Film music should have the same relationship to the film drama that somebody's piano playing in my living room has on the book I am reading. -Igor Stravinsky
When you think of Star Wars, Superman, and Indiana Jones, what do you see and hear in your head?
I am your father.
The son becomes the father, and the father the son.
Junior, give me your other hand! I can't hold on!
I can get it. I can almost reach it, Dad...
Indiana...Indiana, let it go.
That's right; awesome, eternal quotes. But you also hear the music! The orchestra, the drums, the singing. The moment you hear one of those songs from the original soundtracks, whether it be on the radio, a youtube video, or another movie, you can close your eyes and....well you get it.
Sometimes, one of those songs may just be a small part of the movie, not more than 2 minutes of it. But it's become just as much a part of the movie as the twist ending, the action, or the mushy quotes.
Here are some of those movies, and even a few tv shows. Some of them are pretty obvious, but there are a few that will really hit a special chord.
Hit play, close your eyes, and let the scene play out in your head. Or get up and dance, whatever floats your boat!
Pop Goes the Weasel
Star Trek: The Next Generation, episode 1
Encounter at Farpoint
Eye of the Tiger
Sorry, Rocky and Katy Perry
Stand By Me
And Stand By Me, of course
I Will Survive
I Know What You Did Last Summer (karaoke scene)
It's Will, Ben's son!!!!
Sweet Home Alabama
Sweet Home Alabama
"So ah can get free glassware any tahm ah want!"
Any pan flute music
Karate Kid Movies
Back to the Future
And you know you can't NOT watch Johnny B. Good after that!
That's right, I just did that!
Growing up in Hutchinson, KS, the skating rink was one of the funnest things a kid could do! And every night, they played Ghostbusters for us to skate and fall to! So this one is kind of obvious, I know, but too bad!
Oh, there's a movie called Endless Love? Hm, weird...
Puff the Magic Dragon
Meet the Parents
Love that song as a kid? You can thank that Gay Focker for ruining that!
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Kryptonite, 3 Doors Down
Sure, the theme song was Save Me from Remy Zero, but...Kryptonite!!!
People are Strange
This is one you never really hear, but when you do, you immediately find the movie and watch it!
Hope you enjoyed this little trip as much as I did!