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Old 02-14-14, 07:02 PM
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End credits scores/songs that you always have to listen to

Sometimes my movie-viewing experience isn't fully complete without listening to the final tracks.

Scores
Unforgiven-"Claudia's Theme"
Brazil-"Bachianos Brazil Samba"
Godfather Parts I & II-Theme medleys
Starman-Main Theme
Donnie Darko-"For Whom The Bell Tolls" (I'm positive another track plays after this, but I always have to listen to this one)
Poltergeist-"Carol Anne's Theme"
Mad Max- Don't know the actual name of it, but it's the first set heard here
The Last Emperor-Main Theme
Saving Private Ryan- Actually just listened to the whole final track fairly recently. I was surprised by how strong it is.
The Elephant Man- Although the version heard in the film is slightly superior to the album version.
Platoon-"Adagio for strings" Ironically, plays before ^that.
Rocky-"Rocky's Reward"
Scarface-"Tony's Theme,Elvira & Gina's Theme" (Theatrical version runs a little longer than the album version. And sounds a bit better too)
Chinatown-"Love Theme"
Phantom Menace-"Duel of the Fates,"Anakin's Theme"...And Vader breath
Once Upon A Time in America-"Deborah's Theme"

^I noticed that the 80's did well there.

Songs
Goodfellas-"My Way","Layla" (Reprise)
American Graffiti-"All Summer Long"
Die Hard-"Let it snow", "Ode to Joy"
Harold & Maude-"If you want to sing out"
A Clockwork Orange-"Singin' in the rain"
National Lampoon's Vacation-"Dancing across the U.S.A"
Reservoir Dogs-"Coconut" (I admit I don't like this song. But it's mandatory to always listen to the whole thing)
Jackass-"Hybrid Moments","Flesh into Gear"
Mi Vida Loca-"Girls, it ain't easy","If the papes come" (I like the first song way more though)
Heavy Traffic-"Scarborough Fair"
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels-"Eighteen with a Bullet" (Plus original score)
Killer Joe-"Strokin'" (I'm sure that this has become a new favorite for many)
Pink Floyd:The Wall-"Outside The Wall" (I LOVE this version, btw)
Menace II Society-"Str8 Up Menace"
Kill Bill-Vol.1-"The Lonely Shepherd","Urami Bushi"
Reefer Madness:The Musical-"Mary Jane/Mary Lane"
Slacker-"Strangers Die Everyday"
Romeo + Juliet-"Exit Music (For a Film), "Kissing You" (Instrumental<---Love that version even more too)
Electra Glide in Blue-"Tell Me"
Dawn of the Dead-"The Gonk" Which reminds me...I always loved the similar-sounding song that plays at the end of the original Evil Dead. Anyone know what that's called?

I know I'm forgetting tons more (Plus I don't want to pile up the Bond songs) What are yours?
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Re: End credits scores/songs that you always have to listen to

Detroit Rock City - Nothing Can Keep Me From You (Kiss)

Great fucking Kiss love song that we will never EVER see performed live. One of Paul Stanley's best vocals too. Damn it, where's the Blu-ray?!
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Re: End credits scores/songs that you always have to listen to

"Totoro totoro totoro totoro..."

Also:

Wing Migration - "To be By Your Side"
Boyz in the Hood - "How to Survive in South Central"

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Re: End credits scores/songs that you always have to listen to

Originally Posted by dugan View Post
"Totoro totoro totoro totoro..."
Now that you mention it...

the end song by Yumi Arai used in the Japanese language version of KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE, heard here but without the end sequence that it accompanies (see the actual movie for that!):

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And here's a really beautiful song that comes at the end of another Studio Ghibli movie, I CAN HEAR THE OCEAN (1993), sung by the main voice actress from the film:

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And pretty much any GUNDAM end theme, but esp. this one by Nami Tamaki:

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Re: End credits scores/songs that you always have to listen to

Somewhere in Time
The Fugitive (also to see the fireworks - I wonder how many people know they're there)
Almost all the James Bond movies (although, granted, the end credits were a lot shorter on the early ones).
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The big lebowski - Shawn Colvin's cover of Viva Las Vegas
Last Man Standing - Ry Cooder - Sanctuary ost
The bounty - vangelis - end credits
Casino - George delarue - contempt
True Stories - city of dreams
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I'm disappointed no one said Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai yet...

