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    Everything Other than........"The Big Chill"!

    We all know that Motown music was used heavily for the soundtrack for early 80's hit film, "the Big Chill". What other films and television programs also used the music of Motown as a part of the soundtrack?

    Stoned Love was used in 1994' "Forrest Gump".

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    Cooley High has a good Motown soundtrack...about 1975 I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by marv2 View Post
    We all know that Motown music was used heavily for the soundtrack for early 80's hit film, "the Big Chill". What other films and television programs also used the music of Motown as a part of the soundtrack?

    Stoned Love was used in 1994' "Forrest Gump".
    China Beach's theme song was titled "Reflections" and was recorded by Diana Ross & The Supremes!


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    Two totally good examples.....thanks!

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nothing_But_a_Man

    Motown issued an album in 1964 ......soundttrack to "Nothing But a Man"

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    Bridget Jones's Diary

    Both "Stop, Look, Listen to your heart" and "Ain't no mountain" were used in the movie. However, the soundtrack only featured "Stop".
    Last edited by skooldem1; 05-25-2014 at 12:01 PM.

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    Jackie Brown I believe. Though has more non-Motown soul than Motown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakepit View Post
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nothing_But_a_Man

    Motown issued an album in 1964 ......soundttrack to "Nothing But a Man"
    Now that was the one I was trying to think of! I remembering seeing it as a kid. Thank you Snakepit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomas96 View Post
    Jackie Brown I believe. Though has more non-Motown soul than Motown.
    with Pam Grier right?

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    "American Gigolo" used "The Love I Saw In You Was Just A Mirage" by SMOKEY ROBINSON & THE MIRACLES in one scene.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skooldem1 View Post
    Bridget Jones's Diary

    Both "Stop, Look, Listen to your heart" and "Ain't no mountain" were used in the movie. However, the soundtrack only featured "Stop".
    they should have included all the music from the film on the soundtrack, but good example Skooldem, thank you@!

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    Quote Originally Posted by roger View Post
    "American Gigolo" used "The Love I Saw In You Was Just A Mirage" by SMOKEY ROBINSON & THE MIRACLES in one scene.

    Roger
    Really? I bought that soundtrack like the week it came out in 1980 and I did not remember Smokey & the Miracles being on it.

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    "Crooklyn" from 1994 had these Motown numbers:

    "ABC" The Jackson 5

    "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" Stevie Wonder

    "Never Can Say Goodbye" The Jackson 5

    "Tears of a Clown" Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

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    Sister Act had "Heatwave" performed by Whoopi, Sister Act 2 had the cast performing "Aint No Mountain" performing at the closing credits.

    And let's not forget the several opening tunes for Murphy Brown. I believe the Temptations even where once in an episode.

    Thinking of the Temptations, they where also on an episode of the Love Boat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marv2 View Post
    with Pam Grier right?
    And Sam Jackson and Robert De Niro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marv2 View Post
    with Pam Grier right?
    And actually, looking at the soundtrack there were no Motown songs used. But I just remember the one seen where Sam Jackson has some lady singing "Baby Love" for De Niro and giving him a lap dance. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by marv2 View Post
    Really? I bought that soundtrack like the week it came out in 1980 and I did not remember Smokey & the Miracles being on it.
    Yep Marv2 .. though it wasn't included on the Soundtrack L.P. .. here is the portion of the movie that contains the song, complete with Richard Gere's character singing along to it ...


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    "You Can't Hurry Love" is in "Jumpin' Jack Flash."

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    Several Martin Scorcese movies. "Mean Streets" includes a fight sequence in a bar where "Please Mr. Postman" is playing on the juke box.

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    Plenty of chick flicks with a mom/child theme seem to have a Motown song featured in a montage where mom bonds with the kids by lipsynching into hairbrushes or blow dryers or brooms..it's become a rather hoary clich.

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    "Where Did Out Love Go" is in "A Smile Likes Yours."

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakepit View Post
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    Cooley High had a fabulous soundtrack. Not only did the Motown songs bring back memories, but also the story taking place in a Chicago high school in the mid '60s in a mixed Black and White neighbourhood.

    I attended Bowen High near the boundary of South Chicago and The South Side. Where I lived was about half and half. Cooley was on The Near North Side, which was mostly Caucasian then, but it was a vocational high school, so students could come their from all over the city.
    Last edited by robb_k; 05-25-2014 at 08:30 PM.

