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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #90 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
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Highest Placement: #4 by CJones
http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=25748.msg746679#msg746679
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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #91 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.")


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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #92 on: August 24, 2012, 09:26:40 AM »
#41: La Resistance
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Highest Placement: #10 by CJones, Pak-Man

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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.
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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #93 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.


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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #94 on: August 24, 2012, 09:38:31 AM »
#40: Everybody Knows
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Highest Placement: #6 by Cole Stratton

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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.
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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #95 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.
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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #96 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!


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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #97 on: August 24, 2012, 10:50:03 AM »
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

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.
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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #98 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

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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."
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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #99 on: August 24, 2012, 11:09:07 AM »
By far the most awesome national anthem in existence and brilliantly used in the film. :)


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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #100 on: August 24, 2012, 11:43:15 AM »
#37: Be Our Guest
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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


 
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."
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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #101 on: August 24, 2012, 11:47:04 AM »
I like the parody on The Simpsons better.


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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #102 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.  ;)
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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #103 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

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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.
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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #104 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

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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.
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