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2012-01-28 12:56:15 AM  
List fails without "Who's Johnny?" from Short Circuit
 
2012-01-28 01:10:44 AM  
interesting list.
 
2012-01-28 02:26:21 AM  
Good list. ''Sister Christian' in Boogie Nights was a perfect scene. And I will never again in my life hear 'Stuck in the Middle With You' without thinking of Mr Blonde and being a little freaked out.
 
2012-01-28 05:04:00 AM  
Special mention for Scots everywhere:

Benny and Joon

500 Miles - The Proclaimers



/Tiny Dancer from Almost Famous was just inspired.; perfect use of a song.
 
2012-01-28 05:17:10 AM  
Obviously, they made an oversight in the list

1. Uncle Farka

concernedbutpowerless.typepad.com
 
2012-01-28 05:19:10 AM  
List fails without THE SCENE from Fasttimes.

/doesn't anyone know how to knock?
 
2012-01-28 05:23:23 AM  
Glad they got the Head Over Heels scene from Donnie Darko. Not a bad list.
 
2012-01-28 05:29:46 AM  
List fails without As Time Goes By...
 
2012-01-28 05:30:03 AM  
Oh, but they did forget "Don't Stop Me Now" during the zombie bar brawl in Shaun of the Dead.
 
2012-01-28 05:37:54 AM  
List fails without that Edith Piaf song from InceptiBWAAAAAAMMMMMMM
 
2012-01-28 05:43:02 AM  
Wouldn't say it'd be number 1, but list fails without... (new window)
 
2012-01-28 05:54:55 AM  
And one more, which actually should have been in the top ten now that I remember it: "Llorando" (new window) from Mulholland Drive.
 
2012-01-28 06:10:52 AM  
Did not read the list but the best use of a song in a movie is American Girl in SIlence of the Lambs. Absolutely brilliant.
 
2012-01-28 06:37:43 AM  
List fails without a lot of stuff. For me, I mean, come on, Wall-E wasn't that long ago. "Put On Your Sunday Clothes" was perfectly placed in it, and article guy goes with stuff like that damn Pixies song in FC.
 
2012-01-28 06:38:03 AM  
I read the list expecting to see Aerosmith's song in Armageddon.

Pleasantly surprised to see that it wasn't there.
 
2012-01-28 06:47:16 AM  

nicoffeine: List fails without a lot of stuff. For me, I mean, come on, Wall-E wasn't that long ago. "Put On Your Sunday Clothes" was perfectly placed in it, and article guy goes with stuff like that damn Pixies song in FC.


thanks. I will have that song stuck in my head all day now!


aaaaaaaaaghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
 
2012-01-28 06:47:56 AM  
The list doesn't look like it includes songs actually written for the movie (like Who's Johnny noted above).

Also songs not sung in the movie, else Singing in the Rain in A Clockwork Orange should be on the list.

The one song I think is missing is Bach Suite No. 3 in D Major, used in Seven (library scene)
Link (new window)
 
2012-01-28 06:55:16 AM  
Number 1 should have been lovely lovely ludwig van's 5th used in a clockwork orange, funeral march of queen mary is awsomely used in the begining of it as well.

/ was glad to see perfect day on trainspotting, that song fit perfectly with the scene
 
2012-01-28 06:58:48 AM  
Was glad to see American psycho make the list, but it should have been the genesis/ phil collins scene. thats the best one in the whole movie!
 
2012-01-28 07:11:55 AM  
Good list, too bad I'm not going to click every farkign page.
 
2012-01-28 07:20:39 AM  
No "Oh Fortuna" in Excalibur
 
2012-01-28 07:25:58 AM  
came for "Layla" in Goodfellas, leaving satisfied. The whole montage goes on in my head whenever I hear the piano

instrumental on the radio... poor Stacks, should have ditched the truck
 
2012-01-28 07:27:12 AM  
How do you leave out this one (new window)

/Says 8 year old me
 
2012-01-28 07:28:43 AM  
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.
 
