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Thread #71041   Message #1213206
Posted By: M.Ted
23-Jun-04 - 07:06 PM
Thread Name: Another best songs list
Subject: RE: Another BEST SONGS List
No need to justify posting the list, John, most of us here are not restricted in our musical tastes by labels--thanks for posting it. We watched the show and stayed up late thinking of great movie songs that were not included--we probably came up with another hundred--

It seems to me that the list had more to do with the screen personality who was connected with the song than with the songs themselves, their popularity, or their overall artistic impact.

Greg's point about the the curious absence of folksongs from the list is a good one--folksongs, both sung and as part of the film score are used a lot in films--think of John Ford's movies--or of films like "How the West Was One"--how about "Buffalo Gals" in "It's a Wonderful Life"?
and that just scratches the surface--