What's your favourite piece of "fictional music"?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Dudley Morris, Mar 6, 2019.

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  1. Dudley Morris

    Dudley Morris Resident Thread Starter

    ...that is, music that was created to exist within the reality of a movie or TV show? Not theme songs or soundtrack tunes or the like. Not sure if this spin on the movie/TV show songs theme has been done before - although I expect to find out quick. In any event, my nominee is this classic by the Carrie Nations, from Beyond The Valley of The Dolls:

    Feel free to nominate music from novels as well, if the description is interesting/vivid enough to make up for the fact it can't be heard...
  2. Gems-A-Bems

    Gems-A-Bems Forum Resident

    The Duke City
    Oscar Drill & The Bits “Breaking Out” from Shock Treatment
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  3. Veggie Boy

    Veggie Boy still trudgin'

    Central Canada
    OK I'll get this one out of the way:

    Phantom of the Paradise
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  4. mikey-mike534

    mikey-mike534 Active Member

    Dallas, Tx
    Stillwater "Fever Dog" from Almost Famous

  5. MrSka57

    MrSka57 Forum Resident

    Syracuse, New York
  6. Eleventh Earl of Mar

    Eleventh Earl of Mar Somehow got them all this far.

    New York

    In game the song is credited to Old Gods of Asgard and it's words have a bunch to do with the game's plot.
  7. vamborules

    vamborules Forum Resident

    Pain - I Dig Pain

  8. marty34

    marty34 Forum Resident

    ssm, on, canada
    Those musical snippets in Austin Powers movies with Mike Myers as frontman are always entertaining and toe tapping, I apologize for not being techie enough to actually post a link.
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  9. danner

    danner Forum Resident

    Birmingham, AL
  10. Gems-A-Bems

    Gems-A-Bems Forum Resident

    The Duke City
    Don’t do it!
  11. Mister Charlie

    Mister Charlie "Music Is The Doctor Of My Soul " - Doobie Bros.

    Aromas, CA USA
    Dewey Cox, Walk Hard.

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  12. buzzzx

    buzzzx Forum Resident

    Think this counts.
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  13. plentyofjamjars67

    plentyofjamjars67 Forum Resident

    it's gotta be "Ashbury Wednesday" by Boenzee Cryque (from 'Psych Out')

  14. heathen

    heathen Forum Resident

    Blues Brothers probably doesn't count because they put out at least one album separate from the movie, right?
  15. Veggie Boy

    Veggie Boy still trudgin'

    Central Canada
    From the movie O Brother Where Art Thou

    I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow
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  16. Ben Bland

    Ben Bland Cannot explain King Crimson

    ‎The Midwest
    The Indie/Emo band called Visiting Day, on The Sopranos.
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  17. drad dog

    drad dog A Listener


    "Sorry man. First time..."
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  18. Kristofa

    Kristofa former member

    Stillwater - "Fever Dog" from Almost Famous. I use this clip on my Blu-ray with the DTS MA 5.1 audio to demo my surround. No matter how much I turn it up, it never distorts. GORGEOUS!
  19. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Senior Member

    The Hex Girls from a Scooby Doo direct-to-DVD movie. They have sort of a Wiccan Bangles thing going on...

  20. Shambolicus

    Shambolicus Obsequious, purple and clairvoyant

    The Twylight Zones big audition for Jerry Ragovoy in the film Not Fade Away (2012). Iirc, Steve Van Zandt had a hand in the songwriting and arranging.
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  21. Gems-A-Bems

    Gems-A-Bems Forum Resident

    The Duke City
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  22. bvb1123

    bvb1123 Rock and Roll Martian

    Cincinnati Ohio
    I love almost everything in the mockumentary A Mighty Wind but I think my favorite is The Folksmen doing "Old Joe's Place"

  23. PopularChuck

    PopularChuck Forum Resident

    Bay Area
    The more "polite" version of "Pretty In Pink" that Psychedelic Furs recorded for the movie soundtrack after the original, which is vastly superior, was deemed too raw. I don't believe there were any changes to the lyrics, but the production was polished and the guitar tone cleaned up a bit for the soundtrack.

    As an aside, I'm not sure John Hughes really understood the song (or perhaps he just chose to ignore the metaphors). I've read that Richard Butler has said the song tells the story of a promiscuous woman who believes she is wanted and beautiful but is in reality belittled and ridiculed. It isn't a slut-shaming song, but rather it empathizes with Caroline and comments on how sad her life is (second verse), and how she seems to believe this is how a woman is expected to behave ("Caroline laughs and it's raining all day / she loves to be one of the girls")

    That's not at all what the movie is about, or what the protagonist, Andie Walsh, is like.

    That said, I love the movie, and no one chronicled being a teenager in 80s America as well as John Hughes.
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  24. belushipower

    belushipower Forum Resident

    The songs in the Blues Brothers movie would surely count!
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  25. drad dog

    drad dog A Listener

    It was all covers. The songs preexisted the movie, and the TV routines.
    Not that i don't share your enthusiasm!
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