Movies That Are Better Remembered for Their Song(s)
List some movies that are not terribly well-known or popular anymore (although they might have been when originally released) but which featured a title (or other) song that is still fairly famous.
A Summer Place
"Baby It's Cold Outside" (from Neptune's Daughter)
Three Coins in the Fountain
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Lovers and other strangers for the song For all we know.
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The Shadow of Your Smile, from the awful Burtons starrer The Sandpiper, 1965.
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Strangers in the Night from a forgotten 1966 film - so forgotten I can't think of the title, but it had James Garner, Sandra Dee and Melina Mercouri, let me check it out: A Man Could Get Killed ?
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Although "The Bodyguard" was a hit for Costner and Whitney I'd still say that the sound track still outshines the actual film itself including: "Queen of the Night," "Run to You," "I Have Nothing," "I'm Every Woman" and of course Whitney's cover of "I Will Always Love You."
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"How Do I Live" by either Trisha Yearwood or LeAnn Rimes
Was that song from Con Air? I can't even remember the movie for sure.
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[quote]"How Do I Live" by either Trisha Yearwood or LeAnn Rimes
I would say Rimes' version is the better remembered one. Even at the time, it was the version that got most radio play, and for good reason. Yearwood's rendition is rather blah.
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The Michelle Pfeiffer film that had the Celine Dion song.
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[quote]The Michelle Pfeiffer film that had the Celine Dion song.
Film: "Up Close & Personal" Song: "Because You Loved Me"
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R8 is proof Leann posts here. Actually Yearwood's version is the best it won a Grammy when they meant something...
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Over The Top, a 1987 flop starring Sylvester Stallone, which gave us "Meet Me Halfway" by Kenny Loggins, which hit #1.
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I OWN this fucking thread.
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"New York, New York" - [italic]New York, New York[/italic]
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Has ANYONE seen that movie? I haven't. Yet, we all know the theme.
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'I Don't Want To Miss A Thing' from 'Armageddon'.
Not one of Aerosmith's best but it was the only good thing about that turkey.
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Windmills Of Your Mind...Thomas Crown Affair, though with the remake, people remembered the old film again.
The More I See You...Diamond Horseshoe!!
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Xanadu's soundtrack was pure 80s gold while the film itself was very much not.
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'Written on the Wind' sung by the Four Aces in the movie 'Written on the Wind' with Rock Hudson and Lauren Bacall. This melodrama of Douglas Sirk owes a lot to this nostalgic, beautiful song.
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Nice how the young idiots come along insulting everyone their own age as if it was impossible for anyone under 50 to know these movies.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||11/12/2012|
It just demonstrates that movie music is a lost art when it comes to songs. Only Disney produces commercial songs, so the younger generation has never experienced it. It's probably better to sit out this thread.
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Bless the Beasts and the Children.
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See R26 gets it, this is an old people site.It's not that big of a deal old fella.
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I would pay lots of money to see Barbara Cook in concert, singing Academy Award winning songs and closing with "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp."
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"Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing," which was on TCM last night.
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Did anyone say Last Dance?
Evergreen the song is well remembered A Star Is Born not so much...
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SILVER BELLS introduced by Marilyn Maxwell and Bob Hope in "The Lemon Drop Kid."
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Georgy Girl, from Georgy Girl
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Ah, R22, they don't make 'em like that anymore (sadly).
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"Flashdance... What a Feeling" performed by Irene Cara from the movie 'Flashdance'
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So Sad The Song, by Gladys Knight, from Pipedreams.
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"Wild is the Wind" from a 1957 Anthony Quinn/Anna Magnani picture of the same name.
"Al di là" from Rome Adventure
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This Woman's Work by Kate Bush
from the film "She's Having a Baby"
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Last Dance - THANK GOD IT'S FRIDAY
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"New York, New York". Who knew such an unmitigated piece of shit would spawn an iconic song, one of the best known in the world. Worse, the damn thing didn't even get an Oscar nomination.
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The soundtrack of Dirty Dancing like "(I've Had) The Time of My Life"
Chris Isaak's Wicked Game in the David Lynch movie Wild at Heart.
Enya's Book of Days from the movie Far and Away
Boy George's The Crying Game from the movie The Crying Game.
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I never saw (or had much interest in seeing) the movie, but I had to have the soundtrack.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||11/12/2012|
Some really excellent answers here!
[quote]I would pay lots of money to see Barbara Cook in concert, singing Academy Award winning songs and closing with "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp."
This reminds of the time Kaye Ballard was on (I think) The Merv Griffin Show in the '70s and she came out, looking very formal, and announced she would be singing that year's Academy Award winner for Best Original Song. She then broke into "The Theme from 'Shaft.'"
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"In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel in Say Anything.
That Madonna song in At Close Range.
"Take My Breath Away" Berlin song in Top Gun when two of Hollywood's biggest gays are undressing one another.
Uh, that Titanic/Celine Dion star, which rivaled the godawful popularity of the movie.
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Didn't Gabriel write In Your Eyes for Rosanna Arquette?
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ICE CASTLES (and the Melissa Manchester "Eyes of Love" song) owns this thread.
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Babs sang that at her concert last night r53....she rewrote the lyrics though....
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The remake of the Jazz Singer
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I'm going to add:
1. "Fame" which I couldn't tell you a damn thing about other than that scene with Coco. I don't remember any of the characters. I don't remember anything that happened other than that scene but I do remember the theme song.
2. "Dick Tracey" which was a horrible piece of shit film but the sound track hits from Madonna including "Hanky Panky" and "More" still sit in iTunes libraries as part of her collection of work.
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Phil Collins' Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) from Against All Odds starring Rachel Ward, Jeff Bridges, and James Woods.
Coolio's Gangsta's Paradise from Dangerous Minds starring Michelle Pfeiffer. I remember how I cringed when that song got played in bars and clubs and conservative businessmen all of a sudden started to take on some thug rap attitude getting in their friends' faces while mouthing the lyrics of the song.
Prince's Purple Rain from Prince's Purple Rain movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||11/13/2012|
I wonder if 'Somewhere over the Rainbow' from 'Wizard of Oz' fits into the category? The movie itself is pretty famous, but the song has been covered so many times by now.
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"Wicked Game" from Wild at Heart.
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HIM - Join Me in Death - '13th Floor'
Cher's cover of The Shoop Shoop Song (it's in his kiss') from Mermaids
Billy Ocean - When the Going gets Tough - 'Romancing the Stone' starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner
|by Anonymous||reply 60||11/13/2012|
r60, that Billy Ocean song is from the even less memorable (apparently) sequel, The Jewel of the Nile.
That probably reinforces your point of how the song has more staying power than the film.
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