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Songs that outshine their movies

Bert 24 Jun 11 - 12:56 PM
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Subject: Songs that outshine their movies
From: Bert
Date: 24 Jun 11 - 12:56 PM

I was watching Paulie again the other night and quite liked the song "I'll always love you Marie"

So I got to thinking what other songs seem just a little bit better than their movies deserve.

There's "Marion" from Robin Hood Men in Tights
and the opening credits song from "Carry on Cowboy"

Just for fun can you think of any.


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Subject: RE: Songs that outshine their movies
From: Elmore
Date: 24 Jun 11 - 01:14 PM

"Alice's Restaurant", "North to Alaska.


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Subject: RE: Songs that outshine their movies
From: terrier
Date: 24 Jun 11 - 01:30 PM

'Ben' and 'The Rose'.


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Subject: RE: Songs that outshine their movies
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 24 Jun 11 - 03:25 PM

Thunder Road


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Subject: RE: Songs that outshine their movies
From: frogprince
Date: 24 Jun 11 - 04:28 PM

Knockin' On Heaven's Door,from Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid, though the scene with the song itself was excellent.


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Subject: RE: Songs that outshine their movies
From: GUEST,Gail
Date: 24 Jun 11 - 06:07 PM

Exactly what frogprince said!


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Subject: RE: Songs that outshine their movies
From: andrew e
Date: 25 Jun 11 - 04:13 AM

Gabriel's Oboe. Nella Fantasia.
From The Mission.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qmeoBnrM0k


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PygPri0-LNA


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Subject: RE: Songs that outshine their movies
From: DrugCrazed
Date: 25 Jun 11 - 07:30 AM

Hey, I liked RH:MIT!

Not having seen PS I Love You, I can't attest to whether "If I Ever Leave This World Alive" deserves more than that film.


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Subject: RE: Songs that outshine their movies
From: Elmore
Date: 25 Jun 11 - 12:13 PM

Easter Parade", "White Christmas"


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Subject: RE: Songs that outshine their movies
From: Stringsinger
Date: 25 Jun 11 - 03:46 PM

Zippity Do Dah from "Song of the South"
You Light up My Life from "You Light Up My Life".


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Subject: RE: Songs that outshine their movies
From: Ron Davies
Date: 25 Jun 11 - 04:07 PM

"Goldmine in the Sky".    Movie is interesting---one of Gene Autry's first---but I was hoping for more of a connection to the song--which is just wonderful.


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Subject: RE: Songs that outshine their movies
From: GUEST,Fred Bailey
Date: 25 Jun 11 - 04:20 PM

"China Gate" (I think) was one of Nat King Cole's early movies/songs about the French/Viet Minh War.


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Subject: RE: Songs that outshine their movies
From: Elmore
Date: 25 Jun 11 - 08:16 PM

"New York, New York", "Hello Dolly", "Rhapsody in Blue".


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Subject: RE: Songs that outshine their movies
From: GUEST,pattyClink
Date: 25 Jun 11 - 09:54 PM

"Lasso You The Moon" from Rustler's Rhapsody. Or any song in that movie, for that matter, outshone the script.


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Subject: RE: Songs that outshine their movies
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 25 Jun 11 - 10:08 PM

I liked the song Against All Odds a lot more than the movie of the same name.


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Subject: RE: Songs that outshine their movies
From: GUEST,DrWord
Date: 25 Jun 11 - 10:55 PM

the Cole Porter tune   Don't fence me in      has, obviously, long outlasted the musical in which it appeared. It's fun for me, as a rhythm guitarist, to play, which I do regularly at my Music with the Frail Elderly gig. It resonates, I suppose, in this agricultural area, where many of the 75+ crew lived with horses. Anyway, your thread title brought it immediately to mind, and I very nerdily wanted to get "Adios, Argentina" correct, and found this trivia:

