August 23, 2012, 12:08:58 PM
#42: The Touch
31 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #3 by Pak-Man

(http://radgeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/shockedshocked.jpg)
I am shocked, shocked by this on the list. And doubly shocked by Pak voted for it.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Pak-Man on August 23, 2012, 12:10:48 PM
I wouldn't call The Touch a great song, but the way it was used at that moment in that movie, coupled with my 9-year-old sense of awe and wonderment left a permanent mark in my brain that lasts to this day. :^)
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Russell on August 23, 2012, 12:15:48 PM
I wouldn't call The Touch a great song, but the way it was used at that moment in that movie, coupled with my 9-year-old sense of awe and wonderment left a permanent mark in my brain that lasts to this day. :^)
I'd call it a pretty good song. It's a fine example of how music and drama come together to produce something glorious.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 23, 2012, 12:59:59 PM
None of mine have showed up yet... that could be a bad sign.

#41: Eye of the Tiger
31 Points (On 3 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #4 by Gunflyer

http://www.youtube.com/v/btPJPFnesV4?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: Rocky III

Composer: Frankie Sullivan & Jim Peterik

Performer: Survivor

 
Description:
"Eye of the Tiger" was released in May 1982 as a single from their third album Eye of the Tiger. It was written at the request of actor Sylvester Stallone, who was unable to get permission for Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust". The song was to be the theme song for the movie Rocky III in which Stallone was playing the main role. The movie version of the song is different from the album version because it features tiger growls

In an interview with Songfacts, co-writer Jim Peterik explained the song's title. "At first, we wondered if calling it 'Eye of the Tiger' was too obvious. The initial draft of the song, we started with 'It's the eye of the tiger, it's the thrill of the fight, rising up to the spirit of our rival, and the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night, and it all comes down to survival.' We were going to call the song 'Survival'. In the rhyme scheme, you can tell we had set up 'rival' to rhyme with 'survival'. At the end of the day, we said, 'Are we nuts?' That hook is so strong, and 'rival' doesn't have to be a perfect rhyme with the word 'tiger.' We made the right choice and went with 'Eye Of The Tiger'."

Fun Fact: Newt Gingrich has used it at his events since 2009, and in early 2012 was asked by the song's creators to stop doing so (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/newt-gingrich-sued-for-using-survivors-eye-of-the-tiger-at-rallies-20120131). As of January 2012, they have sued Gingrich to demand he cease playing it and to compensate them. I guess because they're a bunch of morons.

Also, is anyone else confused about the actual lyrics? I have always thought it was "It's the thrill of the fight, but I've seen it listed as "the cream of the fight".
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 23, 2012, 01:02:14 PM
Aaaaand, that's a wrap for today. :)
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: gojikranz on August 23, 2012, 01:07:41 PM
glad the list is going.  i missed this one due to chronic business and failure to do it when i finally had a clear weekend.  oh well.  looking forward to the results!  definately woulda voted for BTTF and 2001
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Tripe on August 23, 2012, 01:07:57 PM
Fun Fact: Newt Gingrich has used it at his events since 2009, and in early 2012 was asked by the song's creators to stop doing so (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/newt-gingrich-sued-for-using-survivors-eye-of-the-tiger-at-rallies-20120131). As of January 2012, they have sued Gingrich to demand he cease playing it and to compensate them. I guess because they're a bunch of morons.
:clap: :clap: :clap:

My favourite version of that song is in Persepolis.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 23, 2012, 01:10:01 PM
Fun Fact: Newt Gingrich has used it at his events since 2009, and in early 2012 was asked by the song's creators to stop doing so (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/newt-gingrich-sued-for-using-survivors-eye-of-the-tiger-at-rallies-20120131). As of January 2012, they have sued Gingrich to demand he cease playing it and to compensate them. I guess because they're a bunch of morons.
:clap: :clap: :clap:


I did the write up for that yesterday afternoon and then this morning happened. :D
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: goflyblind on August 23, 2012, 01:14:55 PM
you're psychic! :o
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: anais.butterfly on August 23, 2012, 01:25:09 PM
#41: Eye of the Tiger
31 Points (On 3 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #4 by Gunflyer

http://www.youtube.com/v/btPJPFnesV4?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: Rocky III


SON OF A BIT**  :angry:  :angry:  :angry:

What crap did I put on my list?
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: a pretty girl is like on August 23, 2012, 01:59:35 PM
I should point out that both Sicgirl and APGIL made a point of mentioning that the song should come from the movie White Christmas and NOT Holiday Inn. :)

That's because the Holiday Inn version is a fucking turd sandwich compared to the extravaganza of a finale in White Christmas.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: a pretty girl is like on August 23, 2012, 02:06:01 PM
#41: Eye of the Tiger
31 Points (On 3 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #4 by Gunflyer

http://www.youtube.com/v/btPJPFnesV4?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: Rocky III


SON OF A BIT**  :angry:  :angry:  :angry:

What crap did I put on my list?

Mother pus bucket, forgot that one.  I actually had Gonna Fly Now on several versions of my list but eventually cut it.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Tripe on August 23, 2012, 02:08:48 PM
YABASTARD!!!  :angry:
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: a pretty girl is like on August 23, 2012, 02:13:57 PM
#42: The Touch
31 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #3 by Pak-Man

 
Featured In: Transformers: The Movie (1986)

Composer: Stan Bush

I seem to remember this being really awkwardly used in the movie.  Like something mundane is happening and then all of sudden The Touch comes booming in on the screen like Leroy Jenkins on crank.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: ColeStratton on August 23, 2012, 02:24:02 PM
Highest Placement: #7 by Cole Stratton

Color me unsurprised. :)

Yeah, Cole's list is not surprising in the least. :D

...in that it isn't surprising what AMAZING TASTE IN MOVIE MUSIC I HAVE?

Yes, it's chock full of 80s cheese ball goodness, but these are songs that resonated with me a lot growing up and heightened my love affair with movies.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Pak-Man on August 23, 2012, 02:28:48 PM
#42: The Touch
31 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #3 by Pak-Man

 
Featured In: Transformers: The Movie (1986)

Composer: Stan Bush

I seem to remember this being really awkwardly used in the movie.  Like something mundane is happening and then all of sudden The Touch comes booming in on the screen like Leroy Jenkins on crank.

I think you're thinking of "Dare" which happens right after a fishing scene.

Here's "The Touch" in context:

http://www.youtube.com/v/KMCN2eudD2E?version=3&hl=en_US
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 23, 2012, 02:33:29 PM
I swear to god I thought you said "fisting scene" at first.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Compound on August 23, 2012, 02:37:06 PM
No, that scene was in here.

http://www.youtube.com/v/eYAAbbuEpnw?version=3
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: a pretty girl is like on August 23, 2012, 02:41:19 PM
#42: The Touch
31 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #3 by Pak-Man

 
Featured In: Transformers: The Movie (1986)

Composer: Stan Bush

I seem to remember this being really awkwardly used in the movie.  Like something mundane is happening and then all of sudden The Touch comes booming in on the screen like Leroy Jenkins on crank.

I think you're thinking of "Dare" which happens right after a fishing scene.

Here's "The Touch" in context:

http://www.youtube.com/v/KMCN2eudD2E?version=3&hl=en_US

Color me corrected, you are correct.  Man, you and Tyrant really are Transmorphers superfans, aren't you?   :highfive:
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Pak-Man on August 23, 2012, 02:47:47 PM
#42: The Touch
31 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #3 by Pak-Man

 
Featured In: Transformers: The Movie (1986)

Composer: Stan Bush

I seem to remember this being really awkwardly used in the movie.  Like something mundane is happening and then all of sudden The Touch comes booming in on the screen like Leroy Jenkins on crank.

I think you're thinking of "Dare" which happens right after a fishing scene.

Here's "The Touch" in context:

http://www.youtube.com/v/KMCN2eudD2E?version=3&hl=en_US

Color me corrected, you are correct.  Man, you and Tyrant really are Transmorphers superfans, aren't you?   :highfive:
It's how we met. :^)
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Compound on August 23, 2012, 02:59:56 PM
Wait, I thought it didn't matter which movie the song came from. Just the song's use in a film. (Or was that from the one Zombie put up?) After all, this version should be eligible too.

http://www.youtube.com/v/U3_EXxwDpq0?version=3

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Rappity.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Russell on August 23, 2012, 03:03:52 PM
I swear to god I thought you said "fisting scene" at first.
WOW! We've got some dirty minds on this forum! My kinda place! ;)
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: goflyblind on August 23, 2012, 03:04:09 PM
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

he truly is the guitar hero.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Tripe on August 23, 2012, 03:06:36 PM
I swear to god I thought you said "fisting scene" at first.
Transformers fisting scene; isn't that something that turns up on Amy's Tumblr from time to time?
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: MightyJack on August 24, 2012, 12:56:19 AM
Man I suck, only 1 so far  ;D - "the Touch, ugh, not my kind of musak... I'm starting to think I might not see too many from my list. But ah well, it'll still be fun to see how it all shapes up. I had nearly 100 songs on my original list and could have whittled my 25 into a variety of shapes and styles -- so I wasn't expecting a predictable 50.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: ScottotD on August 24, 2012, 04:28:51 AM
None so far, the fact it's not all musicals is an encouraging start for me though
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on August 24, 2012, 06:09:28 AM
Yay for Eye of the Tiger!

I was thinking of the version during the credits in Rocky IV though, forgot it was in Rocky III
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Darth Geek on August 24, 2012, 06:21:26 AM
None so far, the fact it's not all musicals is an encouraging start for me though
Yeah, I am glad of that too. I didn't submit a list as I was too busy. But I am looking forward to Top 50 Musicals, whenever that happens, and glad it won't just be redundant.



#42: The Touch
31 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #3 by Pak-Man

 
Featured In: Transformers: The Movie (1986)

Composer: Stan Bush

The Touch is one of my favorite songs. It just hits that nostalgic and cheesy fun nerve like no other. Whenever I hear it I absolutely cannot get the HUGE grin off my face.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 24, 2012, 06:34:18 AM
Hold up. List is on hold for right now until I can figure out how the fuck to fix this that doesn't involve completely redoing the entire thing (but I think that's what will be involved).
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Darth Geek on August 24, 2012, 06:36:34 AM
Hold up. List is on hold for right now until I can figure out how the fuck to fix this that doesn't involve completely redoing the entire thing (but I think that's what will be involved).
No worries. Having some hiccups in ranking is pretty much LoC tradition.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 24, 2012, 06:37:57 AM
This is more than just a hiccup or a misplaced calculation. This affects everything I've posted so far. Goddammit.

I think, anyway. Let me rework the numbers and see what happens.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: ScottotD on August 24, 2012, 06:44:59 AM
Hold up. List is on hold for right now until I can figure out how the fuck to fix this that doesn't involve completely redoing the entire thing (but I think that's what will be involved).

Wha' happen'?
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: ScottotD on August 24, 2012, 06:49:16 AM
I'm sure nobody will mind if you need to start again, anyone who bitches can just run the next one
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 24, 2012, 07:06:00 AM
Okay, all of the lists I received started with their #1 and went down the line, except for one, which started with #25. Only I didn't realize it when I was doing the tabulations and now I need to flip flop that person's list, which will most likely affect what I've posted so far.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Darth Geek on August 24, 2012, 07:10:10 AM
Okay, all of the lists I received started with their #1 and went down the line, except for one, which started with #25. Only I didn't realize it when I was doing the tabulations and now I need to flip flop that person's list, which will most likely affect what I've posted so far.
Ugh, I know what you mean. Somebody did that to me on the iRiffs list, and I was *this* close to making the same mistake you did. For crying out loud, it's just a list of 25. As a wise philosopher once said "Some motherfucker's always trying to ice skate uphill."
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 24, 2012, 07:12:27 AM
Actually I can't blame the person. I think I've submitted a list like that before. And it's my own fault, I should have caught that. I'm just glad it was noticed before I got too far into the list.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: goflyblind on August 24, 2012, 07:15:02 AM
someone demanded we submit lists that way once.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 24, 2012, 07:17:57 AM
Damn, I should have done that. Think of the hilarity.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 24, 2012, 09:02:33 AM
Alright. Modified list.  :grr:

#50: Blue Danube
28 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #11 by Compound
http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=25748.msg746354#msg746354


#49: Storybook Love
28 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #8 by Cole Stratton
http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=25748.msg746381#msg746381
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 24, 2012, 09:03:08 AM
#48: A View to a Kill
28 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #4 by Gunflyer

http://www.youtube.com/v/Fp4CR2HcHLQ?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: A View to a Kill

Composer: John Barry & Duran Duran

Performer: Duran Duran

 
Description:
There are three different versions of "A View to a Kill", two of which were made by Duran Duran and contain no reference to the James Bond theme. It is the only James Bond theme song to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100. In 1986, the song received a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.

Duran Duran was chosen to do the song after Duran Duran bassist John Taylor (a lifelong Bond fan) approached producer Cubby Broccoli at a party, and somewhat drunkenly asked "When are you going to get someone decent to do one of your theme songs?"

The song was the last track that the original five members of Duran Duran recorded together until their reunion sixteen years later, in 2001. It was played at their final 1985 performance together before splitting for the very first time, at Live Aid in Philadelphia. The single was at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 at the time they performed it on that historic event.

The song was accompanied by a tongue-in-cheek video filmed in June 1985. It was directed by the duo Godley & Creme (who had also directed their 1981 video for "Girls on Film.") The video cast the band members as spies and assassins scampering all over the Eiffel Tower, in a rather tangled thicket of half-sketched storylines. Band members execute many actions: Roger Taylor sends out his probe-cams from inside his mobile HQ to patrol around the whole Eiffel Tower, Nick Rhodes takes pictures with his spy cam, John Taylor supposedly gives a "helping hand" to Bond (Roger Moore) by shooting at May Day (Grace Jones) with his hidden "binnoculars-camouflaged" gun while Andy Taylor directs his sonic accordion attacks upon Nick as Simon Le Bon wanders about, using a portable cassette player to set off a series of explosions elsewhere in the world. These shots are intercut with a few scenes taken from the A View to a Kill film, including those featuring Moore and Jones on the Eiffel Tower, so that it appears the actors and the band are participating in the same storyline.

At the end of the video, a woman approaches Le Bon asking him "Excuse me! Aren't you...?", then he finishes with a spoof of Bond's signature introduction, smarmily introducing himself: "Bon. Simon Le Bon." After saying this, he looks at his fake cassette player only to notice that it is programmed to make the Eiffel Tower explode immediately. However, instead of the entire tower collapsing, a postcard with a picture of Eiffel Tower that is being sold at a tourist stand on the ground floor explodes as a gun barrel closes to end the video.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 24, 2012, 09:03:41 AM
#47: Edelweiss
28 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #2 by CJones
http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=25748.msg746410#msg746410


#46: Time Warp
29 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #3 by CJones
http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=25748.msg746413#msg746413


#45: A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow
30 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #10 by George Harrison
http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=25748.msg746417#msg746417


#44: Cry Little Sister
30 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #7 by Cole Stratton
http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=25748.msg746640#msg746640


#43: White Christmas
31 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #6 by Sicgirl
http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=25748.msg746667#msg746667


#42: Johnny B. Goode
31 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #4 by CJones
http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=25748.msg746679#msg746679
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Darth Geek on August 24, 2012, 09:13:55 AM
directed by the duo Godley & Creme (who had also directed their 1981 video for "Girls on Film.")


Wonder what you guys think:
(http://jenniferbrix.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/in-living-color-men-on-film.jpg)
HATED IT!
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 24, 2012, 09:26:40 AM
#41: La Resistance
32 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #10 by CJones, Pak-Man

http://www.youtube.com/v/XZIEBZsV9hk?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut

Composer: Trey Parker and Matt Shaiman

Performer: Cast

 
Description:
Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny sing "La Resistance" when they started up the resistance movement opposing Mothers Against Canada, the organization advocating the execution of Terrance and Phillip.

The song began a medley, including reprises of "Blame Canada", "Up There", "Uncle Fucka", and even a verse to the tune of "Mountain Town". It is widely considered one of the most popular songs of the series, due to its inspiring and stirring lyrics.

The song was reprised in "The Mole's Reprise". The motto is "Vive La Resistance!". The song's Les Misérables counterpart can be considered "One Day More!" or as "Do You Hear The People Sing?" (a rousing song about the power of the people). The song can be said to best encapsulate the original musical's themes of popular resistance and personal vendetta.+

The song foreshadows Butters Stotch's future as a main character: he is holding the flag at the end and then trips, his groan sounding similar to his voice in later episodes.

When Gregory says "They may cut your dick in half", Boy with Blue Cap is dancing with the group. But when Gregory says "...and serve it to a pig", he is replaced by Craig Tucker.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 24, 2012, 09:31:43 AM
I didn't go with any of the South Park ones but this one is definitely one of the best allowing a reprise of all the major songs.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 24, 2012, 09:38:31 AM
#40: Everybody Knows
32 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #6 by Cole Stratton

http://www.youtube.com/v/Z5AVbjJWclI?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: Pump Up the Volume

Composer: Leonard Cohen

Performer: Concrete Blonde

 
Description:
"Everybody Knows" is a song written by Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen and collaborator Sharon Robinson and was  first released on Cohen's album I'm Your Man, February 1988. Five minutes, thirty-seven seconds in duration, "Everybody Knows" is known for its somber tone and repetition of the title at the beginning of most verses. Featuring phrases such as "Everybody knows that the dice are loaded" and "Everybody knows that the good guys lost", "Everybody Knows" has been variously described by critics as "bitterly pessimistic" yet funny, or, more strongly, a "bleak prophecy about the end of the world as we know it." The lyrics include references to AIDS, social problems, and relationship and religion issues.

Allan Moyle's 1990 film Pump Up the Volume featured the song prominently. A favorite of protagonist Mark Hunter (Christian Slater, as the operator of an underground radio station), Cohen's song is played from an on-screen phonograph several times during Mark's clandestine broadcasts. The cover by Concrete Blonde is used at the film's end, and it is this cover version that made it onto the film's soundtrack album rather than Cohen's version.

Pump Up the Volume is about Mark (Slater), an intelligent but shy teenager who has just moved to Arizona from the East Coast. His parents give him a short-wave radio so he can talk to his pals, but instead he sets up shop as pirate deejay Hard Harry, who becomes a hero to his peers while inspiring the wrath of the local high school principal. When one of Harry's listeners commits suicide and Harry-inspired chaos breaks out at the school, the authorities are called in to put a stop to Harry's broadcasts.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 24, 2012, 09:39:12 AM
Now we're caught up. Today's next five on the list will be posted this afternoon.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: jasimon1 on August 24, 2012, 10:25:24 AM
#40: Everybody Knows
32 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #6 by Cole Stratton

 
Yay! Second one of mine. Really didn't think this would make the list!
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 24, 2012, 10:50:03 AM
In a move that's bound to cause some controversy, I give you...

#39: The Touch
32 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #5 by a pretty girl is like

http://www.youtube.com/v/3C9Bng7NPPY?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: Boogie Nights

Composer: Stan Bush

Performer: Mark Wahlberg

 
Description:
This version of "The Touch" has already been covered in a separate entry on this LoC, but it shows up on two lists as very different entries than the original Stan Bush recording for Transformers: The Movie. Mark Wahlberg's version isn't listed on the soundtrack, but his cover appeared as a hidden track on the first volume of that film's soundtrack album. In the film, Mark (as Dirk Diggler) goes into a recording studio at the height of his fame as a porn star to record "The Touch", with Reed Rothchild (John C. Reilly) providing moral support and sweet dance moves.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 24, 2012, 11:04:08 AM
#38: La Marseillaise
33 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #8 by Tripe H. Redux

http://www.youtube.com/v/HM-E2H1ChJM?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: Casablanca

Composer: Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle

Performers: Cast

 
Description:
"La Marseillaise" (English: "The Song of Marseille") is the national anthem of France. The song, originally titled "Chant de guerre pour l'Armée du Rhin" (English: "War Song for the Army of the Rhine") was written and composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle in 1792. The French National Convention adopted it as the Republic's anthem in 1795. The name of the song is due to first being sung on the streets by volunteers from Marseille. The song's lyrics reflect the invasion of France by foreign armies (from Prussia and Austria) that were underway when it was written. Strasbourg itself was attacked just a few days later. The invading forces were repulsed from France following their defeat in the Battle of Valmy.

Max Steiner, composer for the 1942 film Casablanca, weaves quotes from "La Marseillaise" throughout his score. It also forms an important plot element when patrons of Rick's Café Américain, spontaneously led by Czech underground leader Victor Laszlo, sing the actual song to drown out Nazi officers who had started singing "Die Wacht am Rhein".

In the scene, Rick (Humphrey Bogart) and Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid) are upstairs in Rick's office, with Laszlo offering to buy the letters of transit. Rick refuses, and in reply to Laszlo's question as to why, Rick tells him to ask his wife. They then hear German officers singing "Die Wacht am Rhein" in the main room below. Rick and Laszlo go out on the balcony and look down at the Germans singing. Renault is watching from the bar, his eyebrow raised. Laszlo, listening tight-lipped, finally walks down the steps and goes decisively over to the band, telling them: "Play the Marseillaise! Play it!" The band members look down, then up toward Rick, who nods to them. Having obtained Rick's approval, the band then begins to play the Marseillaise, and one of the most electrifying scenes in film history unfolds.

In the dialogue between Rick and Victor Laszlo just before the Marseillaise scene, we are reminded that Rick is at present squarely grounded in his neutrality stance, telling Laszlo for example: "I'm not interested in politics. The problems of the world are not in my department. I'm a saloon keeper."

