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(Yahoo)   Flashback: Certain songs are so associated with a specific show and moment in TV history that they can't be used on TV again. Here are the10 songs that shows need to avoid from here on out   (tv.yahoo.com) divider line 45
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2013-08-19 08:21:49 AM  
Considering I have seen, honestly, NONE of those episodes, and I can't be the only one, I call BS....

Now for a song NOBODY can use for anything anymore...

Like a Rock....
 
2013-08-19 08:57:11 AM  
I'm kinda giddy that this song is on the list.  Only because I get to link it here.
 
2013-08-19 09:01:38 AM  

baka-san: Considering I have seen, honestly, NONE of those episodes, and I can't be the only one, I call BS....

Now for a song NOBODY can use for anything anymore...

Like a Rock....


Done in one.
 
2013-08-19 09:01:39 AM  
I'm not sure if I should feel happy I don't watch enough TV for that list to make sense at all, or sad I'm that out of touch with popular culture.
 
2013-08-19 09:06:17 AM  
For 90% of those I've never heard of either the show or the song.
 
2013-08-19 09:06:32 AM  
No "Don't Stop Believing" at the end of the Sopranos?

This list fails miserably.
 
2013-08-19 09:38:58 AM  
I think someone's watching too much TV. There's just something sadly and fundamentally faulty about someone who's willing to write that "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" is "best known" for an episode of "ER."

On the other hand, I'm thinking "Supernatural" has a lock on "Carry On My Wayward Son."
 
2013-08-19 09:40:59 AM  
"In the Air Tonight" will always only remind me of one thing.

www.chicowoo.com
 
2013-08-19 09:46:59 AM  
I agree with Six Feet Under, as it is truly an excellent end to the series that somewhat redeemed the crappier final two seasons.  I also give credit for whoever chose that song, as it actually fit in with what was happening on the screen, a rarity during the show.  I still remember when Nate had his seizure outside of the drive-through, and they started playing an upbeat Joe 90 tune.  What was a truly disturbing moment was rendered into a WTF?
 
2013-08-19 09:55:00 AM  

Secret Agent X23: I think someone's watching too much TV. There's just something sadly and fundamentally faulty about someone who's willing to write that "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" is "best known" for an episode of "ER."

On the other hand, I'm thinking "Supernatural" has a lock on "Carry On My Wayward Son."


I stopped watching ER well before the last season, so I didn't know the connection.  However, being familiar with the character and the song, I made it all of 5 seconds into the montage of his memories with his daughter before I closed it to protect my decorum at work.
 
2013-08-19 09:57:50 AM  
I was expecting Welcome Back Kotter and Those Were the Days to be on the list.

Why not just throw in Surfin' Bird while you're at it?
 
2013-08-19 10:09:06 AM  
Waiting for the companion piece on movies.

/Layla = Goodfellas
//Stuck in the Middle = Pulp Fiction
///Bad to the Bone = Christine
 
2013-08-19 10:18:12 AM  

Bonkthat_Again: No "Don't Stop Believing" at the end of the Sopranos?

This list fails miserably.


Relatively Obscure: "In the Air Tonight" will always only remind me of one thing.

[www.chicowoo.com image 485x296]


YES AND YES

I haven't seen any of the episodes on that list except ER and Friends.
 
2013-08-19 10:25:28 AM  
I've started looking at these lists fully expecting that the only reason it was made is to advertise for one of the ones on the list. I assume it's breaking bad since it's the last one and the series is ending soon.
 
2013-08-19 10:25:47 AM  

factoryconnection: Secret Agent X23: I think someone's watching too much TV. There's just something sadly and fundamentally faulty about someone who's willing to write that "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" is "best known" for an episode of "ER."

On the other hand, I'm thinking "Supernatural" has a lock on "Carry On My Wayward Son."

I stopped watching ER well before the last season, so I didn't know the connection.  However, being familiar with the character and the song, I made it all of 5 seconds into the montage of his memories with his daughter before I closed it to protect my decorum at work.


