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2012-01-28 09:32:20 AM  
Highway to the Dangerzoneeeeeeeee
 
2012-01-28 09:35:09 AM  
"Goodbye Horses" in Silence of the Lambs is an awesome selection. Love it.

/i'd fark me
 
2012-01-28 09:36:55 AM  
Vivaldi - "Winter I. Allegro Non Molto" from Oldboy
 
2012-01-28 09:37:23 AM  
My favorite (new window)

5:51
Worth a listen
 
2012-01-28 09:39:13 AM  
Beethoven - "String Quartet No. 14 (6th movement)" from Band of Brothers
 
2012-01-28 09:58:04 AM  

cvrettos: Beethoven - "String Quartet No. 14 (6th movement)" from Band of Brothers


absolutely... (new window)
 
2012-01-28 09:58:20 AM  
Actually, a pretty good list. But then again, there is a lot of good material to choose from. Here's just one that comes to mind at the moment: the Stranglers' "Golden Brown" from Snatch.
 
2012-01-28 09:59:06 AM  

BeatrixK: Paraphrasing a bit, but read an interview with Tarantino where he said that you would never be able to hear a song again without thinking of the scene/movie it was in if the song was used correctly. And he's absolutely right.

Still can't believe they left 'Living in Stereo' off that list from Fast Times! Hell...I'm a chick, and can't hear the opening bars without seeing Phoebe Cate's boobs!


I now need to rent Fast Times to test this theory.....for SCIENCE!
 
2012-01-28 09:59:09 AM  
Not a movie, but they regularly knock it out of the park with the music selection on Supernatural.
Routinely gets me choked up.

/perhaps I've said too much.
 
2012-01-28 10:08:12 AM  

Killer Refresh Rate: Not in the list, but I'd say an honorable mention should go to Ordinary World, in Layer Cake. (new window)


That right there...that right there was farking awesome.

My cheesy 80's selections would be "The Limit" in Scarface, and that song in Rocky 4 when he jumps in the car to go for a drive after Adrian tells him he can't win.
 
2012-01-28 10:10:32 AM  
 
2012-01-28 10:11:08 AM  

GungFu: 500 Miles - The Proclaimers


It's a damned wonderful song, no matter what the context.

improvius: And one more, which actually should have been in the top ten now that I remember it: "Llorando" (new window) from Mulholland Drive.


And this...damn. Just...damn.

BunkyBrewman: Nothing from Forrest Gump?


As much as I hated that movie, I thought its use of "Fortunate Son" was perfect.

TheLopper: I loved the use of that Dylan song in Watchmen.


This is probably my favorite out of all of them, in the way that the opening credits of Watchmen was great in the same way that the first eight minutes of Up was great.
 
2012-01-28 10:23:37 AM  
 
2012-01-28 10:31:08 AM  
"White Lines" in 25th Hour, where Rosario Dawson and Anna Paquin are dancing at the club.

Link (new window)
 
2012-01-28 10:31:45 AM  
That above link isn't great, sorry. Couldn't find a good one.
 
2012-01-28 10:32:27 AM  

turbidum: The_Time_Master: Good list, too bad I'm not going to click every farkign page.

50 items spread out over 5 pages hardly seems something to complain about.


You have time to chastise but not enough time to post the list.
 
2012-01-28 10:35:04 AM  

improvius: Oh, but they did forget "Don't Stop Me Now" during the zombie bar brawl in Shaun of the Dead.


Came here to say this.
 
2012-01-28 10:36:39 AM  
i don't usually complain about these lists, but I thought for sure i would see the use of House of the Rising Sun in Casino. I can't hear that song without thinking about that scene
 
2012-01-28 10:52:08 AM  

Killer Refresh Rate: Not in the list, but I'd say an honorable mention should go to Ordinary World, in Layer Cake. (new window)


That whole movie deserves an honorable mention. Awesome soundtrack used perfectly....
 
2012-01-28 10:55:49 AM  
I often disagree with these "best" lists, but this one was actually put together pretty well. And now I've got a few more movies on my queue
 
2012-01-28 10:59:25 AM  
40. "Making Time," the Creation, Rushmore (1998)

That song is also being used today in a Miller Light commercial. It is the one where the beer tasters are in a boardroom.
 
2012-01-28 11:04:24 AM  
I can't think about Lost Boys without hearing Cry LIttle Sister. (^)
 
2012-01-28 11:15:34 AM  

StoPPeRmobile: turbidum: The_Time_Master: Good list, too bad I'm not going to click every farkign page.

50 items spread out over 5 pages hardly seems something to complain about.

You have time to chastise but not enough time to post the list.


You have time to chastise but not enough time to post the list.

/I know you are, but what am I?
/it takes much less time to chastise than it does to post the list. I timed myself doing both and it was a significant difference.
 
2012-01-28 11:20:15 AM  
List totally fails without "Hummer" by Smashing Pumpkins in Shawskank Redemption 2: Big Booties in the Prison Yard

/obligatory made up porn reference
 
2012-01-28 11:23:41 AM  

turbidum: StoPPeRmobile: turbidum: The_Time_Master: Good list, too bad I'm not going to click every farkign page.

50 items spread out over 5 pages hardly seems something to complain about.