Yet moments later, when the boundaries are clearly drawn between resistance and oppression, and the possibility of delivering Victor Laszlo's liberating response to the German song is dependent on a choice that only Rick can make, the saloon keeper risks everything and nods yes. As one commentator wrote: "The die is cast. At Rick's behest, a line has been drawn between good and evil in a place where moral ambiguity, also at Rick's behest, has been the order of the day."
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Tripe on August 24, 2012, 11:09:07 AM
By far the most awesome national anthem in existence (http://www.marseillaise.org/english/english.html) and brilliantly used in the film. :)
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 24, 2012, 11:43:15 AM
#37: Be Our Guest
33 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #4 by Compound

I couldn't find a version that allowed embedding, probably because of those cock knockers at Disney, so here's a link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afzmwAKUppU

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-JO7sVjRfBc4/Tsq9bGhFnoI/AAAAAAAAAbM/_h_nQ0gHNYU/s1600/day%2B26_be%2Bour%2Bguest.jpg)

 
Featured In: Beauty and the Beast

Composer/Lyricist: Alan Menken & Howard Ashman

Performer: Jerry Orbach, Angela Landsbury & cast

 
Description:
"Be Our Guest" is a song from Disney's 1991 animated feature film, Beauty and the Beast. It is an up-tempo Broadway musical-style number that incorporates musical theatre and pop genres. In the film, the song is sung to Belle by the enchanted servants on her first night in the Beast's castle in an attempt to make her feel welcome.

"Be Our Guest" was one of the three songs from Beauty and the Beast that were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 64th Academy Awards in 1992, alongside "Belle" and the film's title song, "Beauty and the Beast." Ultimately, "Be Our Guest" lost to "Beauty and the Beast." "Be Our Guest" was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song the same year, but again lost to the film's title song.

Originally, "Be Our Guest" was written by Ashman and Menken to be sung by the enchanted objects to Maurice instead of Belle. However, the filmmakers felt the song would make more sense if it was sung to Belle, the main character, rather than secondary character Maurice. Despite the fact that the scene was almost completely finished, a costly and timely risk was taken; the scene was completely re-scripted and animated and the song re-written to incorporate Belle.

The 30th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series and the third film of the Disney Renaissance period, Beauty and the Beast is based on the fairy tale La Belle et la Bête by Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont and uses some ideas from the 1946 film of the same name. The film centers around a prince who is transformed into a Beast and a young woman named Belle whom he imprisons in his castle. To become a prince again, the Beast must love Belle and win her love in return, or he will remain a Beast forever.

Beauty and the Beast was the first ever animated film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, and was the only animated film to hold this honor until 2009 and 2010, respectively, when Pixar's animated films Up and Toy Story 3 were nominated. Beauty and the Beast received a total of six nominations, including Best Picture, Best Original Score, Best Sound, and three nominations for its song. It ended up winning two, for Best Original Score and Best Original Song for the song "Beauty and the Beast". In 2002, Beauty and the Beast was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Tripe on August 24, 2012, 11:47:04 AM
I like the parody on The Simpsons better.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 24, 2012, 11:57:35 AM
I wish I could like my own posts because I'd like the hell out of "Be Our Guest". I loved that song and just watching the YouTube clip of it again gave me goose bumps. I am a sucker, I think, for Alan Menken and his show-stopping numbers, as will be seen later on.  ;)
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 24, 2012, 12:04:05 PM
Two-Way Tie for #36: Circle of Life
33 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #2 by Mrs. Dick Courier

http://www.youtube.com/v/vX07j9SDFcc?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: The Lion King

Composer/Lyricist: Elton John/Tim Rice

Performers: Carmen Twillie (female vocals) & Lebo M. (opening isiZulu vocals)

 
Description:
"Circle of Life" is the opening song from The Lion King. It is played during the prologue when animals gather around Pride Rock to see the presentation of Simba, the son of Mufasa and Sarabi, who is to succeed his father as king of the Pride Lands one day. A reprise of the song is heard at the end of the film when animals gather around Pride Rock once more to see the presentation of Simba and Nala's newborn cub.

The opening chant is sung in Zulu by Lebo M. and translates as: "Here comes a lion, Father / Oh yes, it's a lion / Here comes a lion, Father / Oh yes, it's a lion / A lion we're going to conquer / A lion a lion and a leopard come to this open place"

It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song in 1994 together with two other songs from The Lion King: "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" and "Hakuna Matata". "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" won the award. The song reached #11 in the UK and #18 in the US.

Due to the film's impact on popular culture, the song "Circle of Life" is often referenced in other media.

The opening to the Lion King was parodied in the 90s cartoon Animaniacs in which the theme of "Circle Of Life" was parodied with "Surprises In life" vocals by Jim Cummings and Cree Summer as lead singer, the whole parody is known as "The Tiger Prince". The short song parody took place similar to "Pride Rock" in the film, the character Yakko Warner taking the role as Rafiki, and when the time came to hold up the cub, he accidentally drops it and replies with "Ooh...I thought they were supposed to land on their feet!"

The Tenth Doctor finds himself unconsciously quoting "Circle of Life" during a confrontation with the Sycorax leader in the season two premiere of the revived Doctor Who series, The Christmas Invasion. In an episode of the television series The Critic, there was a song that parodied "The Circle of Life" involving New York City pests and the opening vocals of Hepatitis. In the 17th episode of season 4, A Very Crappy Christmas, in South Park, Mr Hankey the "Christmas Poo" parodies this song, by singing a song called "The Circle of Poo" with his song Cornwallis.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 24, 2012, 12:11:59 PM
Two-Way Tie for #36: Blame Canada
33 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #2 by anais.butterfly

http://www.youtube.com/v/bOR38552MJA?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

Composer/Lyricist: Trey Parker & Marc Shaiman

Performers: Mary Kay Bergman & Trey Parker

 
Description:
In "Blame Canada", the fictional parents of South Park, led by Sheila Broflovski, decided to blame Canada for the trouble their children have been getting into since watching the Canadian-made fictional movie Terrance and Phillip: Asses of Fire and imitating what they saw and heard in the movie. The parents refuse to accept that by not preventing their children from watching Terrance and Phillip in the first place, they are themselves to blame for their children's misbehavior (on the obvious grounds that they do not want to look like bad parents). Thus the South Park film satirizes scapegoating, and the reactions the creators of South Park expected to receive from the very movie the song was featured in.

The song was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song (1999). This created controversy, because all nominated songs are traditionally performed during the Oscar broadcast, but the song contained the word fuck, which the FCC prohibits using in prime time broadcasts. Comedian Robin Williams performed the song with a chorus who gasped when the word was to be sung (Williams turned around at the crucial moment, and did not actually sing it). He included digs at Margaret Trudeau and Bryan Adams, partially taken from lyrics of Sheila Broflovski's reprise of the song in "La Resistance". He referenced Celine Dion as well. Mary Kay Bergman, the voice actress who sang the female parts in the song, committed suicide months before the performance, forcing the organizers to search for a replacement for her and Trey Parker, who did the male voices. Williams introduced the song by speaking with duct tape over his mouth so that his speech resembled that of Kenny McCormick, then tearing it off and finally saying Stan Marsh's trademark line, "Oh my god! They killed Kenny!"

There was also some concern about the fact the song referred to well-known Canadian singer Anne Murray as a "bitch", but Murray indicated that she was not offended by the tongue-in-cheek lyric (Murray was even invited to sing the song herself on the Oscar telecast, but had to decline due to a prior commitment). When asked, the Canadian Consul General (and former Prime Minister) Kim Campbell noted that she was not offended by the song since it was clearly a silly satirical piece not intended to insult her country.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 24, 2012, 12:22:24 PM
#35: Tiny Dancer
34 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #6 by ScottotD

http://www.youtube.com/v/7Qn3tel9FWU?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: Almost Famous

Composer/Lyricist: Elton John

Performers: Elton John

 
Description:
"Tiny Dancer" is a 1971 song by Elton John with lyrics by Bernie Taupin and released as a single in 1972.  In the U.S. it was certified Gold on 19 May 2005, and Platinum on 19 August 2011 by the RIAA. The song was written by Taupin to capture the spirit of California in 1970 encapsulated by the many beautiful women he met. A common misconception concerning this song is that it was written for Maxine Feibelman, Bernie Taupin's first wife. Rather, the song was simply dedicated to her on the album Madman Across the Water.

The song was featured in the film Almost Famous, a 2000 comedy-drama film written and directed by Cameron Crowe, telling the coming-of-age story of a teenage journalist writing for Rolling Stone magazine while covering a fictitious rock band named Stillwater. The film is semi-autobiographical, as Crowe himself had been a teenage writer for Rolling Stone.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 24, 2012, 12:23:05 PM
I couldn't find a whole lot for that last one. Sorry about that.

That's it for today. The next five will be posted tomorrow.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: anais.butterfly on August 24, 2012, 12:28:24 PM
Woohoo! Two of Mine!!!

Two-Way Tie for #36: Blame Canada
33 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #2 by anais.butterfly

http://www.youtube.com/v/bOR38552MJA?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut


Totally should have won best song. F**k you, Phil Collins. You haven't done anything good since Genesis
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 24, 2012, 12:30:04 PM
I found this hilarious:

There was also some concern about the fact the song referred to well-known Canadian singer Anne Murray as a "bitch", but Murray indicated that she was not offended by the tongue-in-cheek lyric (Murray was even invited to sing the song herself on the Oscar telecast, but had to decline due to a prior commitment).

Oh sure. What does Anne Murray have going on that makes her too busy for the goddamned Oscars?
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: anais.butterfly on August 24, 2012, 12:32:02 PM
I found this hilarious:

There was also some concern about the fact the song referred to well-known Canadian singer Anne Murray as a "bitch", but Murray indicated that she was not offended by the tongue-in-cheek lyric (Murray was even invited to sing the song herself on the Oscar telecast, but had to decline due to a prior commitment).

Oh sure. What does Anne Murray have going on that makes her too busy for the goddamned Oscars?


Being a Bitch takes a lot of time.


Fun Fact: That is my mom's favorite line. Well I guess it's only fun if you know my mom. The shyest person on earth likes the line calling Anne Murray a bitch. I find it hilarious
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: goflyblind on August 24, 2012, 12:37:28 PM
I found this hilarious:

There was also some concern about the fact the song referred to well-known Canadian singer Anne Murray as a "bitch", but Murray indicated that she was not offended by the tongue-in-cheek lyric (Murray was even invited to sing the song herself on the Oscar telecast, but had to decline due to a prior commitment).

Oh sure. What does Anne Murray have going on that makes her too busy for the goddamned Oscars?

spreading her tiny wings and flying away with a snowbird.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: a pretty girl is like on August 24, 2012, 01:08:54 PM
In a move that's bound to cause some controversy, I give you...

#39: The Touch
32 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #5 by a pretty girl is like

http://www.youtube.com/v/3C9Bng7NPPY?version=3&hl=en_US

Featured In: Boogie Nights
Performer: Mark Wahlberg

Yes!  So much better than the original!  How good was Mark Walhberg as Dirk Diggler? Check out how fucking excited John C. Reilly is!  And yeah, the goddamn bass was taking away from the vocals.

#38: La Marseillaise
33 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #8 by Tripe H. Redux

http://www.youtube.com/v/HM-E2H1ChJM?version=3&hl=en_US

Featured In: Casablanca
Composer: Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
Performers: Cast

Tripe, you magnificent bastard!  Yes!

The thing to remember also about the scene is Casablanca was filmed during World War II.  Some of those actors were actual refugees from Nazi occupied France.  The outcome of the war was still very much undecided.  There was the very real possibility that they would never return to their homes again.  One of the more powerful convergences of art and real life.

*edited for offences to Grammara*
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Tripe on August 24, 2012, 01:23:20 PM
The thing to remember also about the scene is Casablanca was filmed during World War II some of those actors were actual refugees from Nazi occupied France.  The outcome of the war was still very much undecided.  There was the very real possibility that they would never return to their homes again.  One of the more powerful convergences of art meeting real life.
Dead on, that's real emotion going into the singing there, it's a phenomenal scene.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: CJones on August 24, 2012, 02:07:42 PM
Woohoo! Two of Mine!!!

Two-Way Tie for #36: Blame Canada
33 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #2 by anais.butterfly

Totally should have won best song. F**k you, Phil Collins. You haven't done anything good since Genesis

Truth. I would have voted for Blame Canada, but I was trying to stick to no more than one song per movie, and I went with La Resistance.

Incidentally, my #1 was the first song nominated that contained profanity. It didn't win either.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: goflyblind on August 24, 2012, 02:13:57 PM
Incidentally, my #1 was the first song nominated that contained profanity. It didn't win either.

bing crosby's jack daniels christmas extravaganza was really dark.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Russell on August 24, 2012, 04:28:01 PM
I like the parody on The Simpsons better.
See my vest! See my vest! See my vest!
Like my loafers? Former Gophers,
it was that or skin my Chauffeurs but Greyhounds for Tuxedo would be best
So let's prepare those dogs!
Kill Two for matching CLOGS!
See my vest!!
See my Vest
Oh won't you please see my vest!
Mr Burns: I really like the vest!
Smithers: I gathered.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Darth Geek on August 24, 2012, 08:37:05 PM
I like the parody on The Simpsons better.
See my vest! See my vest! See my vest!
Like my loafers? Former Gophers,
it was that or skin my Chauffeurs but Greyhounds for Tuxedo would be best
So let's prepare those dogs!
Kill Two for matching CLOGS!
See my vest!!
See my Vest
Oh won't you please see my vest!
Mr Burns: I really like the vest!
Smithers: I gathered.

Love this song. And stellar performance by Harry Shearer.

http://www.youtube.com/v/7nYbKipNtac?version=3&hl=en_US
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: MightyJack on August 24, 2012, 09:27:13 PM
Yay for Tiny Dancer, that was on my list as well -  it's was a great scene.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Russell on August 24, 2012, 10:29:09 PM
Love this song. And stellar performance by Harry Shearer.
No... I can't kill you, look at you standing there on your hind legs, like a couple of Rory Calhouns!

Best... line... EVER
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Zombie Monty on August 25, 2012, 07:32:45 PM
I found this hilarious:

There was also some concern about the fact the song referred to well-known Canadian singer Anne Murray as a "bitch", but Murray indicated that she was not offended by the tongue-in-cheek lyric (Murray was even invited to sing the song herself on the Oscar telecast, but had to decline due to a prior commitment).

Oh sure. What does Anne Murray have going on that makes her too busy for the goddamned Oscars?

I remember that differently from the time.  As I recall, she came out after the fact and said that she would have gladly done it and they said they never even thought to ask her assuming she would turn them down.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 26, 2012, 09:06:04 AM
#34: Star Spangled Man
35 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #5 by wurwolf

http://www.youtube.com/v/HSAk63gCIko?version=3&hl=en_US

(Embedding for this is disabled, but this is the actual clip from the movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxRKwKJI_uI )

 
Featured In: Captain America: The First Avenger

Composer/Lyricist: Alan Menken and David Zippel

Performer: USO Girls Choir

 
Description:
The song "Star Spangled Man" in the film Captain America: The First Avenger, was composed by Alan Menken, who also composed "Be Our Guest" in Beauty and the Beast.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 26, 2012, 09:11:03 AM
I am not sure how many of these I'll get done today. They're really difficult to write out on the weekend. Much easier to get them done at work.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Tripe on August 26, 2012, 09:18:24 AM
Such an awesome song, and so very authentic sounding.  :)
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Russell on August 26, 2012, 11:47:44 PM
I prefer "Gratuitously gartered girlies"... what? You mean in a movie that takes place in the 1940's there wasn't a song with sexy pin ups singing a song I made up called "gratuitously gartered girlies"? Dammit, sometimes I forget the world isn't mine... yet.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on August 27, 2012, 05:50:19 AM
"Be Our Guest" was cut off my list during the last cut.  Love it though.  And "View to a Kill" is another favorite that I didn't count on my top 25

"Circle of Life" still makes me tear up.  When they hold Simba's cub up to the light with all the animals below, shit, I'm tearing up just thinking about it.

And glad to see "Blame Canada" it's hilarious.  Had a hard time chosing a South Park song.  It barely beat out "What would Brian Boitano Do" on my list

Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 27, 2012, 06:23:29 AM
There were a lot of Trey Parker/Matt Stone songs on the list. :)

Ten entries coming your way today, folks.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: ScottotD on August 27, 2012, 07:00:58 AM
I think 'Tiny Dancer' ranking so highly might be a bad sign for my list, I'd be shocked if much outside my top 10 made it
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 27, 2012, 08:05:45 AM
#33: Man of Constant Sorrow
35 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #4 by Johnny Unusual

http://www.youtube.com/v/GDA708XlFIo?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Composer/Lyricist: American traditional

Performer: "Soggy Bottom Boys" (Dan Tyminksi, Harley Allen & Pat Enright)

 
Description:
O Brother, Where Art Thou? is a 2000 comedy film directed by Joel and Ethan Coen and starring George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, and John Goodman, with Holly Hunter and Charles Durning in supporting roles. Set in 1937 rural Mississippi during the Great Depression, the film's story is a modern satire loosely based on Homer’s Odyssey.

Much of the music used in the film is period-specific folk music, including that of Virginia bluegrass singer Ralph Stanley. The musical selection also includes religious music, including Primitive Baptist and traditional African-American gospel, most notably the Fairfield Four, an a cappella quartet with a career extending back to 1921 who appear in the soundtrack and as gravediggers towards the film's end. Selected songs in the film reflect the possible spectrum of musical styles typical of the old culture of the American South gospel, delta blues, country, swing and bluegrass.

The voices of the Soggy Bottom Boys were provided by Dan Tyminski (lead vocal on "Man of Constant Sorrow"), Nashville songwriter Harley Allen, and the Nashville Bluegrass Band's Pat Enright. The three won a CMA Award for Single of the Year and a Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals, both for the song "Man of Constant Sorrow".

"Man of Constant Sorrow" has five variations: two are used in the film, one in the music video, and two in the soundtrack. Two of the variations feature the verses being sung back-to-back, and the other three variations feature additional music between each verse. Though the song received little significant radio airplay, it reached #35 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in 2002.

Tommy, the lead guitarist of the Soggy Bottom Boys, is an intentional reference to the legend of Delta Blues artist Tommy Johnson, who claimed to have sold his soul to the devil in return for blues fame.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Pak-Man on August 27, 2012, 08:20:41 AM
I'm smacking my head into next week for forgetting O' Brother...
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 27, 2012, 08:26:24 AM
#32: The Sound of Silence
36 Points (On 3 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #11 by DB Barnes

http://www.youtube.com/v/oLEmyeQlS5M?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: The Graduate

Composer/Lyricist: Paul Simon

Performer: Simon & Garfunkel

 
Description:
"The Sound of Silence" is the song that propelled the 1960s folk music duo Simon & Garfunkel to popularity. It was written in February 1964 by Paul Simon in the aftermath of the 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy. An initial version preferred by the band was remixed and sweetened, and has become known as "the quintessential folk rock release".

When director Mike Nichols and Sam O'Steen were editing the feature film, The Graduate, they initially timed some scenes to this song with the intention of substituting original music for the scenes. However, they eventually concluded that the song could not be adequately substituted and decided to purchase the rights for the song for the soundtrack. This was an unusual decision for the time as the song had charted years ago and recycling established music for film was not commonly done. However, the film's executive producer, Joseph E. Levine approved of the creative decision and thus encouraged, Nichols commissioned Simon and Garfunkel to compose additional original music for the film.

The Graduate is a 1967 American comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols. It is based on the 1963 novel The Graduate by Charles Webb, who wrote it shortly after graduating from Williams College. The screenplay was by Buck Henry, who makes a cameo appearance as a hotel clerk, and Calder Willingham. The film tells the story of Benjamin Braddock (played by Dustin Hoffman), a recent university graduate with no well-defined aim in life, who is seduced by an older woman, Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft), and then proceeds to fall in love with her daughter Elaine (Katharine Ross).

The film boosted the profile of folk-rock duo Simon & Garfunkel. Originally, Nichols and O'Steen used their existing songs like "The Sound of Silence" merely as a pacing device for the editing until Nichols decided that substituting original music would not be effective and decided to include them on the soundtrack.

According to a Variety article by Peter Bart in the 15 May 2005 issue, Lawrence Turman, his producer, then made a deal for Simon to write three new songs for the movie. By the time they had nearly finished editing the film, Simon had only written one new song. Nichols begged him for more, but Simon, who was touring constantly, told him he did not have the time. He did play him a few notes of a new song he had been working on; "It's not for the movie... it's a song about times past — about Mrs. Roosevelt and Joe DiMaggio and stuff." Nichols advised Simon, "It's now about Mrs. Robinson, not Mrs. Roosevelt."
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 27, 2012, 08:27:01 AM
YouTube seems to be having a few issues this morning. I'm hoping these clips are alright because I can't listen to them; I'll check them again later.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Tripe on August 27, 2012, 08:28:31 AM
#32: The Sound of Silence
36 Points (On 3 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #11 by DB Barnes
Lovely song but, again, more importantly, used to fantastic effect in the movie, it's a lovely bit of editing work in that whole sequence. :)
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 27, 2012, 08:38:56 AM
Yeah, I remember seeing it in the movie and liking the way it was used, how it starts off with him sinking to the bottom of the pool to escape. I am probably not doing these clips justice because I either haven't seen them or it's been a while, although I've been trying to find articles beyond wiki and IMDB.

If anyone has any thoughts they'd like to share about a particular movie or song, please do!
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 27, 2012, 08:39:54 AM
#31: Twist and Shout
36 Points (On 3 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #8 by George Harrison

http://www.youtube.com/v/tgd46QiHz4I?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Composer/Lyricist: Phil Medley & Burt Russell

Performer: The Beatles

 
Description:
"Twist and Shout" was originally titled "Shake It Up, Baby" and recorded by the Top Notes and then covered by The Isley Brothers. The Beatles released the song on their first UK album, Please Please Me, the recording of which on February 11, 1963 was their first album session and is notable for eleven songs recorded in a mere ten hours. "Twist and Shout", with John Lennon on lead vocals, was the last song recorded; producer George Martin knew Lennon's voice would suffer from the performance, so he left it until last, with only fifteen minutes of scheduled recording time remaining.

