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Norrin Radd
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"Behind Blue Eyes" was always brilliant. The way it was incorporated into the season 2 finale of Legion...holy f*ck on a stick. It's WOW!

The Archies, "Sugar, Sugar" was the worst kind of bubblegum pop. That is until Orphan Black got a hold of it. Helena singing along to it, albeit not very well, made it the right kind of sweet.

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I'm not a big Rolling Stones fan (some songs yes, many, no); but, the use of "Fade to Black," in Tour of Duty, was really appropriate and it helped make it a favorite.

I didn't really appreciate "Brothers in Arms," from the same album, from Dire Straits, until it was used in Miami Vice, when a friend of Sonny's is killed. It was also helped by my time in the military, where you begin to understand the real meaning behind it. Before that, I thought it was one of the lesser songs of the album; but, now, it is my favorite track.

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Speaking of The Rolling Stones. Legion (again), season one, was able to take "She's a Rainbow" from a top 15 favorite Stones song to number one.

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I think just about anything incorporated into a Scorsese film automatically earns extra points. My favorite is Devo's version of Satisfaction in Casino, especially when Nicky (Joe Pesci) and his crew are shooting up the house.
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Anything on the Saturday Night Fever or Grease soundtracks.

By themselves the music is insufferable, but fit within the movies.

As for an existing song used, Old Time Rock 'n' Roll in Risky Business.

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“Brothers In Arms” also contributed to epic scenes in “The Americans” and “The West Wing.”

As for the original topic, I have been watching (and loving) “Atomic Blonde” on HBO, and loving all the Euro 80s pop. But the one that really pops off the screen is “Voices Carry.” The scene it scores completely recontextualizes the song for me.

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Bohemian Rhapsody..Didn't like the song till the scene in Wayne's World

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Doesn't this sort of begin and end with this?


Baby Blue

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You guys are weird. Most of these songs were great to start with.

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"Everytime You Go Away" from Planes, Trains and Automobiles
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One Tin Soldier - Billy Jack

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Any song from Rocky Horror. Fine in the context of the movie, fun even.

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This is now my ring tone after the Walking Dead revealed it's true use as a method of torture



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10538 Overture by ELO used in American Hustle.

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quote:
Originally posted by diamondmd:
Anything on the Saturday Night Fever... soundtrack.

By themselves the music is insufferable, but fit within the movies.

YOU'RE insufferable.
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quote:
Originally posted by Claymation Quartermain:
One Tin Soldier - Billy Jack

This is a really good example for 'made tolerable'.

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Crimson Mask from FL
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Anybody see the Sarah Silverman sitcom pilot a couple years back that didn't get picked up? The pilot ep ended with her and... was it Ben Stiller?... doing a duet on 'I've Never Been To Me', which I think we can all agree is about the most vomit inducing song since 'Watching Scotty Grow', but it worked in context.

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quote:
Originally posted by the bear:
This is now my ring tone after the Walking Dead revealed it's true use as a method of torture


That belongs on a bad song made even less tolerable thread...
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quote:
Originally posted by The Golden Spike:
quote:
Originally posted by diamondmd:
Anything on the Saturday Night Fever... soundtrack.

By themselves the music is insufferable, but fit within the movies.

YOU'RE insufferable.
Sorry. Do I know you?

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The Carpenters "Top of the World" in the Dark Shadows movie with Johnny Depp.
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"Queen Of The Forest" Ted Nugent - WKRP In Cincinnati. Love how they used it. BOOGER!!

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quote:
Originally posted by Crimson Mask from FL:
Anybody see the Sarah Silverman sitcom pilot a couple years back that didn't get picked up? The pilot ep ended with her and... was it Ben Stiller?... doing a duet on 'I've Never Been To Me', which I think we can all agree is about the most vomit inducing song since 'Watching Scotty Grow', but it worked in context.

I think "Honey" would have to fight it out with "I've Never Been To Me" for a replacement for ipecac
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I thought the Stone's "Paint It Black" was perfect for the CBS show "Tour of Duty".
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"Atlantis" by Donovan in the beatdown scene in Goodfellas; "Words of Love" by the Mamas and the Papas at the close of a Mad Men episode.
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quote:
Originally posted by Crimson Mask from FL:
Anybody see the Sarah Silverman sitcom pilot a couple years back that didn't get picked up? The pilot ep ended with her and... was it Ben Stiller?... doing a duet on 'I've Never Been To Me', which I think we can all agree is about the most vomit inducing song since 'Watching Scotty Grow', but it worked in context.

Used quite well in the opening of The Adv. of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, with Hugo Weaving's character performing to it. Really, that whole film made a lot of Abba and disco songs that much better/tolerable. Helof a lot better than sitting through them in Mama Mia.

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quote:
Originally posted by Texaninwny:
I thought the Stone's "Paint It Black" was perfect for the CBS show "Tour of Duty".

Also perfect for the end of "Full Metal Jacket" that came out in the same year (1987)
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quote:
Originally posted by Texaninwny:
I thought the Stone's "Paint It Black" was perfect for the CBS show "Tour of Duty".

I have a weird Terance Knox story but I can't tell it.

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I liked that Dr. Who episode where "Toxic" by Britney Spears was said to be a "traditional ballad".
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quote:
Originally posted by diamondmd:
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Originally posted by The Golden Spike:
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Originally posted by diamondmd:
Anything on the Saturday Night Fever... soundtrack.

By themselves the music is insufferable, but fit within the movies.

YOU'RE insufferable.
Sorry. Do I know you?
He must know you or at the very least have an opinion of you [Big Grin]

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"St Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)" by John Parr would be unbelievably cheesy if not used in any kind of film. Story behind the song is good, but most people wouldn't search that out.

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