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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

by Anonymousreply 6111/13/2012

Lovers and other strangers for the song For all we know.

by Anonymousreply 111/11/2012

The Shadow of Your Smile, from the awful Burtons starrer The Sandpiper, 1965.

by Anonymousreply 211/11/2012

Oh goody, another ElderGay thread!

by Anonymousreply 311/11/2012

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 ?

by Anonymousreply 411/11/2012

Endless Love

by Anonymousreply 511/11/2012

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."

by Anonymousreply 611/11/2012

"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.

by Anonymousreply 711/11/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 811/12/2012

Endless Love

The Michelle Pfeiffer film that had the Celine Dion song.

by Anonymousreply 911/12/2012

[quote]The Michelle Pfeiffer film that had the Celine Dion song.

Film: "Up Close & Personal" Song: "Because You Loved Me"

by Anonymousreply 1011/12/2012

R8 is proof Leann posts here. Actually Yearwood's version is the best it won a Grammy when they meant something...

by Anonymousreply 1111/12/2012

The Way We Were

by Anonymousreply 1211/12/2012

Over The Top, a 1987 flop starring Sylvester Stallone, which gave us "Meet Me Halfway" by Kenny Loggins, which hit #1.

by Anonymousreply 1311/12/2012

I OWN this fucking thread.

by Anonymousreply 1411/12/2012

"New York, New York" - [italic]New York, New York[/italic]

by Anonymousreply 1511/12/2012


by Anonymousreply 1611/12/2012


Has ANYONE seen that movie? I haven't. Yet, we all know the theme.

by Anonymousreply 1711/12/2012

'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.

by Anonymousreply 1811/12/2012

Windmills Of Your Mind...Thomas Crown Affair, though with the remake, people remembered the old film again.

The More I See You...Diamond Horseshoe!!

by Anonymousreply 1911/12/2012

Yellow Submarine

by Anonymousreply 2011/12/2012

Xanadu's soundtrack was pure 80s gold while the film itself was very much not.

by Anonymousreply 2111/12/2012

'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.

by Anonymousreply 2211/12/2012

You light up my life

by Anonymousreply 2311/12/2012

You "Primetimers" sure are old.

by Anonymousreply 2411/12/2012

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 Anonymousreply 2511/12/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 2611/12/2012

Bless the Beasts and the Children.

by Anonymousreply 2711/12/2012

See R26 gets it, this is an old people site.It's not that big of a deal old fella.

by Anonymousreply 2811/12/2012

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."

by Anonymousreply 2911/12/2012

The Promise

by Anonymousreply 3011/12/2012

You light up my life!

by Anonymousreply 3111/12/2012

"Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing," which was on TCM last night.

by Anonymousreply 3211/12/2012

Did anyone say Last Dance?

Evergreen the song is well remembered A Star Is Born not so much...

by Anonymousreply 3311/12/2012

SILVER BELLS introduced by Marilyn Maxwell and Bob Hope in "The Lemon Drop Kid."

by Anonymousreply 3411/12/2012

White Christmas

by Anonymousreply 3511/12/2012

The Rose

by Anonymousreply 3611/12/2012

Georgy Girl, from Georgy Girl

by Anonymousreply 3711/12/2012

Ah, R22, they don't make 'em like that anymore (sadly).

by Anonymousreply 3811/12/2012

Do You Know Where You're Going To

by Anonymousreply 3911/12/2012

"Flashdance... What a Feeling" performed by Irene Cara from the movie 'Flashdance'

by Anonymousreply 4011/12/2012

Soldier in the Rain

by Anonymousreply 4111/12/2012

So Sad The Song, by Gladys Knight, from Pipedreams.

by Anonymousreply 4211/12/2012

"Wild is the Wind" from a 1957 Anthony Quinn/Anna Magnani picture of the same name.

"Al di là" from Rome Adventure

by Anonymousreply 4311/12/2012

This Woman's Work by Kate Bush

from the film "She's Having a Baby"

by Anonymousreply 4411/12/2012


by Anonymousreply 4511/12/2012

"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.

by Anonymousreply 4611/12/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 4711/12/2012

Absolute Beginners

I never saw (or had much interest in seeing) the movie, but I had to have the soundtrack.

by Anonymousreply 4811/12/2012

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.'"

by Anonymousreply 4911/12/2012

"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.


by Anonymousreply 5011/12/2012

Didn't Gabriel write In Your Eyes for Rosanna Arquette?

by Anonymousreply 5111/12/2012


by Anonymousreply 5211/12/2012

ICE CASTLES (and the Melissa Manchester "Eyes of Love" song) owns this thread.

by Anonymousreply 5311/12/2012

Babs sang that at her concert last night r53....she rewrote the lyrics though....

by Anonymousreply 5411/12/2012

The remake of the Jazz Singer

by Anonymousreply 5511/12/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 5611/12/2012

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 Anonymousreply 5711/12/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 5811/13/2012

"Wicked Game" from Wild at Heart.

by Anonymousreply 5911/13/2012

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 Anonymousreply 6011/13/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 6111/13/2012
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