Songs/music that you associate with a perticular movie - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Baselworld is only a few weeks away. Getting the latest news is easy, Click Here for info on how to join the Watchuseek.com newsletter list. Follow our team for updates featuring event coverage, new product unveilings, watch industry news & more!


Forum Jump: 
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 119 Old 01-30-2013, 04:44 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
Fredrik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Sweden
Posts: 1,947
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Liked: 17
I don't think I'm the only one but do you have any songs/music that when you hear it you instantly think about a movie (don't mean movie themes etc.) ?

Some of my own examples.

Isley Brothers - Twist and Shout -> Ferries Beuller's Day Off
Queen - One Vision -> Iron Eagle
The Revels - Comanche -> Pulp Fiction

21:st century Karate Kid......Logon, Logoff, Logon, Logoff..
Fredrik is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 119 Old 01-31-2013, 07:03 AM
AVS Special Member
 
tlogan6797's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 5,001
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 47 Post(s)
Liked: 75
Shout - Animal House.

Tom Logan
Everytime I reply the thread ends
Need motivation? Get LOGANED
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1014847

The Yellow Dog Cinema and Draft House
tlogan6797 is offline  
post #3 of 119 Old 01-31-2013, 07:10 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Morpheo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Montreal by day, Paris by night...
Posts: 7,110
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 507 Post(s)
Liked: 443
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fredrik View Post

The Revels - Comanche -> Pulp Fiction

Speaking of Pulp Fiction: "Girl, you'll be a woman soon" performed by Urge Overkill... And of course Dick Dale's Misirlou...

_________________________________________
"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent." - Victor Hugo.
Morpheo is online now  
post #4 of 119 Old 01-31-2013, 07:42 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Rodrigues_Brazil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Rio - Brazil
Posts: 2,683
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 130 Post(s)
Liked: 5650
Queen - Who Wants To Live Forever - Highlander

turn on, tune up, rock out!
Rodrigues_Brazil is offline  
post #5 of 119 Old 01-31-2013, 07:55 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Aliens's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Virginia
Posts: 8,414
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 595 Post(s)
Liked: 758
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fredrik View Post

I don't think I'm the only one but do you have any songs/music that when you hear it you instantly think about a movie (don't mean movie themes etc.) ?

Some of my own examples.

Isley Brothers - Twist and Shout -> Ferries Beuller's Day Off
Its funny that the Isley Brothers would remind you of FB when it was the Beatles who sang that song. biggrin.gif
Aliens is online now  
post #6 of 119 Old 01-31-2013, 08:13 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Mr.G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 3,869
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 293 Post(s)
Liked: 165
Ghost (1990) - Unchained Melody (The Righteous Brothers)

Top Gun (1986) - You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling (The Righteous Brothers)

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Movies

Mr.G is online now  
post #7 of 119 Old 01-31-2013, 10:53 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Morpheo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Montreal by day, Paris by night...
Posts: 7,110
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 507 Post(s)
Liked: 443
Marianne Faithful - Who Will Take My Dreams Away, in La Fille Sur Le Pont (1999), french film from Patrice Leconte.

This song was first featured in J.P Jeunet's The City Of Lost Children, but it is also in La Fille Sur Le Pont (The Girl On The Bridge), a superb movie with Daniel Auteuil, and Vanessa Paradis. This song reminds me of a lot of things, but it is also instantly synonym of this film for me.

_________________________________________
"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent." - Victor Hugo.
Morpheo is online now  
post #8 of 119 Old 01-31-2013, 12:34 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
Fredrik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Sweden
Posts: 1,947
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Liked: 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aliens View Post

Its funny that the Isley Brothers would remind you of FB when it was the Beatles who sang that song. biggrin.gif

I guess it was the song (original or not) that I associate with the movie then smile.gif

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTaqn8_gMR0

21:st century Karate Kid......Logon, Logoff, Logon, Logoff..
Fredrik is offline  
post #9 of 119 Old 01-31-2013, 12:47 PM
Senior Member
 
DragonLoaf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 417
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 15
Twisted Nerve by Bernard Herrmann from Kill Bill Volume 1 (the whistling song), also used as an apparent homage to great effect by the high school shooter in season one of American Horror Story.

Who Made Who and Chase The Ace by AC/DC, a couple of the only good things about the horrifically bad movie Maximum Overdrive.

Once Upon A Time In The West by Ennio Morricone from the movie of the same name (coincidentally one of the most lushly gorgeous songs ever recorded).
DragonLoaf is offline  
post #10 of 119 Old 01-31-2013, 02:39 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
Dean Roddey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 19,823
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 247 Post(s)
Liked: 187
There are a lot of them, but I'm having trouble remembering many right now. Some that come to mind are:

1. Mad Mad World, used to devastating effect at the end of Donny Darko
2. Don't Dream It's Over, used very nicely in Adventureland to create a great mood.
3. Don't know the name of it, but that song in Miami Vice when Sonny takes Gong Li's character to Havana. One of the best uses of a song to create vibe ever.
4. Corrine Bailey Rae's "Like a Star" towards the end of 27 Dresses, it has the perfect effect.

