Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Random Film Thought: Gotta go back in time

According to Entertainment Weekly's website (link and details are here) , God among men Seth Rogen is trying to convince 80's icon Huey Lewis (and I suppose by extension, the News) to compose a kick-ass theme for his sure to be classic The Pineapple Express. Apparently Rogen is a huge fan of "The Power of Love" as the theme of Back to the Future, though who isn't, and wants an official Lewis anthem for the flick. The film is an action-comedy written by the Superbad team of Rogen and Evan Goldberg, directed by indie muckity-muck David Gordon Green and starring Rogen and fellow Freaks and Geeks alum James "Noble Prize Otto!" Franco and with Lewis in the mix it just may have gotten even cooler. Is that even POSSIBLE at this point?!

Ok loyal blog-readers, here's my question, what's your favorite pop-song to have been created for, or is heavily identified with, a film? Is it "Power of Love" in BTTF, Ray Parker Jr.'s classic "Ghostbusters", "The Sound of Silence" in The Graduate, "New Slang" in Garden State or something else entirely. Those were just a couple off the top of my head. Please post your faves in the comments and lets get a little thing going here.

Also as an aside isn't "Back in Time" also kind of Huey Lewis' theme for BTTF? People clearly identify it with the movie, don't they?


Jen said...

Well, Drami, you know my feelings about "New Slang."
This is such a difficult question. So many song/film pairs in the world that I love! The first that comes to mind is "Ooh La La" by the Faces, in Rushmore. A close second goes to "Heart and Soul" in Big.

rolds said...

obviously, "tiny dancer" in almost famous, but "miss misery" in good will hunting is also classic

A-Train said...

"Unchained Melody" from Ghost. Incidentally, I've been to Pottery Barn and know that Swayze's ceramic-making methods are shoddy at best!

Wunder said...

i know it's not a movie, but Massive Attack's TEARDROP is seriously great theme music for House M.D.

Especially since the TV Theme song is going by the wayside lately.

A-Train said...

Hey-- "Glory of Love" from The Karate Kid II! Beats "Power of Love" by a nose.

2ndGreatestMovieGamePlayer said...

in terms of a song that captures everything from the movie

it's a tie between

"chariots of fire"- Chariots of Fire
"hard out here for a pimp" - Hustle and Flow
"burning heart"- Rocky IV

in terms of a song that stands out in a movie

"blue skies" - Star Trek Nemesis
"moondance" - August Rush

but if its one that was written especially for a movie but that does not fit into any of the other categories again a tie from two 1990s classics

"space jam/i believe i can fly" - space jam
"kissed by a rose" - Batman Forever