|By Des (22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 02:12 pm:|
Howzabout naming songs that were titles of :
Not by coincidence,but by design.
Could be a short Thread.....I can't think of too many,but to get it rolling :
The Way We Were
|By Des (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 02:19 pm:|
Oh,yeah.....Re Movies,Plays and TV Shows I meant to add "but weren't actually Musicals" -- sorry.
|By Ritchie (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 02:21 pm:|
On a movie kick, I'm sure everyone could hum Unchained Melody, but can anyone own up to actually having seen the film which gave the song its title - "Unchained" ?
|By MEL&THEN SOME (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 02:23 pm:|
|By MEL&THEN SOME (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 02:25 pm:|
with the Superb
|By Des (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 02:26 pm:|
I've never heard of 'Mel' ---- Ba-Boom!!!
|By MEL&THEN SOME (22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 02:27 pm:|
A BIG BIG HIT.
|By Galactus (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 03:12 pm:|
Movies named after songs has been a trend in recent years....like the last 15 years or so. Most of them feature the song in the title credits as well. The trend irritates me a bit in that it displays Hollywood's lack of originality, but I won't quibble since some of these good songs get rejuvinated a bit by the exposere. A few:
Lean On Me - Bill Withers
One Fine Day - The Chiffons
Save The Last Dance For Me - The Drifters
Blue Velvet - Bobby Vinton
Some Kind Of Wonderful - The Drifters
There Goes My Baby - The Drifters (anyone think movie producers love the Drifters??.....this is actually a very good "coming of age" film from 1994...almost as good as "American Grafitti")
Johnny Angel - Shelley Fabares
Jumping Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
My Boyfriend's Back - The Angels
My Girl - The Temptations
Big Girls Don't Cry - Four Seasons
La Bamba - Richie Valens
Sea of Love - Phil Phillips
Anyway....you could just go on and on.....but these movies (with the exception of La Bamba) typify the trend....find a catchy old song and build a movie around it. There are many, many others, but these are off the top of my head. What amazes me is how few people even realize these titles came from songs in the first place.....or they think the song was....duh....written for the movie.
|By Handsome (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 03:18 pm:|
Theme from "The Valley Od the Dolls"-Dionne Warwick
That's The Way Of The World-Earth, Wind & Fire
Let's Do It Again-The Staple Singers
|By Handsome (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 03:20 pm:|
Good Times-Blinky & Jim Gilstrap
Welcome Back, (Kotter)
|By Handsome (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 03:31 pm:|
Theme from The Mack (Brothers gonna work it out)-Willie Hutch
Come Back Charleston Blue-Donny Hathaway & Margie Joseph (I personally have this vinyl)!
|By douglasm (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 04:13 pm:|
I've seen it both ways....
.....Was Gene Pitney's hit titled "Last Exit To Brooklyn"--as in Hubert Selby's 1964 novel, or "Last Chance To Turn Around"?
|By Des (22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 05:31 pm:|
My surname is same as the Welcome Back song title guy (only with a C).....When I lived in NY 88-90,it was often spelt with a K due to the fame of that TV show - and,of course,my dazzling good looks a la young John Travolta (not).
Galactus - terrific recall.I,myself,struggled when I thought about this Thread - so I'm pleasantly surprised at your list.I also agree with your comments in first paragraph.I think it's a stretch to say that all the songs you list ,or are referring to, begat the movies exactly,but in some cases I know what you mean
Some additionals :
The Days Of Wine and Roses
FM (no static at all)....who sang that,Stu???
Three Coins in a Fountain
|By stephanie (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 05:33 pm:|
|By Handsome (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 05:33 pm:|
|By Sue (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 05:45 pm:|
Gene Pitney -- The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Dionne Warwick -- The April Fools.
Shirley Bassey -- Goldfinger
|By douglasm (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 05:49 pm:|
FM was Steeley Dan
The Spy Who Loved Me--Carly Simon (?)
Live and Let Die--Sir Paul(ie)
|By Des (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 06:19 pm:|
Hey Handsome/ u lost me - did I lose u on my earlier post??
Hey,Doug / Sorry man - Stu and I have been exchanging on The Dan recently and I was joking with him.....I'm a huge Dan Man -- check out the "most innovative artists" Thread.
|By Handsome (22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, August 06, 2003 - 12:58 pm:|
Des, not at all!
I was just greeting & salutating!
|By Handsome (126.96.36.199) on Wednesday, August 06, 2003 - 02:01 pm:|
Jungle Fever-Stevie Wonder
|By ErikT.O. (188.8.131.52) on Friday, August 08, 2003 - 04:50 pm:|
Viva Los Vegas (Who's zat again?)
Stand By Me (BE King)
Coffey (Is The Colour)(R.Ayers)
Short Eyes (Curtis!)
Do 'Sweetback's Theme'(M Van Peebles) or 'Theme Of Foxy Brown' (Billy Paul) count?
Cotton Comes To Harlem (?-I remember the song late in the movie at the Apollo)
Across 110th St (B.Womack)
Harper Valley PTA (sp?)?
Maude (Donny Hathaway)
The Harder They Come (J Cliff)
Rockers (By Glen Washington or Jacob Miller? You decide!)
In The Heat Of The Night (Ray C)
Uptight- A movie with a Booker T & the MG's Soundtrack & of course a classic song by Stevie Wonder that has nothing to do with the movie!
Big Time- I love this Smokey Robinson song, wish I could find the video
Car Wash Rose Royce
Brokedown Palace, Grateful Dead song & a silly movie about taking other peoples' luggage through airports
|By janebse (184.108.40.206) on Friday, August 08, 2003 - 04:53 pm:|
Who else has heard of Mel? I suspect someone is running a faker by us.