Dean Roddey
Chairman/CTO, Charmed Quark Systems, Ltd

www.charmedquark.com

 

Dean Roddey is offline  
post #11 of 119 Old 01-31-2013, 03:01 PM
AVS Special Member
 
dfergie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: South of First Contact Site
Posts: 1,405
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Liked: 33
dfergie is offline  
post #12 of 119 Old 02-03-2013, 01:32 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Distorted's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: San Antonio, Tx Area
Posts: 1,803
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 92 Post(s)
Liked: 96
"Do Not Forsake Me, Oh, My Darlin" sung by Tex Ritter in that creaky old voice in the great movie High Noon.

.........

"Without music, life would be a mistake." - Friedrich Nietzsche
Distorted is offline  
post #13 of 119 Old 02-03-2013, 01:36 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
Dean Roddey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 19,823
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 247 Post(s)
Liked: 187
Oh, and In the Waiting Line (by Zero Seven with Sia on vocals), from the party scene in Garden State. Actually there are a few in that movie that I strongly associate with it. The Theivery Corporation song as they are entering the motel. I Just Don't Think I'll Ever Get Over You is another one in there that's really well used.

Dean Roddey
Chairman/CTO, Charmed Quark Systems, Ltd

www.charmedquark.com

 

Dean Roddey is offline  
post #14 of 119 Old 02-04-2013, 07:45 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Will2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,942
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Liked: 145
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dean Roddey View Post

Oh, and In the Waiting Line (by Zero Seven with Sia on vocals), from the party scene in Garden State.

Good one, Dean. It's hypnotic and sets the mood for that scene perfectly. It led me to track down the soundtrack and then to explore Zero Seven's albums, and then Sia's solo effort (she was great on Letterman, too -- he really liked her). Well worth it.
Will2007 is offline  
post #15 of 119 Old 02-06-2013, 09:36 AM
Advanced Member
 
UGAd13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 663
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 66 Post(s)
Liked: 90
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr.G View Post

Top Gun (1986) - You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling (The Righteous Brothers)
+1

Also, Berlin - Take My Breath Away from Top Gun. I think it was used a couple of times throughout the movie.

Breakfast Club: Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me)

Surprised no one chimed in with Eye of the Tiger...cool.gif

My living room budget build: Samsung PN51E530 / Denon AVR1613 / DefTech PC1000 / DefTech PM60 / DefTech ProSub 60 / Dayton Sub1200
UGAd13 is online now  
post #16 of 119 Old 02-06-2013, 10:20 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Morpheo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Montreal by day, Paris by night...
Posts: 7,110
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 507 Post(s)
Liked: 443
Quote:
Originally Posted by UGAd13 View Post

+1

Also, Berlin - Take My Breath Away from Top Gun. I think it was used a couple of times throughout the movie.

It was also written specifically for Top Gun by Georgio Moroder if I'm not mistaken. Hard to associate it with another movie wink.gif

(...speaking of Top Gun, the track "Memories" from Harold Faltermeyer on the album is my favorite. It instantly takes me back to 1986 when I saw the movie for the first time. It does, in fact, bring back a great amount of memories when I listen to it. Bitterweet.)

_________________________________________
"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent." - Victor Hugo.
Morpheo is online now  
post #17 of 119 Old 02-06-2013, 11:30 AM
AVS Special Member
 
darthrsg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Post America America
Posts: 9,896
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 985 Post(s)
Liked: 1254
In Time, Robbie Robb. Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure.
God Gave Rock "N" Roll To You II, Kiss/Steve Vai. Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey.

"When crazy is standard, sane needs a name tag."
darthrsg is offline  
post #18 of 119 Old 02-06-2013, 11:31 AM
AVS Special Member
 
darthrsg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Post America America
Posts: 9,896
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 985 Post(s)
Liked: 1254
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rodrigues_Brazil View Post

Queen - Who Wants To Live Forever - Highlander
+1

"When crazy is standard, sane needs a name tag."
darthrsg is offline  
post #19 of 119 Old 02-06-2013, 11:34 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
Dean Roddey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 19,823
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 247 Post(s)
Liked: 187
Strangely I watched "Going the Distance" last night, and one of the running gags was one of the character's obsession with Top Gun, and the two songs mentioned above both were both used as well.

Dean Roddey
Chairman/CTO, Charmed Quark Systems, Ltd

www.charmedquark.com

 

Dean Roddey is offline  
post #20 of 119 Old 02-06-2013, 11:44 AM
Senior Member
 
RedLefty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Olathe, KS
Posts: 211
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
Liked: 23
Speaking of Top Gun, my 3yo son knows and loves the guitar anthem/theme composed by Faltermeyer and performed by Steve Stevens (for a long time I thought it was Joe Satriani). Even though there are no lyrics he sings/hums the tune.

