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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #105 on: August 24, 2012, 12:22:24 PM »
#35: Tiny Dancer
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Highest Placement: #6 by ScottotD

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Featured In: Almost Famous

Composer/Lyricist: Elton John

Performers: Elton John

 
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"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.
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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #106 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.
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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #107 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

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Totally should have won best song. F**k you, Phil Collins. You haven't done anything good since Genesis
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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #108 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?
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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #109 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
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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #110 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?

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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #111 on: August 24, 2012, 01:08:54 PM »
In a move that's bound to cause some controversy, I give you...

#39: The Touch
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Highest Placement: #5 by a pretty girl is like

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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

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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.

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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #112 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.


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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #113 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.


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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #114 on: August 24, 2012, 02:13:57 PM »
Incidentally, my #1 was the first song nominated that contained profanity. It didn't win either.

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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #115 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!
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it was that or skin my Chauffeurs but Greyhounds for Tuxedo would be best
So let's prepare those dogs!
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See my vest!!
See my Vest
Oh won't you please see my vest!
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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #116 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.

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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #117 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.


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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #118 on: August 24, 2012, 10:29:09 PM »
Love this song. And stellar performance by Harry Shearer.
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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #119 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.