Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Movie Talk
Reload this Page >

Songs not written for a movie/franchise but became synonymous with it.

Movie Talk A Discussion area for everything movie related including films In The Theaters

Songs not written for a movie/franchise but became synonymous with it.

Old 04-11-17, 05:26 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
TheMovieman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Oregon
Posts: 13,293
Received 213 Likes on 179 Posts
Songs not written for a movie/franchise but became synonymous with it.

Not sure why I was thinking about it but I wondered what songs not originally written for a movie (or franchise) there are.

Three I thought of were Extreme Ways for Bourne, Red Right Hand for Scream and maybe Kiss From a Rose for Batman Forever.
Old 04-11-17, 07:00 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 2,551
Received 6 Likes on 4 Posts
Re: Songs not written for a movie/franchise but became synonymous with it.

"Your the best around" from the Karate Kid was originally written for Rocky 3.
Old 04-11-17, 07:28 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 45,374
Received 1,039 Likes on 823 Posts
Re: Songs not written for a movie/franchise but became synonymous with it.

Banana Boat Song (Day O) - Beetlejuice

For me at least
Old 04-11-17, 08:03 PM
  #4  
Member
 
Brack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: near Cincinnati
Posts: 10,008
Received 61 Likes on 39 Posts
Re: Songs not written for a movie/franchise but became synonymous with it.

Iko Iko - Rain Man
Old 04-11-17, 08:04 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Crocker Jarmen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 8,836
Received 492 Likes on 324 Posts
Re: Songs not written for a movie/franchise but became synonymous with it.

"Singin' In The Rain" - A Clockwork Orange
Old 04-11-17, 08:41 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Allentown,PA
Posts: 1,818
Likes: 0
Received 11 Likes on 10 Posts
Re: Songs not written for a movie/franchise but became synonymous with it.

Originally Posted by Crocker Jarmen
"Singin' In The Rain" - A Clockwork Orange
I'll add "Singin' In the Rain"- Singin' in the Rain
Old 04-11-17, 09:06 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk Hero
 
GoldenJCJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Colorado
Posts: 27,538
Received 3,295 Likes on 2,114 Posts
Re: Songs not written for a movie/franchise but became synonymous with it.

Probably not exactly what the OP meant but I'll add:


Bohemian Rhapsody - Wayne's World

Stuck in the Middle with you - Reservoir Dogs

Mad World - Donnie Darko

Back in Black - Iron Man

Last edited by GoldenJCJ; 04-11-17 at 09:16 PM.
Old 04-11-17, 09:35 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Formerly known as Groucho AND Bandoman/Death Moans, Iowa
Posts: 18,303
Received 373 Likes on 267 Posts
Re: Songs not written for a movie/franchise but became synonymous with it.

Miserlou - Pulp Fiction
Old 04-11-17, 10:00 PM
  #9  
Banned by request
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Goodbye and Good Luck
Posts: 17,800
Received 778 Likes on 582 Posts
Re: Songs not written for a movie/franchise but became synonymous with it.

Old 04-11-17, 10:26 PM
  #10  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Josh-da-man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: The Bible Belt
Posts: 44,146
Received 2,830 Likes on 1,944 Posts
Re: Songs not written for a movie/franchise but became synonymous with it.

"The Touch" -- Transformers
Old 04-11-17, 11:03 PM
  #11  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
TheMovieman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Oregon
Posts: 13,293
Received 213 Likes on 179 Posts
Re: Songs not written for a movie/franchise but became synonymous with it.

Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ
Probably not exactly what the OP meant but I'll add:


Bohemian Rhapsody - Wayne's World

Stuck in the Middle with you - Reservoir Dogs

Mad World - Donnie Darko

Back in Black - Iron Man
Those fit.
Old 04-11-17, 11:56 PM
  #12  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Ginwen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Kent, WA
Posts: 7,392
Received 24 Likes on 20 Posts
Re: Songs not written for a movie/franchise but became synonymous with it.

I'll just go off on a tangent. It's not synonomous with it, but The End fits so perfectly with Apocalypse Now it seems like it should've been written for it.
Old 04-12-17, 12:11 AM
  #13  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Nashville TN USA Earth
Posts: 1,036
Received 4 Likes on 3 Posts
Re: Songs not written for a movie/franchise but became synonymous with it.

Risky Business. Old Time Rock and Roll.
Old 04-12-17, 03:07 AM
  #14  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Hazel Motes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 7,524
Received 404 Likes on 270 Posts
Re: Songs not written for a movie/franchise but became synonymous with it.

