Music Top 5s

Music Top 5s

Postby Colonel Angus » 27 Jan 2012, 10:46

Porno thinks every sub-forum should have its own Top 5 thread. We like lists, and he thinks this could encourage more content. I figured the music forum would be an interesting place for such a thread (Note: not to be confused with "Your Favorite Band's Top 5" or "Random 10s and Top 25s" - this thread is for any top 5 music list you wish to discuss).

I'll start:
Col. Angus' 5 Favorite Uses of Songs in Movies

Tough list to cull down, as you can see from the long list of Honorable Mentions, but the 5 I went with are songs I love that I can't hear without immediately thinking of the movie scenes they were in. I am sure I missed a few of my favorites that just didn't come to mind.

Honorable Mention: Purple Rain: Prince and the Revolution - "Purple Rain/Baby I'm a Star/I Would Die 4 U" (and pretty much the rest of the songs in the movie); Wayne's World: Queen - "Bohemian Rhapsody"; The Big Chill: The Rolling Stones - "You Can't Always Get What You Want"; Dazed and Confused: Lynyrd Skynyrd - "Tuesday's Gone" (and pretty much the rest of the songs in the movie); Reservoir Dogs: Stealers Wheel - "Stuck In the Middle With You"; Once: Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova - "Falling Slowly"; Vanilla Sky: Radiohead - "Everything in its Right Place"; Clerks: Alice in Chains - "Got Me Wrong"

5. Fight Club: Pixies - "Where Is My Mind?"



4. The Graduate: Simon & Garfunkel - "The Sound of Silence"



3. The Royal Tenenbaums: Elliott Smith - "Needle in the Hay"



2. Goodfellas: Derek & The Dominos - "Layla"



1. Apocalypse Now: The Doors - "The End"

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Re: Music Top 5s

Postby Clayton Bigsby » 27 Jan 2012, 11:27

Nice list.

For me, some that stick out:

Casino - "Gimme Shelter" by the Stones



Dumb & Dumber - "Pretty Woman" by Roy Orbison



And not a movie, but...

The Simpsons - "Insane In The Membrane" by Cypress Hill and the London Symphony Orchestra
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Re: Music Top 5s

Postby Colonel Angus » 27 Jan 2012, 11:29

Yeah, Casino is a good one too. Scorcese goes all out with music selection in his films. Other good directors in that regard: Crowe, Tarantino.
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Re: Music Top 5s

Postby bosux » 27 Jan 2012, 11:30

Colonel Angus wrote:Yeah, Casino is a good one too. Scorcese goes all out with music selection in his films. Other good directors in that regard: Crowe, Tarantino.


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Re: Music Top 5s

Postby SDGuy » 27 Jan 2012, 11:40

For me, the singing of Singing in the Rain during rape scene in A Clockwork Orange sticks out.
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Re: Music Top 5s

Postby Iron Mike Sharpe » 27 Jan 2012, 11:42

No time to think of a top 5, but this would be on the list:



edit: eh, just read Anus' HMs.
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Re: Music Top 5s

Postby Colonel Angus » 27 Jan 2012, 11:49

SDGuy wrote:For me, the singing of Singing in the Rain during rape scene in A Clockwork Orange sticks out.


I thought about including that one in the HMs.

Another great one: Sid and Nancy: Sid Vicious - "My Way".



Based on the original:



Watching that again, I had forgotten that Oldman recorded his own vocals for that scene - I thought they used the original. I guess it wouldn't belong on my list of original music used in movies (nor would any of Kilmer's stuff from "The Doors", which was also good stuff.)
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Re: Music Top 5s

Postby mister bacon » 27 Jan 2012, 13:48

love this topic. some of my favorites:


this scene in snatch, where guy ritchie uses lucky star. he was married to madonna at the time. lawlz.



this scene in donnie darko when donnie walks into the screen. love the steadycam slow-mo ( :mrgreen: ) that will piss balls off.



the scene in layer cake where this dude beats a nigga down who put him in jail (or some shit) years ago to duran duran's ordinary world is just kind of surreal.



scarface chainsaw scene. she's on fire! (this is the spiritual predecessor to stuck in the middle with you. the way the shot moves out to the street where normal live proceeds, then re-enters into the room... the best jerry)



boogie nights.. drug deal gone wrong. all the songs are great, but night ranger's sister christian makes the fucking scene. awesome.



in goodfellas, my favorite scene where i feel the music actually amplifies the scene and makes you feel just as on edge as all the characters are... courtesey of harry nillson. i can't find just a cut of that scene as it was in the movie, so i offer the awesome billy batts beat down to donovan, which is also great.

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Re: Music Top 5s

Postby Briandong79 » 27 Jan 2012, 13:53

Good call on Sister Christian in Boogie Nights, that was a fantastic scene.
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Re: Music Top 5s

Postby Clayton Bigsby » 27 Jan 2012, 14:01

Nice pull on the Donny Darko one. Also had a good opening with "The Killing Moon" by Echo & The Bunnymen.

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Re: Music Top 5s

Postby mister bacon » 27 Jan 2012, 14:28

Clayton Bigsby wrote:Nice pull on the Donny Darko one. Also had a good opening with "The Killing Moon" by Echo & The Bunnymen.




yes! love that too. also love the scene at the party where he walks down the stairs to Under the Milky Way by the Church

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Re: Music Top 5s

Postby Clayton Bigsby » 27 Jan 2012, 14:36

mister bacon wrote:
Clayton Bigsby wrote:Nice pull on the Donny Darko one. Also had a good opening with "The Killing Moon" by Echo & The Bunnymen.


yes! love that too. also love the scene at the party where he walks down the stairs to Under the Milky Way by the Church



The Gary Jules version of Mad World at the end, also really good. A great job all around in that with the music.
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Re: Music Top 5s

Postby Colonel Angus » 27 Jan 2012, 14:46

I prefer the Jules version to the original.

Thank you guys for keeping me company in the Music forum while MTM's on administrative leave.
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Re: Music Top 5s

Postby PornoGil » 27 Jan 2012, 15:09

Some good stuff covered. This is a fun one, IMO. Balls <3's this version of "Danny Boy":

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Re: Music Top 5s

Postby Rodney Farva » 29 Jan 2012, 01:09

agree on the donnie darko examples, good stuff
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