Most over used song in movies?

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  1. ChrisHeflen

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    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.
    Anybody else?
     
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    Staying Alive.
     
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    I will walk out of the theater if another movie uses "I Will Survive".
     
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    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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    Also overused in trailers is the score from the Ripley (Loader) v. Queen scene at the end of Aliens.
     
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    Old Time Rock 'n Roll
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    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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    "Over the Rainbow"
     
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    "Amazing Grace," usually at a policeman's funeral.
     
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    i'm surprised nobody has said 'all along the watchtower', the hendrix version.

    CJ
     
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    All-Star by Smashmouth- been used in Mystery Men, Shrek, Rat Race and probably more that I've forgotten.
     
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    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.
     
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    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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    "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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    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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