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What songs remind you of what movies?

Asked by jca (36043points) May 29th, 2015

This morning, on the radio, they played “Right Back Where We Started From” by Maxine Nightingale. The song was featured in the movie “The Family Stone” in the scene where Sarah Jessica Parker went out to the bar with her boyfriend’s brother. She was dancing around with the song playing on the juke box.

Even though this son was popular when I was young, when I hear it now, I think of “The Family Stone.” When the song ended, the DJ on the radio mentioned that that song always reminds him of the movie “Slap Stick.” They then started talking and laughing about that movie, how they loved it so much.

So, “Right Back Where We Started From” reminds me of “The Family Stone” and reminds the DJ of “Slap Stick.”

What songs remind you of what movies?

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Judi's avatar

We Will Rock You will forever conjur up images of “A Knights Tale”

Dutchess_III's avatar

Born Free.

The Way We Were.

stanleybmanly's avatar

Long list. “His eyes her eyes” from “The Thomas Crown Affair”

sahID's avatar

Going back in time:
Polly Wally Doodle (You Can’t Take It With You)
Over the Rainbow (The Wizard of Oz)
As Time Goes By (Casablanca)
Ol’ Man River (Showboat)
Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001: a Space Odyssey)

Plus the title songs to
Born Free
True Grit
The Way We Were
High Noon

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

The spaghetti western music makes me think of Clint’s eyes, just before he draws his gun.

Dutchess_III's avatar


Blondesjon's avatar

“Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” – Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid

“Footloose” – Footloose

“Danger Zone” – Top Gun

“Oh Yeah (Yello Song)” – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

“Mrs. Robinson” – The Graduate

“Final Fantasy II (Bass Line)” – Scott Pilgrim vs The World

“The End” – Apocalypse Now

Blondesjon's avatar

I know it’s not a movie but when I hear either “Ride of the Valkyries”, “Blue Danube”, or “The Marriage of Figaro” I immediately think of Saturday morning Looney Tunes.

kill the waaabbit . . .

talljasperman's avatar

Double back again. .. Back to the Future.

Mimishu1995's avatar

I don’t know when and how I associated My Funny Valentine with Double Indemnity.

Pachy's avatar

I never tire of this plaintive Henry Mancini theme, which always makes me think fondly of one of my top 10—maybe top 5—favorite films from which is comes, Two for the Road.

RadioFlyer's avatar

“Everybody’s Talkin’ ” – Midnight Cowboy

@jca I think you mean ‘Slap Shot’ (not Slap Stick)

jca's avatar

@RadioFlyer: Yes, I guess it’s Slap Shot. Thanks for the correction.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

Arthur’s Theme! Song by Christopher Cross.

RadioFlyer's avatar

“Tell me….what are your thoughts, Hobson…?”

“She strikes me as a person one might meet at a bowwwling alley…”

ibstubro's avatar

Up Where We Belong was released the year I turned 21.

The Rose I graduated high school.

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