Lennon was suffering from a cold, and was drinking milk and sucking on cough drops to soothe his throat. His coughing is audible on the album, as is the cold's effect on his voice. Even so, he produced a memorable vocal performance: a raucous, dynamic rocker. He later said his voice was not the same for a long time afterward, and that "every time [he] swallowed, it felt like sandpaper".

The Beatles' version of "Twist and Shout" was featured in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, a 1986 American teen coming of age comedy film written and directed by John Hughes. The film follows high school senior Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick), who decides to skip school and spend the day in downtown Chicago. Accompanied by his girlfriend Sloane Peterson (Mia Sara) and his best friend Cameron Frye (Alan Ruck), he creatively avoids his school's Dean of Students Edward Rooney (Jeffrey Jones), his resentful sister Jeanie (Jennifer Grey), and his parents. During the film, Bueller frequently breaks the fourth wall by speaking directly to the camera to explain to the audience his techniques and thoughts.

"Twist and Shout" charted again, sixteen years after the Beatles broke up, as a result of its prominent appearance in both this film and Back To School (where Rodney Dangerfield performs a cover version) which was released the same weekend as Ferris Bueller's Day Off. The re-released single reached #23 in the U.S; a US-only compilation album containing the track The Early Beatles, re-entered the album charts at #197. The version heard in the film includes brass overdubbed onto the Beatles' original recording, which did not go down well with Paul McCartney. "I liked (the) film but they overdubbed some lousy brass on the stuff! If it had needed brass, we'd had stuck it on ourselves!" Upon hearing McCartney's reaction, Hughes felt bad for "offend(ing) a Beatle. But it wasn't really part of the song. We saw a band and we needed to hear the instruments."
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 27, 2012, 08:48:58 AM
Wow, never thought of Star Spangled Man, but that is a damned fine choice for whoever did it.  I'm not sure I would have included it, but it is probably my favourite part of Captain America.

EDIT: Oh, and O Brother has one of my favourite all-time soundtracks.  Big Rock Candy Mountain is now an all-time favourite and will be my hobo theme, after maybe tomorrow.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: ScottotD on August 27, 2012, 08:53:11 AM
#31: Twist and Shout
36 Points (On 3 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #8 by George Harrison

http://www.youtube.com/v/tgd46QiHz4I?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Composer/Lyricist: Phil Medley & Burt Russell

Performer: The Beatles

 :highfive:

Second one from my list, I still can't help doing the "hey! hey! hey!" bit after the chorus.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 27, 2012, 08:59:33 AM
#30: America, Fuck Yeah
37 Points (On 4 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #13 by Johnny Unusual, Pak-Man

http://www.youtube.com/v/sWS-FoXbjVI?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: Team America: World Police

Composer/Lyricist: Trey Parker

Performer: Trey Parker

 
Description:
"America (Fuck Yeah)" was played throughout various parts of the film, Team America: World Police, along with the "America, Fuck Yeah (Bummer Remix)", and was intended to mock the stereotypical American's jingoist form of patriotism.

Team America: World Police is a 2004 satirical action comedy film written by Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and Pam Brady and directed by Parker, all of whom are also known for the popular animated television series South Park. The film is a satire of big-budget action films and their associated clichés and stereotypes, with particular humorous emphasis on the global implications of US politics. The title of the film itself is derived from domestic and international political criticisms that the U.S. frequently and unilaterally tries to "police the world". The film features a cast composed of marionettes. Team America focuses on a fictional team of political paramilitary policemen known as "Team America: World Police", who attempt to save the world from a violent terrorist plot led by Kim Jong-il.

Marc Shaiman, composer for South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut, was originally hired to compose the original score and help Parker compose the film's songs. He helped compose "Everyone Has AIDS" and "Derka Derk (Terrorist Theme)". He submitted a score, but the studio rejected it and fired Shaiman, hiring Harry Gregson-Williams as a last minute replacement (Parker had instructed Shaiman to score the film as if it were a typical action film, which they agreed would make it funnier, while the studio felt the score should play up the comedy). However, Shaiman still conducted the orchestra in the film's scoring sessions and Williams stuck to the traditional action film score concept.

Personal Note: I like the YouTube comment that says, "This should have been played when USA entered the Olympics."
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 27, 2012, 09:00:48 AM
Oh, and O Brother has one of my favourite all-time soundtracks.  Big Rock Candy Mountain is now an all-time favourite and will be my hobo theme, after maybe tomorrow.

Funny you mention that, "Big Rock Candy Mountain" is my favorite song on the soundtrack and I'm annoyed with myself for forgetting it. I love a song about booze and running away from the cops.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 27, 2012, 09:07:09 AM
Oh, and O Brother has one of my favourite all-time soundtracks.  Big Rock Candy Mountain is now an all-time favourite and will be my hobo theme, after maybe tomorrow.

Funny you mention that, "Big Rock Candy Mountain" is my favorite song on the soundtrack and I'm annoyed with myself for forgetting it. I love a song about booze and running away from the cops.

Though the movie brought my attention to it, I didn't vote for it simply because it had such a long life outside of it, though I wouldn't kick it out of bed for eating crackers on this list.  It also makes for a good accompaniment for reading the comic book "Wimbledon Green: World's Greatest Comic Collector" which is sort of a mix of Citizen Kane, Duck Tales and old-timey kids' humour comics.

#30: America, Fuck Yeah
36 Points (On 4 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #13 by Johnny Unusual, Pak-Man

http://www.youtube.com/v/sWS-FoXbjVI?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: Team America: World Police

I knew it was going to be on their but I didn't know how high.  The brilliance of this is that it mocks braindead action themes that gets you pumped up, but it also actually gets you pumped up!

Just like "Montage" (didn't include it since it was on South Park first but equally effective in both)
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 27, 2012, 09:09:29 AM
#29: As Time Goes By
37 Points (On 3 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #7 by CJones

http://www.youtube.com/v/Wo2Lof_5dy4?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: Casablanca

Composer/Lyricist: Herman Hupfeld

Performer: Dooley Wilson

 
Description:
Herman Hupfeld wrote "As Time Goes By" for the 1931 Broadway musical Everybody's Welcome. In the original show, it was sung by Frances Williams. It was recorded that year by several artists, including Rudy Vallee and Binnie Hale.

The song was re-introduced in 1942 in the film Casablanca, sung by Dooley Wilson accompanied by pianist Elliot Carpenter and heard throughout the film as a leitmotif. Wilson was unable to record a single of the song at the time due to a musicians' strike, leading the studio to re-issue Vallee's 1931 recording and giving Vallee a number one hit in 1942.

The famous opening line, "You must remember this...", is actually the start of the chorus as the song was originally written and performed. Wilson did not sing the preceding verse in Casablanca, however, and most subsequent recordings have followed the film's lead in omitting it, leading to its being virtually unknown to most listeners.

In addition to the American Film Institute including it as number two in their list of the 100 best songs in film, National Public Radio included it in their NPR 100, the 1999 list of the most important American musical works of the 20th century as compiled by their music editors.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 27, 2012, 09:10:39 AM
Awesome re: America!  It's a good 4th of July song.  It kind of cuts to the heart of all the patriotic stuff.

Agreed. This (and the Bummer remix) were on APGIL's mix tapes CD for the drive into Philadelphia for his citizenship swearing in ceremony.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 27, 2012, 09:15:26 AM
#29: As Time Goes By
This was my choice from Casablanca. Should've remembered Marseillaise, but there we are.

I learned about this song first from Bugs Bunny cartoons--they'd always sing parts of it or hum them and I knew it was something, but didn't know what. Then I saw Casablanca when I was in college and went, "oooooh, that's what that is."

Now there's Carrotblanca, which is a short from the '90s that directly parodies the film. It's not bad for latter-day WB animation either.

Oops, forgot this one.  Really should have included it.  Sorry folks (and I think there's a few more I'll be saying that for).
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 27, 2012, 09:30:06 AM
#28: Head Over Heels
37 Points (On 3 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #3 by Smoky

http://www.youtube.com/v/AXwelEWpPXs?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: Donnie Darko

Composer/Lyricist: Roland Orzabal & Curt Smith

Performer: Tears for Fears

 
Description:
"Head over Heels" is a song by the British New Wave band Tears for Fears. It was the band's tenth single release in the United Kingdom (the fourth taken from their second LP Songs from the Big Chair) and eighth UK Top 40 hit, peaking at #12 in July 1985. In the USA, it was the third single from the album and continued the band's run of hits there, peaking at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. A limited edition four-leaf clover shaped picture disc was issued for the single's release in the UK. According to Roland Orzabal of Tears for Fears, "It [Head Over Heels] is basically a love song and one of the most simple tracks that Tears for Fears have ever recorded. It is a love song that goes a bit perverse at the end."

"Head over Heels" was featured prominently in Donnie Darko, a 2001 American science fiction psychological thriller film written and directed by Richard Kelly and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore, Patrick Swayze, Noah Wyle, Jena Malone, and Mary McDonnell. One continuous sequence involving an introduction of Donnie's high school prominently features the song "Head over Heels". According to director Richard Kelly on the DVD commentary, the scene was written and choreographed specifically with the song in mind.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: ColeStratton on August 27, 2012, 12:08:22 PM
Let me just save everyone some time here...

#1 Pumpin' Blowin'
1.1 billion votes
(Every list of all kinds of all time)
Highest Placement: #1 by Christopher Atkins

http://www.youtube.com/v/fdlKXRReqNA
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 27, 2012, 12:17:37 PM
#27: Stuck In the Middle With You
37 Points (On 4 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #9 by ScottotD

Watch at your own discretion:
http://www.youtube.com/v/PGqB6JIUzBo?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: Reservoir Dogs

Composer/Lyricist: Gerry Rafferty & Joe Egan

Performer: Stealers Wheel

 
Description:
The Reservoir Dogs: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack was the first soundtrack for a Quentin Tarantino film and set the structure his later soundtracks would follow. This includes the extensive use of snippets of dialogue from the film. The soundtrack has selections of songs from the 1960s to 80s. Only the group Bedlam recorded original songs for the film. The radio station "K-Billy's Super Sounds of the Seventies" played a prominent role in the film. The DJ for the radio was chosen to be Steven Wright, a comedian known for his deadpan delivery of jokes.

An unusual feature of the soundtrack was the choice of songs; Tarantino has said that he feels the music to be a counterpoint to the on-screen violence and action. He also stated that he wished for the film to have a 1950s feel while using '70s music. A prominent instance of this is the torture scene to the tune of "Stuck in the Middle with You".

"Stuck in the Middle with You" (sometimes known as "Stuck in the Middle") is a song written by Gerry Rafferty and Joe Egan and originally performed by their band Stealers Wheel. The song was inspired by a real occasion when the record company and producers were conducting business across Rafferty and Egan at a restaurant table. Gerry Rafferty's solo work also includes the 1978 hit "Baker Street".
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 27, 2012, 12:42:43 PM
#26: (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
38 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #7 by Mrs. Dick Courier, anais.butterfly


http://www.youtube.com/v/ZGoWtY_h4xo?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

Composer/Lyricist: Bryan Adams, Michael Kamen & Robert John "Mutt" Lange

Performer: Bryan Adams

 
Description:
"(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" is a power ballad performed by Canadian rock singer Bryan Adams and co-written with Michael Kamen and Robert John "Mutt" Lange, featured on the soundtrack album from the 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and on Adams' album Waking Up the Neighbours. It was an enormous chart success internationally, particularly in the United Kingdom, where it spent sixteen consecutive weeks at number one on the UK Singles Chart (the longest in British chart history), seven weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, and nine weeks atop the RPM singles chart in Canada. It was a number one hit on many charts and sold 8 million copies worldwide, making it Adams' most successful song.

Adams, Kamen and Lange won a Grammy Award for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television at the Grammy Awards of 1992, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song. Subsequently, the song has been covered by numerous singers around the world.

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is an adventure film directed by Kevin Reynolds. Kevin Costner heads the cast list as Robin Hood. The film also stars Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as Maid Marian of Dubois, Morgan Freeman as Azeem, Christian Slater as Will Scarlet, and Alan Rickman as the Sheriff of Nottingham.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: anais.butterfly on August 27, 2012, 12:45:28 PM
#26: (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
38 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #7 by Mrs. Dick Courier, anais.butterfly


http://www.youtube.com/v/ZGoWtY_h4xo?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves


YES YES YES


I am such a girl sometime :)
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Tripe on August 27, 2012, 12:46:11 PM
Spew.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 27, 2012, 12:52:57 PM
Speaking of spew...

#25: Tubular Bells
39 Points (On 3 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #9 by Compound


http://www.youtube.com/v/8LEWkwvaNcs?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: The Exorcist

Composer/Lyricist: Mike Oldfield

Performer: Mike Oldfield

 
Description:
Tubular Bells is the debut record album of English musician Mike Oldfield, released in 1973. It was the first album released by Virgin Records and an early cornerstone of the company's success. Vivian Stanshall provided the voice of the "Master of Ceremonies" who reads off the list of instruments at the end of the first movement. The opening piano solo was used as a soundtrack to the blockbuster William Friedkin film The Exorcist (released the same year) and gained considerable airplay because of this.

The Exorcist is a 1973 horror film directed by William Friedkin, adapted by William Peter Blatty from his 1971 novel of the same name. The book, inspired by the 1949 exorcism case of Roland Doe, deals with the demonic possession of a young girl and her mother’s desperate attempts to win back her daughter through an exorcism conducted by two priests.

The film features Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Jason Miller, Lee J. Cobb, Linda Blair, and (in voice only) Mercedes McCambridge. It is one of a cycle of "demonic child" films produced from the late 1960s to the mid-1970s, including Rosemary's Baby and The Omen.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 27, 2012, 01:21:43 PM
#26: (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
Hold on a minute. That wasn't ever played in the movie.

Ugh, you're going to make me do more research about that song? :(
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 27, 2012, 01:23:29 PM
Do songs played over the end credits count? That's the only place the song actually played, to my knowledge.

Was "A View to a Kill" played in the actual movie?
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: a pretty girl is like on August 27, 2012, 01:25:11 PM
#26: (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
Hold on a minute. That wasn't ever played in the movie.

End credits are part of a movie.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: goflyblind on August 27, 2012, 01:27:02 PM
#26: (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
Hold on a minute. That wasn't ever played in the movie.

End credits are part of a movie.

no they're not, they're a whole different chapter on the dvd! :P
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Tripe on August 27, 2012, 01:27:43 PM
Yeah my #30 was the cover of 99 Problems that plays out the remake of Fright Night.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: a pretty girl is like on August 27, 2012, 01:28:09 PM
#26: (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
Hold on a minute. That wasn't ever played in the movie.

End credits are part of a movie.

no they're not, they're a whole different chapter on the dvd! :P

What?
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 27, 2012, 01:29:07 PM
Do songs played over the end credits count? That's the only place the song actually played, to my knowledge.

Was "A View to a Kill" played in the actual movie?

Orchestrally, yes.  Otherwise no, but the opening sequences of Bond movies are kind of a weird different thing.  Most people sit through them, unlike end credits.  It's your call, but I think it's a bit of a stretch.

It is probably a bit of a stretch. Ideally I would have liked to have songs that are featured in the movie, that forever make you think about a particular scene when you hear the song. But, on the other side of the coin, there are songs that are inextricably linked with a movie, whether the song actually takes place during the scenes or not. I think both are valid.

Fortunately, there are only three instances on this list (I think) where this occurs, so I'm just going to leave it.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on August 27, 2012, 01:30:48 PM
Oh Bryan Adams.....swoon.

Almost chose "Have you ever really loved a woman" like that song more, but don't like the movie its in.

Oh, and the orchestra version is played in the movie.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 27, 2012, 01:31:42 PM
#24: Misirlou
39 Points (On 3 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #8 by Pak-Man


http://www.youtube.com/v/D5OHrQYwRac?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: Pulp Fiction

Composer/Lyricist: Traditional

Performer: Dick Dale and the Deltones

 
Description:
"Misirlou" is a folk song dating back to 1927, originally as a Greek rebetiko composition influenced by Middle Eastern music. The song then gained popularity among Middle Eastern audiences through Arabic (belly dancing), Jewish (klezmer) and Turkish versions.

The song eventually gained worldwide popularity through Dick Dale's 1962 American surf rock version, which was responsible for popularizing the song in Western popular culture. Various versions have since been recorded, including other surf and rock versions by bands such as The Beach Boys and The Ventures as well as international orchestral easy listening (exotica) versions by musicians such as Martin Denny and Arthur Lyman. Dick Dale's surf rock version later gained renewed popularity through its use in the 1994 Quentin Tarantino film Pulp Fiction.

Directed in a highly stylized manner, Pulp Fiction connects the intersecting storylines of Los Angeles mobsters, fringe players, small-time criminals, and a mysterious briefcase. Considerable screen time is devoted to conversations and monologues that reveal the characters' senses of humor and perspectives on life. The film's title refers to the pulp magazines and hardboiled crime novels popular during the mid-20th century, known for their graphic violence and punchy dialogue. Pulp Fiction is self-referential from its opening moments, beginning with a title card that gives two dictionary definitions of "pulp". The plot, as in many of Tarantino's other works, is presented out of chronological sequence.

No film score was composed for Pulp Fiction, with Quentin Tarantino instead using an eclectic assortment of surf music, rock and roll, soul, and pop songs. Dick Dale's rendition of "Misirlou" plays during the opening credits. Tarantino chose surf music as the basic musical style for the film, but not, he insists, because of its association with surfing culture: "To me it just sounds like rock and roll, even Morricone music. It sounds like rock and roll spaghetti Western music."
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 27, 2012, 01:35:41 PM
#23: The Touch
41 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #3 by Pak-Man
http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=25748.msg746687#msg746687
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: a pretty girl is like on August 27, 2012, 01:38:03 PM
#23: The Touch
41 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #3 by Pak-Man
http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=25748.msg746687#msg746687
Shit, this shit jumped up like twenty spots.  Impressive.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 27, 2012, 01:44:54 PM
#23: The Touch
41 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #3 by Pak-Man
http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=25748.msg746687#msg746687
Shit, this shit jumped up like twenty spots.  Impressive.

Yeah, it was at #18 on that one list, and then when I flipped it the song was actually #8.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 27, 2012, 01:51:47 PM
#22: Wise Up
42 Points (On 3 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #6 by George Harrison


http://www.youtube.com/v/dcIs3rAEytk?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: Magnolia

Composer/Lyricist: Aimee Mann

Performer: Aimee Man

 
Description:
Magnolia is a 1999 American drama film written, produced, and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, narrated by Ricky Jay, and starring Tom Cruise, Philip Baker Hall, Philip Seymour Hoffman, William H. Macy, Julianne Moore, John C. Reilly, and Jason Robards in his last feature film appearance. The film is a mosaic of interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.

Magnolia was a critical success. Of the ensemble cast, Tom Cruise was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 72nd Academy Awards, and won the award in the same category at the Golden Globes of 2000. Anderson has stated, "I really feel... That Magnolia is, for better or worse, the best movie I'll ever make."

Anderson met Aimee Mann in 1996 when he asked her husband, Michael Penn, to write songs for his film, Hard Eight. Mann had songs on soundtracks before but never "utilized in such an integral way" she said in an interview. She gave Anderson rough mixes of songs and found that they both wrote about the same kinds of characters. He encouraged her to write songs for the film by sending her a copy of the script.

Two songs were written expressly for the film: "You Do," which was based on a character later cut from the film, and "Save Me," which closes the film; the latter was nominated in the 2000 Academy Awards and Golden Globes and in the 2001 Grammys. Most of the remaining seven Mann songs were demos and works in progress; "Wise Up," which is at the center of a sequence in which all of the characters sing the song, was originally written for the 1996 film Jerry Maguire. At the time Mann's record label had refused to release her songs on an album.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 27, 2012, 02:01:14 PM
#21: Over the Rainbow
42 Points (On 4 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #8 by wurwolf


http://www.youtube.com/v/U016JWYUDdQ?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: The Wizard of Oz

Composer/Lyricist: Harold Arlen & E. Y. Harburg

Performer: Judy Garland

 
Description:
"Over the Rainbow" (often referred to as "Somewhere Over the Rainbow") is a classic Academy Award-winning ballad song with music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by E.Y. "Yip" Harburg. It was written for the 1939 movie, The Wizard of Oz, and was sung by actress Judy Garland in her starring role as Dorothy Gale. Over time it would become Garland's signature song.

In the film, part of the song is played by the MGM orchestra over the opening credits. About five minutes into the movie, actress Judy Garland playing the lead character, Dorothy, sings "Over the Rainbow" after unsuccessfully trying to get her aunt and uncle to listen to her relate an unpleasant incident involving her dog, Toto, and the nasty spinster, Miss Gulch (Margaret Hamilton). Dorothy's Aunt Em tells her to "find yourself a place where you won't get into any trouble", prompting Dorothy to walk off by herself. She muses to Toto "Someplace where there isn't any trouble. Do you suppose there is such a place, Toto? There must be. It's not a place you can get to by a boat, or a train. It's far, far away. Behind the moon, beyond the rain.....", and begins singing the song. The famous sequence itself, as well as the entirety of the Kansas scenes, was directed (though uncredited) by King Vidor.

The song is number one of the "Songs of the Century" list compiled by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts. The American Film Institute also ranked "Over the Rainbow" the greatest movie song of all time on the list of "AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs". It was adopted (along with Irving Berlin's "White Christmas") by American troops in Europe in World War II as a symbol of the United States--in fact, Garland even performed the song for American troops as part of a 1943 command performance.

