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Puffy
05-25-2006, 01:51 PM
I was watching The Sting the other night and it occurred to me that you cannot here that song without associating it with the movie. So I got to thinking of other songs like that. The top 5 I could come up with are (in no order):

(1) The Sting
(2) The Jaws music
(3) Rocky
(4) The score from the Godfather
(5) Star Wars

For actual "radio" playing songs I cannot here Layla and not think of Goodfellas and the same is true for Eye of the Tiger and Rocky III.

cumberlandreds
05-25-2006, 02:23 PM
The Theme for Halloween sticks out for me. Some of best and creepiest music ever made,IMO.
If want to go really old, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, you have to associate with The Wizard of Oz.

Red Leader
05-25-2006, 02:27 PM
Jaws, Fanfare for Rocky, the Godfather, and Star Wars definately stand out for me.

Any work by Hans Zimmer is usually great, and he has done a lot, but "You're So Cool" from True Romance stands out as one of my favorite.

Somebody's Baby and Moving in Stereo always, always remind me of Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

I can no longer hear "The Promise" without thinking of Napoleon Dynamite.

RichRed
05-25-2006, 04:01 PM
For actual "radio" playing songs I cannot here Layla and not think of Goodfellas and the same is true for Eye of the Tiger and Rocky III.

I'm the same way with 'Meet Me Halfway' by Kenny Loggins from the arm-wrestling epic, Over the Top.

But seriously folks...even though it's a great song on its own, when I hear Marvin Gaye's 'Let's Get It On', it's hard for me not to think of Jack Black's rendition in High Fidelity.

Still, I'd have to put Star Wars at the top of most memorable. The Superman theme is a pretty good one too.

vaticanplum
05-25-2006, 04:15 PM
I hate a lot of movie scores, especially when they are paritularly string-laden, but when E.T. and Elliott fly in front of the moon to that ridiculous bombastic music I cry my eyes out. EVERY TIME.

I like Ennio Morricone though.

BUTLER REDSFAN
05-25-2006, 04:16 PM
practically anything from john williams

Bob Borkowski
05-25-2006, 04:51 PM
Psycho

Falls City Beer
05-25-2006, 04:54 PM
Bernard Herrmann "North by Northwest" One of the greatest soundtracks in one of the greatest movies of all time.

Falls City Beer
05-25-2006, 04:54 PM
Psycho

Great minds, Bob.

That's number 2 on my Herrmann score list. Herrmann was great; you never feel that his soundtracks were superadded noise, but rather, an organic extension of the action/scene.

Puffy
05-25-2006, 04:57 PM
Speaking of Kenny Loggins - Danger Zone and Top Gun.

And Footloose.

vaticanplum
05-25-2006, 05:01 PM
Ok, a couple more --

Jose Padilla, who did City Lights
whoever did a lot of the Fellini movies
and Yann Tiersen did a great job with Amelie, he does a lot of other great music on his own

TRF
05-25-2006, 05:19 PM
The scores for the first Batman and Glory were great. The soundtrack for Batman was pretty good too.

I also really liked Gladiator's movie score.

IowaRed
05-25-2006, 05:30 PM
I hadn't thought about Glory but that was excellent. Jaws would top my list

rdiersin
05-25-2006, 05:36 PM
Max Steiner: King Kong and also Adventures of Don Juan, which (I could be wrong here) makes an appearance in Goonies when Chunk meats Sloth and then later when Sloth comes down the sail.

Also, Dr. Zhivago

max venable
05-25-2006, 05:52 PM
Well, as long as we're talking about Kenny Loggins, how can we forget I'm Alright from Caddyshack?

captainmorgan07
05-25-2006, 06:05 PM
animal house was pretty classic with the score

MrCinatit
05-25-2006, 08:02 PM
The scores by Ennio Morricone in Once Upon A Time In The West and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly are billiant.

DoogMinAmo
05-25-2006, 08:25 PM
The Jurassic Park and Forrest Gump scores are emotional and powerful.

Red in Chicago
05-25-2006, 08:28 PM
bob seger's old time rock and roll with a young and ever so hot tom cruise dancing around in his tighty whitey's :p:

Freddie_Free
05-25-2006, 08:51 PM
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly is my favorite.

Don't forget Kenny's classic "I'm Alright" from Caddyshack..

dman
05-25-2006, 09:07 PM
"Can You Feel The Love Tonight" - Elton John from the Lion King Soundtrack

GAC
05-25-2006, 09:31 PM
The Exorcist theme (Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield) and 2001 Space Odessey.

nycredsfan
05-25-2006, 11:47 PM
I really like what Jon Brion has been doing with films scores especially the I Heart Huckabees score.