Badlands: Musica Poetica- Carl Orff
Trainspotting: Born Slippy- Underworld
Silence of the Lambs: Goodbye Horses- Q Lazzarus
The Breakfast Club: Don't You (Forget About Me)- Simple Minds
Almost Famous: Tiny Dancer- Elton John
Stand By Me: Stand By Me- Ben E King
Pretty In Pink: Pretty In Pink- The Psychedelic Furs
Ghost: Unchained Melody- The Righteous Brothers
Old 04-12-17, 05:15 AM
  #15  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Ash Ketchum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 12,650
Received 283 Likes on 217 Posts
Re: Songs not written for a movie/franchise but became synonymous with it.

Originally Posted by mh4268
I'll add "Singin' In the Rain"- Singin' in the Rain
Very good.

For extra points: what movie was "Singin' in the Rain" written for? (Hint: it was a Best Picture nominee.)
Old 04-12-17, 06:13 AM
  #16  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Hokeyboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Posts: 20,416
Received 704 Likes on 434 Posts
Re: Songs not written for a movie/franchise but became synonymous with it.

"Honey Don't" -- The Prince of Tides

I'm thinking Carl Perkins didn't write that song to be played over a scene of a child getting ass-raped.
Old 04-12-17, 07:35 AM
  #17  
FM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Canal Winchester, OH
Posts: 524
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Re: Songs not written for a movie/franchise but became synonymous with it.

I always think of Goodfellas when I hear Layla.
Old 04-12-17, 07:47 AM
  #18  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 19,707
Received 1,005 Likes on 723 Posts
Re: Songs not written for a movie/franchise but became synonymous with it.

Sweet Emotions - Dazed and Confused
Old 04-12-17, 08:20 AM
  #19  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Mikael79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: IA Now, From MN
Posts: 5,913
Received 6 Likes on 5 Posts
Re: Songs not written for a movie/franchise but became synonymous with it.

In Dreams by Roy Orbison was written long before Blue Velvet came out, but it always makes me think of the movie.
Old 04-12-17, 10:28 AM
  #20  
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Conducting miss-aisle drills and listening to their rock n roll
Posts: 20,052
Received 168 Likes on 126 Posts
Re: Songs not written for a movie/franchise but became synonymous with it.

Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum
Very good.

For extra points: what movie was "Singin' in the Rain" written for? (Hint: it was a Best Picture nominee.)
Ziegfeld Follies?
Old 04-12-17, 10:58 AM
  #21  
DVD Talk Legend
 
BobO'Link's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 10,491
Received 667 Likes on 484 Posts
Re: Songs not written for a movie/franchise but became synonymous with it.

Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum
Very good.

For extra points: what movie was "Singin' in the Rain" written for? (Hint: it was a Best Picture nominee.)
Originally Posted by Mabuse
Ziegfeld Follies?
No... it was The Hollywood Revue of 1929 - BUT it was *considered* for the Academy Award for Best Picture. No official nominations for the awards were announced that year.
Old 04-12-17, 11:04 AM
  #22  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Somewhere between Heaven and Hell
Posts: 34,203
Received 755 Likes on 551 Posts
Re: Songs not written for a movie/franchise but became synonymous with it.

Old 04-12-17, 12:06 PM
  #23  
RIP
 
EddieMoney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Paradise, USA
Posts: 9,918
Received 61 Likes on 44 Posts
Re: Songs not written for a movie/franchise but became synonymous with it.

Originally Posted by Mikael79
In Dreams by Roy Orbison was written long before Blue Velvet came out, but it always makes me think of the movie.
I'll send you a love letter, straight from my heart, fucker!
Old 04-12-17, 12:15 PM
  #24  
Premium Member
 
The Cow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Grazing in a field somewhere...
Posts: 23,709
Received 733 Likes on 482 Posts
Re: Songs not written for a movie/franchise but became synonymous with it.

Moving In Stereo - Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Old 04-12-17, 12:55 PM
  #25  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 13,017
Received 965 Likes on 736 Posts
Re: Songs not written for a movie/franchise but became synonymous with it.

Originally Posted by The Cow
Moving In Stereo - Fast Times at Ridgemont High
So true. Back in the day, when lugging around a boom box and my cassette collection, my friends would see I had The Cars' first album. They'd beg me to play Moving in Stereo, and I always looked at them funny as I felt (and still do) that it's one of the weaker songs on the record. Then I finally saw Fast Times...

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.