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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #225 on: August 29, 2012, 09:33:51 AM »
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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #226 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.
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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #227 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.


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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #228 on: August 29, 2012, 09:36:42 AM »
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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #229 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:

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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.


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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #230 on: August 29, 2012, 09:51:58 AM »
I was trying to find video of that, but there were none... in English.


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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #231 on: August 29, 2012, 09:53:02 AM »
Another movie I'm reminded to watch: Say Anything.

Goodness, you forgot the ellipsis...
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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #232 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...

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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #233 on: August 29, 2012, 03:11:05 PM »
This is all of the top 10, correct?

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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #234 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.
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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #235 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


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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #236 on: August 30, 2012, 08:17:54 AM »
#10: Stayin' Alive
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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).
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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #237 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.
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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #238 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.
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Re: LoC #63: Top 50 Songs from Movies
« Reply #239 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.