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.
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?
- HurricainLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
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".
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
- PeepawLv 78 years ago
"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
- Anonymous8 years ago
I liked the song Woo Hoo in Kill Bill which was a song by The Rock-A-Teens
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.
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)
and Red Hot Chili Peppers
- How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
- ~~Birdy~~Lv 78 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
- FishLv 58 years ago
"Roxanne" The Police from 48 Hours
"Streets Of Philadelphia" Springsteen from Philadelphia
MA2: 'The Big Chill' & 'The Social Network'.
BA2: No Direction Home
BA3: Levon Helm in Coal Miners Daughter
- OpinerLv 78 years ago
Dropkick Murphys -Shipping Up to Boston in "The Departed"
Huey Lewis- Hip to Be Square in "American Psycho"
And since it's his b-day, Neil Diamond's Sweet Caroline in "Beautiful Girls"
MA2- I love soundtracks- Pulp Fiction, Forrest Gump, The Saint, Deathproof, Friday, Maximum Overdrive, Fight Club, Zack & Miri Make a Porno
- ?Lv 68 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.
- alissaLv 78 years ago
Speaking of Tarantino...
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.
- Lone WoofLv 78 years ago
Comfortably Numb in the Wall.