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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
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Shout - Animal House.
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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...
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Queen - Who Wants To Live Forever - Highlander
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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
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Ghost (1990) - Unchained Melody (The Righteous Brothers)

Top Gun (1986) - You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling (The Righteous Brothers)
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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.
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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
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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).
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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.
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"Do Not Forsake Me, Oh, My Darlin" sung by Tex Ritter in that creaky old voice in the great movie High Noon.
Edited by Distorted - 2/3/13 at 1:44pm
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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.
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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.
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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
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+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.)
Edited by Morpheo - 2/6/13 at 11:46am
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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.
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Queen - Who Wants To Live Forever - Highlander
+1
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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.
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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.
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Bryan Adams - (Everything I Do) I Do It For You - Robin Hood Prince Of Thieves
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Eye of the Tiger - Rocky
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Eye of the Tiger - Rocky

+1 I'm surprised that wasn't in the first post smile.gif
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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.
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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
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Weird Science (1985) - Weird Science (Oingo Boingo) biggrin.gif

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Everybody’s Talkin’ – Harry Nilsson: Midnight Cowboy

Oh Yeah – Yello: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Bright Side of the Road – Van Morrison: Michael
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CCR - Run Through The Jungle - PLATOON
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The End - The Doors: Apocalypse Now
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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.
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