Get with it, folks!
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Re: End credits scores/songs that you always have to listen to

Originally Posted by gmanca View Post
The bounty - vangelis - end credits
For me, just about everything Vangelis has done score wise for movies, including The Bounty. Overall, I prefer orchestral scores to songs for end credits. Some others of Vangelis:

Blade Runner
1492: Conquest of Paradise
Chariots of Fire
Missing
El Greco
Alexander
Antarctica

Some others, including songs:

The Bourne Identity - Extreme Ways (although it should have been used only in the first movie)
The Wonder Boys - Things Have Changed
Bram Stoker's Dracula - Love Song for A Vampire
Heat - God Moving Over the Face of the Waters
Life of Brian - Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
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Originally Posted by dugan View Post
Boyz in the Hood - "To to Survive in South Central"
Too bad it's followed by that generic "Spirit". That's the one challenging thing about the song-selections. Is to have two songs in a row that you end up loving (Which Goodfellas nailed) Same reason why I couldn't include Dead Presidents ("Walk on By" is one of my all-time favorites, but it's followed by the weak cover of "Where is the love")

Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt View Post
Almost all the James Bond movies (although, granted, the end credits were a lot shorter on the early ones).
Yeah, I'm a big lover of 60's/70's scores/songs. But those always seemed to wrap up within 30 seconds. It's much more immersive to listen to an ending soundtrack that goes beyond 4 minutes.
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We Were Soldiers - 'Mansions of the Lord' - Doesn't take up the entire end credits but it's absolutely heart-wrenching.

Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - 'Into the West'

Original Scores:
Legends of the Fall
Field of Dreams
Braveheart
Empire Strikes Back
E.T.
Saving Private Ryan
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Originally Posted by Robert View Post
We Were Soldiers - 'Mansions of the Lord' - Doesn't take up the entire end credits but it's absolutely heart-wrenching.
I've got this but have never listened to it.

Something to do this weekend!
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Re: End credits scores/songs that you always have to listen to

Off the top of my head these are few songs I must listen to in their entirety while watching the end credits.

Sorcerer - Betrayal (Tangerine Dream)
Cruising - It's So Easy (Willy Deville)
Legend - Loved By The Sun (Jon Anderson) Is Your Love Strong Enough (Bryan Ferry)
Full Metal Jacket - Paint It Black (The Rolling Stones)
Fight Club - Where Is My Mind ( The Pixies)

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Life Fades Away by Roy Orbison from Less Than Zero
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Pixies - Where Is My Mind? (Fight Club end credits)
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This is a different situation but as I was leaving a movie, I just had to walk into the theater playing Man on a Ledge because I heard The Clash's Police on my Back playing during the end credits.

As a side note, most idiotic usage of that song is in Knocked Up where the sisters are shopping for pregnancy tests.
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Raiders of the Lost Ark
Warrior
How to Train Your Dragon

Just the first few that came to mind.
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Scores:

Man of Steel....hell, ive it even let the dvd menu screen play for long periods after watching thr film i love that score.

The Fountain....another gorgeous score

Solaris(remake)...that score puts me into a cool trance.

Songs:

Dracula '92....Annie Lennox end credit song. Not sure of the title

LOTR:Return of the King....I think it was this film but I know it was another Annie Lennox song.

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Re: End credits scores/songs that you always have to listen to

Originally Posted by SuckaMC View Post
I'm disappointed no one said Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai yet...
Came here to post that one....
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Kill Bill-Vol.1-"The Lonely Shepherd","Urami Bushi"
May I add "Goodnight Moon" from Vol 2.
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The Fountain- Together We Will Live Forever
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Re: End credits scores/songs that you always have to listen to

Dazed and Confused-pretty cool because they use the extended version
Pulp Fiction-surf track, have to watch until I see the yellow logo again
End songs of all Hobbit and LOTR movies
V For Vendetta-always have to hear Street Fighting Man
Batman (1989)-in addition to the Danny Elfman score, you get to hear Prince's Scandalous
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^ If the final Avengers movie doesn't find a way to integrate all of the MCU heroes into something like that, I will be VERY disappointed.

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