Friday, February 09, 2007

Best Use of Soundtrack

Sony fanboy S.B. sends us this link to Onion's AV Club list of the 15 best uses of pop songs in movies. It's a pretty solid list--including Boogie Nights, Almost Famous, Goodfellas, and more.

We can all make our case for overlooked scenes, of course. I'd agree with S.B. and say that Aimee Mann's "One is the loneliest number" from the opening of Magnolia should make the list. You make think otherwise.


Anonymous said...

Man, I once did a whole list of these. Off the top of my head, though, Bowie & Queen's Under Pressure at the emotional climax of Grosse Pointe Blank suggests itself immediately.

Anonymous said...

It's impossible to hear "Any Way You Want it" by Journey and not think of the scene from caddyshack where they dance on the golf course.


"So let's dance!!!"

and though it's not technically in the movie, but rather over the closing credits, "Bad Reputation" by Freddy Johnston juxtoposes so well with the final scene in "Kicking and Screaming" (the Noah Baumbach one, not the Will Ferrell one) that I always sit and watch the credits to listen to the song.

Anonymous said...

I'd add "Fuckin' in the Bushes" by Oasis during the climax of 'Snatch' (climax...heh).

For the record, Sony will be fine. And if they're not, I'm suing them to compensate me for the lunch at Morton's I'm going to have to bye you. The PS3 launch was freaking criminally negligent, both to their stockholders and (more importantly) me. Bastards.


Anonymous said...

And by 'bye' I meant 'buy.' Brain tumor's acting up again.

Anonymous said...

Oh, the shame! How could anyone not include the movie Easy Rider, the very first modern movie to use Rock as its soundtrack? Is everyone that young that they can't recall John Kay of Steppenwolf howling Born To Be Wild, and turning that song into an anthem?
Oh, I feel so old.
Beau Allen Pacheco

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