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Song-Movie Marriage

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Key, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. Key

    Key Well-Known Member

    Drafting off the "Best Song About..." Thread...

    I heard Roy Orbison's "In Dreams" the other day and it occurred to me that I will always think of Dennis Hopper and Dean Stockwell whenever I hear that song.

    "Stuck in the Middle with You" is another song that immediately calls up its placement in a movie.

    To me, Goodfellas is full of these - "Atlantis," "Sunshine of Your Love," "My Way."

    What other songs are married to a movie?
  2. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    Don't You (Forget About Me) and The Breakfast Club.
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  3. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    Mrs. Robinson and The Graduate is probably so obvious that didn't think of it at first.
  4. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Just off the top of my head:

    "I'm Alright" with Caddyshack

    "The Way We Were" with the movie of the same name

    "Goodbye Girl" with the movie of the same name

    "Wild Thing" with Major League

    "Bohemian Rhapsody" with Wayne's World, even though the song was a huge hit 15 years earlier.

    "Cruel Summer" and "You're the Best Around" with Karate Kid

    "Get Outta My Dreams" with License to Drive

    "Gonna Fly Now" with the Rocky movies
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  5. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Jingle Bell Rock to open original Lethal Weapon.
    Summer in the City to open Die Hard with a Vengeance.

    Shout, in Animal House.
    Son of a Preacher Man and You Never Can Tell, in Pulp Fiction.

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  6. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    Wonderful World is another that makes me think Animal House anytime I hear it.

    There was a minor hit by Shades Apart in the late 90s called Valentine that references Casablanca and I rarely think of one without the other coming to mind, but I'm likely just about alone in that.
  7. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    I have never heard it outside of the Rocky movies.

    "Wind Beneath My Wings" - Beaches. Had no idea Willie Nelson also sang a version. Thought it was pure chick, and I say that as a chick.

    TV version: "Little Boxes" - Weeds
  8. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Eye of the Tiger -- Rocky whatever

    In the City -- The Warriors
  9. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    Damn It Feels Good To Be a Gangsta - Office Space
  10. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Watched The Warriors when it popped up on TV last week, hadn't seen it in forever. Nobody fucks with the baldies.

    "Raised on the Radio" - Fast Times

    "Ride of the Valkyries" - Apocalypse Now
  11. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Tiny Dancer and Almost Famous.
  12. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    We all know this one.

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