THAT song is from a movie?!

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I've heard "Somebody's Baby" by Jackson Browne 1000 times on the radio. I had no idea it was from a movie. Then I finally watched Fast Times at Ridgemont High and damn, there was the song. Used in such a perfect way. Now I'll always think of that movie when that song comes on.

Same with "In The City" by Joe Walsh. Classic rock radio plays that song all the time, but I had no idea it had movie fame until I watched The Warriors. Perfect song for the ending credits.

On the flip side, I've never seen Say Anything but at least know about the famous scene where "In Your Eyes" plays.

Anyone else get pleasantly surprised to connect a famous song to a famous movie?
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Speaking of Fast Times... The Cars, "Moving in Stereo." Wow. There's a perfect blend of song and scene. And another fun surprise for me, since I've known the song since the 80s and was shocked when it came on during that one scene
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PenarinI've heard "Somebody's Baby" by Jackson Browne 1000 times on the radio. I had no idea it was from a movie. Then I finally watched Fast Times at Ridgemont High and damn, there was the song. Used in such a perfect way. Now I'll always think of that movie when that song comes on. ?

Same with "In The City" by Joe Walsh. Classic rock radio plays that song all the time, but I had no idea it had movie fame until I watched The Warriors. Perfect song for the ending credits. ?

On the flip side, I've never seen Say Anything but at least know about the famous scene where "In Your Eyes" plays.

Anyone else get pleasantly surprised to connect a famous song to a famous movie?

Have you ever watched the unofficial sequel?
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Ouch. Would that be Reservoir Dogs?
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I'm setting my daughter up for this. She's six, and for some reason "Eye of the Tiger" is her favorite song. One day, in 2024, she'll be watching Rocky III and be like, damn, I know that song!
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As a teen I loved Foghat. Now whenever I hear "Slow Ride", it is immediately linked to "Dazed & Confused".

Not a bad thing.
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Sometimes this is a bad thing. I don't always like my songs irrevocably stuck to other things. I especially don't like it when classic pop tunes are mercilessly appropriated for TV ads. In film, the crime is when a great song is forever wed to a shitty movie, dragging the song down with it.
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Anyone else get pleasantly surprised to connect a famous song to a famous movie?

This one isn't "pleasant" exactly, but years ago I worked in an office that had Lite Rock playing all day, and as a result I heard "I Believe I Can Fly" twice a day for years. Wasn't till recently that I learned it was from Space Jam of all things.
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"Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head," probably. It was surprising to see that during the bicycle scene in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
Speaking of, where are the raindrops in that scene? Talk about false advertising.
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PenarinSpeaking of Fast Times... The Cars, "Moving in Stereo." Wow. There's a perfect blend of song and scene. And another fun surprise for me, since I've known the song since the 80s and was shocked when it came on during that one scene

And, famously, the Kashmir moment.
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MaxRenn"Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head," probably. It was surprising to see that during the bicycle scene in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
Speaking of, where are the raindrops in that scene? Talk about false advertising.


Good one! But did the song fit the movie for you? For me it was odd to hear an easy listening pop song show up in the middle of a western. I didn't mind it, it just felt a little strange. Though the song won an Academy Award so I guess people were happy with it!
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PenarinSpeaking of Fast Times... The Cars, "Moving in Stereo." Wow. There's a perfect blend of song and scene. And another fun surprise for me, since I've known the song since the 80s and was shocked when it came on during that one scene

And, famously, the Kashmir moment.


Amazing movie with an amazing soundtrack. Can't believe it took me until 2017 to finally see Fast Times. Now it is one of my all time favorite 80s movies.
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PenarinSpeaking of Fast Times... The Cars, "Moving in Stereo." Wow. There's a perfect blend of song and scene. And another fun surprise for me, since I've known the song since the 80s and was shocked when it came on during that one scene

And, famously, the Kashmir moment.

: tells kid to play Led Zeppeln IV :

: kid plays "Kashmir" from Physical Graffiti:

I'M JUST SAYING!
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MaxRenn"Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head," probably. It was surprising to see that during the bicycle scene in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
Speaking of, where are the raindrops in that scene? Talk about false advertising.


Good one! But did the song fit the movie for you? ?For me it was odd to hear an easy listening pop song show up in the middle of a western. I didn't mind it, it just felt a little strange. Though the song won an Academy Award so I guess people were happy with it!

It doesn't really fit, but it probably would have seemed even more out of place if lesser-known stars were cavorting in that scene. With the distraction of Redford and Newman's combined good looks and star power, King Crimson's "21st Century Schizoid Man" could have been playing and I would have accepted it.
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PenarinSpeaking of Fast Times... The Cars, "Moving in Stereo." Wow. There's a perfect blend of song and scene. And another fun surprise for me, since I've known the song since the 80s and was shocked when it came on during that one scene

And, famously, the Kashmir moment.

: tells kid to play Led Zeppeln IV :

: kid plays "Kashmir" from Physical Graffiti:

I'M JUST SAYING!

I'd thought that was intentional, showing how Ratner screws everything up.
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This doesn't really fit, but it was several years before I realized that Otis Day and the Knights wasn't a real band. Then they became one.
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"Modern Love" and Mauvais Sang
"13 Women" and White Nights
"Locomotion" and Inland Empire

probably a lot of others too
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"Summer in the City" by Loving' Spoonful - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9M7OSGJdp4g
"Amoreena" by Elton John - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mE34JvLqWK0&t=38s
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