You have time to chastise but not enough time to post the list.

You have time to chastise but not enough time to post the list.

/I know you are, but what am I?
/it takes much less time to chastise than it does to post the list. I timed myself doing both and it was a significant difference.


thephoenix.com
 
2012-01-28 11:25:00 AM  
Beethoven 7th Symphony 2nd movement in The King's Speech
 
2012-01-28 11:32:12 AM  

walstib: Beethoven 7th Symphony 2nd movement in The King's Speech


Or Beethoven's 7th Symphony 2nd movement in Knowing

Or Beethoven's 7th Symphony 2nd movement in Zardoz
 
2012-01-28 11:32:57 AM  

Viva Italia: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: What a wonderful World (new window)

Just saying


Better used in "12 Monkeys".

Just saying.
 
2012-01-28 11:36:04 AM  
 
2012-01-28 11:36:41 AM  
"Hey Jude" in The Royal Tenenbaums was fantastic. And Life on Mars in The Life Aquatic to a lesser extent.
 
2012-01-28 11:55:36 AM  
Pretty decent list but this is conspicuous by its absence. (Wee bit of NSFW language at the beginning.)
 
2012-01-28 11:57:25 AM  
Paul Simon (^) didn't get any respect either.
 
dwg
2012-01-28 11:57:52 AM  
Not to beat the Die Hard horse any more than needed, but this scene is amazing:

Vault Opening (new window)

Granted, ALL of the music from that movie is incredible, but the look on Hans face is brilliant.
 
2012-01-28 12:00:30 PM  
Personal Favorite Link (new window)
 
2012-01-28 12:08:14 PM  
 
2012-01-28 12:29:14 PM  
"When the Man Comes Around" Johnny Cash - Dawn of the Dead (remake) Link (new window) One of the best horror movie openings ever!
 
2012-01-28 12:36:46 PM  
Lots of good ones. I would have liked to see John Belushi with Sam Cooke's Wonderful World from Animal House.
 
2012-01-28 12:38:26 PM  

cvrettos: bird


1,000,000 this
 
2012-01-28 12:39:19 PM  

SirLothar: Not a movie, but they regularly knock it out of the park with the music selection on Supernatural.
Routinely gets me choked up.

/perhaps I've said too much.


Beautiful Loser by Bob Seger, Well Respected Man by The Kinks and Carry on my Wayward Son by Kansas are staples on my playlist because of that show.
/Did I miss a new episode last night?
 
2012-01-28 12:48:00 PM  
Rhapsody in Blue is a song? Tubular Bells is a song? RIde of the Valkyries is a song? Thus Spracht Zarathustra is a song?

Look up the difference between "song" and "music" dumbass.
 
2012-01-28 12:56:02 PM  
Tubular Bells, Also Spracht Zarathustra were both Billboard Top 40 hits the year of their release. Valkyries maybe not but the signature riff is as pop culture as anything musical. Rhapsody in Blue was a pop song for its day. Was probably found in the record section of Walgreens under Music, Popular.

Songs. Dumbass. Let me guess, you're a music theory major and know more than everyone else.
 
2012-01-28 12:57:08 PM  

Six_By_Nine: Viva Italia: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: What a wonderful World (new window)

Just saying

Better used in "12 Monkeys".

Just saying.


Better used in "Good Morning, Vietnam".

Just saying.

/it's been used a lot
//most always works well
 
2012-01-28 01:35:34 PM  
Good list, but needs "You Make My Dreams" by Hall and Oates from 500 Days of Summer (and whichever Smiths song follows it as Joe's world crashes).
 
2012-01-28 01:36:48 PM  
Not a movie, but the use of Styx's "Renegade" in the end of the "Nightshifter" episode of Supernatural is one of the greatest uses of a song in a scene I've ever seen in television.
 
2012-01-28 01:50:13 PM  

skepticultist: Not a movie, but the use of Styx's "Renegade" in the end of the "Nightshifter" episode of Supernatural is one of the greatest uses of a song in a scene I've ever seen in television.


I'll go one better. Queensryche "Silent Lucidity" at the end of the episode "Heart"

/No link...find it yourself
 
2012-01-28 01:55:02 PM  
Ok, I fail at HTML but here is the raw link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWiAlBioZyY
 
2012-01-28 02:01:21 PM  

SirLothar: Ok, I fail at HTML but here is the raw link


Know how I know you're gay?
 
2012-01-28 02:05:34 PM  

kronicfeld: SirLothar: Ok, I fail at HTML but here is the raw link

Know how I know you're gay?


Fair assessment I guess
 
2012-01-28 02:06:49 PM  

Robo Beat: I'm at a loss as to how the Copacabana scene in Goodfellas, with "And Then He Kissed Me" by the Crystals, wasn't on that list. When you consider it from both a technical and a narrative standpoint, that's maybe the best scene in the movie, and the music is a not-insignificant part of that.


I liked that song in "Adventures in Babysitting."



Link (new window)
 
2012-01-28 02:46:21 PM  
"We'll meet again, don't know where, don't know when....."
The perfect distillation of 'good war' nostalgia fueling the cold war, as seen over a montage of nuclear destruction. It doesn't get any better than that.
 
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