The song was initially deleted from the film after a preview in San Luis Obispo, because MGM chief executive Louis B. Mayer and producer Mervyn LeRoy thought the song "slowed down the picture" and that "the song sounds like something for Jeanette MacDonald, not for a little girl singing in a barnyard". The persistence of associate producer Arthur Freed and Garland's vocal coach/mentor Roger Edens to keep the song in the picture paid off.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 27, 2012, 02:01:51 PM
And we're all caught up. Tomorrow, ten more and then on Tuesday, the top ten. :)
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Pak-Man on August 27, 2012, 02:33:21 PM
#21: Over the Rainbow
42 Points (On 4 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #8 by wurwolf
Can't believe I didn't think of this one. Especially since I have a different song about rainbows. (And what's on the other side...)
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: anais.butterfly on August 27, 2012, 03:06:32 PM
Spew.

Haters gonna Hate
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Smoky on August 27, 2012, 03:08:43 PM
Head Over Heels, yes!
Quote
According to director Richard Kelly on the DVD commentary, the scene was written and choreographed specifically with the song in mind.
-- Cool.

And Everything I do somehow got ahead of it? Phooey.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Tripe on August 27, 2012, 03:11:29 PM
Spew.

Haters gonna Hate
Well that isn't very sympathetic to someone who just had a bout of intestinal distress I must say.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: anais.butterfly on August 27, 2012, 03:12:09 PM
Ah hem

As I'm making my list, I just realized that a few of them on my list are songs that play over the end credits. Am I ok with those or should I be sticking to songs in the actual movie?

I think end credits are fine.  Or beginning credits.  Or the exceedingly rare "mid-way credits".

I agree with Johnny, songs that play over the credits are fine. The credits are still part of the movie, albeit a part that a lot of people skip.

SUCK IT!
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: anais.butterfly on August 27, 2012, 03:23:37 PM
I was being silly with the "Suck It" comment btw. I just wanted to be....a douchebag?


I don't know
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Russell on August 27, 2012, 05:10:01 PM
#21: Over the Rainbow
..... what?
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 27, 2012, 05:14:09 PM
What "what"? Why is it so low on the list? I don't know, I had it as #8 on mine.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Russell on August 27, 2012, 05:24:20 PM
What "what"? Why is it so low on the list? I don't know, I had it as #8 on mine.
No, I just don't understand why it's on the list at all. Maybe it's a classic but I just can't see it as a song that plays on anybody's heart strings.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 27, 2012, 05:25:41 PM
What "what"? Why is it so low on the list? I don't know, I had it as #8 on mine.
No, I just don't understand why it's on the list at all. Maybe it's a classic but I just can't see it as a song that plays on anybody's heart strings.

 :o
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: CJones on August 27, 2012, 05:25:56 PM
I can't believe I forgot Over the Rainbow.

Which reminds me, I also forgot The Rainbow Connection.  >:(
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: a pretty girl is like on August 27, 2012, 05:26:36 PM
I can't believe I forgot Over the Rainbow.

Which reminds me, I also forgot The Rainbow Connection.  >:(

You're grounded.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Russell on August 27, 2012, 05:30:59 PM
I can't believe I forgot Over the Rainbow.

Which reminds me, I also forgot The Rainbow Connection.  >:(
Okay, now The Rainbow Connection... THAT I can understand!
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 27, 2012, 05:47:38 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/sWS-FoXbjVI?version=3&hl=en_US[/center]


Okay, so I'm going through these and making sure the videos work (because I can't hear them at work) and I'm cracking up because when they mention "wax lips" in the song the person who did this video shows a picture of a woman's white slip.  ;D
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 27, 2012, 08:55:52 PM
What "what"? Why is it so low on the list? I don't know, I had it as #8 on mine.
No, I just don't understand why it's on the list at all. Maybe it's a classic but I just can't see it as a song that plays on anybody's heart strings.

I think it's lovely, especially when Judy Garland sings it. It's so full of that youthful desire to be somewhere else; it's that generation's equivalent of Luke watching the suns set on Tatooine.

You know, I don't actually think I've seen this movie in it's entirety.  Somehow, it just hasn't happened.  I really should, as I really liked the original book, the animated series (narrated by Margot Kidder) and Return to Oz.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: MightyJack on August 27, 2012, 09:41:43 PM
Yay Aimee Mann - I love her, loved the songs on that movie and that was a powerful scene in particular.

I had different songs for the Graduate and Donnie Darko

Over the Rainbow is brilliant, beautifully sung by Judy Garland.

Yay, the Soggy Bottom Boys!

Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 28, 2012, 12:42:41 PM
#20: Holiday Road
43 Points (On 3 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #7 by ScottotD


http://www.youtube.com/v/jY9xZoKiBgU?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: National Lampoon's Vacation

Composer/Lyricist: Lindsey Buckingham

Performer: Lindsey Buckingham

 
Description:
"Holiday Road" is a 1983 single written and recorded by Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham. The song was featured in the 1983 film National Lampoon's Vacation and was played during the opening titles. The song was also used in the sequels National Lampoon's European Vacation and Vegas Vacation. The song peaked at #82 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1983.

Lindsey Buckingham has released a live version of the song on his 2008 album Live at the Bass Performance Hall.

Jimmy Fallon, guest Rashida Jones, and The Roots performed the song live on the November 26, 2009 episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

At The Aquabats' holiday shows in 2009, the band distributed a free CD single of a cover of the song to all attendees. In 2011, the song was used as the music on television advertising for Teletext Holidays in the United Kingdom and subsequently made UK #168 from the live download of the song; it became Buckingham's first UK "hit" of sorts in nearly 30 years.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on August 28, 2012, 12:47:36 PM
Can't believe I forgot Holiday Road!  Love that song
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 28, 2012, 01:19:42 PM
#19: Layla
43 Points (On 4 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #9 by DB Barnes


http://www.youtube.com/v/BbwFXngs9Lw?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: Goodfellas

Composer/Lyricist: Eric Clapton & Jim Gordon

Performer: Derek and the Dominoes

 
Description:
Martin Scorsese chose the songs for Goodfellas only if they commented on the scene or the characters "in an oblique way". The only rule he adhered to with the soundtrack was to only use music which could have been heard at that time.

For example, if a scene took place in 1973, he could use any song that was current or older. According to Scorsese, a lot of non-dialogue scenes were shot to playback. For example, he had "Layla" playing on the set while shooting the scene where the dead bodies are discovered in the car and the meat-truck. Sometimes, the lyrics of songs were put between lines of dialogue to comment on the action.

Some of the music Scorsese had written into the script while other songs he discovered during the editing phase. There is no music once Henry Hill is arrested in his driveway by the DEA, until the end credits.

"Layla" is a song written by Eric Clapton and Jim Gordon, originally released by their blues rock band Derek and the Dominos, as the thirteenth track from their album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (December 1970). It is considered one of rock music's definitive love songs, featuring an unmistakable guitar figure played by Eric Clapton and Duane Allman, and a piano coda that comprises the second half of the song. Its famously contrasting movements were composed separately by Clapton and Gordon.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 28, 2012, 02:00:25 PM
#18: Mad World
44 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #1 by George Harrison


http://www.youtube.com/v/DR91Rj1ZN1M?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: Donnie Darko

Composer/Lyricist: Roland Orzabal

Performer: Gary Jules

 
Description:
"Mad World" is a song by the British band Tears for Fears. Written by Roland Orzabal and sung by bassist Curt Smith, it was the band's third single release and first chart hit, reaching #3 on the UK Singles Chart in November 1982. Both Mad World and its B-side, "Ideas As Opiates", would turn up on the band's debut LP The Hurting the following year. The song would eventually become Tears for Fears' first international hit, reaching the Top 40 in several countries between 1982 and 1983.

Two decades later, the song made a popular resurgence when it was covered in a much slower, minimalist style by composers Michael Andrews and Gary Jules for the soundtrack to the movie Donnie Darko in 2001, and then again in the hit 2006 video game Gears of War. This version reached #1 in the UK in December 2003, and also became an international hit.

Like many of his role models for soundtrack composing such as John Barry and Ennio Morricone, Michael Andrews wanted to put a song on his otherwise instrumental score. He eventually chose "Mad World" (1982) by Tears for Fears, who were one of his and childhood friend Gary Jules' favourite bands while growing up. Andrews enlisted Jules to sing the song, while Andrews himself played the piano.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 28, 2012, 02:02:09 PM
I'm surprised "Mad World" wasn't on more lists. George Harrison had it as his #1 and I had it as #7 on mine.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Zombie Monty on August 28, 2012, 02:03:43 PM
I'm surprised "Mad World" wasn't on more lists. George Harrison had it as his #1 and I had it as #7 on mine.

I love that version of the song, but have never seen Donnie Darko.  Otherwise it probably would have made my list.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 28, 2012, 02:14:49 PM
#17: Don't Stop Me Now
46 Points (On 3 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #2 by goflyblind


http://www.youtube.com/v/HgzGwKwLmgM?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: Shaun of the Dead

Composer/Lyricist: Freddie Mercury

Performer: Queen

 
Description:
"Don't Stop Me Now" is a song by English rock group Queen, featured on their 1978 album Jazz. Written by vocalist Freddie Mercury, it was recorded in August/September 1978 at Super Bear Studios in Berre-les-Alpes (Alpes-Maritimes), France, and is the twelfth track on the album.

Musically, the song is based around Mercury's piano playing, with John Deacon and Roger Taylor providing a bass guitar and drums backing track. The song also provides an example of Queen's trademark style of multitrack harmony vocals for the chorus lines.

The 2004 horror/comedy Shaun of the Dead features the song near the middle of the film. The song is played on a jukebox in the Winchester pub as three of the main characters circle around the zombie pub landlord while hitting him over the head with pool cues in rhythm with the song, leading Shaun to utter the line; "David, kill the Queen!" Also, during the song, various things happen to the beat of the music, such as lights flashing. Thematically, the song is ironic, as its upbeat feel completely contradicts the protagonists' no-win scenario when it accidentally is played on jukebox. On the DVD Scene Selection the scene is called Killer Queen, another one of Queen's songs. "You're My Best Friend" was also featured in the film during the closing credits.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: goflyblind on August 28, 2012, 02:17:44 PM
#17: Don't Stop Me Now
Featured In: Shaun of the Dead

in context: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imsHXpEuxX0

SCREW YOU EMBEDDING DISABLED VIDEOS :angry:
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 28, 2012, 02:24:08 PM
#16: Mrs. Robinson
47 Points (On 4 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #4 by Mrs. Dick Courier


http://www.youtube.com/v/ajtpaMkLu_k?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: The Graduate

Composer/Lyricist: Paul Simon

Performer: Simon & Garfunkel

 
Description:
"Mrs. Robinson" is a song written by Paul Simon and first performed by Simon & Garfunkel. When released as a single in 1968, it hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US, for their second chart-topping hit after "The Sound of Silence". An early version of the song appeared in the motion picture The Graduate (1967) and its subsequent soundtrack, while the complete song debuted on their album Bookends (1968). The song earned the duo a Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1969.

In the film The Graduate, listless recent college graduate Benjamin Braddock has an affair with an older married woman, Mrs. Robinson. The song as it appears in the film is different from the familiar hit single version, as only the chorus of the song appears late in the film and with slightly different lyrics: "Stand up tall, Mrs. Robinson, God in heaven smiles on those who pray." It was only later on that Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel re-recorded the song by employing additional lyrics to form the hit single.

According to a Variety article by Peter Bart in the May 15, 2005 issue, director Mike Nichols had become obsessed with Simon & Garfunkel's music while shooting the film. Larry Turman, his producer, made a deal for Simon to write three new songs for the movie. By the time they were nearly finished editing the film, Simon had only written one new song. Nichols begged him for more but Simon, who was touring constantly, told him he didn't have the time. He did play him a few notes of a new song he had been working on; "It's not for the movie ... it's a song about times past – about Mrs. Roosevelt and Joe DiMaggio and stuff." Nichols advised Simon, "It's now about Mrs. Robinson, not Mrs. Roosevelt." During an appearance on Dick Cavett's television show, Simon told the story of how the song was originally called "Mrs. Roosevelt," to which Cavett quipped: "That would have changed the plot of the movie."
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Russell on August 28, 2012, 03:15:41 PM
I am now convinced there are FAR too many great movie songs to come up with a truly definitive list. My list is pretty far removed from anything everyone else has voted for.. and I know my list is fairly damn good.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Pak-Man on August 28, 2012, 03:36:14 PM
Or not enough. I find that when I'm not seeing a big showing at the beginning of the list, there's usually a huge showing up at the top.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Smoky on August 28, 2012, 05:06:20 PM
I'm surprised "Mad World" wasn't on more lists. George Harrison had it as his #1 and I had it as #7 on mine.

I meant to put it on mine. I guess I must have forgotten. Ah, well.

I am now convinced there are FAR too many great movie songs to come up with a truly definitive list.

Definitely.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: a pretty girl is like on August 28, 2012, 05:41:37 PM
There are two too many from Donnie Darko.   :angry:
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Russell on August 28, 2012, 06:11:17 PM
I am now convinced there are FAR too many great movie songs to come up with a truly definitive list. My list is pretty far removed from anything everyone else has voted for.. and I know my list is fairly damn good.
Sometimes people have too much confidence in themselves.
What I mean to say is that we could do this list like 10 more times and all 50 entries may not re-appear more than a few times in each list.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 28, 2012, 06:20:07 PM
I am now convinced there are FAR too many great movie songs to come up with a truly definitive list. My list is pretty far removed from anything everyone else has voted for.. and I know my list is fairly damn good.
Sometimes people have too much confidence in themselves.
What I mean to say is that we could do this list like 10 more times and all 50 entries may not re-appear more than a few times in each list.

I agree. There were a few movies that were well represented and that wasn't a surprise given the type of people we have here at the forum, but this list was really widespread. It wasn't like the top 50 comics where there's pretty much a limited size pool to choose from; this subject matter is huge.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: CJones on August 28, 2012, 06:44:53 PM
y
I am now convinced there are FAR too many great movie songs to come up with a truly definitive list. My list is pretty far removed from anything everyone else has voted for.. and I know my list is fairly damn good.
Sometimes people have too much confidence in themselves.
What I mean to say is that we could do this list like 10 more times and all 50 entries may not re-appear more than a few times in each list.

I agree. There were a few movies that were well represented and that wasn't a surprise given the type of people we have here at the forum, but this list was really widespread. It wasn't like the top 50 comics where there's pretty much a limited size pool to choose from; this subject matter is huge.

Yeah, I can't help but notice that no entry thus far has had more than four votes. I have a couple more that might make it, but that's pretty much it. I wish I had put "The Sun Whose Rays are All Ablaze" much higher in retrospect. If that was going to make it, it would have by now. I do still hold hope for my #1 though.

And wurwolf, I don't know why you were so worried about doing this list. Seems to me you've done a great job. In the year or so I've been participating, this has been one of my favorite lists to date.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 28, 2012, 06:51:51 PM
Thank you, I appreciate that. :)

When this list is over I'm going to count up all of the different songs that people put on their lists. I don't remember what the final number was but it was huge.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: a pretty girl is like on August 28, 2012, 06:52:44 PM
Thank you, I appreciate that. :)

When this list is over I'm going to count up all of the different songs that people put on their lists. I don't remember what the final number was but it was huge.

Must have been at least 30 or 40 songs, I bet.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 28, 2012, 06:53:53 PM
You must have been a fart face.

Why you gotta test me?
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 28, 2012, 08:28:52 PM

And wurwolf, I don't know why you were so worried about doing this list. Seems to me you've done a great job. In the year or so I've been participating, this has been one of my favorite lists to date.

Agreed.  Definitely doing a great job for a first time host.  I hope it inspires you to take the wheel again in the future.

#17: Don't Stop Me Now
Featured In: Shaun of the Dead

in context: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imsHXpEuxX0

SCREW YOU EMBEDDING DISABLED VIDEOS :angry:

I love the song; forgot it was even in Shaun.

Great scene, but mostly I was choosing songs that either were made for the movie or covered for the movie, rather than pre-existing songs used to enhance a scene.  Of course, one could argue that it adds something in a percussive sense.  BTW, I certainly hope these aren't the last Queen songs.

#16: Mrs. Robinson
47 Points (On 4 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #4 by Mrs. Dick Courier


http://www.youtube.com/v/ajtpaMkLu_k?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: The Graduate

Composer/Lyricist: Paul Simon

Performer: Simon & Garfunkel


Another movie I really need to see.  I think I've been putting it off because I intended to watch it with my mother, who has fond memories of it.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Russell on August 28, 2012, 08:40:30 PM

Another movie I really need to see.  I think I've been putting it off because I intended to watch it with my mother, who has fond memories of it.

Is this a joke? Because it seems like it could be...not a great idea.
That could be uncomfortable... but not nearly as uncomfortable as watching A Serbian Film with any other member of your family in the same room.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 28, 2012, 09:01:51 PM

Another movie I really need to see.  I think I've been putting it off because I intended to watch it with my mother, who has fond memories of it.

Is this a joke? Because it seems like it could be...not a great idea.

At least it wasn't Loverboy.

EDIT: The film, not the band.  Though either/or I suppose.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: MightyJack on August 28, 2012, 09:25:17 PM
And there are my picks from Donnie Darko and The Graduate ;) I know Mad World has been played to death in sad scenes on TV and movies, but the first I saw it was on Darko and it packed a punch. Very haunting, very effectively used in the film.

Mrs. Robinson was another that was used to perfection, I like how it was adapted for that scene in the Graduate. With the guitar chugging... down... slowly... as the car...


As to the composition of this list: I didn't do any instrumentals on mine. I made that choice in order to help me cut it down to 25. But I think we could have done two of these simultaneously, one with lyrics, one with just music. I could have complied 25 for each quite easily.


Oh, and when your done watching the Graduate with mom... pop on Last Tango in Paris. It'll be fun, trust me!

Would I steer you wrong? ;) (actually that would make a good LOC - top 50 uncomfortable movie experiences when watching with your parents or grandparents)
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: a pretty girl is like on August 29, 2012, 06:06:26 AM
Next up to watch with your mom: Irreversible.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: a pretty girl is like on August 29, 2012, 06:14:50 AM

Another movie I really need to see.  I think I've been putting it off because I intended to watch it with my mother, who has fond memories of it.

Is this a joke? Because it seems like it could be...not a great idea.

At least it wasn't Loverboy.

EDIT: The film, not the band.  Though either/or I suppose.

So you're not Working for the Weekend?

I thought everyone was doing that?
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 29, 2012, 06:24:02 AM
  BTW, I certainly hope these aren't the last Queen songs.

Holy shit, you have no idea.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 29, 2012, 06:53:03 AM
BTW, if they ever do another Barbarella movie, the only song that could ever work in the opening and ending credits and all the way through is...

http://www.youtube.com/v/1Ti2P_z5IPw

Don't even try to argue this because you know how right I am.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Tripe on August 29, 2012, 07:00:57 AM
Idea! (http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=25786.0)
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 29, 2012, 07:07:19 AM
Glad I could inspire.  BTW, I think that kind of stuff ALL the time, so I will contribute often.  BTW, if I remember, I know the perfect song for if Wes Anderson directed an Addams Family movie.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Tripe on August 29, 2012, 07:08:56 AM
Awesome, I think about those sort of pairings fairly often too, I've considered making a post about it before but this seemed the best time. :)
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 29, 2012, 08:16:14 AM
Two-Way Tie for #15: Wig in a Box
49 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #1 by wurwolf

http://www.youtube.com/v/NuItUNFw07g?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Composer/Lyricist: Stephen Trask

Performers: John Cameron Mitchell & cast

 
Description:
"Wig in a Box" is a song from the off-Broadway musical, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and its subsequent film adaptation. It was composed by Stephen Trask and is performed in the musical by the character Hedwig (John Cameron Mitchell) and her band The Angry Inch.

The titular wig in the box is the last present that Hedwig's husband Luther bought her, and the song concerns Hedwig enjoying listening to music and trying on wigs, which enable her to be whomever she wants, empowering her to be "the best you've ever seen". Because the part of the story in which this song appears is set in the late '80s or early '90s, the song contains references to outdated sound recording (and playing) devices.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a 2001 American musical comedy-drama film based on the stage musical of the same title about a fictional rock band fronted by an East German transgender singer. The film was adapted and directed by John Cameron Mitchell, who also portrayed the title role. The music and lyrics are by Stephen Trask. The musical has gathered a devoted cult following.

In 2001, the film won the Best Director and Audience Awards at the Sundance Film Festival as well as Best Directorial Debut from the National Board of Review, the Gotham Awards, and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. Mitchell received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor and the Premiere magazine "Performance of the Year Award".
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 29, 2012, 08:24:48 AM
Two-Way Tie for #15: Beautiful Ride
49 Points (On 2 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #1 by a pretty girl is like

http://www.youtube.com/v/8t7wsaZqWkM?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Composer/Lyricist: Dan Bern

Performers: John C. Reilly

 
Description:
Singer-songwriters Dan Bern and Mike Viola (of the Candy Butchers) wrote most of the film's songs, including There's a Change a Happenin', Mulatto, A Life Without You (Is No Life At All), Beautiful Ride and Hole in My Pants. The song, Beautiful Ride takes place at the end of the film, with Dewey Cox performing at his own tribute concert; this song is a reflection of his life and times.

A number of critics noted the unusually high quality of many of the individual songs on the soundtrack; how well they reflected the styles and times they were attempting to spoof and how well they stood on their own as quality compositions. The soundtrack was nominated for both a Grammy and Golden Globe Award and was nominated and won the Sierra Award for Best Song in a Motion Picture from the Las Vegas Film Critics Society.

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story is a 2007 music comedy film written and produced by Judd Apatow and Jake Kasdan, directed by Kasdan and starring John C. Reilly. The plot echoes the storyline of 2005's Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line; Walk Hard is also a parody of the biopic genre as a whole.

