Warning: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in ..../includes/class_bootstrap.php(430) : eval()'d code on line 322

Warning: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in ..../includes/class_bbcode.php on line 2958

Warning: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in ..../includes/class_bbcode.php on line 2958

Warning: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in ..../includes/class_bbcode.php on line 2958
Good, funny or odd usage of 80s music in non-80s movies...

80s Forum: Good, funny or odd usage of 80s music in non-80s movies...
Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Greenwood Lake, New York 10925
    Age
    35
    Posts
    1,691

    Good, funny or odd usage of 80s music in non-80s movies...

    Okay, one or two rules preceding:

    1.) Movies set in the 80s don't count.

    2.) TV movies are fair game.

    Okay...I'll start off...

    1.) (TV-Movie) "The Stand"...Several 80s songs are used, including "Sharp-Dressed Man" and "Don't Dream It's Over".

    2.) "Little Nicky"...great usage of heavy metal, and a funny usage of Stacey Q's "Two Of Hearts".

    3.) "Pretty Woman"...besides the borderline 80s music, Julia Roberts sings a snippet of Prince's "'Kiss" (no pun intended), while in the bathtub.

    Anybody got any other examples?

    Sincerely,

    John "outofplacechild" Kilduff
    God bless the troops AND America now and forever!

    Ted's friend in twisted humor (Come back soon, pal!)---
    TopCat Fan---
    A Pat Benatar admirer, just like Sarg--
    Stalker of the marvelous, fantastic, deliciously pretty abcmcd-Where are you? I miss you!---
    Tinajo rocks---
    Milani rules---
    Gazing dreamily at ImSooSure's picture---
    DD, I still miss you. Come back, please.
    Culture Club Freak's Raving Right-Winger Friend

    "There are things about me you wouldn't undestand...Things you couldn't understand...Things you SHOULDN'T understand!"-Pee-Wee Herman

    DON'T MAKE FUN OF MY PRESIDENT, GODDAMMIT!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    New Orleans, Louisiana, United
    Age
    50
    Posts
    9,294
    How about all the 80s songs in A Knight's Tale ?

    Here is the track list from the soundtrack:

    *We Will Rock You - Queen
    Low Rider - War
    Takin' Care Of Business - Bachman-Turner Overdrive
    *Golden Years - David Bowie
    Ramble On - Train
    *Crazy On You - Heart
    Further On Up The Road - Eric Clapton
    Get Ready - Rare Earth
    I Want To Take You Higher - Sly & The Family Stone
    The Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy
    One Of Your Own - Carter Burwell
    *We Are The Champions - Robbie Williams + Queens
    Pieces - Dan Powell
    Eye Conqueror - Third Eye Blind

    The ones marked are definately from the eighties. Some are from the 70s and of course there are some recent ones like Train and Third Eye Blind.
    ~jen~

    Totally stalked by 80s Trivia
    Wavemaster's favourite former teacher
    >>>Officially stalking djdaffy<<<
    ~~MMMMMM Chasey~~


    *******************************

    jen* has a space

  3. #3
    wavemaster's Avatar
    wavemaster is offline David Hasselhoff reunited Germany in '89
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Disco Deutschland
    Age
    49
    Posts
    3,317

    Wink

    Three words: Grosse Point Blank.

    The best 90s movie which features 80s music IMHO.


    Proud GERMAN member of the "OVE" Club

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    New Orleans, Louisiana, United
    Age
    50
    Posts
    9,294
    Wavey, I love Grosse Point Blank. I think it is a brilliant movie. Of course he is going home for his High School reunion. As a hitman, how comfortable can that be???!! LOL
    ~jen~

    Totally stalked by 80s Trivia
    Wavemaster's favourite former teacher
    >>>Officially stalking djdaffy<<<
    ~~MMMMMM Chasey~~


    *******************************

    jen* has a space

  5. #5
    wavemaster's Avatar
    wavemaster is offline David Hasselhoff reunited Germany in '89
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Disco Deutschland
    Age
    49
    Posts
    3,317
    Jen, for me, it would suit...you can be sure that my gun would never get cold during that event...


