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There are songs that when you hear them or sing them they "immediatly" conjure up the film they came from or were popularized in or even lauched them into super-stardom.

One I recently was looking up was "Plastic Jesus" from Cool Hand Luke, I don't care if it rains or freezes, long as I got my plastic Jesus sittin' on the dashboard of my car.... - Don't ya just love that movie?

Another one is "Raindrops keep fallen from my head" by B.J. Thomas from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid.

Then of course there are more obviously the "classics" such as "Singin' in the rain" and "As Time goes by" - from Casablanca.

So many songs that will forever be attached to a film.

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Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries" from "Apocalypse Now". I'm not a big fan of Wagner but every time I hear the piece I picture Duval's helicopters approaching the beach. I know the piece is from an opera but there isn't any singing so I consider it symphony. Easiest way to improve an opera is to not let anyone sing and call it a symphony.

Tom Petty's "American Girl" from the parking lot scene at the start of "Fast times at Ridgemont High"

The Stones' "Gimme Shelter" from "Casino"

Yello's "Oh Yeah" from the bus scene at the end of "Ferris Buehlers Day off"

Simple Mind's "Don't you forget about me" from the "Breakfast Club" where John Bender is walking across the practice fields after getting out of Saturday detention.

Kenny Loggins' "I'm Alright", the dancing gopher song from "Caddyshack"

The Soggy Bottom Boys' "Man of Constant Sorrow" from "O Brother where art thou" ::

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"Danger zone" from Top Gun. You can't hear the opening notes without seeing that plane (I'm terrible with identifying them, so I won't hazard a guess and get told "that's not the kind of plane they flew in the movie!!!") :doh:

And now....next time I hear "Jump" by the Pointer Sisters I will see Hugh Grant shuffling across the floor in "Love Actually"

How about "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel. When you hear that you see John Cusack holding up the big boombox....

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Danger Zone's cool, but Wham's "Playing with the Boys" is the shiznit. JK. I like Cavintina from "Deer Hunter". :guitar:ON a random note, what do u think is the best vietnam war movie. I think Platoon is overrated, What do you think?

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Danger Zone's cool, but Wham's "Playing with the Boys" is the shiznit. JK. I like Cavintina from "Deer Hunter". :guitar:ON a random note, what do u think is the best vietnam war movie. I think Platoon is overrated, What do you think?

I have to say Deer Hunter or Private Ryan, well maybe Full metal Jacket ... my personal favorite - though it's not as great a film as the others is Jacobs Ladder...Intense.

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When I hear 'The Immigrant Song' by Led Zeppelin, I think of Jack Black singing along all demonic (from the School Of Rock).

Also, when I hear 'It's Raining Men' (any version) I think of the gorgeous fighting scene in Bridget Jones' Diary between Hugh Grant and Colin Firth. mmmmmm.

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When I hear 'The Immigrant Song' by Led Zeppelin, I think of Jack Black singing along all demonic (from the School Of Rock).

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"Tiny Dancer" in the Almost Famous bus scene.

"In Your Eyes" from Say Anything.

"If You Leave" from the prom scene in Pretty In Pink.

"True" from the school dance scene in 16 Candles.

Costellogirl, get out of my head, please. Those would absolutely be my top choices. Good call! ::

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I agree with Cindy,

Wagner's The Ride of the Valkyries

from Apocalypse Now.

also...

from The Shawshank Redemption

the opera on the record player...

The Marriage of Figaro: Duetto-Sul Aria

or

the kitchen scene from the Big Chill

The Temptations Ain't Too Proud to Beg

when everybody's dancing around

or the opening and first few scenes of

Easy Rider

Born to be Wild

and

Pusher

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How about

Unchained Melody by the Righteous Bros.

from Ghost

Whoa! my love, my darling

I hunger for your touch

Alone, lonely time

And time goes by, so slowly

And time can do so much

Are you still mine?

I need your love

I need your love

God speed your love to me...

or

the Theme

from The Godfather

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How about

Unchained Melody by the Righteous Bros.

from Ghost

Oh! my love, my darling

I hunger for your touch

Alone, lonely time

And time goes by, so slowly

And time can do so much

Are you still mine?

I need your love

I need your love

God speed your love to me...

BB, you are good! I could never imagine that movie without that song. God bless Swayze and his fluffy mullett. ::

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I liked the Tiny Dancer scene in Almost Famous.

I remember the song coming out in '71. A bunch of my friends and I were out cruising around and the song came on the radio. We all started singing to it and laughing at the parts we didn't know and added lib to.

I found it unbelievable that all the occupants on the bus in Almost Famous knew every word.

Big director flaw IMO.

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I found it unbelievable that all the occupants on the bus in Almost Famous knew every word.

Big director flaw IMO.

I agree with you there. :thumbsup:

In order for that scene not to be flawed, everyone on that bus would of either owned EJ's "Madman Across The Water" album or had the single. If not, then they must of listened to the radio 24/7 just to pick up on the lyrics.

I don't think so.

Yes MT, the director flawed.

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I figure if there is one flaw like that then there must be others. Next time I watch the movie I'll find them. ::

One I recently was looking up was "Plastic Jesus" from Cool Hand Luke, I don't care if it rains or freezes, long as I got my plastic Jesus sittin' on the dashboard of my car.... - Don't ya just love that movie?

I don't just love it, it's my favourite!

*sad banjo strumming

I don't care if it rains and freezes

As long as I got

My plastic Jesus

Sitting on, the dashboard of my car

Comes in colours, pink and pleasant

Glows in the dark 'cause it's iridescent

Take it with you

When you travel far

Get yourself a sweet madonna

Dressed in rhinestone sittin' on

A pedestal

Of abalone shell

Goin' ninety

I ain't wary

'Cause I got

The virgin Mary

Assuring me, that I won't go to hell.

The greatest movie EVER.

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I agree with you there. :thumbsup:

In order for that scene not to be flawed, everyone on that bus would of either owned EJ's "Madman Across The Water" album or had the single. If not, then they must of listened to the radio 24/7 just to pick up on the lyrics.

I don't think so.

Yes MT, the director flawed.

I know every word to "Tiny Dancer", what are you trying to say? I'm guessing it was played on the radio 24/7 around that time. The guys were on a bus a lot. Weren't 8-tracks the only alternative to the radio when traveling at that time? The guys probably listened to the radio all the time. And another win for CDs over vinyl. CDs can be played in a moving vehicle. All for you Musik. ::

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Peaches and I forgot one: Jack Black spinning around like a dervrish to "I'm Walking On Sunshine" in High Fidelity.

Saving Silverman-"Hello" by Neil Diamond. Steve Zahn sings his heart out and Amanda Peet wallops him with a chair. Classic.

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Oh s**t. I heard the "Theme For Terms Of Endearment" (I think Mike Post did this one...) and... and... :puppyeyes:

:jester: =:P

Beethoven's 9th and "The Thieving Magpie" immediately conjure up images of ultraviolence ::

Oops! I went and checked and the theme is composed by Michael Gore :)

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