      "Originally written in 1934 for Adios, Argentina, an unprodued 20th Century Fox film musical,    "Don't Fence Me In"    was based on text by a poet and engineer with the Department of Highways in Helena, Montana, Robert (Bob) Fletcher. Cole Porter, who had been asked to write a cowboy song for the 20th Century Fox musical, bought the poem from Fletcher for $250. Porter reworked Fletcher's poem, and when the song was first published, Porter was credited with sole authorship. Porter had wanted to give Fletcher co-authorship credit, but his publishers did not allow that. After the song became popular, however, Fletcher hired attorneys who negotiated his being given co-authorship credit in subsequent publications. Although it was one of the most popular songs of its time, Porter claimed it was his least favorite of his own compositions.[1]

The Fletcher poem used would seem to be "Open Range," contained in his 1934 book Coral Dust. The final couplet is "And turn me loose on my cayuse, But please don't fence me in." Apart from that, the rest of the lyrics appear to be Cole's invention, unless he utilized other material from the book.[2]" {wiki obviously}

thanks 4 the thread, Bert!

cheers,
dennis


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Subject: RE: Songs that outshine their movies
From: Neil D
Date: 25 Jun 11 - 11:02 PM

The entire soundtrack of "Cold Mountain"


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Subject: RE: Songs that outshine their movies
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 26 Jun 11 - 05:09 AM

Unchained Melody


DC


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Subject: RE: Songs that outshine their movies
From: Little Hawk
Date: 26 Jun 11 - 06:24 AM

I'm trying to think of something from "Howard the Duck", but my mind is a complete blank...


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Subject: RE: Songs that outshine their movies
From: DMcG
Date: 26 Jun 11 - 09:03 AM

Almost any James Bond theme. Not that they are all good, but the movies are indistiguishable apart from a few props or characters (oddjob's hat for example - oddjob himself isn't too memorable, being standard villian no. 26)


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Subject: RE: Songs that outshine their movies
From: Elmore
Date: 26 Jun 11 - 10:21 AM

"I'll See You in My Dreams"


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Subject: RE: Songs that outshine their movies
From: Acorn4
Date: 26 Jun 11 - 10:57 AM

Most football crowds are familiar with "Que Sera, Sera", but who remembers "The Man Who Knew Too Much."


Similarly I suppose "You'll Never walk Alone", although I suppose "Carousel" has a certain period charm


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Subject: RE: Songs that outshine their movies
From: Elmore
Date: 26 Jun 11 - 11:19 PM

"Love Me or Leave Me", "Rock Around the Clock".


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Subject: RE: Songs that outshine their movies
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 26 Jun 11 - 11:47 PM

"The Happening" Supremes

"You're a big boy now" Lovin' Spoonful

"After the Fox" The Hollies and Peter Sellers

Most Bond films..


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Subject: RE: Songs that outshine their movies
From: John on the Sunset Coast
Date: 27 Jun 11 - 12:00 AM

"Dust"--Roy Rogers and Sons of the Pioneers. Believe It or Not this one nominated for the Oscar@ for best song of 1938, in Under Western Skies.

Doug beat me to "Unchained Melody", a monster song for Al Hibler and Roy Hamilton contemporaneously with the hardly seen film "Unchained". There is irony here, folks. Johnny Johnston, a big band singer of the 1940s, and a sometime actor in musical film, played the second lead in this prison drama. He was asked to sing the title song, but wanting to establish as a dramatic actor, he declined. Bad career choice! Next stop, a Friday night bowling show, "Make That Spare" or some such, BTW the star of the film was Elroy 'Crazy Legs' Hirsh, NFL Hall of Fame receiver for the then LA Rams. Wisely gave up acting to become AD at U of Wisconsin, his alma mommy.


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Subject: RE: Songs that outshine their movies
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 27 Jun 11 - 12:16 AM

"The War Wagon"

"Mackenna's Gold"


and probably quite a few more 60's cowboy films
that failed to follow through from their stirring title songs..


though The "Alamo/Green leaves of summer" is borderline brilliant.


