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Old 11-09-11, 11:59 AM
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How many movies can you name that have the opening credits against a HIT SONG?

01: The Graduate ("Sound of Silence")
02: Fast Times At Ridgemont High ("We Got The Beat")
03: Coming Home ("Out of Time")
04: Back To The Future ("Power of Love")
05: Footloose ("Footloose")

any others?...
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Re: How many movies can you name that have the opening credits against a HIT SONG?

Are you asking for hit songs that were used for opening credits or songs written for a specific film that became hits after the film's release?

04 and 05 fall into the latter category.
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Old 11-09-11, 12:28 PM
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Re: How many movies can you name that have the opening credits against a HIT SONG?

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Are you asking for hit songs that were used for opening credits or songs written for a specific film that became hits after the film's release?

04 and 05 fall into the latter category.
Either, or. Hit songs that were already hits, or songs that later became hits. Or songs that became hits due to the movie, like Back To The Future.

Any song that plays over the opening credits that is, was, or became a hit single.
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Re: How many movies can you name that have the opening credits against a HIT SONG?

Originally Posted by Michael Corvin View Post
Are you asking for hit songs that were used for opening credits or songs written for a specific film that became hits after the film's release?

04 and 05 fall into the latter category.
Why do encourage this?
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Re: How many movies can you name that have the opening credits against a HIT SONG?

The Power of Love does not play over the credits in BttF. The credits end as Marty plugs into the amplifier (I believe), and the Huey Lewis song doesn't kick in until he leaves Doc's house.
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...more...

-Grease ("Grease")
-American Giglio ("Call Me")
-Midnight Cowboy ("Everybody's Talkin'")
-She's The One ("Walls")
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How about "The Stand" with "Don't Fear the Reaper"?

Zombieland "for Whom the Bell Tolls"
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Re: How many movies can you name that have the opening credits against a HIT SONG?

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Either, or. Hit songs that were already hits, or songs that later became hits. Or songs that became hits due to the movie, like Back To The Future.

Any song that plays over the opening credits that is, was, or became a hit single.
Back To The Future ("Power of Love") didn't play over the opening credits.
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"Live and Let Die" - Live and Let Die
"Goldfinger" - Goldfinger
"Nobody Does It Better" - The Spy Who Loved Me

Probably more Bond songs.
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Most of the Bond films. A good many of the songs were huge hits.

edit: well, maybe not MOST, but a lot of them....

And jinx, Ripley.
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And jinx, Ripley.
You owe me a coke.
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Christine-"Bad To The Bone"
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"One, Two, Three o'clock, four o'clock rock, five, six, seven o'clock, eight o'clock rock, nine, ten, eleven o'clock, twelve o'clock rock, we're gonna rock...around...the...clock tonight..."

1955's "The Blackboard Jungle"
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Billy Jack - "One Tin Soldier"
A Civil Action - "Bad to the Bone"
The Wrestler - "Bang Your Head"
8 Mile - "Shook Ones Pt II"

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Rain Man - "Iko-Iko"

Philadelphia - "Streets of Philadelphia"
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Re: How many movies can you name that have the opening credits against a HIT SONG?

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Either, or. Hit songs that were already hits, or songs that later became hits. Or songs that became hits due to the movie, like Back To The Future.

Any song that plays over the opening credits that is, was, or became a hit single.
...so you're cheating, eh? How about just say.."How many movies can you name that have the opening credits against a very popular song?"

Cuz..technically..in the timeframe of movie release...Footloose wouldn't be it, I'd assume.
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Caddyshack - I'm Alright (Kenny Loggins)
Purple Rain - Let's Go Crazy (Prince)
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Saturday Night Fever - Staying Alive (Bee Gee's)
The Breakfast Club - Don't You Forget About Me (Simple Minds)
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....technically...he could be right.
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EASY RIDER (1969) - "Born to Be Wild" - Steppenwolf

SHARKY'S MACHINE (1981) - "Street Life" performed by the Crusaders with Randy Crawford

JACKIE BROWN (1997) - "Across 110th Street" performed by Bobby Womack (and taken from an earlier film)
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Dazed & Confused -- Sweet Emotion
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Nearly every movie that has a 50's/60's setting:

American Graffiti-"Rock Around The Clock"
More American Graffiti-"Heatwave"
Cooley High-"Baby Love"
Hollywood Knights-"Fun! Fun! Fun!"
Quiz Show-"Mack The Knife"
Mischief-"Blueberry Hill"
Going Steady-"Tammy"
A Bronx Tale-"I wonder why"
Crazy Mama-"All I have to do is dream"
Dirty Dancing-"Be my baby"
The Wanderers-"Walk like a man"

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The Departed -- Gimme Shelter
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