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Tue, Sep 17, 2019 6:22 PM

Poll Suggestion: IMDb Poll Board Top 10 Favorite Movie Songs

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls097617724/

If you had to make a compilation of your Top 10 favorite movie songs, that would include...?

[i](let's see who's gonna have the most voted soundtrack, just don't flood it with Disney songs unless you're a Disney fan, of course)[/i]

I'll start (in no order)

"Prince Ali" (Aladdin)
"Shout" (Animal House)
"Be My Baby" (Mean Streets)
"Suicide is Painless" (MASH)
"Mrs. Robinson" 
(The Graduate)
"To Sir, With Love" (To Sir, With Love)
"Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling"
 (High Noon)
"Blame Canada" 
(
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut)
"Every Sperm is Sacred" (Monty Python's Meaning of Life)
"Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will be Will be)" 
(The Man Who Knew Too Much)

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a year ago

Awesome poll!  Unlike most song polls, we get to pick 10!  
One question, though: Do the songs just have to from "musicals," or can we pick anything in the soundtrack to a non-musical movie?

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Check my list, 7 aren't musicals

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Okay, I just wanted to make sure.  :)  Well, here's mt top 10 - I may change something, but maybe not.

1. Edge of a Dream from Space Mutiny
2. Take My Breath Away from Top Gun
3. Invincible from Legend of Billie Jean (never seen it, just LOVE that song!)
4. St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion) from St. Elmo's Fire (again, never seen it, lol!)
5. Against the Ninja from Miami Connection
6. Constant as the Stars Above from Barbie as Rapunzel
7. I Stand Alone from Quest for Camelot (Steve Perry version)
8. Valjean's Soliloquy from Les Miserables
9. Flower, Gleam, and Glow from Tangled 
10. Once Upon a December from Anastasia

So... yeah.  As usual, my picks as offbeat and obscure, but there they are.  Eat you heart out, Greatest Showman - Space Mutiny's got the beat!  :D

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You know what, I'd like to replace Once Upon a December with
We Fight For Love from Commando.
Thanks.  ;)

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a year ago

cool idea...gonna take some thought...no documentaries and definitely no particular order....

1...knockin on heaven's door...bob dylan (pat garrett and billy the kid)
2...try a little tenderness...the commitments (the commitments)
3...ballin' the jack...dean martin (that's my boy)
4...fire down below...bette midler (the rose)
5...light of day...the barbusters (light of day)
6...iko iko...the mystery (satisfaction)
7...the pilgrim...kris kristofferson (the life and hard times of guy terrifico)
8...i'm tired...madeline kahn (blazing saddles)
9...licence to kill...gladys knight (licence to kill)
10...i'm going home...tim curry (the rocky horror picture show)

bonus track...freedom...richie havens (woodstock)

i'll probably think of more and better ones, but for now....kinda like these...

peace...

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a year ago

Push it to the limit (Scarface)
Hip to be square (American Psycho)
Why should I worry (Oliver and Company) (this version, in honor of my sister who loves this movie to death, lol)
Gently Johnny (The Wicker Man)
110th Street (Jackie Brown)
Nightcall (Drive)
Aquarela do Brasil (Saludos Amigos)
Urami Bushi (Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion; also used in Kill Bill btw)
The Gospel Truth (Hercules)
Everytime (Spring Breakers), more of an ironic inclusion though, I may come up with a different one

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Push it to the limit sounds at the exact moment, perfectly describes what is happening to Tony and creates an impact on the atmosphere. There are also more iconic songs like She's on fire or Rush Rush.

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I tried not to take anything that was someone else's choice already, but I have to add Cheek to Cheek as number 11 (as it appears in The Purple Rose of Cairo though - so bittersweet).

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Since it's not about the movie moments but only the songs themselves, here's the new list:

Push it to the limit (Scarface)
Strawberry Letter 23 (Jackie Brown)
Relax (Body Double)
Fly Like an Eagle (Space Jam)
Stayin' Alive (Saturday Night Fever)
Lose Yourself (8 Mile)
Don't you forget about me (The Breakfast Club)
The Sound of Silence (The Graduate)
Blue Monday (Atomic Blonde)
Wicked Game (Wild at Heart)
Django (Django 1966)

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a year ago

Here's my list, with clips from the movies in which songs are heard. In chronological order and irrespective of whether song/version was written specifically for the movie or just used in such a way it became inseparable. 
"V nebi kanareechka litaye" from Za dvoma zaytsiamy (1961)
"You Got Me Burning in the Third Degree" from The Terminator (1984)
"Princes of the Universe" from Highlander (1986)
"Just an Illusion" from F/X (1986)
"Zvezda po imeni Solntse" from Igla (1988)
"In a Moonlit Night" from In una notte di chiaro di luna (1989) (was not able to find the clip, but the song itself is officially on YouTube, thankfully)
"Adios" from Mean Guns (1997)
"I'm Deranged (Edit)" from Lost Highway (1997)
"Killing Moon" from Donnie Darko (2001)
"Under Your Spell" from Drive (2011)

Honorable mentions or a hint that 10 is clearly not enough in my case. ;)
"Photographic" from The Last Horror Film (1982)
"Ku" from Kin-dza-dza! (1987)
"The Answer" from The Dead Next Door (1989)
"The Reynolds Rap" from Lunatics: A Love Story (1991)
"Rhythm of the Night" from Beau travail (1999)
"House of 1000 Corpses" from House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
"A Day" from The Guest (2014)
"We're Changing" from Glass (2019)

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You've Got Me Burnin in the Third Degree - I saw that scene and liked the song, but I didn't know what it was... I guess I'm a sucker for 80's music!  :D

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Also there's this great song from Commando... need to watch that sometime!  Now I'm contemplating adding it to mine.  :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tl92wiSMHXk

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NarniaisAwesome, original songs from The Terminator (1984) are all from relatively unknown singers/actors and they are jaw-dropping good 80's goodness. I probably like "Pictures of You" even better, but the problem is its use in the movie is far from being that memorable. 