As Walk Hard heavily references the film Walk the Line, the Dewey Cox persona is mostly based on Johnny Cash; but the character also includes elements of the lives and careers of Roy Orbison, Glen Campbell, Brian Wilson, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Donovan, John Lennon, James Brown, Jim Morrison, and Neil Diamond. The film also directly lampoons artists Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, Elvis Presley and The Beatles, in addition to some artists playing themselves, including Eddie Vedder and Ghostface Killah. In addition, the film parodies or pays tribute to the musical styles of Bob Dylan, David Bowie and the seventies punk rock movement.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 29, 2012, 08:25:36 AM
A two-way tie because two dummies cancelled each other out by flipping their #1 and #2 picks.  :-\
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 29, 2012, 08:45:34 AM
#14: In Your Eyes
50 Points (On 3 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #1 by Cole Stratton


Movie scene:
http://www.youtube.com/v/-j379JbL-xM?version=3&hl=en_US

Entire song:
http://www.youtube.com/v/Zrzr4R3LpsQ?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: Say Anything...

Composer/Lyricist: Peter Gabriel

Performer: Peter Gabriel

 
Description:
Say Anything... is a 1989 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Cameron Crowe. It was Crowe's directorial debut. In 2002, Entertainment Weekly ranked Say Anything... as the greatest modern movie romance, and it was ranked number 11 on Entertainment Weekly's list of the 50 best high-school movies.

"In Your Eyes" is a song by British musician Peter Gabriel from his 1986 album So with Youssou N'Dour singing some choruses translated into his native Wolof. It reached #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks and #26 on the Billboard Hot 100 in November, 1986. It was not released as a single in the UK. However, Gabriel did release two extended versions of the song as a 12" vinyl single in the US.

The song was used twice in the 1989 US Cameron Crowe film, Say Anything..., as well as in its trailer. An iconic scene from the film occurs when broken-hearted Lloyd Dobler (John Cusak) serenades his ex-girlfriend, Diane Court (Ione Skye), outside her bedroom window by holding a boombox up above his head and playing the song for her. Repopularized by its usage in the film, the song reentered the US charts but narrowly failed to crack the top 40 in its second run, reaching as high as #41. Peter Gabriel asked to see Crowe's film and Crowe asked the production company to send Gabriel a rough cut. Gabriel approved the use of his song, but told Crowe that he was uneasy about the overdose of the main character at the end; the studio had erroneously sent Gabriel the film Wired instead.

The song's use in that iconic scene has been parodied in popular satirical shows. In the American Dad episode "It's Good to Be Queen", Stan Smith, in an attempt to get Francine to forgive him, forces Gabriel Byrne — whom he mistakenly believes to be Peter Gabriel — to sing "In Your Eyes" while holding the actor above his head. In the South Park episode "Raisins", when Wendy breaks up with Stan, Bebe tells him to hold up a boombox playing Peter Gabriel outside Wendy's window, to try to win her back. Instead of playing "In Your Eyes," he plays Gabriel's decidedly unromantic "Shock the Monkey".

The song was also briefly used during an August 2006 episode of The Daily Show in a Toss segment to The Colbert Report, in which Stephen Colbert holds up a boombox in an attempt to stop Jon Stewart skipping to the next segment.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 29, 2012, 08:59:33 AM
#13: Live and Let Die
52 Points (On 3 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #4 by George Harrison


http://www.youtube.com/v/swVoXHVW-jI?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: Live and Let Die

Composer/Lyricist: Paul McCartney

Performer: Paul McCartney & Wings

 
Description:
Live and Let Die (1973) is the eighth spy film in the James Bond series, and the first to star Roger Moore as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond.

The film is adapted from the novel of the same name by Ian Fleming. In the film, a Harlem drug lord known as Mr. Big plans to distribute two tons of heroin free to put rival drug barons out of business. Mr. Big, however, is revealed to be the disguised alter ego of Dr. Kananga, a corrupt Caribbean dictator, who rules San Monique, the fictional island where the heroin poppies are secretly farmed. Bond is investigating the death of three British agents, leading him to Kananga, where he is soon trapped in a world of gangsters and voodoo as he fights to put a stop to the drug baron's scheme.

Live and Let Die was released during the height of the blaxploitation era, and many blaxploitation archetypes and clichés are depicted in the film, including afro hairstyles, derogatory racial epithets ("honky"), black gangsters, and "pimpmobiles" [okay, Wikipedia]. It departs from the former plots of the James Bond films about megalomaniac super-villains, and instead focuses on drug trafficking, depicted primarily in blaxploitation films. It is set in African American cultural centres such as Harlem and New Orleans, as well as the Caribbean Islands. It was also the first James Bond film featuring an African American Bond girl to be romantically involved with 007, Rosie Carver, who was played by Gloria Hendry. Despite mixed reviews, the film was a box office success and was nominated for an Academy Award.

John Barry, who had worked in the previous five themes and orchestrated the James Bond theme, was unavailable. So Broccoli and Saltzman went after Paul McCartney for him to write the theme song. Since McCartney's salary was high and another composer could not be hired with the remainder of the music budget, George Martin, who had been McCartney's producer while with The Beatles, was chosen to write the score.

"Live and Let Die", written by Paul and his wife Linda McCartney and performed by Paul and his group, Wings, was the first true rock and roll song used to open a Bond film, and became a major success in the U.S. (#2 for three weeks) and the UK (#9). It remains arguably one of the most well-known pieces of Bond-related music other than the series theme. For many years the song was a highlight of McCartney's live shows, complete with fireworks and lasers, and in 2005, it was performed live by McCartney during the halftime show at Super Bowl XXXIX. In 1991 the song was covered by the American rock band Guns N' Roses.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: ScottotD on August 29, 2012, 09:06:45 AM
#14: In Your Eyes
50 Points (On 3 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #1 by Cole Stratton


Movie scene:
http://www.youtube.com/v/-j379JbL-xM?version=3&hl=en_US


My #3, well played Mr Stratton
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 29, 2012, 09:10:22 AM
#12: Moon River
54 Points (On 3 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #6 by Johnny Unusual


http://www.youtube.com/v/9J1OcKd_Dqw?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: Breakfast At Tiffany's

Composer/Lyricist: Johnny Mercer & Henry Mancini

Performer: Audrey Hepburn

 
Description:
"Moon River" is a song composed by Johnny Mercer (lyrics) and Henry Mancini (music) in 1961, for whom it won that year's Academy Award for Best Original Song. It was originally sung in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's by Audrey Hepburn, although it has been covered by many other artists. The song also won the 1962 Grammy Award for Record of the Year.

The success of the song was responsible for relaunching Mercer's career as a songwriter, which had stalled in the mid-1950s because rock and roll replaced jazz standards as the popular music of the time. An inlet near Savannah, Georgia, Johnny Mercer's hometown, was named Moon River in honor of him and this song. The popularity of the song is such that it has been used as a test sample in a study on people's memories of popular songs. Comments about the song have noted that it is particularly reminiscent of Mercer's youth in the Southern United States.

Mercer and Mancini wrote "Moon River" for Audrey Hepburn to fit her vocal range. Initially, the lyrics started, "I'm Holly, like I want to be / like Holly on a tree back home ..."; however, they were later changed to fit the theme of the film Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Although an instrumental version is played over the film's opening titles, the lyrics are first heard in a scene where Paul "Fred" Varjak (George Peppard) discovers Holly Golightly (Hepburn) singing them, accompanied by her guitar, on the fire escape outside their apartments.

There was an eruption of much behind-the-scenes consternation when a Paramount Pictures executive, Martin Rackin, suggested deleting the song from the film immediately after a very successful San Francisco preview. Hepburn's reaction was described by Mancini and others in degrees varying from her saying "over my dead body" to her using somewhat more colorful language to make the same point.

Hepburn's version was not included in the original movie soundtrack. Instead, an album version recorded by Mancini and his chorus was released as a single and became a number 11 hit. In different versions, Joel Whitburn's Top Adult (Contemporary) Songs reported the song as a #3 or #1 easy listening hit, due to unpublished charts in Billboard. Only months after Hepburn's death in 1993 her version was released on an album titled Music from the Films of Audrey Hepburn.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Tripe on August 29, 2012, 09:22:44 AM
Walk Hard? More like Blows Hard.
So you're saying you don't want no part of that shit?
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 29, 2012, 09:24:51 AM
Walk Hard? More like Blows Hard.
So you're saying you don't want no part of that shit?

IT'S NON-ADDICTIVE.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 29, 2012, 09:25:26 AM
#11: (Don't You) Forget About Me
54 Points (On 3 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #4 by Smoky


http://www.youtube.com/v/Y_9sB92dJzM?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: Breakfast Club

Composer/Lyricist: Keith Forsey & Steve Schiff

Performer: Simple Minds

 
Description:
"Don't You (Forget About Me)" is a 1985 song performed by the band Simple Minds known for its being in the soundtrack to the film The Breakfast Club. The songwriters were producer Keith Forsey (who won an Oscar for "Flashdance... What a Feeling") and Steve Schiff (guitarist and songwriter from the Nina Hagen band). Aside from its initial appearance in The Breakfast Club, the song has been featured in various media throughout the years, and has been covered and sampled by a number of artists.

Forsey asked Cy Curnin from The Fixx, Bryan Ferry and Billy Idol to record the song, but all three declined; Idol would later perform a cover of it on his 2001 greatest hits compilation. Schiff then suggested Forsey ask the Scottish New Wave band Simple Minds, who initially refused as well, but then agreed under the encouragement of their label, A&M. According to one account, the band "rearranged and recorded 'Don’t You (Forget About Me)' in three hours in a north London studio and promptly forgot about it."

Continuing the rock direction recently taken on Sparkle in the Rain but also glancing back at their melodic synthpop past, it caught the band at their commercial peak and, propelled by the success of The Breakfast Club, became a number-one hit in the U.S. and around the world. It is the band's only number-one hit on the U.S. Top Rock Tracks chart, staying atop for three weeks. While only reaching number seven in the UK, it stayed on the charts from 1985–1987, one of the longest time spans for any single in the history of the chart.

Despite its success, the band continued to dismiss the song, the most obvious slight being its absence from their subsequent album Once Upon a Time. It eventually appeared on the 1992 best-of Glittering Prize 81/92.

The Breakfast Club is a 1985 American coming of age comedy-drama film written and directed by John Hughes. The storyline follows five teenagers (each a member of a different high school clique) as they spend a Saturday in detention together and come to realize that they are all deeper than their respective stereotypes.

Critically, it is considered to be one of the greatest high school films of all time, as well as one of Hughes' most memorable and recognizable works.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 29, 2012, 09:25:53 AM
That's it for today, everyone. Tomorrow -- your top ten!
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: a pretty girl is like on August 29, 2012, 09:28:58 AM
Walk Hard should have been a multiple Academy Award winning film.  It is so much more watchable and honest than the music biopics that it skewers. 

The songs are brilliant.  Brilliant!

Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 29, 2012, 09:30:38 AM
Didn't think to vote for any Walk Hard songs, but I probably would have gone with the title track.  Still, beautiful ride is a pretty great choice.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Tripe on August 29, 2012, 09:31:53 AM
Walk Hard? More like Blows Hard.
So you're saying you don't want no part of that shit?

I saw it once and didn't think it was funny. I wanted to.  I just didn't. :(

Somebody post the scene so my reference is explained please. :)
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: a pretty girl is like on August 29, 2012, 09:32:22 AM
Also there is too much McCartney on this list now.   :angry:

Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 29, 2012, 09:33:51 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/1Zcrb1ff1xs
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 29, 2012, 09:34:05 AM
Walk Hard should have been a multiple Academy Award winning film.  It is so much more watchable and honest than the music biopics that it skewers. 

The songs are brilliant.  Brilliant!



The Walk Hard soundtrack is easily one of my most favorite soundtracks of any movie. Just some great songs there. I wholeheartedly believe that "Beautiful Ride" should have at least been nominated for an Academy Award.

I had "Wig  In a Box" and "Beautiful Ride" in my top two spots, and I honestly had a hard time picking one over the other. In the end, "Wig In a Box" won out because of what it meant to me personally; both songs are equally effective in their respective films.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Tripe on August 29, 2012, 09:35:35 AM
John C. Reilly is a deeply talented actor! His portrayal of Sasquatch was a thing of terrible beauty and poignancy!

He's also the Magic Man.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: a pretty girl is like on August 29, 2012, 09:36:42 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/1Zcrb1ff1xs

I think I like the cocaine scene better.  Love the way he pronounces cocaine.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 29, 2012, 09:45:35 AM
John C. Reilly is a deeply talented actor! His portrayal of Sasquatch was a thing of terrible beauty and poignancy!

He's also the Magic Man.

At first I thought you meant this guy:

http://www.youtube.com/v/qrdGSZJ4mlU

Another movie I'm reminded to watch: Say Anything.  John Cusack's always watchable (though I hear he's painfully self-serious in real life)

I love Breakfast at Tiffany's so I'm glad Moon River made it as high as it did.  Beautiful song.

"Don't You Forget About Me" is also very good, but Moon River is a much stronger pick for me.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 29, 2012, 09:51:58 AM
I was trying to find video of that, but there were none... in English.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 29, 2012, 09:53:02 AM
Another movie I'm reminded to watch: Say Anything.

Goodness, you forgot the ellipsis...
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Russell on August 29, 2012, 12:45:22 PM
BTW, if they ever do another Barbarella movie, the only song that could ever work in the opening and ending credits and all the way through is...

http://www.youtube.com/v/1Ti2P_z5IPw

Don't even try to argue this because you know how right I am.
If they remake Barbarella, it should also have some songs by Duran Duran.... since he's the villain of the film... :D
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: ColeStratton on August 29, 2012, 03:11:05 PM
This is all of the top 10, correct?

#1-10 Break The Ice (Theme from "Rad")
666 Points
Highest Rank #1 Cru Jones

http://www.youtube.com/v/CLZECmMLYJA


Excited to see what the top ten REALLY is...
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Smoky on August 29, 2012, 03:51:51 PM
I totally forgot about In Your Eyes, probably because I've never really watched Say Anything.

I think I like Moon River, can't listen to the video because my sound isn't working right now for some reason. Never seen Walk Hard, can't listen to those vids either.

Love Don't You Forget About Me and the way it's used in the movie.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: MightyJack on August 29, 2012, 09:17:55 PM
Well I don't suck anymore... man a lot of my picks are making it. Which is fun (at least for me)

Moon River is a great song, but I love the way Audrey sings it in the film. Very sweet and moving.

And Live and Let Die might very well be my favorte Bond song.

Looking forward to the top 10
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 30, 2012, 08:17:54 AM
#10: Stayin' Alive
55 Points (On 3 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #4 by Smoky


http://www.youtube.com/v/u1qN6gLbUMw?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: Saturday Night Fever (also Airplane, according to Compound)

Composer/Lyricist: Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb

Performer: Bee Gees

 
Description:
Saturday Night Fever is a 1977 American dance film directed by John Badham and starring John Travolta as Tony Manero, an immature young man whose weekends are spent visiting a local Brooklyn discothèque; Karen Lynn Gorney as his dance partner and eventual friend; and Donna Pescow as Tony's former dance partner and would-be girlfriend. While in the disco, Tony is the king. His care-free youth and weekend dancing help him to temporarily forget the reality of his life: a dead end job, clashes with his unsupportive and squabbling parents, racial tensions in the local community, and his associations with a gang of macho friends.

"Stayin' Alive" is a disco song by the group Bee Gees from the Saturday Night Fever motion picture soundtrack. The song was written by the Bee Gees (Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb) and produced by the Bee Gees, Albhy Galuten and Karl Richardson. It was released on December 13, 1977 as the second single from the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. It is one of their signature songs.

Upon release, "Stayin' Alive" climbed the charts to hit the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 the week of February 4, 1978, remaining there for four weeks. In the process, it became one of the band's most recognizable tunes, in part because of its place at the beginning of Saturday Night Fever.

The executive producer of the soundtrack, Robert Stigwood (who was also the Bee Gees' manager) called them up and asked them to write a few songs for a soundtrack to a film he was planning. At this point, the film was in early stages and it did not have a title yet; in fact, all Stigwood had to go on was a New York cover story about discomania. They wrote "Stayin' Alive" over the course of a few days while sprawled on the staircase at the Château d'Hérouville studio in Paris. A majority of the soundtrack was recorded in France for tax reasons.

Due to the death of drummer Dennis Byron's mother in the middle of the song's sessions, the group first looked for a replacement. The shortage of qualified drummers in this area of France prompted the group to try a drum machine—yet it did not offer satisfactory results. After listening to the drum track of the already-recorded "Night Fever", the group and producer Albhy Galuten selected two bars from that track, re-recorded them as a recurrent loop on a separate tape, and proceeded with sessions for "Stayin' Alive". This accounts for the unchanging rhythm throughout the song.

RSO Records wanted the song to share the then-title of the film, "Saturday Night", but the Bee Gees refused a title change, insisting that there had been too many songs with "Saturday" in the title, and the album already had a song with the word "night" in the title—"Night Fever". Rather than change the name of the former song to match the film, Stigwood expanded the name of the film to encompass the title of the latter song.
Over the years, the brothers have had mixed feelings about the song. On one hand, they admit it brought them tremendous fame; on the other, it led to their being pigeonholed as a disco act, despite a long and varied career before and after.

As for the message of the song, Robin Gibb was quoted as saying, "'Stayin' Alive' is about survival in the big city—any big city—but especially New York."

Along with the success of the movie, the soundtrack, composed and performed primarily by the Bee Gees, was the best-selling soundtrack album of all time (it was later surpassed by Whitney Houston's soundtrack to The Bodyguard).
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 30, 2012, 08:24:13 AM
The opening credits in that movie crack me up. I think they drew in the title with a red magic marker.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 30, 2012, 08:37:15 AM
There might be some controversy over this one. Of the three lists it was on two said it was for Saturday Night Fever and one said it was for Airplane and Saturday Night Fever. I counted it as three for SNF and one for Airplane because I wasn't quite sure about its use in Airplane.

But since I'm the one running the list this time this is the way I think it should be and I'm not going to change it.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Darth Geek on August 30, 2012, 09:22:44 AM
#10: Stayin' Alive

Never seen Saturday Night Fever (and can't remember Airplane much), but I always think of the pigs in Victorian wear dancing to this on the Muppet Show.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 30, 2012, 09:28:41 AM
#9: Bohemian Rhapsody
55 Points (On 5 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #6 by Mrs. Dick Courier


http://www.youtube.com/v/STt9dqPsFTE?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: Wayne's World

Composer/Lyricist: Freddie Mercury

Performer: Queen

 
Description:
"Bohemian Rhapsody" is a song by the British rock band Queen. It was written by Freddie Mercury for the band's 1975 album A Night at the Opera. The song has no chorus, instead consisting of four main parts: a ballad segment ending with a guitar solo, an operatic passage, and a hard rock section. At the time, it was the most expensive single ever made and remains one of the most elaborate recordings in popular music history.

The song enjoyed renewed popularity in 1992 as part of the soundtrack to the film Wayne's World. The film's director, Penelope Spheeris, was hesitant to use the song, as it did not entirely fit with the lead characters, who were fans of less flamboyant hard rock and heavy metal. However, Mike Myers insisted that the song fit the scene.

According to music scholar Theodore Gracyk, by 1992, when the film was released, even "classic rock" stations had stopped playing the almost-six-minute song. Gracyk suggests that beginning the tape in the middle of the song after "the lyrics which provide the song's narrative ... forces the film's audience to respond to its presence in the scene without the 'commentary' of the lyrics." Helped by the song, the soundtrack album of the film was a major hit.

In connection with this, a new video was released, intercutting excerpts from the film with footage from the original Queen video, along with some live footage of the band. Myers was horrified that the record company had mixed clips from Wayne's World with Queen's original video, fearing that this would upset the band. He said, "they've just whizzed on a Picasso." He asked the record company to tell Queen that the video was not his idea, and that he apologized to them. The band, though, sent a reply simply saying, "Thank you for using our song." This shocked Myers, who said it should be more like him telling Queen, "Thank you for even letting me touch the hem of your garments!"

The Wayne's World video version of "Bohemian Rhapsody" won Queen its only MTV Video Music Award for "Best Video from a Film". When remaining members Brian May and Roger Taylor took the stage to accept the award, Brian May was overcome with emotion and said that "Freddie [who died in 1991] would be tickled." In the final scene of said video, a pose of the band from the video from the original "Bohemian Rhapsody" clip morphs into an identically posed 1985 photo, first featured in the "One Vision" video. This re-release (with "The Show Must Go On" as a double-A side) hit No. 2 in the US in 1992, 16 years after the original 1976 US release peaked at #9.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 30, 2012, 09:57:58 AM
#8: Where Is My Mind?
56 Points (On 3 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #3 by DB Barnes


http://www.youtube.com/v/3DDZEdkoaY4?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: Fight Club

Composer/Lyricist: Black Francis

Performer: The Pixies

 
Description:
"Where Is My Mind?" is a song by the American alternative rock band Pixies. It is the seventh track on their 1988 album Surfer Rosa. The song was written by frontman Black Francis while he attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst, inspired by his experiences scuba diving in the Caribbean. He later said he had "this very small fish trying to chase me. I don't know why — I don't know too much about fish behavior."

"Where Is My Mind?" was prominently featured during the final scene and ending credits of the 1999 film Fight Club, which is based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk. The film was directed by David Fincher and stars Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, and Helena Bonham Carter. Norton plays the unnamed protagonist, an "everyman" who is discontented with his white-collar job. He forms a "fight club" with soap maker Tyler Durden, played by Pitt, and becomes embroiled in a relationship with him and a dissolute woman, Marla Singer, played by Bonham Carter.

Palahniuk's novel was optioned by 20th Century Fox producer Laura Ziskin, who hired Jim Uhls to write the film adaptation. Fincher was one of four directors the producers considered and hired him because of his enthusiasm for the film. Fincher developed the script with Uhls and sought screenwriting advice from the cast and others in the film industry. The director and the cast compared the film to Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and The Graduate (1967). Fincher intended the violence in Fight Club to serve as a metaphor for the conflict between a generation of young people and the value system of advertising. The director copied the homoerotic overtones from Palahniuk's novel to make audiences uncomfortable and keep them from anticipating the twist ending.

