Songs you can't hear without thinking of a film

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  1. EugeneR

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    As I was sitting in my dentist's chair this afternoon ([​IMG] ), the classical station that was on started playing "Flight of the Valkyries" by Wagner. As my eyes wandered to a child's drawing of a helicopter on the wall, I couldn't help but think of Apocalypse Now . I actually can't ever hear that piece without thinking of the movie.

    I thought about it and realized that there are several songs/melodies which immediately make me think of a movie as soon as I hear it. Some of my others:

    "American Girl" by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: The Silence of the Lambs
    "Stuck in the Middle With You" by ? Reservoir Dogs
    Beethoven Fifth?:b--
    2001

    Just about any song on the soundtrack of Pulp Fiction

    "We'll Meet Again" by Vera Lynn: Dr. Strangelove

    Was wondering what are some of your "song=movie" associations? By the way, songs written specifically for, or first introduced in a movie don't count. [​IMG]
     
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    not sure if these count, with your restriction against "specifically written for or first introduced":

    Take My Breath Away - Berlin - Top Gun
    Fallen - Lauren Wood - Pretty Woman

    don't know why these two seem so "tied up" with the respective movies.

    maybe:

    Hot Stuff - Donna Summer - Full Monty
    You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate - Full Monty
    Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen - Wayne's World (but that's a deliberate tribute, no?)
    You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling - Cruise/Edwards - Top Gun
     
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    Purcell’s Funeral Music for Queen Mary – A Clockwork Orange
    Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes” – Say Anything

    I bet if you heard anything but the first 2 minutes (the fanfare) of Also Sprach Zarathustra you wouldn’t associate it with 2001. The whole thing is about a half-hour long.
     
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    "This Woman's Work" by Kate Bush (covered by Maxwell) - She's Having A Baby

    "The Sensual World" by Kate Bush - Felicia's Journey

    "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" by Tears For Fears - Real Genius

    "You Took Advantage of Me" - by Carmen McRae - Real Genius

    Any song that was used in Moulin Rouge. Even songs I didn't particularly care for, I now have a soft spot because they were in that movie.

    Any Mozart - Amadeus (or sometimes, Trading Places)

    Any Chopin, now - The Pianist


    The song "Brazil" by anybody - Brazil
     
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    Beethoven - Ode to Joy - I always think of Immortal Beloved
     
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    I'll second:
    "Stuck in the Middle With You" by Steelers Wheel Reservoir Dogs

    and:

    Hot Stuff - Donna Summer - Full Monty
    You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate - Full Monty

    As for Beethoven's Ode to Joy, I can't hear that without thinking of Die Hard.
     
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    "Over the Rainbow" - The Wizard of Oz !
     
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    Tiny Dancer - Elton John - Almost Famous
     
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    "Time of my Life" Bill and Jennifer (somebodies) - Dirty Dancing
    "Stuck in the middle with you" Steeler's Wheels - ResDogs
    "Danger Zone" Kenny Loggins - Top Gun
    "Take my breath away" Berlin - Top Gun
    "What a feeling" Irene Cara - Flashdance
    "Staying Alive" BeeGees - Staying Alive
    "Summer Nights" - Grease
    "Kiss from a Rose" Seal - Batman
    "I'm Alright" Kenny Loggins - Caddieshack
    "Tiny Dancer" Elton John - Almost Famous
    "Power of Love" Huey Lewis & t News - Back to the Future
    "Axel F" Harold Faltermeyer - Beverly Hills Cop
    "Who wants to live forever" Queen - Highlander
    "Don't you forget about me" Simple Minds - Breakfast Club
    "It's in the way you use it" Eric Clapton - Color of Money
    "Slow Ride" ? - Dazed and Confused
    "Oh Yeah" Yello - Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    "Hazy shade of winter" Bangles - Less than Zero
    "Bohemian Rhaposdy" Queen - Wayne's World

    "Your eyes" Peter Gabriel - Say Anything
    "Must have been Love" Roxette - Pretty Woman

    "Change the world" Eric Clapton - Phenomenon
    It always makes me happy sad. When I watch the movie, I usually am teary when this song comes up.
     
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    Beethoven's 9th... Die Hard.
     
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    Doobie Brothers - It Keeps You Runnin
    Jackson Browne - Running On Empty

    from Forrest Gump - several others from FG too.
    Break On Through - The Doors
    Mr. President - Randy Newman

    Several of these are mainly because this movie was my first association with these songs.(born 1974) :b

    Also, agree with several songs from Moulin Rouge, although sevaral of these were not first associations for me.
    Your Song
    Roxanne
    Like A Virgin

    JKS
     
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    John Waite - In Dreams (From Q&A scene of True Romance)
     
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    "I'm Alright" Kenny Loggins Caddyshack
    "Do Wah Diddy" Manfred Mann Stripes
     
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    "On Broadway" George Benson from All that Jazz

    When is that movie coming to DVD anyway? It's one I've been waiting for.

    - kim
     
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    In addtion to a bunch of others, this is the first one that popped into my head when I read the thread title:

    The End by The Doors - Apocolypse Now. That's the defining moment in that movie for me, when Willard rises out of that water with The End playing. Every time I watch the movie, I'm looking forward to that scene.
     
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    "The Banana Boat Song"-Beetlejuice
     

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