Oh, don't get me wrong. I'm not saying it can't be used effectively on TV, and apparently it was. I'm just saying we're talking about the most well-known song from one of the most well-known movies ever made.
 
2013-08-19 10:52:18 AM  

factoryconnection: Secret Agent X23: I think someone's watching too much TV. There's just something sadly and fundamentally faulty about someone who's willing to write that "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" is "best known" for an episode of "ER."

On the other hand, I'm thinking "Supernatural" has a lock on "Carry On My Wayward Son."

I stopped watching ER well before the last season, so I didn't know the connection.  However, being familiar with the character and the song, I made it all of 5 seconds into the montage of his memories with his daughter before I closed it to protect my decorum at work.


I had not watched ER in years but had heard it was good again and the episode I decided to watch turned out to be that episode just by random chance.
I bawled like a baby.

Also nothing associtated with The OC can ever be considered "memorable"
 
2013-08-19 10:55:17 AM  
At This Moment - "Billy Vera and the Beaters" on Family ties

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH4odHVfF5E

All other songs can be used again
 
2013-08-19 12:39:29 PM  
Brisco

I think Fox grabbed this for a MLB All Star game.
 
2013-08-19 01:52:08 PM  

Secret Agent X23: I think someone's watching too much TV. There's just something sadly and fundamentally faulty about someone who's willing to write that "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" is "best known" for an episode of "ER."


I don't think it is the song itself, rather it is the remarkable A cappella version by the late great Bruddah IZ.

But I still agree. It can be used again. Anyway, I remember it more for Finding Forrester than the TV show.
 
2013-08-19 01:53:23 PM  
Damn, hit add rather than preview. It isn't Acappella. Just IZ and his Uke.
 
2013-08-19 03:27:44 PM  
Thanks for the info - first time I heard this

The_Philosopher_King: Damn, hit add rather than preview. It isn't Acappella. Just IZ and his Uke.


 
2013-08-19 03:30:09 PM  

gmacbeth: At This Moment - "Billy Vera and the Beaters" on Family ties


This is what I thought of. Did not think of ANY on the list.
 
2013-08-19 04:29:12 PM  

FrancoFile: Waiting for the companion piece on movies.

/Layla = Goodfellas
//Stuck in the Middle = Pulp Fiction
///Bad to the Bone = Christine


Fail.
 
2013-08-19 04:45:58 PM  

gfid: FrancoFile: Waiting for the companion piece on movies.

/Layla = Goodfellas
//Stuck in the Middle = Pulp Fiction
///Bad to the Bone = Christine

Fail.


GAH.  My bad.  The *other* horribly violent Tarantino movie featuring guys wearing black suits, black ties, and white shirts.
 
2013-08-19 05:20:58 PM  
The final episode of Northern Exposure with "Our Town" sung by Iris Dement wrecks me every time.
 
2013-08-19 07:47:52 PM  

redsquid: The final episode of Northern Exposure with "Our Town" sung by Iris Dement wrecks me every time.


get out of my head.
 
2013-08-19 08:18:12 PM  

star_miner: For 90% of those I've never heard of either the show or the song.


This.

And no Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) (Green Day) from the final episode of  Seinfeld?
 
2013-08-19 08:36:40 PM  

Relatively Obscure: "In the Air Tonight" will always only remind me of one thing.

[www.chicowoo.com image 485x296]


Yup.  You pretty much nailed it.
 
2013-08-19 10:44:42 PM  
Every time I hear "In The Long Run" by the Eagles "He's playing a hit!" pops into my head.  Or "Tiny Dancer".  Ya you know what show i am talking about.
 
2013-08-19 11:59:01 PM  
Apparently, television history began ten years ago.
 
2013-08-20 12:19:00 AM  

Hardy-r-r: Brisco

I think Fox grabbed this for a MLB All Star game.


Came here to say this, although I thought they used it for the Olympics.
 
