What's new

Most over used song in movies? (1 Viewer)

ChrisHeflen

Supporting Actor
Joined
Sep 9, 2002
Messages
912
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?
 

Jonny_L

Stunt Coordinator
Joined
Nov 6, 2004
Messages
158
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.
 

Chris Atkins

Senior HTF Member
Joined
May 9, 2002
Messages
3,885


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

Derek Estes

Stunt Coordinator
Joined
May 28, 2004
Messages
178
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.
 

Jesse Skeen

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Apr 24, 1999
Messages
5,029
All-Star by Smashmouth- been used in Mystery Men, Shrek, Rat Race and probably more that I've forgotten.
 

Eric_E

Supporting Actor
Joined
Aug 8, 2002
Messages
512
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.
 

Don Giro

Supporting Actor
Joined
Jan 22, 2004
Messages
862
Location
New Jersey
Real Name
Don


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.
 

Eddy-C

Supporting Actor
Joined
Jul 11, 2003
Messages
549
"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.
 

Amy Mormino

Supporting Actor
Joined
Jan 16, 2004
Messages
537
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.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Latest Articles

Forum statistics

Threads
356,537
Messages
5,115,385
Members
144,107
Latest member
mikezerby
Recent bookmarks
0
Top