Of course he also sings the Superman theme. We believe in a solid musical education in our household!

This whole thread screams 80s to me, as that decade had the only soundtracks with popular/radio music that seemed to stick with me. Footloose, Beverly Hills Cop, and many others had multiple songs that would qualify.

Even with something more recent like Napoleon Dynamite, it was the 80s song "The Promise" that I'll always associate with it.

RedLefty is offline  
post #21 of 119 Old 02-07-2013, 07:10 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Rodrigues_Brazil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Rio - Brazil
Posts: 2,683
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 130 Post(s)
Liked: 5650
Bryan Adams - (Everything I Do) I Do It For You - Robin Hood Prince Of Thieves

turn on, tune up, rock out!
Rodrigues_Brazil is offline  
post #22 of 119 Old 02-07-2013, 07:14 AM
AVS Special Member
 
ambesolman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 4,305
Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 695 Post(s)
Liked: 606
Eye of the Tiger - Rocky
ambesolman is offline  
post #23 of 119 Old 02-07-2013, 07:32 AM
AVS Special Member
 
J_P_A's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: L.A. - Lower Alabama
Posts: 4,511
Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 435 Post(s)
Liked: 358
Quote:
Originally Posted by ambesolman View Post

Eye of the Tiger - Rocky

+1 I'm surprised that wasn't in the first post smile.gif

Dude, are you made of leprechauns? Cause that was awesome!

The Plains Theater Has Begun
J_P_A is offline  
post #24 of 119 Old 02-07-2013, 08:05 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Morpheo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Montreal by day, Paris by night...
Posts: 7,110
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 507 Post(s)
Liked: 443
A few posts confuse me... Some of the songs mentioned above were written for those movies. I thought the purpose of the thread was to name songs that we associated with a particular movie, not "movie songs". How can you dissociate Eye of the Tiger from Rocky? It was written for it. Or Who wants to Live Forever, which was also written for Highlander. Hopefully no one will mention Skyfall by Adele. wink.gif


Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison wasn't written for Pretty Woman, but since then we associate it with the movie.

Another example could be Extreme Ways by Moby, used in the ending credits of the three Bourne films with Matt Damon. I love this song by the way.

_________________________________________
"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent." - Victor Hugo.
Morpheo is online now  
post #25 of 119 Old 02-07-2013, 09:44 AM
AVS Special Member
 
ambesolman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 4,305
Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 695 Post(s)
Liked: 606
Quote:
Originally Posted by Morpheo View Post

A few posts confuse me... Some of the songs mentioned above were written for those movies. I thought the purpose of the thread was to name songs that we associated with a particular movie, not "movie songs". How can you dissociate Eye of the Tiger from Rocky? It was written for it. Or Who wants to Live Forever, which was also written for Highlander. Hopefully no one will mention Skyfall by Adele. wink.gif


Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison wasn't written for Pretty Woman, but since then we associate it with the movie.

Another example could be Extreme Ways by Moby, used in the ending credits of the three Bourne films with Matt Damon. I love this song by the way.
Don't think too deep into it smile.gif
ambesolman is offline  
post #26 of 119 Old 02-07-2013, 10:08 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Mr.G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 3,869
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 293 Post(s)
Liked: 165
Weird Science (1985) - Weird Science (Oingo Boingo) biggrin.gif


All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Movies

Mr.G is online now  
post #27 of 119 Old 02-07-2013, 10:40 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Aliens's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Virginia
Posts: 8,414
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 595 Post(s)
Liked: 758
Everybody’s Talkin’ – Harry Nilsson: Midnight Cowboy

Oh Yeah – Yello: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Bright Side of the Road – Van Morrison: Michael
Aliens is online now  
post #28 of 119 Old 02-07-2013, 11:28 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Rodrigues_Brazil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Rio - Brazil
Posts: 2,683
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 130 Post(s)
Liked: 5650
CCR - Run Through The Jungle - PLATOON

turn on, tune up, rock out!
Rodrigues_Brazil is offline  
post #29 of 119 Old 02-07-2013, 11:45 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Mac The Knife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 4,903
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 24
The End - The Doors: Apocalypse Now
Mac The Knife is offline  
post #30 of 119 Old 02-07-2013, 11:57 AM
AVS Special Member
 
ratm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,601
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 32 Post(s)
Liked: 35
A few come to mind:

Dusty Springfield's Son of Preacher Man - Pulp Fiction
Stealers Wheel Stuck in the Middle with you - Reservoir Dogs
Savage's Swing - Knocked Up.
Scarface's No Tears - Office Space.
ratm is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off