2013-08-20 12:20:28 AM  
IMO, no American TV show has of yet bettered Homicide: Life On The Street wrt astute integration of pre-recorded music into its episodes.
 
2013-08-20 02:56:20 AM  
I've read a lot of stupid shiat on the internet, but this might just top the list.  After reading the the headline I was expecting to see theme songs for popular shows, not songs that were used once in one episode of a show. Of the few shows on that list I've watched, I don't remember any of those songs being in them. Whoever wrote that must watch a lot of farking reruns.
 
2013-08-20 03:01:44 AM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: I agree with Six Feet Under, as it is truly an excellent end to the series that somewhat redeemed the crappier final two seasons.  I also give credit for whoever chose that song, as it actually fit in with what was happening on the screen, a rarity during the show.  I still remember when Nate had his seizure outside of the drive-through, and they started playing an upbeat Joe 90 tune.  What was a truly disturbing moment was rendered into a WTF?


I can't think of any series having a better ending than Six Feet Under.  MASH was good, but not the best.  Saint Elsewhere was also good, but still not the best.  Six Feet Under gave you complete closure in a way that no other series came close.
 
2013-08-20 03:03:16 AM  

John Buck 41: star_miner: For 90% of those I've never heard of either the show or the song.

This.

And no Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) (Green Day) from the final episode of  Seinfeld?


Because Green Day should never be acknowledged for anything.  Ever.

And Seinfeld sucked, too.
 
2013-08-20 04:42:55 AM  

sat1va: Hardy-r-r: Brisco

I think Fox grabbed this for a MLB All Star game.

Came here to say this, although I thought they used it for the Olympics.


You are correct, sir.
 
2013-08-20 05:15:18 AM  

Secret Agent X23: e other hand, I'm thinking "Supernatural" has a lock on "Carry On My Wayward Son."


I came here to say this.  They should just file this song away after the show goes off the air, it will always conjure up Sam & Dean and lots of man crying and violence.
 
2013-08-20 08:48:03 AM  

Litterbox: baka-san: Considering I have seen, honestly, NONE of those episodes, and I can't be the only one, I call BS....

Now for a song NOBODY can use for anything anymore...

Like a Rock....

Done in one.


Agreed. Chevy ruined that song for multiple generations.
 
2013-08-20 08:50:20 AM  

Bonkthat_Again: No "Don't Stop Believing" at the end of the Sopranos?

This list fails miserably.


Yeah, that one's ruined, too, not only for ending the series, but also for being played ONCE EVERY 10 MINUTES ON THE RADIO FOR THE NEXT 6 MONTHS.

If I never hear it again, it'll still be too soon.
 
2013-08-20 08:52:08 AM  

Relatively Obscure: "In the Air Tonight" will always only remind me of one thing.


YES!

It's one of my wife's favorite songs, but she hates Miami Vice, so whenever we hear it together, I can't help but wonder what images she sees.
 
2013-08-20 08:57:11 AM  
Here's one for the sci-fi/fantasy geeks:

Kansas' 'Dust in the Wind' - 'Highlander: the (TV) Series' (it's either indelibly inked in your memory, or you never watched the show to begin with...)
 
2013-08-20 10:01:27 AM  
Whenever an Eagles' song comes on, my wife says "I've had a really bad day and I hate the farking Eagles."
 
2013-08-20 11:40:04 AM  
Primrose Lane.
/old
 
2013-08-20 03:28:09 PM  

LZeitgeist: Here's one for the sci-fi/fantasy geeks:

Kansas' 'Dust in the Wind' - 'Highlander: the (TV) Series' (it's either indelibly inked in your memory, or you never watched the show to begin with...)


You know, I was never particularly annoyed by Tessa while she was alive, but the association of that song with Mac's pathetic immortal sorrow for her made me despise her.  And Darius.  That just seemed kind of gay and not in an awesome, hot way.
 
2013-08-20 05:34:52 PM  
"Sharp Dressed Man" - ZZ Top.

/Uncle Si agrees
 
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