Music and the Movies: What are your favorite songs featured prominently in a movie?

With the Academy Awards nominations having been announced this morning, I thought it would be appropriate to combine both Music and Movies into a single posting.

MQ: What are your favorite songs featured prominently in a movie?

Quentin Tarantino is a master at placing songs into a movie, my favorite being "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon" by Urge Overkill in Pulp Fiction.

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MQ2: What is your favorite movie soundtrack?

BQ: Favorite movie of 2011?

BQ2: Favorite music film/biopic/doc?

BQ3: Favorite appearance by a musician in a movie?

Cheers :)

12 Answers

  • 8 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Great question!

    It's a tie between Godsmack's "I Stand Alone" as featured in Scorpion King, and "I Disappear" by Metallica as featured in "Mission Impossible II".

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    MQ2: Hard to pick just one..."The Crow"; "Escape From LA"; "Forrest Gump"; "Fast Times At Ridgemont High"

    BQ: Not sure, but it's certainly NOT "The Descendants". That thing bored me to tears.

    BQ2: The Wall

    BQ3: Rob Zombie in Airheads

  • Peepaw
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    MQ -

    "The Pump" - Jeff Beck - Risky Business

    "Roxanne" - The Police - 48 Hours

    "Time Is On My Side" - The Rolling Stones - Fallen

    "Don't You (Forget About Me)" - Simple Minds - The Breakfast Club

    "Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)" - Phil Collins - Against All Odds

    "Any Way You Want It" - Journey - Caddyshack

    "Bad To The Bone" - George Thorogood - Terminator

    "Born To Be Wild" - Steppenwolf - Easy Rider

    "FM (No Static At All)" - Steely Dan - FM

    "Dude (Looks Like A Lady) - Aerosmith - Mrs. Doubtfire

    "Help" - The Beatles - Help

    "Holiday Road" - Lindsey Buckingham - National Lampoon's Vacation

    "In The City" - Joe Walsh - The Warriors

    MQ2 - favorite movie soundtrack - Easy Rider

    BQ3 - Jeff Beck - Twins

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    I liked the song Woo Hoo in Kill Bill which was a song by The Rock-A-Teens

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    MQ Pulp Fiction

    BQ Rise of the Planet of the Apes

    BQ2 The Doors with Val Kilmer

    BQ3 Springsteen in High Fidelity and Billy Idol in The Doors. & Keith Richards in the last two Pirate Movies

  • 8 years ago

    Valley Girl had one of the best soundtracks ever. It made (at least minor) hits out of songs like Melt with you. They used a Psychedelic Furs song so effectively to set the mood of this scene - it has stuck with me for almost 30 years.

    Unfortunately, the poor quality of this clip doesn't do it justice.

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    2011 Movie:The best thing I saw all year was Downton Abbey. I know it's not a movie but...

    Music film: Has to be Spinal Tap

    Musician: Hard to remember a time this worked out very well. The Simpsons, however, has had tons of glorious appearances. Just off the top of my head:

    The Who (on a wall of garbage)

    Elvis Costello ("My image!")

    Robert Goulet ("Vera said that?")

    REM (plays in Homer's garage)

    Al Yankovic

    and Red Hot Chili Peppers

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  • 8 years ago

    MQ: I loved The Doors movie and my favorite songs were those off of An American Prayer

    MQ2: Almost Famous

    BQ: I'll have to think on it.

    BQ2: VH1 Behind the Music

    BQ3: Neil Diamond in Saving Silverman

  • Fish
    Lv 5
    8 years ago

    "Roxanne" The Police from 48 Hours

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    "Streets Of Philadelphia" Springsteen from Philadelphia

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    MA2: 'The Big Chill' & 'The Social Network'.

    BA: 'Hugo'.

    BA2: No Direction Home

    BA3: Levon Helm in Coal Miners Daughter

  • Opiner
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Allo Arv.

    Dropkick Murphys -Shipping Up to Boston in "The Departed"

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    Huey Lewis- Hip to Be Square in "American Psycho"

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    And since it's his b-day, Neil Diamond's Sweet Caroline in "Beautiful Girls"

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    MA2- I love soundtracks- Pulp Fiction, Forrest Gump, The Saint, Deathproof, Friday, Maximum Overdrive, Fight Club, Zack & Miri Make a Porno

  • ?
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    Even though it's pretty much just an extended music video, that movie "Once" did a good job of making me care about music I otherwise wouldn't have listened to.

  • alissa
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Speaking of Tarantino...

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    I absolutely love him for putting that in Inglourious Basterds, not that I didn't already love him lol.

    2: STAR WARS

    BA: Super 8

    BA3: David Bowie in Labyrinth. Yes, I know that movie is awful. I love it anyway.

  • 8 years ago

    Comfortably Numb in the Wall.

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