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    Boys In The Band featured Martha's Heatwave
    Looking for Mr Goodbar had Ross' Love Hangover and Livin Lovin Givin [[ I think)

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    "Looking for Mr. Goodbar"-

    "Machine Gun" - Commodores

    "Don't Leave Me This Way" - Thelma Houston

    "Love Hangover" - Diana Ross

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    Thank God It's Friday - 1978

    Commodores' - "Too Hot Ta Trot,"

    Diana Ross - "Lovin', Livin' and Givin' "

    Thelma Houston - "Love Masterpiece"

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    Boogie Nights used Machine Gun as well...

    Young Adult used Diana's "When I Grow Up" as it's ending credit music...

    The Sopranos used Touch Me In The Morning in the background of a scene where Tony checks into a hotel...

    In Elizabethtown, I Can't Get Next To You by the Temps is Orlando Bloom's characters ringtone that keeps going off as he prepares to commit suicide....

    Nowhere To Run is used in Good Morning Vietnam.....

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    Oh, what scene in Forrest Gump contains Stoned Love? I know its on the soundtrack but don't recall hearing it in the actual film.....

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    a Bronx tale...Cleos mood and Baby I need your lovin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenpwood View Post
    Oh, what scene in Forrest Gump contains Stoned Love? I know its on the soundtrack but don't recall hearing it in the actual film.....
    The New Year's Party at the bar in NYC.

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    There's a scene in Remember the Titans where the football players sing Ain't No Mountain High Enough together [[seems to be a common song to use):


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    Quote Originally Posted by marymary View Post
    There's a scene in Remember the Titans where the football players sing Ain't No Mountain High Enough together [[seems to be a common song to use):

    Also, sang Ain't Too Proud to Beg in it.

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    The film, "Hitch" has from Motown:

    I Can't Get Next To You
    It's Easy To Fall In Love [[With A Guy Like You)
    Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing [[performed by someone other than Stevie though)

    Then non-Motown:

    Love Train
    [[What A) Wonderful World

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    "Up the Ladder to the Roof" was used in the film, "Made in Heaven" but performed by the Nylons.

    It was also used in the TV Sitcom, "Living Single" and performed by Queen Latifah & cast.

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    The movie "Step Mom" features Marvin and Tammi's "Ain't No Mountian".

    The TV show "Good Times" had an episode [[I think it was called "The Rent Party") where Michael sings "When You're Young and in Love" and Florida, Willona and Thelma sing "Stop! In the Name of Love."

    Here's a few more on the Supremes:

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0839508/?ref_=fn_al_nm_2

    And Diana:

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005384/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

    The Marvelettes:

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1862740/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

    The Vandellas:

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2189027/?ref_=fn_al_nm_3

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    Supremester - 'You beat me to the punch' with HEATWAVE from THE BOYS IN THE BAND [[1970).

    But here's another one from the film that's a real surprise--at 2:37 on the timer:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGirMvTVrig

    When the film came out, it pleased me no end that it was included.

    [[For those who don't want to bother with the clip, I'll supply this--it's GLAETCB.)

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    Another hard one--this time from BRIDESMAIDS [[2011):

    MLIYL

    [[Hint: Not the Isley Bros. version.)

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    Wow...Can't believe you guys forgot about the show "Murphy Brown"...She was a HUGE Motown fan and you could hear a tune at every opening scene in the show...

    She also had Aretha Franklin on her show singing her fave tune "Natural Woman"......



    *Gzu who's been secretly watching reruns again*

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    "I'm Coming Out" by Diana Ross was used in "Maid in Manhattan" with a difference artist , Amerie, singing the end credit version.

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    BABY, IT'S YOU [[1983):

    - STOP! IN THE NAME OF LOVE
    - OOO BABY BABY
    - DON'T MESS WITH BILL

    Here's the trailer, with the songs included:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rXEV0kLVnA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Methuselah2 View Post
    From
    BABY, IT'S YOU [[1983):

    - STOP! IN THE NAME OF LOVE
    - OOO BABY BABY
    - DON'T MESS WITH BILL

    Here's the trailer, with the songs included:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rXEV0kLVnA
    I had forgotten about that movie. Thanks Methuselah!

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    I Will Survive by Diana Ross was part of a hilarious scene in the movie "In and Out" with Kevin Kline.

    CE

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    "If We Hold on Together"by Diana Ross in The Land Before Time.

    CE

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    There was a documentary about the New York Cosmos soccer team of the 1970s North American Soccer League. "He's My Man" by The Supremes was on the soundtrack.

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    This was not exactly what I was looking for, but until I find the clip where the Supremes "He's My Man" was used in "The Cleveland Show". I thought I'd share this fun clip:


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