Since The Terminator (1991) video game (one of my all-time favorites) lacks music I often just play it to this soundtrack. Searching for Sara Connor in polygonal DOS LA to "Pictures of You" is just such a great activity.

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Nikolay, you just remembered me on 'Just an Illision', which I last had in my car. It's one of the greates peaces of pop music ever - and still so unknown to many!

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I have ZERO idea how to not randomly do this one (just a shotgun list of 10 songs... I can recall that would fit this). I'll give it a ponder and hopefully make a half way decent list... that won't make me feel guilty for inevitably leaving out songs I really love but remember at a later (postpublication) date.

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Push it to the Limit (Scarface)
Mrs Robinson (The Wolf of Wall Street
Paint it Black (Full Metal Jacket)
Jungle Boogie (Pulp Fiction)
Society (Into the Wild)
Cat People (Inglorious Basterds)
Fortunate Son(Forrest Gump)
Where is my Mind(Fight Club)
Brian Song (Life of Brian)
Best of My Love(Boogie Nights)

Probably many of the songs are not original of these movies, in fact I did not know that Mrs Robinson had been written for The Graduate because I have not seen the movie but the use of these songs were so exact that they undoubtedly influenced my experience at the time of watching these movies.

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joe siegel, I keep hearing a lot of great things about The Graduate (1967), but I still haven't seen it. 

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great film...saw it in the theatre when it first came out...have seen it dozens if times since...mrs. robinson was written specifically for that film by simon and garfunkel, who performed all the music for the movie...

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I love this song

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Elm, I would like to change my choice of Fortunate Son for Johnny B. Goode from Back to the Future.

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a year ago

I couldn't possibly make a list but two songs have stuck with me for many years - oddly enough both from Robert Redford / Paul Newman movies:
"Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head" - Butdh Cassidy and The Sundance Kid and
"The Entertainer" from The Sting

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"The Entertainer" from piano genius Scott Joplin is another big deal. I like it, when people remember on lost music styles. Ragtime is a great kind of music, but who still does it today? It was released in 1902.

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In no particular order:

Making of Cyborg
by Kenji Kawai, Ghost in the Shell (1995)
Little Person by Deanna Storey, Synecdoche, New York (2008)
La Resistance (Medley), South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut  (1999) 
Save Me by Aimee Mann, Magnolia (1999)
This is Halloween, Nightmare Before Christmas
Magic Dance by David Bowie, Labyrinth (1986)
As Time Goes By Dooley Wilson, Casablanca (1942)
Sigh No More by Maurissa Tancharoen, Much Ado About Nothing  (2012)
Why Don't You Do Right? by Amy Irving, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1989)
Jump in the Line (Shake Señora) by Harry Belafonte, Beetlejuice (1988)

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Good grief! How could I forget the music from Nightmare Before Christmas! I'm ashamed!

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dont feel bad...i forgot 'dulcinea' from man of la mancha....

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Can you make my 11th pick...
Falling Slowly by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, Once (2007)

Honorable mentions to...
The Tatara Women Work Song (Tatara Fumu Onnatachi), Princess Mononoke (1997)
Eye of the Tiger (cover) from Persepolis (2007)

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a year ago


I'm confused, do they have to be original songs written for a movie, or any song that sounds in any movie?

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Several of my songs were written for their films. The others were pretty solidly associated with their newly adopted soundtracks.

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May I put down a list now but reserve the right to revise it? Lol. In other words, maybe don't go through the trouble of putting it on your poll list until I process it a bit? I don't think I'll make many changes, though. 

By the way, a couple of mine are on your list, too, ElMo. :)

In no particular order:


"Wise Up" by Aimee Mann (Magnolia)
"Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon" by Urge Overkill (Pulp Fiction)
"Hallelujah" by Jeff Buckley (Shrek)
"Live to Tell" by Madonna (At Close Range)
"Fight the Power" by Public Enemy (Do the Right Thing)
"Fall On Me" by R.E.M. (10,000 Saints)  or "Belong" by R.E.M. (Slacker Uprising)
"Mrs. Robinson" by Simon & Garfunkel (The Graduate)
"To Sir with Love" by Lulu (To Sir with Love)
"Sounds of Silence" by Simon & Garfunkel (The Graduate)
"These Are Days" by Natalie Merchant (Bringing Out the Dead)

I can get you an image to go with this if you like.

'Fun idea; good idea, ElM!

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My sister is the kind of introverted and unpopular student who chose "Fight the Power" as her receive-your-graduation-diploma theme song. Great choice :)

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Oh, wow, that's so great! : ) I bet she and I would get along, lol. 

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If I can add an eleventh: The Scientist by Coldplay (Wicker Park)