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Old 10-02-19, 11:15 AM
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Love the song but never saw the movie

Does anyone else here have a list of soundtrack songs they really like from movies that they've never seen?

Just off the top, here are the ones I can think of that fit this category for me...
  • Kenny Loggins - Danger Zone (Top Gun)
  • Limahl - Neverending Story
  • Fire Inc. - Nowhere Fast / Dan Hartman - I Can Dream About You (Streets of Fire)
  • Irene Cara - Fame
  • Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive (Saturday Night Fever)
  • Michael Sembello - Maniac / Irene Cara - What a Feeling (Flashdance)
Anyone have a list they want to share?
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Old 10-02-19, 12:29 PM
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Re: Love the song but never saw the movie

"Same Song" - Digital Underground (from Nothing But Trouble)
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Queensryche - Last Time in Paris (The Adventures of Ford Fairlane)
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Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
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Re: Love the song but never saw the movie

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Queensryche - Last Time in Paris (The Adventures of Ford Fairlane)
Shit, I remember buying the soundtrack on cassette just for that song. But I've never seen the movie nor do I ever intend to.
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Originally Posted by Drexl View Post
"Same Song" - Digital Underground (from Nothing But Trouble)
That movie is way better than it should have been.

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Originally Posted by The Cow View Post
Queensryche - Last Time in Paris (The Adventures of Ford Fairlane)


Same. Great song too.
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Phil Collins - Against All Odds - Against All Odds 1984
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Old 10-02-19, 05:20 PM
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I don't know if I like song, but everyone certainly knows "Theme from New York, New York", but I think only about 4 people ever watched the movie.
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New York New York is perhaps the finest example.

Not only do most people not know it was written for a film, I think most people also presume it’s one of Sinatra’s ‘50s or ‘60s hits, not from 1980.
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"Maniac" was originally written and composed for the William Lustig film. Thank goodness it wasn't used.
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Originally Posted by Mabuse View Post
New York New York is perhaps the finest example.

Not only do most people not know it was written for a film
Same with my example, which technically should probably be titled Unchained Melody.
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Originally Posted by Norm de Plume View Post
"Maniac" was originally written and composed for the William Lustig film. Thank goodness it wasn't used.
Apparently one of the lines before the song was rewritten and repurposed for Flashdance was "He's a maniac, maniac, that's for sure. He will kill your cat and nail it to the door. "
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"Maniac" was originally written and composed for the William Lustig film. Thank goodness it wasn't used.
Yeah, 'cuz that "Going to a Showdown" was such a fine piece of music...
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^I have no idea what that is. The only music I remember is Jay Chattaway's phenomenal score.
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Old 10-03-19, 04:38 PM
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It was that absolutely horrendous disco song playing when Frank goes to the modeling shoot. Had you replaced it with Michael Sembello, it wouldn't have been any worse.
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Does Modern Girls or Electric Dreams have famous songs in them? I still have never seen either of those movies.
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Invincible from Pat Benatar. I don't remember seeing the movie The Legend of Billie Jean.
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Originally Posted by Giantrobo View Post
Phil Collins - Against All Odds - Against All Odds 1984
I remember this song when it was big back in the day. I never saw the movie back then either.

I finally saw this movie a few years ago. It was actually an ok movie, watching it as middle aged adult. If I had seen this movie when I was younger, I probably would have thought it was boring.
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A big one for me was the Less Than Zero soundtrack. Back in the day, I never saw the actual movie but listened to the soundtrack a lot and also read the original book it was based on (by Bret Easton Ellis).

I eventually saw the movie on a basic cable channel and thought it was kinda crappy.
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Old 10-03-19, 10:20 PM
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Another similar case was "Who Made Who" by AC DC. It was only decades later when I finally saw the movie Maximum Overdrive and also thought it was crap.
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"Raindrops Keep Fallin on My Head". Never seen Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
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Remembered one: “Two Hearts” Buster
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