    Proud GERMAN member of the "OVE" Club

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Corpus Christi, Texas
    Age
    50
    Posts
    5,213
    One movie:

    "Romy & Michele's High School Reunion"

    This soundtrack has nothing BUT 80's music!! There was even a second soundtrack put out with even MORE 80's music!
    Trixter

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Georgia
    Age
    45
    Posts
    1,459
    Originally posted by jen*
    How about all the 80s songs in A Knight's Tale ?

    Here is the track list from the soundtrack:

    *We Will Rock You - Queen
    Low Rider - War
    Takin' Care Of Business - Bachman-Turner Overdrive
    *Golden Years - David Bowie
    Ramble On - Train
    *Crazy On You - Heart
    Further On Up The Road - Eric Clapton
    Get Ready - Rare Earth
    I Want To Take You Higher - Sly & The Family Stone
    The Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy
    One Of Your Own - Carter Burwell
    *We Are The Champions - Robbie Williams + Queens
    Pieces - Dan Powell
    Eye Conqueror - Third Eye Blind

    The ones marked are definately from the eighties. Some are from the 70s and of course there are some recent ones like Train and Third Eye Blind.

    "Crazy On You" by Heart 1976
    "Golden Years" by David Bowie 1976
    "We Are The Champions" by Queen 1977

    For the most part this is a great 70s soundtrack.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    CANADA
    Age
    53
    Posts
    8,151
    Boogie Nights even though much of the movie took place in the 70's, they did have one great scene where they went to the drug dealer who was mixing tapes and was playing 99 Red Balloons, Sister Christian and Jesse Girl.. also the trailer music was ELO's A Livin Thing..Another movie 200 cigarettes sucked big time but the sound track was jammed full of 80's tunes including Nick Lowe, Roxy Music, Blondie and the Cars
    Topcats Buddy
    Bogie' Arch Nemesis

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    6,730

    Thumbs down Re: Good, funny or odd usage of 80s music in non-80s movies...

    I think that sucks when they do this!!!

    They know thier stuff sucks and try to make it better by adding 80s music.....

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Australia
    Age
    42
    Posts
    3,447

    Re: Good, funny or odd usage of 80s music in non-80s movies...

    American Psycho with the "Huey Lewis & The News" theme - totally twisted!!!
    I though it was actually a good choice of music because it's quite bizarre and unsettling - naturally you would assume a psycho would put his feet up and chill out to the likes of Cannibal Corpse or Decide or whatever - not good ol' family friendly Huey!! crazy!

    I also enjoyed the use of 80's songs in Donnie Darko - The Killing Moon - Echo & The Bunnymen - exceptional!! I also didn't mind the cover version of Mad World by that bald geezer I can't remember the name of it's a very rare thing.


  11. #11
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    California
    Posts
    4,304

    Re: Good, funny or odd usage of 80s music in non-80s movies...

    yeah, it is freaky sometimes when they play 80's music in recent movies.

    I just saw "I could never be your woman", and Michelle Phieffer is great, but the music was a bit weird. Maybe it all fit for the movie, I don't know.

    It opened with an 80's electronic song, and had a few other 80's tunes sprinkled around some 90's songs.

    You have to see it if you want the list. Just very weird.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Wellsville
    Age
    45
    Posts
    3,060

    Re: Good, funny or odd usage of 80s music in non-80s movies...

    My favorite 90s movie that had 80s music in it is "Peter's Friends" with Kenneth Branaugh, stephen Fry, Emma Thompason and Hugh Laurie. It has bands like Prefab Sprout, Paul Young, The Pretendrs and Tears For Fears. The movie isn't bad either.
    Molly

    My Twitter
    My FriendFeed
    My Facebook
    Cyber Sis of Diofan and Chooch
    NOT So Secretly Stalking 80sTrivia
    Goth Music Fan
    Torchwood Fanatic
    THAT MODERN ROCK SHOW W/GHOSTY

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Rules

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
[Output: 102.71 Kb. compressed to 85.14 Kb. by saving 17.57 Kb. (17.10%)]