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Subject: RE: Songs that outshine their movies
From: Green Man
Date: 27 Jun 11 - 06:11 AM

A man of Constant Sorrow from O brother where art thou.


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Subject: RE: Songs that outshine their movies
From: Bert
Date: 27 Jun 11 - 06:34 AM

Buttons and Bows from Paleface.


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Subject: RE: Songs that outshine their movies
From: clueless don
Date: 27 Jun 11 - 08:36 AM

I don't think it was actually in the movie, but: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.


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Subject: RE: Songs that outshine their movies
From: Elmore
Date: 27 Jun 11 - 09:22 AM

"Lullaby of Broadway", "Tea For Two", "Young at Heart".


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Subject: RE: Songs that outshine their movies
From: frogprince
Date: 27 Jun 11 - 10:41 AM

clueless don is entirely intitled to his opinion, but I always thought of the song "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" as a mediocre attempt to spin off a song from an outstanding movie.


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Subject: RE: Songs that outshine their movies
From: Acorn4
Date: 27 Jun 11 - 11:22 AM

I don't normally go a lot on US humour but I did actually love the combination of Bob Hope and Jane Russell in "Paleface".


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Subject: RE: Songs that outshine their movies
From: Elmore
Date: 27 Jun 11 - 05:25 PM

"On Moonlight Bay", " By the Light of the Silvery Moon".


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Subject: RE: Songs that outshine their movies
From: fat B****rd
Date: 28 Jun 11 - 05:30 AM

A Walk On The Wild Side


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Subject: RE: Songs that outshine their movies
From: Allan C.
Date: 28 Jun 11 - 06:25 AM

I SO agree with DC, above, about "Unchained Melody". I sat up until the wee hours just to see the film, "The Unchained", to hear where this fine song came from. You all know it. It is the one the Righteous Brothers did that starts, "Oh, my love, my darling! I've hungered for your charms the long lonely night." or something like that. Anyway, about two thirds the way through the film, some old guy with a barely tuned guitar and a voice that should have rusted the bars he was behind, at last sang the song. I thought, "Surely they must be kidding, I'll bet they, (the film makers,) do it right at the end." They didn't!


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Subject: RE: Songs that outshine their movies
From: Elmore
Date: 28 Jun 11 - 09:04 AM

"Night and Day", "Don't Fence Me In".


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Subject: RE: Songs that outshine their movies
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 28 Jun 11 - 09:34 AM

Almost any song outshines the movie it accompanies these days.
Maybe that's because most modern movies are crap.


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Subject: RE: Songs that outshine their movies
From: GUEST,999
Date: 28 Jun 11 - 09:45 AM

"Prince's Day" from the movie 'Blown Away'. Movie about a bomb disposal unit in Boston. Conundrum however, because if they'd done their jobs properly, they'd have had to get rid of the movie first.


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Subject: RE: Songs that outshine their movies
From: Elmore
Date: 28 Jun 11 - 11:51 AM

"I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now"


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Subject: RE: Songs that outshine their movies
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 28 Jun 11 - 12:03 PM

I used to kiss her on the lips, but it's all over now.


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Subject: RE: Songs that outshine their movies
From: Elmore
Date: 29 Jun 11 - 08:52 AM

"Anything Goes", "There's No Business Like Shoe Business".


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Subject: RE: Songs that outshine their movies
From: Arkie
Date: 29 Jun 11 - 10:49 AM

Seems like these days, if you want to hear music that really catches your ear and stays with you, one needs to go to movies instead of listen to the radio.


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Subject: RE: Songs that outshine their movies
From: David C. Carter
Date: 29 Jun 11 - 11:09 AM

"Singing in the Rain"

"As Time Goes By"


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Subject: RE: Songs that outshine their movies
From: Elmore
Date: 29 Jun 11 - 11:48 AM

"love Me Tender", "Jailhouse Rock".


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