Songs that sample clips from old movies or TV shows.

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by PaulKTF, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. Iron Maiden - The Prisoner (from the BBC TV show of the same name)
    This from
    A musical adaptation of the old BBC television series, The Prisoner. The song begins with Patrick McGoohan's opening narration from the show.
    Rod Smallwood, the band manager, was very nervous about calling Patrick McGoohan to get permission to use the quote. After bolstering up the courage to call McGoohan, he explained the proposition uncomfortably. McGoohan thought for a moment, than asked, "What was the band's name again?" Rod, who was downright scared at this point, told him again. "A rock band, you say?" McGoohan continued thoughtfully. Suddenly, he commanded "Do it!" sharply before hanging up. The band cracked up at this afterwards.
  2. guerilla1977

    guerilla1977 Forum Resident

    The Honeydrips - Fall From a Height
    The song has numerous repeated samples from a short scene from Annie Hall (link below)

    The Universe Is Expanding
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  3. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Forum Resident Thread Starter

    2 Live Crew's Me So Horny uses clips from Full Metal Jacket of the Vietnamese prostitute.

    (I bet most of you totally forgot about that rap group, eh?). :)
  4. usrlocal

    usrlocal Nice and Smooth

  5. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
    Cam’ron - Horse And Carriage (Remix)

    Everclear - AM Radio
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  6. JoeD

    JoeD Well-Known Member

    White Zombie - Thunder Kiss '65 (Faster Pussycat Kill! Kill!)
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  7. c-eling

    c-eling Forum Resident

    Front Line Assembly-100's
    For a complete breakdown-
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  8. pokemaniacjunk

    pokemaniacjunk Forum Resident

    south paris maine
    Fool's overture from Supertramp has a Winston Churchill speech in it but if you're talking about music videos then the Under Pressure music video
  9. anti PC.

    anti PC. Well-Known Member

    Twin Cities MN.
    There is a movie playing on Pink Floyds The Wall on a few songs ( Nobody Home and Vera ) where a guy keeps talking to or about his dog with an unfortunate name.
  10. R. Totale

    R. Totale The Voice of Reason

    Beyond McGoohan just being cool AF as he always was, imagine today's lawyers curling up and screaming at the very idea.
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  11. Raoul97202

    Raoul97202 Member

    Portland Oregon
    Squeeze uses a clip of Jack Nicholson from The Shining in the song Last Time Forever.

    "A momentary loss of muscular coordination."

    For some reason, I love it when these clips are inserted into songs. Good thread.
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2018
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  12. ibekeen

    ibekeen Forum Resident


    This got airplay on CHR stations. Massive samples from The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show.
  13. jojo getback

    jojo getback Well-Known Member

    west coast
    love this, hi energy and nostalgia !
  14. Black Thumb

    Black Thumb Forum Resident

    Reno, NV
    The first song that came to mind sampled an old TV commercial:

    Flushing sure beats brushing!
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  15. Stereosound

    Stereosound Forum Resident

    Jim Henson and Frank Oz, aka muppets Ernie and Bert of Sesame Street
  16. Stereosound

    Stereosound Forum Resident

    Kelly LeBrock from the movie Weird Science
  17. John B Good

    John B Good Forum Hall Of Fame

    NS, Canada
    Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking - Shane
  18. Guitarded

    Guitarded Forum Resident

    Sublime - Cisco Kid

  19. BlueSpeedway

    BlueSpeedway On the Beach

    Peter Murphy: All Night Long (1988)

    Features in the middle, dialogue from Jean Cocteau’s La Belle et la Bête (1946)

  20. Eleventh Earl of Mar

    Eleventh Earl of Mar Somehow got them all this far.

    New York
    Kevin Moore did this all the time - there's samples on A Change of Seasons, Space Dye Vest, 6:00, The Mirror, and Honor Thy Father (don't recall what was sampled there) here's a list from YT - it worked well imo, Dream Theater was good in the Moore era. These quotes aren't even conclusive, Space Dye Vest has three different samples, and only one is here - can't be bothered to look further into it.

    6 O' Clock

    ►The Dead (1987)

    "- Six o'clock on Christmas morning! And for what?
    - Well, isn't it for the honour of God, Aunt Kate?
    - I know all about the honour of God, Mary Jane"

    The Mirror

    ►Falling In Love (1984)
    ►Damage (1992)
    ►Light Sleeper (1992)

    "What am I doing ?"

    "What are you doing ?"

    "I haven't behaved as I should"

    "Everything you need is around you.
    The only danger is inside you."

    "I thought you could control life, but it's not like that.
    There are things you can't control."

    Space Dye Vest

    ►A Room With A View (1985)
    ►The Fifth Estate : Trouble With Evan (1994)

    "...he's the sort who can't know anyone intimately, least of all a woman.
    He doesn't know what a woman is. He wants you for a possession, something to look at,
    like a painting or an ivory box, something to own and to display.
    He doesn't want you to be real, or to think, or to live. He doesn't love you. But I love you.
    I want you to have your own thoughts and ideas and feelings,
    even when I hold you in my's our last chance."

    A Change Of Seasons

    ►Dead Poets Society (1989)
    ►Table For Five (1983)

    "It's the most awful thing you'll ever hear.
    Your mom...who you dearly love..
    ...has had to leave all our lives now."

    "Seize the day!"

    "Something happened."

    "Gather ye rosebuds while ye may."

    "She was killed."
  21. mr_spenalzo

    mr_spenalzo Forum Resident

    At the end of Suede's "The Asphalt World" you can hear Lauren Bacall in Woman's World.

  22. Mark B.

    Mark B. Forum Resident

    Concord, NC
    I've really enjoyed both Sidewalk Prophets Christmas albums these past few years. Our choir did What A Glorious Night as part of our cantata. Our kids choir joined us on it and sounded great. Great fun to play guitar on. Thanks for posting.
  23. daveidmarx

    daveidmarx Forum Resident

    Astoria, NY USA
    "Check My Machine" by Paul McCartney. The entire intro pastiche comes from this 1957 Loonry Tunes cartoon:

    Check out 0:49 for the song's intro!
  24. daveidmarx

    daveidmarx Forum Resident

    Astoria, NY USA
    The Beastie Boys sampled the Mr. Ed theme on Time To Get Ill:

    (check out 1:42)
  25. MarcS

    MarcS Forum Resident

    Oradell NJ
    Jeff Beck What Mama said from Its a Mad Mad Mad Mad World


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