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What song do you sometimes hear that reminds you of a scene from a movie or TV show?

Asked by erichw1504 (26396points) April 19th, 2010

Is there a song that you hear from time to time that always reminds you of a certain scene from a movie or TV show? Or does it just remind you of the movie/show as a whole?

What song is it and what scene is it from? Does it make you nostalgic? Why do you think you are always reminded of it? Because it was an important, scary, emotional, dramatic, etc… scene?

Is there a song that is not even played during the movie/tv show, yet still reminds you of it? Why?

Please don’t mention movie or TV show themes as those are obviously going to remind anyone of it, since it was made for it!

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Trillian's avatar

Office Space, this song. Actually, this happens to me a lot, but in lots of different ways. I can hear one word and think of a song, see a situation and think of a song to describe it, hear a bit of a song and think of a movie…

njnyjobs's avatar

I went with Eye of the Tiger, but failed to notice the caveat of no TV/Movie themes . . .

ucme's avatar

Whenever I hear Bo Rap I think of the headbanging dudes in Wayne’s World, party on!!

earthduzt's avatar

Huey Lewis and the News “Power of Love” reminds me of Back to the Future which reminds me of my childhood days living in Southern California skateboarding :)

Trillian's avatar

Bo Rap, YES! I can still see the guy crossing his eyes at the top when they sing ”... for meeeeeeeeeeeeee.”

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

The music from “Jaws” is unmistakable.Poor,poor,Quint….sigh

cazzie's avatar

The Breakfast Club. Junior year high school. Oh… wow. That exchange student I was so in love with…..

anartist's avatar

Harry Belafonte’s Banana Boat song and the little girl floating up and up with the help of friendly ghosts in the Beetlejuice movie. This one was so feel-good—makes me smile.
Unchained melody and Patrick Swazye dancing with his love in Ghost
9 to 5, in opening of Dolly Parton’s movie 9 tto 5 as all the women go to work

thriftymaid's avatar

There are at least a hundred of them. I associate music with film routinely.

erichw1504's avatar

@anartist Yea! The Beatlejuice one is a good example!

ucme's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille “Here’s to swimmin with bow legged women” “Farewell & adieu to you fair Spanish ladies”

Vunessuh's avatar

There’s a song called Different Stars by Trespassers William that was featured in the television show The Beast with Patrick Swayze. It was right around the time Patrick passed away. It’s a beautiful song and I listen to it often and it reminds me of that show.

zephyr826's avatar

Simon and Garfunkel – “Sounds of Silence” always brings back The Graduate for me.

evandad's avatar

As thriftymaid mentioned earlier. The list is endless. However I will give an example. I heard a song in the movie “Death Sentence” with Kevin Bacon that I loved. It’s called “Alright”. I put it on my mp3 right away. Every time I hear it it takes me back to the scene where he sees his son killed.

ganti_x89's avatar

for whom to bell tolls by metalica in zombieland intro.

wtfrickinfrack's avatar

wake me up before you go go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

reminds me of Zoolander xD

rovdog's avatar

Build me up Buttercup- Something about Mary
Old Time Rock and Roll- Risky Business
You’ve Lost that Loving Feeling- Top Gun (lots of Tom Cruise here?)
Auld Lang Syne- It’s A Wonderful Life
Miss Misery or really any Elliot Smith song- Good Will Hunting
The Touch- Transformers (the animated one)

ok that’s enough

janbb's avatar

The theme song from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly alwasy reminds me of the book Heart of Darkness becasue we were studying that in school at the time the song came out.

Silence04's avatar

“in the jungle” reminds me of lion king.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Stayin’ Alive reminds me of Saturday Night Fever. As it was meant to.

wtfrickinfrack's avatar

oh yeah… afternoon delight and anchorman


anartist's avatar

@zephyr826 Actually Mrs Robinson does it even better, since she was part of the story!

zephyr826's avatar

@anartist I actually am Mrs. Robinson. When we got married, we were introduced at the reception with that song. However, I didn’t remember it actually playing in the movie.

I just looked it up, and the version in the movie is apparently very different than the single.

anartist's avatar

@zephyr826 I’m pretty sure it did somewhere during the angst about the affair—but it’s been a while

And here’s to you, Mrs. Robinson
Jesus loves you more than you will know (Wo, wo, wo)
God bless you please, Mrs. Robinson
Heaven holds a place for those who pray
(Hey, hey, hey…hey, hey, hey)

Berserker's avatar

Well, I can’t help but to remember Adrian Paul everytime I hear Princes of the Universe by Queen.

anartist's avatar

of course there’s always Jailhouse Rock and all the Elvis movies /songs

anartist's avatar

Anything from the rocky horror show
thunder road movie and song
scott joplin the entertainer—the sting
as time goes by—casablanca

XoXoMEXoXo's avatar

In Transit reminds me of Gossip girl now, and the acctual movie In Transit.I HATE gossip girl sometimes, but I like the song.

Austinlad's avatar

A jazzy number by Nelson Riddle called “Route 66” (not to be confused with the old Nat King Cole song of the same name), theme of the anthology TV series “Route 66.” It takes me right back to my teenage days. What teenage boy in the 50s-60s didn’t want to be like the two free-spirited guys in this show who drove all over the country in a Corvair helping people. I have the whole series on DVD and many of the episodes are as good as I remember them.

aprilsimnel's avatar

That’s a great theme tune, @Austinlad. I saw Route 66 on Nick at Night in the 80s, and had a tiny crush on Martin Milner.

Xilas's avatar

every time i hear a kanye west song i picture Zach Galifianakis walking into a building.

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