Studio executives did not like the film and they restructured Fincher's intended marketing campaign to try to reduce anticipated losses. Fight Club failed to meet the studio's expectations at the box office and received polarized reactions from critics. It was cited as one of the most controversial and talked-about films of 1999. However, the film later found commercial success with its DVD release, which established Fight Club as a cult film. Critical reception of Fight Club has since become more positive.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 30, 2012, 11:06:04 AM
#7: Flash's Theme
58 Points (On 3 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #1 by Gunflyer


http://www.youtube.com/v/cyIIYerdlUA?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: Flash Gordon

Composer/Lyricist: Brian May

Performer: Queen

 
Description:
"Flash" is a song by British rock group Queen. Written by guitarist Brian May, "Flash" is the theme song of the 1980 film Flash Gordon. The soundtrack released to coincide with the film contained only the music composed and performed by Queen.

There are two versions of the song. The album version ("Flash's Theme") is in fact the start to the movie, with all the dialogue from the first scene. The single version features dialogue cut from various parts of the movie, most memorably, Brian Blessed's character exclaiming "Gordon's alive!" This version was also included on the Greatest Hits compilation from 1981.

"Flash" is sung as a duet between Freddie Mercury and Brian May, with Roger Taylor adding the high harmonies. May plays all of the instruments except for the rhythm section. He used a Bösendorfer Imperial Grand Piano (with 97 keys instead of 88, having an extra octave on the low range), Oberheim OBX synth (which he plays in the video) and his homemade Red Special guitar.

Flash Gordon is a 1980 British-American science fiction film, based on the comic strip of the same name created by Alex Raymond. The film was directed by Mike Hodges, and produced and presented by Dino De Laurentiis; it premiered just two months after what would have been Raymond's 71st birthday. It stars Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Topol, Max von Sydow, Timothy Dalton, Brian Blessed and Ornella Muti. The screenplay was written by Lorenzo Semple, Jr., and adapted by Michael Allin (who previously scripted Enter the Dragon). It intentionally uses a camp style similar to the 1960s TV series Batman (for which Semple had written many episodes) in an attempt to appeal to fans of the original comics and serial films. However, it performed poorly outside the United Kingdom. The film is notable for its soundtrack composed, performed and produced by Queen (although orchestral sections were by Howard Blake).
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 30, 2012, 11:06:34 AM
This one actually pissed me off. I hated this song when it was out and I have no idea how it got so high on the list.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 30, 2012, 11:16:35 AM
#6: Singin' In the Rain
62 Points (On 4 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #5 by Imrahil


http://www.youtube.com/v/rmCpOKtN8ME?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: Singin' In the Rain

Composer/Lyricist: Arthur Freed & Nacio Herb Brown

Performer: Gene Kelly

 
Description:
"Singin' In the Rain" is a song with lyrics by Arthur Freed and music by Nacio Herb Brown, published in 1929. However, it is unclear exactly when the song was written with some claiming that the song was written and performed as early as 1927. The song was listed as Number 3 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs.

"Singing in the Rain" was first performed by Doris Eaton Travis in the 1929 revue The Hollywood Music Box Revue. The song became a hit and was recorded by a number of artists, notably Cliff Edwards, who also performed the number with the Brox Sisters in the early MGM musical The Hollywood Revue of 1929. It was also performed by Annette Hanshaw in her album Volume 6. It was also performed on film by Jimmy Durante (in 1932's Speak Easily) and Judy Garland (in 1940's Little Nellie Kelly). An instrumental version was used as background music at the beginning of MGM's 1930 The Divorcee starring Norma Shearer.

The song is probably best known today as the centerpiece of the musical film Singin' in the Rain, in which Gene Kelly memorably danced to the song while splashing through puddles during a rainstorm. The song is also performed during the opening credits of the film.

Singin' in the Rain is a 1952 American musical comedy film starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds and directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, with Kelly also providing the choreography. It offers a lighthearted depiction of Hollywood, with the three stars portraying performers caught up in the transition from silent films to "talkies."

The film was only a modest hit when first released, with O'Connor's Best Actor win at the Golden Globes and Comden and Green's win at the Writers Guild of America Awards being the only major recognitions. However, it was accorded its legendary status by contemporary critics. It is now frequently described as one of the best musicals ever made, topping the AFI's 100 Years of Musicals list, and ranking fifth in its updated list of the greatest American films in 2007.

In an early draft of the script, the musical number "Singin' in the Rain" was to be sung by Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor, and Gene Kelly on their way back from the flop preview of The Dueling Cavalier. The footage of this scene has been lost.

In the famous dance routine in which Gene Kelly sings the title song while twirling an umbrella, splashing through puddles and getting soaked to the skin, Kelly was sick with a 103 °F (39 °C) fever. The rain in the scene caused Kelly's wool suit to shrink during filming. A common myth is that Kelly managed to perform the entire song in one take, thanks to cameras placed at predetermined locations. However this was not the case as the filming of the sequence took place over 2–3 days. Another myth is that the rain was mixed with milk in order for the drops to show up on camera, but the shots were simply lit from the front.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 30, 2012, 11:48:31 AM
Flash is an absolutely ridiculous song, but it is so fun and over-the-top epic that I find it hard not to like.  Too bad the movie doesn't live up to the song.

Never seen Singin' in the Rain.  But I got a lot on that list.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: goflyblind on August 30, 2012, 11:59:25 AM
Never heard of "Where is My Mind?"

the pixies are wonderful. you listen to them long time.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 30, 2012, 12:33:31 PM
#5: Afternoon Delight
71 Points (On 5 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #6 by Imrahil


http://www.youtube.com/v/IBB0M8mQeL4?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

Composer/Lyricist: Bill Danoff

Performer: Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carrell & David Koechner

 
Description:
"Afternoon Delight" is a song recorded by Starland Vocal Band, featuring close harmony and sexually suggestive wordplay. It was written by Bill Danoff, one of the members of the band. It became a number-one U.S. Billboard Hot 100 single on July 10, 1976. Danoff's fellow bandmember and then-wife Kathy "Taffy" Nivert told at least one audience that the title came from a spicy menu item of the same name at Clyde's restaurant in Georgetown. Danoff enjoyed writing the song and downplayed the somewhat controversial lyrics, saying, "I didn't want to write an all-out sex song ... I just wanted to write something that was fun and hinted at sex."

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, or simply Anchorman, is a 2004 comedy film, directed by Adam McKay and starring Will Ferrell. The film, which was also written by Ferrell and McKay, is a tongue-in-cheek take on the culture of the 1970s, particularly the then-new Action News format. It portrays a San Diego TV station where Ferrell's title character clashes with his new female counterpart. This film is number 100 on Bravo's 100 funniest movies, and 113 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies of All Time. The film made $28.4 million in its opening weekend, and $90.6 million worldwide in its total theatrical run.

Empire magazine ranked Ron Burgundy #26 in their "The 100 Greatest Movie Characters" poll. Empire also ranked Anchorman at number 113 in their poll of the 500 Greatest Films Ever. Entertainment Weekly ranked Burgundy #40 in their "The 100 Greatest Characters of the Last 20 Years" poll and Ferrell said, "He is my favorite character I've played, if I have to choose one ... Looking back, that makes it the most satisfying thing I've ever done".
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on August 30, 2012, 12:35:12 PM
Love "Stayin Alive" the opening when Travolta is strutting down the sidewalk is fused into my brain.  Also love the use of it in Airplane! 

And I too have never heard "Where is My Mind?"
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 30, 2012, 12:48:36 PM
I did not see that! Awesome!!  :clap:

I'll watch this tonight when I get back to Brooklyn.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 30, 2012, 12:49:40 PM
#4: Falling Slowly
74 Points (On 3 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #1 by Monty, Johnny Unusual


http://www.youtube.com/v/yzQ9VrnNQLQ?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: Once

Composer/Lyricist: Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova

Performer: Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova

 
Description:
Once is a 2006 Irish musical film written and directed by John Carney. Set in Dublin, the naturalistic drama stars musicians Glen Hansard (of the Irish folk rock band The Frames) and Markéta Irglová as musicians. Collaborators prior to making the film, Hansard and Irglová composed and performed all of the original songs in the movie.

Shot for only €130,000 (US$160,000), the film was successful, earning substantial per-screen box office averages in the United States. It received enthusiastic reviews and awards such as the 2007 Independent Spirit Award for best foreign film. Hansard and Irglová's song "Falling Slowly" received a 2007 Academy Award for Best Original Song and the soundtrack as a whole also received a Grammy nomination.

Once spent years in development with the Irish Film Board. It was during a period where the film board had no chief executive (for about 6 months) that the film was given the go-ahead by a lower level executive on the proviso that the producers could make it on a budget of approximately 150,000 euros and not the initial higher budget.

"Falling Slowly" was written while Once was in production. John Carney developed the script around songs provided by Hansard and Irglová. In the movie, the duo play the song in Walton's music shop in Dublin, with Hansard on guitar and Irglová on piano. The couple performed it at gigs in various European venues over the next two years. Versions appeared in 2006 on two albums: The Cost by Hansard's band The Frames, and The Swell Season, an album by Hansard and Irglová.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Pak-Man on August 30, 2012, 01:00:42 PM
I'm beginning to think "Ninja Rap" isn't going to place at all...
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 30, 2012, 01:29:19 PM
#3: Imperial March
83 Points (On 4 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #2 by Gunflyer


http://www.youtube.com/v/QzntZLHcYy0?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: Empire Strikes Back

Composer/Lyricist: John Williams

 
Description:
"The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme)", also known as the "Imperial Death March", is a musical theme present in the Star Wars franchise. It was composed by John Williams for the film Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Together with "Yoda's Theme", "The Imperial March" was premiered on April 29, 1980, three weeks before the opening of the film, on the occasion of John Williams' first concert as official conductor-in-residence of the Boston Pops Orchestra. One of the best known symphonic movie themes, it is a classic example of a leitmotif, a recurrent theme associated with characters or events in a drama.

"The Imperial March" is sometimes referred to simply as "Darth Vader's Theme." In the movies (except for Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope), the march is often played when Darth Vader appears. It is also played for the arrival of Emperor Palpatine on the Death Star in Return of the Jedi, though it does segue into the Emperor's own theme as he appears.

The piece is first heard in The Empire Strikes Back in low piccolos as the Galactic Empire sends probe droids across the galaxy in search of Luke Skywalker. Its major opening occurs as Star Destroyers amass and Darth Vader is first presented in the film, eighteen minutes into the movie. The theme and related motifs are also incorporated into tracks such as "The Battle of Hoth" and "The Asteroid Field". Return of the Jedi makes similar use of the theme, though its final statement is significantly different, making quiet use of a harp as a redeemed Anakin Skywalker dies in his son's arms.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: ColeStratton on August 30, 2012, 01:47:08 PM
#3: Imperial March
83 Points (On 4 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #2 by Gunflyer
This one feels out of place to me -- it's part of John Williams score and is a theme for a character, and not really a "song" from a movie. Add some lyrics and we'll talk...
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 30, 2012, 01:48:28 PM
#2: Ghostbusters
83 Points (On 5 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #1 by Pak-Man


http://www.youtube.com/v/KvkKX035484?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: Ghostbusters I & II

Composer/Lyricist: Ray Parker Jr.

Performer: Ray Parker Jr.

 
Description:
"Ghostbusters" is a 1984 song recorded by Ray Parker, Jr. as the theme to the film of the same name starring Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd. It hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on August 11 in 1984, and stayed there for three weeks. It also peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart on 16 September 1984, where it stayed for three weeks.

It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Music, Original Song, but lost to Stevie Wonder's "I Just Called to Say I Love You".

According to Parker, he was approached by the film's producers to create a theme song for the film. Unfortunately, he only had a few days to do so and the film's title seemed impossible to include in any lyrics. However, when watching television late at night, Parker saw a cheap commercial for a local service that reminded him that the film had a similar commercial featured for the fictional business. This inspired him to write the song as a pseudo-advertising jingle that the business could have commissioned as a promotion.

Parker was later the defendant in a copyright infringement lawsuit which claimed "Ghostbusters" was too similar in musical structure to "I Want a New Drug," written and performed by Huey Lewis and the News (more specifically, the bass/guitar riff which runs through the song). "I Want a New Drug" was a U.S. top-ten hit earlier the same year and was extremely similar to Pop Muzik by M, a project by Robin Scott. The two parties settled out of court. Details of the settlement (specifically, that Parker paid Lewis a settlement) were confidential until 2001, when Lewis commented on the payment in an episode of VH1's Behind the Music. Parker subsequently sued Lewis for breaching confidentiality. Coincidentally, Lewis had at one point been asked to record a theme song for the movie, but turned it down because he was writing songs for the Back to the Future soundtrack.

Lindsey Buckingham claims to have been approached to write the Ghostbusters theme based on his successful contribution to Harold Ramis's National Lampoon's Vacation (the song "Holiday Road"). He turned down the opportunity as he did not want to be known as a soundtrack artist.

Ghostbusters is a 1984 American supernatural comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. The film stars Bill Murray, Aykroyd, and Ramis as three eccentric parapsychologists in New York City, who start a ghost catching business. Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis co-star as a potential client and her neighbor. It was released in the United States on June 8, 1984 and made $238,632,124 in the United States. The American Film Institute ranked Ghostbusters 28th in its AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs list of film comedies.

The film was followed by a sequel, Ghostbusters II in 1989, and two animated television series, The Real Ghostbusters (later renamed Slimer! And the Real Ghostbusters) and Extreme Ghostbusters. As of February 2012, a third feature film remains in development hell [for reals, Wikipedia].
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: ColeStratton on August 30, 2012, 01:54:34 PM
#4: Falling Slowly
74 Points (On 3 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #1 by Monty, Johnny Unusual
D'OH!!!!!!

How on earth did I forget this? The Frames is my favorite band ever, and I even have a handwritten note from Glen blessing my marriage (I saw them in concert mere days before my wedding) that is framed in my hallway with their tour poster.

(http://i46.tinypic.com/zlylat.jpg)

Dangit!
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 30, 2012, 02:10:00 PM
#1: Rainbow Connection
191 Points (On 11 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #1 by goflyblind, ScottotD


http://www.youtube.com/v/jSFLZ-MzIhM?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: The Muppet Movie

Composer/Lyricist: Paul Williams & Kenneth Ascher

Performer: Kermit the Frog (Jim Henson)

 
Description:
Kenneth Ascher and Paul Williams received Oscar nominations at the 52nd Academy Awards for the score of The Muppet Movie and for "Rainbow Connection", which Allmusic described as an "unlikely radio hit ... which Kermit the Frog sings with all the dreamy wistfulness of a short green Judy Garland" and went on to add that "'Rainbow Connection' serves the same purpose in The Muppet Movie that 'Over the Rainbow' serves in The Wizard of Oz, with nearly equal effectiveness: an opening establishment of the characters' driving urge for something more in life." The song was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1979, but lost the Oscar to "It Goes Like It Goes" from Norma Rae, a win that some critics decried.

The American Film Institute named Rainbow Connection the 74th greatest movie song of all time in AFI's 100 Years…100 Songs. Kermit the Frog reprises the song in the 2011 film The Muppets, this time as a duet with Miss Piggy that leads in to the entire Muppet Ensemble of the film singing together. The song has been in every Muppet movie to date, sometimes just being hummed in the background.

The Muppet Movie is the first of a series of live-action musical feature films starring Jim Henson's Muppets. Released in 1979, the film was produced by Henson Associates, and ITC Entertainment. It was released between the third and fourth seasons of The Muppet Show. The film is dedicated to ventriloquist Edgar Bergen who died during production.

The film's soundtrack was released by Atlantic Records in 1979, and on CD by Jim Henson Records in March 1993. The songs were written by Paul Williams and Kenny Ascher. Williams recalled to Songfacts: "Jim Henson gave you more [creative] freedom than anybody I've ever worked with in my life. I said, 'You want to hear the songs as we're writing them?' He said, 'No. I'll hear them in the studio. I know I'm gonna love them.' You just don't get that kind of freedom on a project these days."

The name "Rainbow Connection" has been used by a number of charitable organizations wishing to evoke its message, including a children's charity similar to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a summer camp for seriously ill children, and a horseback riding camp for people with disabilities. The name's influence can also be seen throughout culture - from business names to artificial Christmas tree products.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 30, 2012, 02:19:47 PM
And there's your list of Top 50 Songs from Movies. Some observations....

Look at how high Rainbow Connection scored! I couldn't get over that. Ghostbusters was #2 with 83 points and Rainbow Connection blew it out of the water with 191 points. This list was huge but that was one song on which the most people could agree -- by a lot. There were very few that made it to more than 4 lists, and Rainbow Connection was on 11.

There were nineteen lists, and the final number of all songs nominated was 337. So there was a lot of variety in this list.

I think it's remarkable that Queen made three appearances, all in the top twenty, with two being in the top ten. It makes me sad as well, because of Freddie Mercury's early death. Just think of what the world has missed out on because of that.

This list was a lot of fun to put together. It was cool to see what people nominated, but the best part was putting all of the information in and seeing how the individual entries stacked up against each other. I appreciate everyone's patience when I had to redo the numbers (we lost "Eye of the Tiger" in that fall out). Thank you to everyone who participated and who supported this list -- the lovers, the dreamers...

And me. :)
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: anais.butterfly on August 30, 2012, 02:20:04 PM
I am happy with the number 1 choice :)
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: a pretty girl is like on August 30, 2012, 02:33:03 PM
#4: Falling Slowly
74 Points (On 3 of 19 lists)
Highest Placement: #1 by Monty, Johnny Unusual


http://www.youtube.com/v/yzQ9VrnNQLQ?version=3&hl=en_US

 
Featured In: Once

Composer/Lyricist: Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova

Performer: Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova

 
Description:
Once is a 2006 Irish musical film written and directed by John Carney. Set in Dublin, the naturalistic drama stars musicians Glen Hansard (of the Irish folk rock band The Frames) and Markéta Irglová as musicians. Collaborators prior to making the film, Hansard and Irglová composed and performed all of the original songs in the movie.

Shot for only €130,000 (US$160,000), the film was successful, earning substantial per-screen box office averages in the United States. It received enthusiastic reviews and awards such as the 2007 Independent Spirit Award for best foreign film. Hansard and Irglová's song "Falling Slowly" received a 2007 Academy Award for Best Original Song and the soundtrack as a whole also received a Grammy nomination.

Once spent years in development with the Irish Film Board. It was during a period where the film board had no chief executive (for about 6 months) that the film was given the go-ahead by a lower level executive on the proviso that the producers could make it on a budget of approximately 150,000 euros and not the initial higher budget.

"Falling Slowly" was written while Once was in production. John Carney developed the script around songs provided by Hansard and Irglová. In the movie, the duo play the song in Walton's music shop in Dublin, with Hansard on guitar and Irglová on piano. The couple performed it at gigs in various European venues over the next two years. Versions appeared in 2006 on two albums: The Cost by Hansard's band The Frames, and The Swell Season, an album by Hansard and Irglová.

This song is bullshit.  Bullshit.  Fucking bullshit.  This bullshit song embodies everything that is wrong with the Academy Awards.  Just pap and drivel.  Saccharine phony bullshit. 

*edit*  Since there is no option, I will manually Like this post. 
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Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: a pretty girl is like on August 30, 2012, 02:35:02 PM
I'm very surprised that not more individual songs from musical scores made the list.  I thought maybe John Williams would have been better represented. 
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: a pretty girl is like on August 30, 2012, 02:36:49 PM
(http://www.ppc.bz/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/pour-one-out.jpg)

This one is for you, Eye of the Tiger.  You'll survive on in our hearts.   :'(
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: goflyblind on August 30, 2012, 02:46:44 PM
i think this might be my worst showing yet. :( i don't know you musically, board.

01. "Rainbow Connection" - Kermit - The Muppet Movie
02. "Don't Stop Me Now" - Queen - Shaun of the Dead
03. "I Just Don't Think I'll Ever Get Over You" - Colin Hay - Garden State
04. "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" - Blues Brothers - Blues Brothers
05. "Damn It Feels Good to Be a Gangsta" - Geto Boys - Office Space
06. "Ping Island" - Mark Mothersbaugh - Life Aquatic
07. "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" - Eric Idle - Monty Python's The Life of Brian
08. "Bohemian Rhapsody" - Queen - Wayne's World
09. "La vie en Rose" - Louis Armstrong - WALL-e
10. "Power of Love" - Huey Lewis & The News - Back to the Future
11. "The Galaxy Song" - Eric Idle -  Monty Python's The Mean of Life
12. "Liar, Liar" - Castaways - Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
13. "Downtown (French Version)" - Petula Clark - waydowntown
14. "Susanne" - Weezer - Mallrats
15. "Atomic" - Blondie - Trainspotting
16. "Layla" - Derek and the Dominos - Goodfellas
17. "Johnny B. Goode" - Michael J. Fox - Back to the Future
18. "Chewbacca" - Supernova - Clerks
19. "Axel F." - Harold Faltermayer - Beverly Hills Cop
20. "Candy Girl" - New Edition - Dogma
21. "Baby It's Cold Outside" - Zooey Deschanel & Leon Redbone - Elf
22. "What Would Brian Boitano Do?" - Matt Stone & Trey Parker - South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut
23. "Mrs. Robinson" - Simon & Garfunkel - The Graduate
24. "Lollipop" - The Chordettes - Stand By Me
25. "The Times They Are a-Changin'" - Bob Dylan - The Watchmen
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on August 30, 2012, 02:48:15 PM
Whoa, Rainbow Connection in a landslide.  I had a feeling it would rank high.  I have lots of fond memories of that song.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Compound on August 30, 2012, 02:51:52 PM

This song is bullshit.  Bullshit.  Fucking bullshit.  This bullshit song embodies everything that is wrong with the Academy Awards.  Just pap and drivel.  Saccharine phony bullshit. 

Wow. Falling Slowly wasn't on my list, but I can't even remotely agree with your assertion. Falling is an absolutely gorgeous, minimalist song that hit me the force of someone smacking me with a 2x4 between my eyes. It's a phenomenal piece of music and if you don't like it then you are a soulless inhuman monster who needs to be hunted down by a torch and pitchfork wielding mob. 

