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Most over used song in movies?

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#1 of 50 OFFLINE   ChrisHeflen


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Posted November 10 2004 - 10:09 AM

I don't know if this has been talked about before, (didn't know how to search for this one), but I think "Ain't no Mountian High Enough" is, imho, the most over used song in movies.
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Posted November 10 2004 - 10:18 AM

Staying Alive.

#3 of 50 OFFLINE   Pete-D



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Posted November 10 2004 - 10:58 AM

I will walk out of the theater if another movie uses "I Will Survive".

#4 of 50 OFFLINE   Jonny_L


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Posted November 10 2004 - 11:52 AM

I'm more annoyed at songs in trailers. If I haveta hear another trailer with music from the movie Stargate or from ES Posthumas I'll throw my pepsi at the screen.
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#5 of 50 OFFLINE   Chris Atkins

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Posted November 10 2004 - 11:58 AM

'm more annoyed at songs in trailers. If I haveta hear another trailer with music from the movie Stargate or from ES Posthumas I'll throw my pepsi at the screen.

Also overused in trailers is the score from the Ripley (Loader) v. Queen scene at the end of Aliens.

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Posted November 10 2004 - 12:32 PM

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Posted November 10 2004 - 12:37 PM

Build Me Up, Buttercup
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Posted November 10 2004 - 01:53 PM

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Posted November 10 2004 - 02:02 PM

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#10 of 50 OFFLINE   Derek Estes

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Posted November 10 2004 - 02:29 PM

R.E.S.P.E.C.T. when I hear this in a movie, always coinciding with a woman "Throwing Down", I am embarrassed, its SO corny.
As for trailers there are so many overused songs i can't name them all, but I could start with Mr. Blue Sky -E.L.O. I love this song but, come on both Adaptation and Eternal Sunshine used it, Maybe it's a Charlie Kaufman thing? And,Would I lie to you? The Eurythmics, would be on my list.
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Posted November 10 2004 - 03:10 PM

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Posted November 10 2004 - 03:15 PM

"Over the Rainbow"

#13 of 50 OFFLINE   Don Solosan

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Posted November 10 2004 - 05:31 PM

"Amazing Grace," usually at a policeman's funeral.

#14 of 50 OFFLINE   Christ Reynolds

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Posted November 11 2004 - 03:20 AM

i'm surprised nobody has said 'all along the watchtower', the hendrix version.

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Posted November 11 2004 - 05:24 AM

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#16 of 50 OFFLINE   Jesse Skeen

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Posted November 11 2004 - 06:37 AM

All-Star by Smashmouth- been used in Mystery Men, Shrek, Rat Race and probably more that I've forgotten.
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#17 of 50 OFFLINE   Eric_E


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Posted November 11 2004 - 08:40 AM

I agree that a lot of musical cues are extremely overused in previews. Randy Edelman's work is also extremely hackneyed in previews - it seemed like for a couple of years you couldn't escape his themes from "Dragonheart" and "Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story." And for a while, White Zombie's "More Human than Human" was in EVERYTHING.

#18 of 50 OFFLINE   Don Giro

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Posted November 12 2004 - 12:47 AM

i'm surprised nobody has said 'all along the watchtower', the hendrix version.

Seems EVERY film set in the Vietnam era uses this one, and ALWAYS at the exact moment the protagonist is first shown in combat.

I mentioned this at a party over the summer (when the song was playing), and told all within earshot "Shouldn't we all start shooting at each other right now?" I was AMAZED at how many people knew exactly what I meant.
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Posted November 12 2004 - 01:11 AM

"bodies" by drowning pool is used in far too many trailers for action films. It makes me want to avoid the film at all costs.
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#20 of 50 OFFLINE   Amy Mormino

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Posted November 12 2004 - 02:11 AM

The "O Fortuna" theme from Carmina Burana was used for several epic or would-be movies, either in trailers or in the movie itself (Excalibur was one example). The trailer to the South Park movie actually parodied its use by featuring the music.

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