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Old 04-05-05, 01:52 PM
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The Wonders' "That Thing You Do!" from That Thing You Do!
Old 04-05-05, 01:55 PM
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Counting Crows "Colorblind" Cruel Intentions as Witherspoon is coming up the escalator
Double Trouble Prisoner of Azkaban The way it's done in the movie is pretty creepy
"Elephant Love Medley" Moulin Rouge
Anything from A Nightmare Before Christmas
Time Warp from The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Good Mornin' Singin' in the Rain
The very first song in West Side Story
Old 04-05-05, 02:03 PM
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well ah-geesh, if we're talking about songs/music written specifically for the film - I'd have a very long list.
Old 04-05-05, 03:31 PM
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The opening credits on Se7en. Closer to God remix by Nine Inch Nails. Sets the mood for the film perfectly and the visuals are a treat as well.
Old 04-05-05, 03:33 PM
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"Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" at the end of Finding Forrester.
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"Girl, You'll be a woman soon" in Pulp Fiction.
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Ahh...

Nico's "These Days" in The Royal Tenenbaums
Clint Mansell's "Winter" sequence, as performed by the Kronos Quartet, in Requiem for a Dream
Shoji Yamashiro's score for Akira during the bikes sequence at the beginning
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Originally Posted by megashock5
I thought Tears For Fears 'Head Over Heels' worked really well in Donnie Darko (as did all of the music in that film).
sacrilege. we all know that Mad World is the best song in Donnie Darko. Head over Heels was good, but Mad World ....

i'll have to say Stay by Lisa Loeb in Reality Bites for the simple reason that she went from unsigned and unknown to #1 on the charts because of this movie.
Old 04-05-05, 06:09 PM
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There are so many, but in recent memory, it would have to be Dawn of the Dead (2004), Richard Cheese's version of "Down With The Sickness" in the mall
Old 04-05-05, 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by The Bus
Nico's "These Days" in The Royal Tenenbaums
...and also "He Jude" at the beginning.

Also: "Layla" in Goodfellas... I love that part. The bit with DeNiro and "Sunshine For Your Love" is great too.
Old 04-05-05, 09:22 PM
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That last song in Magnolia - I wouldn't buy the CD or anything, but it was pretty powerful.
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I love that song. It's no "Glory of Love", but what is.

Anyway, the correct answer to this question is clearly "Meet Me Half Way" by Kenny Loggins from the tour de force Over the Top.

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Old 04-05-05, 09:52 PM
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If we're going Kenny Loggins...

Old 04-05-05, 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Ezekiel 25:17
This is coming from someone who used to sing metal. I have always loved "To Sir With Love" by Lulu.

This was the first thing that popped into my head. Man, I can't resist watching that movie and listening to that song.

Others:

S&G's "Sound of Silence" - The Graduate*

Cat Stevens' "Trouble" - Harold and Maude*

German Opera's "Marriage of Figaro" - Shawshank Redemption

Buffalo Springfield's "For What it's worth" - Forrest Gump*



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*any song in the movie is great
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Jessie's Girl & Sister Christian in Boogie Nights..One of the greatest scenes in cinema history.
Old 04-06-05, 12:01 AM
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"The Touch" in Transformers the Movie when Prime single-handedly takes out about a dozen Decepticons.
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I know this doesn't really count since it is a tv show and not a movie,but i love the episode in season 3 of Alias where they use Change by the Deftones,that was a kickass scene.
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Also wanted to add "Bittersweet Symphony" at the end of Cruel Intentions is pretty awesome.
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"Love Kills" during the closing credits of Sid & Nancy.
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Originally Posted by pdinosaur
sacrilege. we all know that Mad World is the best song in Donnie Darko. Head over Heels was good, but Mad World ....
My first thought as well. Ironically, it's a Tears for Fears song as well, covered by Gary Jules.

I think a case could be made for Killing Moon from Donnie Darko as well. Music was just used brilliantly in that film. Wish it had a real soundtrack...although I think I have all the songs I'd need to put one together myself.
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Originally Posted by pdinosaur
sacrilege. we all know that Mad World is the best song in Donnie Darko. Head over Heels was good, but Mad World ....
No sacrilege intended. Obviously Mad World is incredible in context (and a fantastic cover in general). But I always thought of it as something that was done for the movie, as opposed to the original recordings used throughout to capture the feeling of a certain time. Guess I wasn't counting it for that reason.
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"PEACHES" (aka "Walkin' on the Beaches Lookin' at the Peaches") by THE STRANGLERS, perfectly setting the scene and getting the ball rolling (or stone, as it were) for Jonathan Glazer's underrated "SEXY BEAST".
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"What a Wonderful World" in PLATOON
"Once I Was" (Tim Buckley) in COMING HOME
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The last song from LOTR- Two Towers
Bitter Sweet Symphony- Cruel Intentions
Old 04-07-05, 12:01 PM
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