(My view may be slightly exaggerated for effect.)
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: a pretty girl is like on August 30, 2012, 02:53:58 PM
(My view may be slightly exaggerated for effect.)

Not mine.  I hate that song.  It's bullshit.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Pak-Man on August 30, 2012, 02:56:15 PM
1. Ghostbusters (Ray Parker Jr. - Ghostbusters)
2. Smile, Darn ya, Smile! (Toon Chorus - Who Framed Roger Rabbit?)
3. The Touch (Stan Bush - Transformers: The Animated Movie)
4. Cantina Band (John Williams - Star Wars)
5. Ninja Rap (Vanilla Ice - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II - The Secret of the Ooze)
6. Rainbow Connection (Kermit the Frog - The Muppet Movie)
7. Imperial Death March (John Williams - Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back)
8. Miserlou (Dick Dale - Pulp Fiction)
9. Journey of the Sorcerer (The Eagles - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
10. La Resistance (Medly) (Trey Parker - South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut)
11. Baby Mine (Betty Noyes - Dumbo)
12. UHF (Weird Al Yankovic - UHF)
13. America F**k Yeah! (Trey Parker - Team America World Police)
14. When She Loved Me (Sarah McLaughlin - Toy Story 2)
15. The Mob Song (AKA Kill the Beast - Beauty and the Beast)
16. Lapti Nek (John Williams - Return of the Jedi)
17. A Whole New World (Aladdin)
18. At the Beginning (Donna Lewis & Richard Marx - Anastasia)
19. Spider Pig (The Simpsons: The Movie)
20. Once Upon a Dream (Mary Costa - Sleeping Beauty)
21. What's This? (Danny Elfman - Nightmare Before Christmas)
22. Some Day My Prince Will Come (Adriana Caselotti - Snow White)
23. 9.95 (Spunkadelic - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
24. Threshold (Sex Bob-omb - Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World)
25. Highway to the Danger Zone (Kenny Loggins - Top Gun)

Not my best showing either. Not as much Disney love as I expected.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 30, 2012, 02:57:07 PM
The first time I ever heard that song is for this list, and I honestly couldn't understand why it ranked so high.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: ColeStratton on August 30, 2012, 03:04:02 PM
(My view may be slightly exaggerated for effect.)

Not mine.  I hate that song.  It's bullshit.

Please remove yourself from the internet. Thanks!
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Compound on August 30, 2012, 04:02:46 PM
Well, I was going to make a video showing all my nominations in order, but that's a lot more work than I feel up to doing today, so I'll just do links instead.

Firstly, three songs I'd spaced until after the list had started:
Robbi Robb - "In Time" Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVXGC896Jdw)
Spinal Tap- "Stonehenge" "This is Spinal Tap"  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Zdyo4vJuCU)
James Brown - "Living in America" "Rocky IV"  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzDDJm27vmc)


1.         Chariots of Fire Theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-7Vu7cqB20)
2.         Also Sprach Zarathustra - Strauss (2001) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWnmCu3U09w)
3.         Time is on My Side- Norman Meade/Rolling Stones (Fallen) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJ44q_5uMM4&feature=related)
Just a side note here- This song is used to great effect throughout the film and I really can't ever hear this song without thinking of this movie.

4.         Staying Alive- Bee Gees (Airplane. And I guess Saturday Night Fever too)
5.         The Riddle Song/"I Gave My Love a Cherry" - Folk Song (Animal House) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvR6d08L3nc)
6.         The Imperial March - John Williams (Star Wars)
7.         Singing in the Rain - (Singing in the Rain & Clockwork Orange)
8.         Jaws Theme- John Williams (Jaws & Airplane 2)
9.         Tubular Bells-  Mike Oldfield (Exorcist)
10.         Scotty Doesn't Know- Lustra (Eurotrip) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Vyj1C8ogtE)
11.         Blue Danube-Strauss (2001)
12.         Shout- Isley Brothers (Animal House) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7G1-IR2rrU)
13.         Ride of the Valkyries - Wagner (Apocalypse Now) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30QzJKCUekQ)
14.         Flash! Ah-ah!- Queen (Flash Gordon)
15.         Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen (Wayne's World)
16.         Gonna Fly Now/ Rocky Theme - Bill Conti (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MR6FXpaECY8)
17.         You're the Best - Joe "Bean" Esposito (Karate Kid) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBktYJsJq-E)
18.         Don't Stop Me- Queen (Shaun of the Dead)
19.         Duel of the Fates - John Williams (Star Wars) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-RPy4RRb7Y)
20.         Rainbow Connection - Muppets
21.         O, Fortuna- Various
22.         For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica (Zombieland) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mSkZh3FXCA) (Rated R, BTW)
23.         Oh Yeah- Yello (Ferris Bueller) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0af1bEGkxoA)
24.         Dreamweaver- Gary Wright (Wayne's World) (No clip, but they only use about a lyric and a half from the song in the film)
25.         Threshold - Sex Bob-Omb (Scott Pilgrim) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlK3DFl9ul8)
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: a pretty girl is like on August 30, 2012, 04:13:45 PM
1.   Beautiful Ride – Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story – Dewey Cox
2.   Wig in a Box – Hedwig & the Angry Inch – Hedwig  & the Angry Inch
3.   Main Title & Calvera – The Magnificent Seven – Elmer Bernstein, composer
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That's how you start a goddamn movie!
4.   Leaning on the Everlasting Arms –The  Night of the Hunter – Robert Mitchum, Lillian Gish (cast)
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Any of you Coen Bros. fans who did not have this on their list, shame on you.  Shame. 
5.   The Touch – Boogie Nights – Mark Walhberg
6.   American Girl – The Silence of the Lambs –Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
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Lookit how happy she is!  Doesn't know what's in store, just being a great big fat person driving home to her cat, all naive and stuff.
7.   Show Me the Way to Go Home – Jaws - Robert Shaw, Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss (cast)
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SRSLY, Forum, you dropped the ball on this one. 
8.   On the Wings of a Dove – Tender Mercies – Robert Duvall
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That's how you do emotional.  Subtle and subdued but still full of power and meaning. 
9.   Then He Kissed Me – Goodfellas – The Crystals
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Here's the song I thought would make the list.  Very surprised because this is always the first scene that always comes to mind when I think of Goodfellas.  This and Ray Liotta's stupid Ray Liotta laugh.
10.   Singin’ in the Rain – Singin’ in the Rain – Gene Kelly
11.   La Marseillaise – Casablanca – Cast
12.   The Ecstasy of Gold – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – Ennio Morricone, composer
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That's some stirring shit right there.
13.   Afternoon Delight – Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy – Channel 4 News Team (cast)
14.   Over the Rainbow – The Wizard of Oz – Judy Garland
15.   White Christmas (finale) – White Christmas – Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Trudy Stevens
16.   Tear Me Down – Hedwig & the Angry Inch – Hedwig & the Angry Inch
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"Yankee, go home with me," indeed.  Indeed.  Now, that is a mission statement. 
17.   Theme From Shaft – Shaft – Isaac Hayes
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I hate to bring up the race card but white people be crazy for leaving this off the list.  amirite?
18.   Let’s Duet – Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story – Dewey Cox & Darlene Madison
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Were he still alive, I can honestly see Johnny Cash covering this song.
19.   New York, New York – On the Town – Gene Kelly,  Frank Sinatra, Jules Munshin
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Lookit those happy go lucky (middle-aged) kids!  It's infectious!
20.   Claudia’s Theme – Unforgiven – Clint Eastwood (composer)
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:'( :'( :'( :'(
21.   Leaning on the Everlasting Arms – True Grit – Iris DeMent
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Of all the great music the Coens have used, this immediately became my favorite. 
22.   Shall We Dance – The King & I – Yul Brynner, Marni Nixon
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Wish I could find a clip from the movie because seeing that pompous bald mother pus bucket dancing and being all it's good to be the king is such a magnificent thing to behold.
23.   Puttin’ on the Ritz – Young Frankenstein – Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle
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Peter Boyle is a national treasure.  Gene Wilder is a national treasure. 
24.   Rainbow Connection – The Muppet Movie – Kermit the Frog
25.   Adelaide – Guys & Dolls – Frank Sinatra
&http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/video/414983/Guys-And-Dolls-Movie-Clip-Adelaide.html
Couldn't find it on the youtube.  I always like it when Sinatra tries to act. 
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: ColeStratton on August 30, 2012, 04:37:26 PM
Good list, but with such a broad pool to pull from so many great things were left off!

1.   In Your Eyes – Peter Gabriel (Say Anything)
2.   Don’t Be Shy – Cat Stevens (Harold & Maude)
3.   The Last Unicorn – America (The Last Unicorn)
4.   Dancing In Heaven (Orbital Be Bop) – Q-Feel (Girls Just Want To Have Fun)
5.   Don’t You (Forget About Me) – Simple Minds (The Breakfast Club)
6.   Everybody Knows – Concrete Blonde (Pump Up The Volume)
7.   Cry Little Sister (Theme from The Lost Boys) – Gerard McMann (The Lost Boys)
8.   Storybook Love – Mark Knopfler (The Princess Bride)

9.   Almost Paradise – Ann Wilson & Mike Reno (Footloose)
10.   Holiday Road – Lindsay Buckingham (National Lampoon’s Vacation)
11.   Where Is My Mind? – The Pixies (Fight Club)

12.   I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers (Benny & Joon)
13.   Waiting for Somebody – Paul Westerberg (Singles)
14.   Bit by Bit (Theme from Fletch) – Stephanie Mills (Fletch)
15.   Wise Up – Aimee Mann (Magnolia)
16.   If You Leave – Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (Pretty in Pink)
17.   Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do) – Christopher Cross (Arthur)
18.   Dentist – Steve Martin (Little Shop of Horrors)
19.   The Power of Love – Huey Lewis and The News (Back to the Future)
20.   Underground – David Bowie (Labyrinth)
21.   On Our Own – Bobby Brown (Ghostbusters II)
22.   Nothing’s Going To Stop Us Now – Starship (Mannequin)
23.   The Origin of Love – Hedwig & The Angry Inch (Hedwig & The Angry Inch)
24.   She’s Like the Wind – Patrick Swayze (Dirty Dancing)
25.   Man in Motion – John Parr (St. Elmo’s Fire)
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Russell on August 30, 2012, 04:42:17 PM
25 May It be - Enya (from LOTR: Fellowship of the ring) -
24 Glory of Love – Peter Cetera (The Karate Kid part 2)
23 Danger Zone – Kenny Loggins (Top Gun)
22 Eye of the Tiger – Survivor (Rocky III)
21  Stuck in the middle with you – Stealer’s Wheel (Reservoir dogs)(1990)
20 Axel F – Harold Faltermeyer (Beverly hills cop)
19 Hotel California – Gipsy Kings (The Big Lebowski)
18 Into the west – Annie Lennox(From LOTR: Return of the King)
17 Miserlou – Dick Dale and the Del Tones (Pulp fiction)
16 Maniac – Michael Sembello (Flashdance)
15  Ghostbusters – Ray Parker Jr (Ghostbusters)
14 Stayin’ alive – Bee Gees (Saturday night fever)
13 Nuclear scam – Basil Poledouris (The Hunt for Red October)
12 Main Title(The Godfather Waltz) – Nino Rota (The Godfather)
11 Theme from “Batman” – Danny Elfman (1989)
10 Science Fiction Double feature (From The Rocky horror Picture Show)
9  Arthur’s theme (The best that you can do) by Christopher Cross
8 The Touch – Stan Bush (from Transformers: The movie(1986)
7  Holding out for a hero – Bonnie Tyler – Footloose (1984)
6 Magic – Olivia Newton John (Xanadu)
5 Battle without Honor or Humanity – Tomoyasu Hotei (Kill Bill volume 1)
4. A view to a kill (Duran Duran)
3 Conan the Barbarian – Riddle of Steel/Riders of doom – Basil Poledouris (1981)
2. The Imperial March (Darth Vader’s theme) The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
1. Flash’s Theme – Queen – Flash Gordon (1980)

Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: a pretty girl is like on August 30, 2012, 04:45:09 PM
Seeing a few songs from other lists that I'm really digging. 

Lollipop from Stand By Me.
Don't Be Shy from Harold & Maude.
Ride of the Valkyries from Apocalypse Now.
Kill the Beast from Beauty & the Beast.
Axel F from Beverly Hills Cop.

Good on you for those picks, Forum.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: CJones on August 30, 2012, 04:50:18 PM
I meant to include Rainbow Connection, but I later forgot about it until it was too late. Anyway, here's mine:

1 Mean Green Mother/ Written by Alan Menken, performed by Levi Stubbs/ Little shop of Horrors
2 Edelweiss, Julie Andrews & The Von Trapp Family/ The Sound of Music
3 Time Warp/ Riff-Raff, Magenta and Columbia/ Rocky Horror Picture Show
4 Johnny B Good/ Michael J Fox/ Back to the Future

5 It's Hip to be Square/ Hewy Lois/  American Pycho
6 Let's go Fly a kite/ The Von Trap family/ The Sound of Music
7 As Time Goes By /Sam / Cassablanca
8 Fight to Survive/Stan Bush  /Bloodsport
9 Mother Knows Best/ Donna Murphy/Tangled
10 Viva La Ressistance./Trey Parker & Matt Stone / South Park:Bigger, Longer and Uncut
11 C'est Moi/ Lancelot/ Camelot
12 Within You / David Bowie/ Labyrinth
13 The Blue Danube/ Johnann Straus II/ 2001
14 With Cat Like Tread / The Pirates / Pirates of Penzance - Yes, there is a movie version. I own 2 copies of it on VHS.
15 Memory /Andrew Llyod Webber/ Cats:The Movie
16 The Sun whose Rays are All ablaze/ Gilbert & Sullivan /Topsy Turvy
17 Circle of Life / Elton John & Tim Rice/ The Lion King
18 Riders in the Sky /Stan Jones/ Ghost Rider.   
19 Seventy Six Trombones/ Meredith Wilson/ The Music Man
20 Kiss the Girl/ Sebstian /The Little Mermaid 
21 Zip-a-dee-dooo-daaa/ author unknown/ The Song of the South
22 Flying Dreams/ Jerry Goldsmith/ The Secret of NIMH
23 Pinball Wizard/ The Who/  Tommy
24 Eye of the Tiger/ Rocky / Survivor/ Rocky III
25 Hail Holy Queen/ Whoppi Goldberg / Sister Act


Am I seriously the only person who voted for Mean Green Mother? It has the distinction of being the only song written specifically for the movie. It's not in the stage production at all. It's also the first song nominated for an Oscar that had profanity in it (It didn't win). The ending of the movie was drastically altered after it became apparent that people reacted badly to Audry and Seymore's deaths. Here's how Mean Green Mother was meant to go, edited together from bonus footage from the long since out of print DVD:

http://www.youtube.com/v/TxirlwfLODc

Notable differences are that the shots of Audry are completely missing (since she's dead), Seymore actually fires the gun, and it proves ineffective (which sets up the next scene where the military can't fight them off, completely edited out). And most importantly, Seymore gets eaten.

Interesting fact: The shots where Audry II is singing had to be shot at half speed, and then sped up. It was impossible to make a puppet that large move that fast.

 

Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Russell on August 30, 2012, 05:09:26 PM
Eh, Mean green mother(to me) is just kinda meh... like most of the other songs from the movie or stage play
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 30, 2012, 05:16:32 PM
Am I seriously the only person who voted for Mean Green Mother?

Yes.

I didn't save my list. I'll have to pull it from the spreadsheet when I get into work tomorrow.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: goflyblind on August 30, 2012, 05:42:27 PM
i must say i'm disappointed by the lack on monty python.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 30, 2012, 05:46:28 PM
There were a few Monty Python songs. It's just that you Python fans couldn't get it together and pick one song to propel them onto the list. :)
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Russell on August 30, 2012, 05:47:44 PM
i must say i'm disappointed by the lack on monty python.
On second thought let's not go to Camelot... it is a silly place.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Zombie Monty on August 30, 2012, 06:08:47 PM
The first time I ever heard that song is for this list, and I honestly couldn't understand why it ranked so high.

I guess maybe you need to see the movie?  I dunno.  I love that film.  Fantastic songs throughout it.

Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Russell on August 30, 2012, 06:45:31 PM
Wow! For a man I am constantly butting heads with, I like your list.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Zombie Monty on August 30, 2012, 06:50:30 PM
1 - "Falling Slowly" by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová from the motion picture Once

2 - "Eastbound And Down" by Jerry Reed from the motion picture Smokey And The Bandit
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3 - "Fire And Rain" by James Taylor from the motion picture Running On Empty
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4 - "What Would Brian Boitano Do?" by Stan, Kyle, and Cartman from the motion picture South Park Bigger Longer and Uncut
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5 - "Greased Lightning" by John Travolta and cast from the motion picture Grease
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6 - "Sweet Transvestite" by Tim Curry from the motion picture The Rocky Horror Picture Show
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7 - "Flashdance What A Feeling" by Irene Cara from the motion picture Flashdance
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8 - "Out Tonight" by Rosario Dawson from the motion picture Rent
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9 - "If I Can't Have You" by Yvonne Ellman from the motion picture Saturday Night Fever
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10 - "If You Leave" by OMD from the motion picture Pretty In Pink
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11 - "On Broadway" by George Benson from the motion picture All That Jazz
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12 - "Lonely Boy" by Andrew Gold from the motion picture Boogie Nights
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13 - "Wild Wild Life" by Talking Heads from the motion picture True Stories
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14 - "Jungle Love" by Morris Day and the Time from the motion picture Purple Rain
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15 - "The Winner Takes It All" by Meryl Streep from the motion picture Mamma Mia!
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16 - "Batdance" by Prince from the motion picture Batman
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17 - "You're The Best" by Joe Esposito from the motion picture The Karate Kid
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18 - "We Are Not Alone" by Karla Devito from the motion picture The Breakfast Club
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19 - "The Fall" by ELO from the motion picture Xanadu
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20 - "Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper from the motion picture Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion
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21 - "Lookin' For Love" by Johnnny Lee from the motion picture Urban Cowboy
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22 - "Mighty Wings" by Cheap Trick from the motion picture Top Gun
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23 - "Crazy For You" by Madonna from the motion picture Vision Quest
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24 - "I Go Crazy" by Flesh For Lulu from the motion picture Some Kind Of Wonderful
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25 - "America Fuck Yeah" by Trey Parker from the motion picture Team America World Police

Ha!  Only two out of my 25 made the final list.  Eff y'all!  :P

OK, so I love Smokey and the Bandit and that song is just classic. 
Running On Empty is such a great film and James Taylor's song is used perfectly.
I posted the entire "Out Tonight" - "Another Day" sequence from Rent and would have included that as one song if I thought I could.  My favorite song from a fantastic musical.
I chose "Lonely Boy" from Boogie Nights even though they only played a bit of it in the film, again because it was the just the perfect song for that scene.
"Time After Time" from Romy and Michele's High School Reunion is just a classic clip and one of the first songs I thought of for this list.  I had to make sure I included it.

It seems like I had a lot of films make the final list but just not the songs I had chosen from them.  D'oh!
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: goflyblind on August 30, 2012, 06:57:56 PM
get the pitchforks and torches!
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Russell on August 30, 2012, 07:01:07 PM
Guess we found the guy who fucked up the count. :)
Okay, I changed my mind... I REALLY like your list.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 30, 2012, 07:06:16 PM
I'm just glad he pointed it out to me before we got too far into the list! And it was really just me not being observant and not realizing that he'd listed them from 25 on down.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: MightyJack on August 30, 2012, 09:46:30 PM
So many great songs left off the list (Always Look on the Bright Side of Life) but here's what made the final cut.

1.   Mad World, Gary Jules (Donnie Darko)
2.   Falling Slowly, Glenn Hansard & Markéta Irglová (Once) - A beautiful song (I wish I'd written it) and a beautiful scene. Nothing BS about it!!!

3.   Miss Misery, Elliot Smith (Good Will Hunting)
4.   Live and Let Die, Paul McCartney (Live and Let Die)
5.   I Have Seen It All, Bjork (Dancer in the Dark)
6.   Wise Up, Aimee Mann (Magnolia)
7.   My Immortal, Evanescence (Daredevil)
8.   Twist and Shout, The Beatles (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off)
9.   Moon River, Audrey Hepburn (Breakfast at Tiffany’s)
10.   A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow, Eugene Levy & Catherine O’Hara (A Mighty Wind)

11.   You Know My Name, Chris Cornell (Casino Royale)
12.   Tiny Dancer, Elton John and cast (Almost Famous)
13.   Man of Constant Sorrow, Soggy Bottom Boys (O Brother Where Art Thou)

14.   Whole Wide World, Will Farrell and Reckless Eric (Stranger Than Fiction)
15.   I Wanna Hold Your Hand, TV Carpio (Across the Universe)
16.   These Days, Nico (Royal Tenenbaums)
17.   Goldfinger, Shirley Bassy (Goldfinger) - Surprised this Bond song didn't make the 25.
18.   Over the Rainbow, Judy Garland (Wizard of Oz)
19.   Goin’ Down to Acapulco, Jim James & Calexico doing Dylan (I’m Not There)
20.   Just The Way You Look Tonight, Fred Astaire (Swing Time)
21.   Mrs. Robinson, Simon and Garfunkle (The Graduate)
22.   Somewhere, by Bernstein & Sondheim (West Side Story)
23.   As Time Goes By, Dooley Wilson (Casablanca)
24.   In Your Eyes, Peter Gabriel (Say Anything)
25.   Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen (Wayne’s World)



I didn't place anything from A Hard Days Night or Rock and Roll High School because pretty much everything done by the Beatles and Ramones would have made the list. Saving them for the musicals LOC.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 30, 2012, 10:30:52 PM
]2.   Falling Slowly, Glenn Hansard & Markéta Irglová (Once) - A beautiful song (I wish I'd written it) and a beautiful scene. Nothing BS about it!!![/b]

Yeah, it's one thing to think "I don't care for that song", but BS?  I can't imagine feeling that much bizarre hate for a song.  It's a beautiful song and a beautiful movie (I really struggled on which song to include but Falling Slowly won out).

