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Old 06-07-17, 03:15 PM
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Songs that are indelibly linked to movie soundtracks

I know this might be more for the music threads but I never go over there and I want the usual gang's input. I thought this would be fun.

Please name a song that you can't hear anymore without thinking about the scene from a movie soundtrack that it was used for.

For me, I can't hear Donovan's "Atlantis" without mentally seeing Jimmy and Tommy roughing up Billy Batts from "Goodfellas."
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"Stuck in the Middle With You" from Reservoir Dogs. That song just got added in our last overhead music update at work, and even after 50+ times hearing it I still think of the movie.
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Re: Songs that are indelibly linked to movie soundtracks

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"Stuck in the Middle With You" from Reservoir Dogs. That song just got added in our last overhead music update at work, and even after 50+ times hearing it I still think of the movie.
And "Little Green Bag" from the same movie.
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Re: Songs that are indelibly linked to movie soundtracks

I've thought of a few more:

"I Want Candy" by Bow Wow Wow, from "Private School." (1983)

"Iko Iko" by the Belle Starrs, from "Rain Man."

"He'll Have to Go," by Jim Reeves, from "Desert Hearts."
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Re: Songs that are indelibly linked to movie soundtracks

Originally Posted by Vibiana View Post
I know this might be more for the music threads but I never go over there and I want the usual gang's input.
That's not a reason. Moving.
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Re: Songs that are indelibly linked to movie soundtracks

Princes of the Universe - Queen from Highlander.

Not only a great song for a great movie (the original one) but written for the movie.

As a bonus, it is also used as the open credit song in Highlander the TV series which I'd argue is at least a top 5 tv show music.

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I've Got the Power by SNAP in The Fisher King

Fight the Power - Do the Right Thing

Spirit in the Sky - Miami Blues

Baba O'Riley - Son of Sam
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Roy Orbison In Dreams - Blue Velvet.



Johnny Cash The Man Comes Around - Dawn of the Dead.

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The Chips "Rubber Biscuit" - from Mean Streets

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Over the Edge (1979)



Cheap Trick - Surrender

Really great movie soundtrack.

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I'll echo the mentions for "In The Air Tonight" (Miami Vice) and "Stuck In The Middle With You" (Reservoir Dogs).

And I'll add:

Sia, "Breathe Me" (Six Feet Under)

Paul Young, "Everytime you Go Away" (Planes, Trains and Automobiles)
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Is Your Love Strong Enough? Legend

This Big Hush Manhunter

Flower Duet The Hunger

Raindrops Are Falling On My Head Butch Cassidy & Sundance Kid

The Stranger McCabe & Mrs. Miller (Also Sisters of Mercy from same film).

Runaway Crime Story

Five O'Clock World Drew Carey Show

In The Streets That 70's Show

Paladin (Have Gun Will Travel) Stand By Me

Tell Me Mean Streets

(and kinda obvious since I guess it was written for soundtrack first: Cat People (Putting Out Fire))

Also obvious: Dueling Banjos. Deliverance

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Another really obvious one:

Shout Animal House
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Vision Quest:

Only the Young

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Lunatic Fringe

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Re: Do you associate certain songs with a movie/tv show?

Interesting. I didn't know Cochrane and Red Rider ever had a song in a movie soundtrack.
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Top Gun

At Close Range
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Re: Do you associate certain songs with a movie/tv show?

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I can't listen to Led Zeppelin IV without thinking of Fast Times.
Even though the song they played was from physical Graffiti - wonder how many people never caught this mess up.
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Re: Do you associate certain songs with a movie/tv show?

Originally Posted by Norm de Plume View Post
Interesting. I didn't know Cochrane and Red Rider ever had a song in a movie soundtrack.
If you haven't see Vision Quest you should. Definitely one of my favorite 80s films - even has a performance of a young Madonna in it

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