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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #255 on: August 30, 2012, 01:54:34 PM »
#4: Falling Slowly
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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #256 on: August 30, 2012, 02:10:00 PM »
#1: Rainbow Connection
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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.


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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #257 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...

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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #258 on: August 30, 2012, 02:20:04 PM »
I am happy with the number 1 choice :)
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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #259 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


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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. 

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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #260 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. 
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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #261 on: August 30, 2012, 02:36:49 PM »


This one is for you, Eye of the Tiger.  You'll survive on in our hearts.   :'(
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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #262 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
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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #263 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.
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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #264 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. 

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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #265 on: August 30, 2012, 02:53:58 PM »
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Not mine.  I hate that song.  It's bullshit.
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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #266 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.


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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #267 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.
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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #268 on: August 30, 2012, 03:04:02 PM »
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Not mine.  I hate that song.  It's bullshit.

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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #269 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
Spinal Tap- "Stonehenge" "This is Spinal Tap"
James Brown - "Living in America" "Rocky IV"


1.         Chariots of Fire Theme
2.         Also Sprach Zarathustra - Strauss (2001)
3.         Time is on My Side- Norman Meade/Rolling Stones (Fallen)
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)
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)
11.         Blue Danube-Strauss (2001)
12.         Shout- Isley Brothers (Animal House)
13.         Ride of the Valkyries - Wagner (Apocalypse Now)
14.         Flash! Ah-ah!- Queen (Flash Gordon)
15.        Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen (Wayne's World)
16.         Gonna Fly Now/ Rocky Theme - Bill Conti
17.         You're the Best - Joe "Bean" Esposito (Karate Kid)
18.         Don't Stop Me- Queen (Shaun of the Dead)
19.         Duel of the Fates - John Williams (Star Wars)
20.        Rainbow Connection - Muppets
21.         O, Fortuna- Various
22.         For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica (Zombieland) (Rated R, BTW)
23.         Oh Yeah- Yello (Ferris Bueller)
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)
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