2012-01-28 07:35:16 AM  
I know we're all supposed to hate Mel these days, but why no love for Payback?
 
2012-01-28 07:50:13 AM  
Blinded by the Light, "Blow"

Your argument is irrelevant.
 
2012-01-28 07:58:12 AM  
Nothing from Forrest Gump?
 
2012-01-28 08:03:46 AM  
Interesting list, but fails without Dylan's 'Hurricane' from Dazed and Confused. Such a great scene.
 
2012-01-28 08:10:34 AM  
I didn't mind the list. I thought " About Today" by The National was pretty well timed in Warrior. Not sure if it's top 50 worthy, but worth a mention in comments.
 
2012-01-28 08:27:32 AM  
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!
 
2012-01-28 08:29:39 AM  
Nice list. One addition I would make:

Sweet Emotion in the opening scene of Dazed and Confused.
 
2012-01-28 08:40:36 AM  
Don't know if Stephen King's The Stand counts as a movie, but I always loved how they used Blue Oyster Cult's Don't Fear the Reaper and Crowded House's Don't Dream It's Over.
 
2012-01-28 08:51:40 AM  
What about...

www.chessville.com

www.cyber-cinema.com

www.rankopedia.com

www.gonemovies.com

sharemyguitar.com

cf1.imgobject.com

List is full of FAIL.
 
2012-01-28 08:55:20 AM  
"Freebird" in The Devil's Rejects
 
2012-01-28 09:03:28 AM  
I actually thought that it was a pretty good list. One of the things I would change though is that they should have used Dennis Brown's Things in Life instead of the Mamas and the Papas' California Dreamin' for Chungking Express.
 
2012-01-28 09:06:04 AM  
Also, "Hall of the Mountain King" in Dead Snow
 
2012-01-28 09:12:41 AM  
List fails without "This Woman's Work" from She's Having a Baby
 
2012-01-28 09:12:42 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!


You got that right, sister.
 
2012-01-28 09:15:18 AM  
Not in the list, but I'd say an honorable mention should go to Ordinary World, in Layer Cake. (new window)
 
2012-01-28 09:16:54 AM  

100 Watt Walrus: 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!

You got that right, sister.


Except you mean "Moving in Stereo."

/and so do I
 
2012-01-28 09:17:19 AM  
Madonna in Gummo (new window)
 
2012-01-28 09:19:31 AM  

cvrettos: Also, "Hall of the Mountain King" in Dead Snow


I'm just glad someone knows that movie exists.
 
2012-01-28 09:20:17 AM  
That list's lack of Elizabeth Shue is saving too many kittens...

And the end credits to Harder They Come for obvious reasons. No, I loved the whole movie, don't get me wrong...
 
2012-01-28 09:21:24 AM  
No Cat People from "Inglorious Basterds"?
 
2012-01-28 09:21:33 AM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-01-28 09:24:06 AM  

slayer199: No "Oh Fortuna" in Excalibur


Can't find a clip of it, but the use of O Fortuna in General's Daughter was a bit more powerful as I remember it.
To be honest, that scene out of context if you mute it - just looks like they're out for a nice little trail ride.
 
2012-01-28 09:24:34 AM  
List fails without Elton John's "Amoreena" playing in the beginning of Dog Day Afternoon-you are in New York City circa 1972.
 
2012-01-28 09:26:31 AM  

100 Watt Walrus: 100 Watt Walrus: 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!

You got that right, sister.

Except you mean "Moving in Stereo."

/and so do I


Yup. My bad. Was too mesmerized by Cates Boobs to think clearly.

//srsly, totally straight woman
///great boobs are great boobs...no matter which way your bread is buttered.
 
2012-01-28 09:28:47 AM  

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.
 
2012-01-28 09:30:21 AM  
I loved the use of that Dylan song in Watchmen.

And all the mentions from Goodfellas and Dazed and Confused in here are spot on.

Also Where is my Mind by the Pixies in Fight Club.
 
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