Nugget
05-26-2006, 04:53 AM
Backdraft

capndees
05-26-2006, 10:22 AM
My personal favs:

1. The Good the Bad and the Ugly, Ennio Morricone
2. The Ten Commandments, Elmer Bernstein
3. Conan the Barbarian, Basil Poledouris
4. Gladiator, Hans Zimmer
5. Last of the Mohicans, Trevor Jones
6. Once Upon a Time in the West, Ennio Morricone
7. Braveheart, James Horner
8. Hoosiers, Jerry Goldsmith
9. Crocodile Dundee, Peter Best
10. Terminator, Brad Fiedel

I purposely left out any John Williams scores because, well, that's just not fair.

deltachi8
05-26-2006, 12:38 PM
I cant help but do a silly dance ala Rodney Dangerfield if I hear Journey's "Any Way You Want It"

KronoRed
05-26-2006, 05:09 PM
Pirates of the Caribbean
Star Trek I

redsfanmia
05-26-2006, 07:35 PM
Singles

RedsBaron
05-27-2006, 08:16 AM
Many of the soundtracks I thought of have already been posted. Any list has to include John Williams, with "Star Wars" and "Raiders of the Lost Ark" leading the way.
James Horner is on my list for "Glory" and "Braveheart."
John Barry scored a number of James Bond films. Perhaps my favorite score from his 007 films is for "On Her Majesty's Secret Service." Barry also scored "Somewhere In Time," with a version of "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini" that is incredibly romantic.
Maurice Jarre scored "Dr. Zhivago," with "Lara's Theme."
Max Steiner scored "Casablanca" but wasn't all that happy about having to include "As Time Goes By" in the score; now that's a song that always brings a movie scene to mind.

Yachtzee
05-27-2006, 11:05 AM
The score from "Victory." Everytime I hear it, it puts a spring in my step and makes me want to practice my bicycle kick.

Oingo Boingo songs and any '80s comedy that involved a school or a party as a major plot device.

Nugget
05-28-2006, 08:45 PM
Gettysburg

Chip R
05-28-2006, 11:51 PM
There's one on right now "The Great Escape".

savafan
05-29-2006, 12:15 AM
Can't believe no one mentioned "Chariots of Fire".

Also, Arthur's Theme by Christopher Cross from Arthur.

CrackerJack
05-29-2006, 01:30 AM
The score from "Victory." Everytime I hear it, it puts a spring in my step and makes me want to practice my bicycle kick.

Oingo Boingo songs and any '80s comedy that involved a school or a party as a major plot device.

Agree on Victory.

Last Temptation Of Christ, Goodfellas, and Acopolypse Now need to be mentioned if that haven't already.


Over The Edge (1979)

Outshined_One
05-29-2006, 01:46 AM
I'm sad that Miklos Rozsa hasn't been mentioned yet. The Thief of Baghdad, The Killers (which was used for The Dragnet theme), Spellbound (my personal favorite, the use of the theremin is awesome), Ben-Hur, El Cid, Double Indemnity, Quo Vadis?, and King of Kings is a heck of a lineup.

RBA
05-29-2006, 01:59 AM
Saturday Night Fever

Staying Alive, etc.... Soundtrack.

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 02:04 AM
Saturday Night Fever

Staying Alive, etc.... Soundtrack.
http://www.aboutfilm.com/features/punisher/saturdaynightfever.jpg

RBA
05-29-2006, 02:09 AM
Somewhere Over the Rainbow It's old, but it's still a good one.

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 02:12 AM
Tora, Tora, Tora is another good one.

dman
05-29-2006, 09:27 AM
Steve Stevens and Harold Faltermeyer - Top Gun Theme Song

Hap
05-30-2006, 04:51 PM
poor poor joseph whatcha gonna do
things look bad for you
hey whatcha gonna do

Sweetstop
05-30-2006, 08:09 PM
Bernard Herrmann "North by Northwest" One of the greatest soundtracks in one of the greatest movies of all time.


you go now! yes!

I love the "Lawrence of Arabia" theme. What an incredible movie and the music is so majestic!

saboforthird
05-30-2006, 11:58 PM
"I Wish My Baby Was Born" by Tim Eriksen, Riley Baugus & Tim O'Brien: "Cold Mountain" :)

Roy Tucker
05-31-2006, 11:42 AM
you go now! yes!

I love the "Lawrence of Arabia" theme. What an incredible movie and the music is so majestic!
Awww, you beat me to it Sweetstop. Lawrence of Arabia is my favorite movie score of all time. A perfect meld of music mood, theme, and excellence. Everytime I hear the opening theme, I can just envision the shimmering mirages over sand dunes. Maurice Jaffe...

I still have the LP I bought when I first saw the movie in 6th grade. I think that's when I became a movie geek.

RFS62
05-31-2006, 11:55 AM
Yeah, Lawrence of Arabia has to be number one.

Yachtzee
05-31-2006, 06:52 PM
Yeah, Lawrence of Arabia has to be number one.

And who can think of "Lawrence of Arabia" without thinking of "Hollywood Knights". :)