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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #270 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. 
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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #271 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)
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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #272 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)

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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #273 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.
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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #274 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:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/TxirlwfLODc" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/TxirlwfLODc</a>

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.

 



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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #275 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


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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #276 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.
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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #277 on: August 30, 2012, 05:42:27 PM »
i must say i'm disappointed by the lack on monty python.
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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #278 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. :)
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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #279 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.


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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #280 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.



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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #281 on: August 30, 2012, 06:45:31 PM »
Wow! For a man I am constantly butting heads with, I like your list.


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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #282 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!


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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #283 on: August 30, 2012, 06:57:56 PM »
get the pitchforks and torches!
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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #284 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.