Top 10 Movie soundtracks and a funny music t-shirt (PART I)
We’re not that obsessed with why we’ve picked these ten, sometimes it’s based on the official soundtrack CD, sometimes it’s based just on one song used in the movie that’s not even original or unique to the film, whatever, we’re always right and you know it you bastards. Oh yeah, and if you’re wondering “why the hell is this top 10 list starting at number 17?” the answer is cos I thought of 7 other ones, duh, this ain’t VH1 you know.
17. A clockwork orange (most notable song: “Singin’ in the Rain”, Gene Kelly)
A great Stanley Kubrick film to start the list and one of my all time favorite movies. Alex DeLarge’s ‘singing in the rain’ during the rape scene is an over the top masterpiece. After seeing it it’s impossible to asociate Gene Kelly’s hit with anything other than this movie. Don’t forget all the fancy classical music used, difficult to do but some how it works.
16. Reservoir Dogs (most notable song: “Stuck in the Middle” by Stealers Wheel)
The first soundtrack produced by Quentin Tarantino, in 1992. The song we all know and love because of this movie… Stuck in the Middle, bizzarely played during the torture scene. It made this cheesey and pretty damn odd ball song famous for another generation. Check out the video by the way, it’s funny and revolting.
They turned this into a video game in 2006, it missed me did that, it’s suppost to suck anyway. Pfft, I hate it when they do that.
“And Now Little Green Bag…” (Dialogue extract performed by Steven Wright) – 0:15
“Little Green Bag” by The George Baker Selection – 3:15
“Rock Flock of Five” (Dialogue extract performed by Steven Wright) – 0:11
“Hooked on a Feeling” by Blue Swede – 2:53
“Bohemiath” (Dialogue extract performed by Steven Wright) – 0:34
“I Gotcha” by Joe Tex – 2:27
“Magic Carpet Ride” by Bedlam – 5:10
“Madonna Speech” (Dialogue extract performed by Quentin Tarantino, Edward Bunker, Lawrence Tierney, Steve Buscemi and Harvey Keitel) – 0:59
“Fool for Love” by Sandy Rogers – 3:25
“Super Sounds” (Dialogue extract performed by Steven Wright) – 0:19
“Stuck in the Middle” by Stealers Wheel – 3:23
“Harvest Moon” by Bedlam – 2:38
“Let’s Get a Taco” (Dialogue extract performed by Harvey Keitel and Tim Roth) – 1:02
“Keep on Truckin’” (Dialogue extract performed by Steven Wright) – 0:16
“Coconut” by Harry Nilsson – 3:50
“Home of Rock” (Dialogue extract performed by Steven Wright) – 0:05
15. The Exorcist (most notable song: “Tubular Bells” by Mike Oldfield)
Can you believe there’s only one Exorcist CD out there that includes Tubular Bells? It’s a rare Japanese import too. But I bet you can’t think of any other songs to do with this movie? Anyway The Exorcist made this song super famous, and got it stuck in the charts here in the UK for a whole 5 years! One of the most distinctive songs you’ll hear on any film soundtrack.
I was told that if I watched this movie I might faint and all sorts of crazy stuff, I heard of people having re-occuring nightmares, mental breakdowns, miscarriages…maybe I didn’t concentrate hard enough. To make it less scary for these fragile folks two rather funny edits were made in some cuts shown on TV.. “Your mother sucks cocks in hell” became “Your mother still rots in hell” and “Shove it up your ass, you faggot” became “Shut your face, you maggot”. Haha, lame, I’d feel pretty cheated not hearing those lines. I love the spider walk scene, I met someone who could actually do it once, impressive stuff. I love the cover/poster for this film, don’t know why.
14. Blue Velvet (most notable song: “In Dreams” by Roy Orbison)
A dark combination of classic and modern pop songs to match the movies percuilar neo-noir feel. One of the first soundtracks by Angelo Badalamenti, who has gone on to work on many movies soundtracks including A Nightmare on Elm Street and Lost Highway. We love the scene where Ben lip-syncs to Roy Orbisons ‘In Dreams’ which sends Frank (Dennis Hopper) into a serious rage.
13. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (most notable song: Time Warp)
I normally hate musicals, even those musical episodes of Simpsons or the bouts of singing in Family Guy make me cringe, but Rocky Horror is the one exception to this rule. It’s difficult to explain this over-sexed cult classic, just watch it, it’s funny (in a ‘ha ha’ way and a ‘what the hell?!’ way).
Jackalope -Stay tuned for PART II, more music soundtracks and funny t-shirts to come.