Also, saccharine?  I don't hear that at all.  When I think of saccharine I think of artificial sweetness.  For example, a peach is sweet but a bon bon is saccharine.  I feel that Falling Slowly isn't sticky, syrupy, aggressively sweet, but rather a thing of beauty.  This song is much more a strawberry than a Wurther's original.  And it just seems like a really weird thing to get angry about.

Also, how can you see Glen and Marketa at the Oscars and think they are anything but genuine.  They were far and away the sweetest, most human winners of that Oscars.

Anyway, my list.  As usual, I'm pretty generic in picking things that everyone else agrees is good for my top thingies.  Mostly.

1. “Falling Slowly” – Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova (Once)
 2. “The Rainbow Connection” – Kermit the Frog (the Muppet Movie)
 3. “Ghostbusters” – Ray Parker Jr. (Ghostbusters)
 4. “I Am A Man of Constant Sorrow” – The Soggy Bottom Boys (O Brother Where Art Thou)
 5. “Flash” – Queen (Flash Gordon)
6. “Moon River” – Holly Go-Lightly (Breakfast at Tiffany’s)
7. “Princes of the Universe” – Queen (Highlander)   
8. “Goldfinger” Shirley Bassey (Goldfinger) (really?  THIS didn't make it?)
9. “Life’s a Happy Song” – Walter and Gary (The Muppets)
10. “We Are Sex Bob-Omb (AKA Launchpad McQuack)” – Sex Bob-Omb (Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World)
11. “After Dark” – Tito and Tarantula (From Dusk Till Dawn) (Underrated gem)
http://www.youtube.com/v/gK6gf9kb0PA
12. “Black Sheep” - The Clash at Demonhead AKA Metric (Scott Pilgrim Vs the World)
13. “America, Fuck Yeah” – Trey Parker (Team America: World Police)

14. “Back in Time” – Huey Lewis and the News (Back to the Future) ( I know Power of Love is more remembered, but this one is just more fun.
15. “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” – Simple Minds (the Breakfast Club)
16. “Ave Satani” – Jerry Goldsmith (the Omen)
 17. “Night Train to Mundo Fine” – John Carradine (Red Zone Cuba) (In the bizarre space between ironic and genuine)
 18. “Goonies R Good Enough” – Cyndi Lauper (the Goonies)
19. “Tonight You Belong to Me” – Steve Martin & Bernadette Peters (The Jerk)
20. “Magic Baby” Jareth (Labyrinth)
21. “When She Loved Me” – Sarah McLachlan (Toy Story 2)
22. “Shaft” Isaac Hayes (Shaft)
23. “The Man Behind the Mask” – Alice Cooper (Friday the 13th Part 6: Jason Lives)
24. “Blazing Saddle” - Frankie Laine (Blazing Saddles)
25. “I’m Easy” – Keith Carradine (Nashville)

Songs I shamefully forgot:
Stonehenge! (This is Spinal Tap)
Happy Working Song! (Enchanted.  Speaking of magical Oscar moments!)
Dr. Evil (Austin Powers in The Spy Who Shagged Me)
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: ScottotD on August 31, 2012, 02:52:54 AM
Has the final list (in list form) been posted?
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Tripe on August 31, 2012, 05:04:53 AM
1. Bedazzled – Drimble Wege and the Vegetations (Peter Cook and Eleanor Bron really) - Bedazzled
2. The Harder They Come – Jimmy Cliff – The Harder They Come
3. King Curtis - A Whiter Shade of Pale – Withnail and I
4. Memo From Turner - Mick Jagger – Performance
5. Live And Let Die – Wings - Live And Let Die
6. Flash Harry’s Theme - Malcolm Arnold - The Belles of St. Trinnians
7. White Boys / Black Boys – Hippie Chicks/Draft Board - Hair
8. La Marseillaise - Casablanca
9. Rainbow Connection - Kermit the Frog - The Muppet Movie
10. Freddie's Dead - Curtis Mayfield - Superfly
11. Get a Bloomin' Move On ('The Self Preservation Society') – Cast – The Italian Job
12. Star Spangled Man – USO Girl Choir - Captain America: The First Avenger
13. Comedy Tonight – Pseudolus & Cast - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
14. Mr Blue Sky – ELO - Megamind
15. The Sound of Silence – Simon and Garfunkel – The Graduate
16. Song from M*A*S*H (Suicide is Painless) - John Bahler, Tom Bahler, Ron Hicklin and Ian Freebairn-Smith - M*A*S*H
17. 99 Luftballons – Nena – Grosse Pointe Blank
18. Gonna Fly Now – Bill Conti - Rocky
19. Yub Nub – Various Fur Clad Midgets – Return of the Jedi
20. Rivers of Babylon – The Melondians – The Harder They Come
21. Tomorrow Belongs To Me – Some little Hitler Youth Fuckwit and then a whole café of fuckwits – Cabaret
22. Born to be Wild – Steppenwolf – Easy Rider
23. Bad Moon Rising – CCR – An American Werewolf In London
24. Layla – Eric Clapton, Duane Allman and Jim Gordon - Goodfellas
25.Sweet Transvestite - Dr. Frank-N-Furter, Janet Weiss, Brad Majors - The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 31, 2012, 05:32:55 AM
Has the final list (in list form) been posted?

It has now.

50. Blue Danube
49. Storybook Love
48. A View to a Kill
47. Edelweiss
46. Time Warp
45. A Kiss At the End of the Rainbow
44. Cry Little Sister
43. White Christmas
42. Johnny B. Goode
41. La Resistance
40. Everybody Knows
39. The Touch (Boogie Nights)
38. La Marseillaise
37. Be Our Guest
36. Circle of Life
35. Blame Canada
34. Star Spangled Man
33. Man of Constant Sorrow
32. Sound of Silence
31. Twist and Shout
30. America, Fuck Yeah
29. As Time Goes By
28. Head Over Heels
27. Stuck In the Middle With You
26. Everything I Do (I Do It For You)
25. Tubular Bells
24. Miserlou
23. The Touch (Transformers: The Movie)
22. Wise Up
21. Over the Rainbow
20. Holiday Road
19. Layla
18. Mad World
17. Don't Stop Me Now
16. Mrs. Robinson
15. Wig In a Box
15. Beautiful Ride
14. In Your Eyes
13. Live and Let Die
12. Moon River
11. Don't You (Forget About Me)
10. Stayin' Alive
9. Bohemian Rhapsody
8. Where Is My Mind?
7. Flash's Theme
6. Singin' In the Rain
5. Afternoon Delight
4. Falling Slowly
3. Imperial March
2. Ghostbusters
1. Rainbow Connection

Three songs about rainbows!
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 31, 2012, 05:38:41 AM
More songs about Rainbows than I expected.  To quote Doug Benson: "I got to be honest Kermit: there aren't all that many songs about Rainbows."
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Tripe on August 31, 2012, 05:40:27 AM
That Million Moms' organization is even now preparing a boycott against the list.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Tripe on August 31, 2012, 06:02:26 AM
Nicely used in the film, I thought.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: goflyblind on August 31, 2012, 06:06:27 AM
Three songs about rainbows!

triple rainbow all the way!
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 31, 2012, 06:32:12 AM
I get that it's not for everyone.  It's really just for the lovers, the dreamers and me.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: goflyblind on August 31, 2012, 06:35:05 AM
I get that it's not for everyone.  It's really just for the lovers, the dreamers and me.

it's got us all under its spell.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Tripe on August 31, 2012, 06:35:33 AM
It's probably magic.

Just as a matter of interest, anyone ever been half awake, have you heard voices?
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: goflyblind on August 31, 2012, 06:39:48 AM
i heard someone calling my name.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: anais.butterfly on August 31, 2012, 06:43:14 AM
Is it the sweet sound that calls the young sailors?
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Tripe on August 31, 2012, 06:44:04 AM
Possibly this is a similar or identical phenomenon.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: anais.butterfly on August 31, 2012, 06:44:58 AM
Possibly this is a similar or identical phenomenon.


I don't remember that part of the song  :P
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 31, 2012, 06:45:59 AM
It's probably magic.

Just as a matter of interest, anyone ever been half awake, have you heard voices?

i heard someone calling my name.

Interestingly, these two posts are also rejected lyrics for this song.

http://www.youtube.com/v/XDUl5Ke5jbM
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: anais.butterfly on August 31, 2012, 06:50:19 AM
Possibly this is a similar or identical phenomenon.

I could have sworn this post had more information to it. Was there crack in my coffee?
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Tripe on August 31, 2012, 06:52:29 AM
No it did, in the same style, but you'd already posted the preceding line.  :)
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: anais.butterfly on August 31, 2012, 06:54:09 AM
No you said something about how all naval people going on ships for the first time experience it or something. It was interesting and reminded me of Melville. But now it's gone, GONE! *pout*


There needs to be a temper tantrum smiley
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 31, 2012, 06:57:15 AM
 :angry:
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Tripe on August 31, 2012, 06:59:15 AM
Yes, it was this line

Is it the sweet sound that calls the young sailors?

In the same obtuse style as this

Possibly this is a similar or identical phenomenon.

Which is actually this line

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The voice might be one and the same.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Darth Geek on August 31, 2012, 07:14:11 AM
:angry:
I thought that was the Isaac smiley?
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Russell on August 31, 2012, 08:23:33 AM
If I didn't have my own rule about 1 song per movie, then I would have probably listed half the soundtrack to Flashdance. Damn that movie had some GREAT music, especially the love theme by Helen Saint John.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: anais.butterfly on August 31, 2012, 08:37:07 AM
If I didn't have my own rule about 1 song per movie, then I would have probably listed half the soundtrack to Flashdance. Damn that movie had some GREAT music, especially the love theme by Helen Saint John.

You know how I know you're gay?

Coldplay didn't have any songs on the Flashdance soundtrack....
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 31, 2012, 08:42:48 AM
If I didn't have my own rule about 1 song per movie, then I would have probably listed half the soundtrack to Flashdance. Damn that movie had some GREAT music, especially the love theme by Helen Saint John.

You know how I know you're gay?

That might have been my favorite part of the movie.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Russell on August 31, 2012, 08:44:10 AM
You know how I know you're gay?
Because I like to take it up the ass and have said so more than once? Seriously though I'm not as familiar with the film as I am with the soundtrack.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: anais.butterfly on August 31, 2012, 08:49:51 AM
You know how I know you're gay?
Because I like to take it up the ass and have said so more than once? Seriously though I'm not as familiar with the film as I am with the soundtrack.

It's actually a reference from The 40 yr Old Virgin
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Darth Geek on August 31, 2012, 08:52:50 AM
You know how I know you're gay?
Because I like to take it up the ass and have said so more than once? Seriously though I'm not as familiar with the film as I am with the soundtrack.

It's actually a reference from The 40 yr Old Virgin
Because your dick tastes like shit.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Russell on August 31, 2012, 08:57:47 AM
Because your dick tastes like shit.
That's what she said! And by she, I mean Mister Hankey's wife.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Smoky on August 31, 2012, 10:05:45 AM
Ok, I'm a bit dissapointed in that top 10, but I guess "that's game", as the youngins say.

I don't think I saved a copy of my list, but I know I had Stand By Me on there. Did no one else remember that song??

I also put The Future and Waiting For The Miracle by Leonard Cohen, from Natural Born Killers. Not a big fan of NBK, but it did introduce me to Cohen's music, so I thank it for that.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on August 31, 2012, 10:54:40 AM
I still have your list, Smoky. I can send it back to you if you like.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Smoky on August 31, 2012, 05:02:00 PM
Thanks, Wurwolf, and thanks for hosting the list.

Here was what I sent in:

1. Neverending Story, Neverending Story
2. Ode To Joy, Carter Burwell,  Raising Arizona
3. Head Over Heels, Tears For Fears, Donnie Darko
4. Don't You Forget About Me, Simple Minds, The Breakfast Club
5. Stand By Me, Ben E. King, Stand By Me
6. Red Right Hand, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Scream
7. In Roxy's Eyes (I Will Never Be the Same), Melissa Etheridge, Welcome Home Roxy Charmichael
8. Under The Milky Way, Church, Donnie Darko
9. The Future, Leonard Cohen, Natural Born Killers,
10. Waiting For The Miracle, Leonard Cohen, Natural Born Killers
11. Jump in the Line (Shake, Senora), Harry Belefonte, Beatlejuice
12. Love Is Strange, Mickey and Silvia, Dirty Dancing
13. Ghostbusters, Ray Parker Jr., Ghostbusters
14. Making Time, The Creation, Rushmore
15. Cry Little Sister, The Lost Boys
16. Storybook Story, Willy DeVille, The Princess Bride
17. Taquila, The Champs, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
18. Yellow Submarine, The Beatles, Yellow Submarine
19. Get Into The Groove, Madonna, Desperately Seeking Susan
20. Pretty In Pink, Psychadelic Furs, Pretty In Pink
21. Time of My Life, Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, Dirty Dancing
22. What Condition My Condition Was In, Kenny Rogers, The Big Lebowski
23. Oh, Yoko, John Lennon, Rushmore
24. Sweet Home Alabama, Lynard Skynard, Forrest Gump
25. Heart To Heart, Starship, Mannequin

I rushed it so I would have changed some things if I re-did it, but it's not too bad! I left out musicals (wait, is Yellow Submarine a musical?), and limited myself to two songs per movie.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Smoky on August 31, 2012, 05:52:24 PM
That song is awesome! But I guess I forgot who wrote it or something.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Darth Geek on August 31, 2012, 06:31:15 PM
Good job with the list, wurwolf. Glad that Rainbow Connection won, what a great song.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: ScottotD on August 31, 2012, 06:51:03 PM
I totally blanked on Spinal Tap and Python, my brain went to songs from movies and not songs *in* movies I guess.


The Rainbow Connection - The Muppet Movie
Danke Schoen - Ferris Bueller's Day Off
In Your Eyes - Say Anything
Day-O (banana boat song) - Beetlejuice
My Way (Sid Vicious version) - Goodfellas
Tiny Dancer - Almost Famous
Holiday Road - National Lampoon's Vacation
Where Is My Mind - Fight Club
Stuck in the Middle with You - Reservoir Dogs
Twist and Shout - Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Hip to Be Square - American Psycho
Don’t Stop Me Now - Shaun of the Dead
Afternoon Delight - Anchorman
Tequila - Pee-wee's Big Adventure
Fight the Power - Do the Right Thing
Tubular Bells - The Exorcist
It's Hard Out There for a Pimp - Hustle & Flow
When the Man Comes Around - Dawn of the Dead
Lust for Life - Trainspotting
In Dreams - Blue Velvet
Goodbye Horses - Silence of the Lambs
Shaft - Shaft
Damn It Feels Good 2 Be A Gangsta - Office Space
I Got You Babe - Groundhog Day
Freebird - Devil's Rejects
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: CJones on September 01, 2012, 09:10:25 AM
How did Hip to Be Square from American Psycho not make it? I had it at #5 and ScottD had it it at #11. Shouldn't that give it 36 points?
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: wurwolf on September 01, 2012, 09:12:05 AM
I'd like to answer this question but I have everything at work, and as of yesterday at 4:30pm I went on vacation. I won't be back at work until September 11.

When I get back I'll look it up.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on September 04, 2012, 07:34:45 AM
A little late but here's mine...

1.    Circle of Life-Elton John-Lion King
2.   When Doves Cry-Prince-Purple Rain
3.   Rainbow Connection-Kermit-Muppet Movie
4.   Mrs. Robinson-Simon and Garfunkel-The Graduate
5.   Stayin Alive-Bee Gees-Saturday Night Fever
6.   Bohemian Rhapsody-Queen-Wayne’s World
7.   Everything I do I do for you-Bryan Adams-Robin Hood

8.   Man on the Moon-REM-Man on the Moon
9.   Crying-Roy Orbison and KD Lang-Hiding Out
10.   In the Air Tonight-Phil Collins-Risky Business
11.   Grease-Frankie Valli-Grease
12.   Footloose-Kenny Loggins-Footloose
13.   Lose Yourself-Eminem-8 Mile
14.   You Never Can Tell-Chuck Berry-Pulp Fiction
15.   Ghostbusters-Ray Parker Jr-Ghostbusters
16.   Try a Little Tenderness-Otis Redding-Pretty in Pink
17.   Blame Canada-South Park Movie
18.   Lust For Life-Iggy Pop-Trainspotting
19.   Eye of the Tiger-Survivor-Rocky IV
20.      Time Warp-Rock Horror Picture Show[/b]
21.   Too Good to be True-Frankie Valli-10 Things I Hate about You
22.   Theme from Shaft-Isaac Hayes-Shaft (damn right)
23.   Extreme Ways-Moby-Bourne Identity
24.   Twist and Shout-Beatles-Ferris Bueler’s Day Off
25.   Boogie Shoes-KC and the Sunshine Band-Boogie Nights
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on September 04, 2012, 07:36:31 AM
I noticed Scott had The Banana Boat song on his, didn't even think of it.  I feel a deep shame.  That scene is hilarious.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on September 04, 2012, 07:41:52 AM
1 - "Falling Slowly" by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová from the motion picture Once

2 - "Eastbound And Down" by Jerry Reed from the motion picture Smokey And The Bandit
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3 - "Fire And Rain" by James Taylor from the motion picture Running On Empty
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4 - "What Would Brian Boitano Do?" by Stan, Kyle, and Cartman from the motion picture South Park Bigger Longer and Uncut
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5 - "Greased Lightning" by John Travolta and cast from the motion picture Grease
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6 - "Sweet Transvestite" by Tim Curry from the motion picture The Rocky Horror Picture Show
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7 - "Flashdance What A Feeling" by Irene Cara from the motion picture Flashdance
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8 - "Out Tonight" by Rosario Dawson from the motion picture Rent
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9 - "If I Can't Have You" by Yvonne Ellman from the motion picture Saturday Night Fever
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10 - "If You Leave" by OMD from the motion picture Pretty In Pink
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11 - "On Broadway" by George Benson from the motion picture All That Jazz
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12 - "Lonely Boy" by Andrew Gold from the motion picture Boogie Nights
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13 - "Wild Wild Life" by Talking Heads from the motion picture True Stories
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14 - "Jungle Love" by Morris Day and the Time from the motion picture Purple Rain
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15 - "The Winner Takes It All" by Meryl Streep from the motion picture Mamma Mia!
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16 - "Batdance" by Prince from the motion picture Batman
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17 - "You're The Best" by Joe Esposito from the motion picture The Karate Kid
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18 - "We Are Not Alone" by Karla Devito from the motion picture The Breakfast Club
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19 - "The Fall" by ELO from the motion picture Xanadu
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20 - "Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper from the motion picture Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion
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21 - "Lookin' For Love" by Johnnny Lee from the motion picture Urban Cowboy
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22 - "Mighty Wings" by Cheap Trick from the motion picture Top Gun
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23 - "Crazy For You" by Madonna from the motion picture Vision Quest
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24 - "I Go Crazy" by Flesh For Lulu from the motion picture Some Kind Of Wonderful
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25 - "America Fuck Yeah" by Trey Parker from the motion picture Team America World Police

Ha!  Only two out of my 25 made the final list.  Eff y'all!  :P

OK, so I love Smokey and the Bandit and that song is just classic. 
Running On Empty is such a great film and James Taylor's song is used perfectly.
I posted the entire "Out Tonight" - "Another Day" sequence from Rent and would have included that as one song if I thought I could.  My favorite song from a fantastic musical.
I chose "Lonely Boy" from Boogie Nights even though they only played a bit of it in the film, again because it was the just the perfect song for that scene.
"Time After Time" from Romy and Michele's High School Reunion is just a classic clip and one of the first songs I thought of for this list.  I had to make sure I included it.

It seems like I had a lot of films make the final list but just not the songs I had chosen from them.  D'oh!


I love your list, you have a lot of songs I very painfully cut from mine.  Including Sweet Transvestite.  I have no idea why I chose Time warp over it.
Title: Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
Post by: jasimon1 on September 04, 2012, 09:21:28 AM
I'd like to answer this question but I have everything at work, and as of yesterday at 4:30pm I went on vacation. I won't be back at work until September 11.

When I get back I'll look it up.

It was on my list too.

1 Little April Shower   ? Bambi
2 Ding Dong the Wicked Witch is Dead   Cast   Wizard of Oz
3 Born Slippy   Underworld   Trainspotting
4 All I want is you   U2   Reality Bites
5 Everybody Wants to Rule the World   Tears for Fears   Real Genius
6 White Christmas   Bing Crosby   White Christmas (NOT Holiday Inn)
7 Malagueña Salerosa   Chingon   Kill Bill Pt 2
8 Overture       Cast   Bye Bye Birdie
9 Season of the Witch    Donovan   To Die For
10 Story of my life   Social Distortion   The Breakup
11 In the City    Joe Walsh   The Warriors
12 Layla   Derek & The Dominos   Goodfellas
13 La Vie Boheme   Cast   Rent
14 Everybody Knows   Leonard Cohen   Pump Up the Volume
15 You Never Can Tell   Chuck Berry   Pulp Fiction
16 Young Americans    David Bowie   16 Candles
17 Dammit Janet   Cast   Rocky Horror Picture Show
18 Stuck in the Middle with You    Stealers Wheel   Reservoir Dogs
19 Hazy Shade of Winter   The Bangles   Less than Zero
20 A Day to be alone   One Less Reason   Hero Wanted
21 Head Over Heals   Tears for Fears   Donnie Darko
22 State Fair   Cast   State Fair
23 Stagger Lee   Lloyd Price   Shag
24 Love is Strange   Mickey & Sylvia   Dirty Dancing
25 Hip to be Square   Huey Lewis    American Psycho