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Best in-universe song

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Aetius, Nov 23, 2020.

  1. Aetius

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    Twitter occasionally coughs up a gem, and today it was:

    My picks would be:

    Scotty Doesn't Know ~ Eurotrip


    That Thing You Do! ~ That Thing You Do!


    Eye to Eye ~ A Goofy Movie


    Focus: Your picks for the best fictional in-universe songs
     
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    The song from Josie and the Pussycats was catchy as hell. Rachel Leigh Cooke was also my first celebrity crush, so that didn’t hurt.



    Expanded Focus: Best in-universe movies and TV shows. In honor of Christmas, Angels with Filthy Souls:

     
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    Well “that thing you do” wraps it up for me. I also don’t think that 3-6 mafia song for Hustle and Flow was that good. Not Oscar good.

    Off Juices 2nd topic a little. The Cable Guys subplot with the “in movie” celebrity media trail that had Ben Stiller as a former child star turned twin brother murderer with the nation captivated was hilarious.
     
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    Song was made specifically for the movie Streets of Fire for a fake group called the Sorels.

    The movie is a bit of a guilty pleasure, and I really dig this song.




     
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    I always liked this one from almost famous

     
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    Bow down.

     
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    Dan Hartman wrote that (and ended up having a hit with his version) - he had worked with Hall & Oates before and took it to them. They declined. Shortly thereafter, Jimmy Iovine (who was working on the Streets of Fire soundtrack) asked Hartman if he had anything that would fit the genre. He presented that to him, and the rest is history.

    I'm partial to Fever Dog in Almost Famous. Cameron Crowe's wife, Nancy Wilson (of Heart) wrote it, I think.



    ETA: Lol, Zach beat me.
     
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    Do the Spinal Tap songs count?

     
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    Anything from A Mighty Wind, if you enjoy Christopher Guest and folk music.
     
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    I'm gonna label this one as "in-universe," since the movie specifically shows a band playing it:

     
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    I was a third for “That Thing You Do” right up until the above post. Now I can’t decide.

    I also like pretty much anything from “Labyrinth”
     
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    Correct, in fact Nancy wrote all the original music for the movie if memory serves.
     
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    Some of the original songs for the fake artists on the show “Vinyl” were great. That show didn’t get the attention and credit it deserved, that first season was fantastic.
     
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    Here's some meta for you:
    https://youtu.be/uVd9EMdVj9Y

    I know *we* have our All Along the Watchtower, but in their (alternate? or just earlier) timeline they do too. Just a fated coincidence that some artist millions of years later would arrive at the same notes and chords, a million monkeys playing guitar and it's bound to happen.
     
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    Director Robert Altman made all the actors playing country artists in “Nashville” write their own songs/lyrics for the movie. Keith Carradine’s song won the Oscar for that year:


    ...I wish I knew why Altman was so obsessed with Shelly Duvall. She is excruciating in every sense of the word.
     
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    I’m a little unclear on the separate universe distinction, since I have That thing You Do in my iTunes library, and Spinal Tap has been selling albums for decades. However-

    I agree with many of you on That Thing You Do. I’ll also toss in an old school candidate: On the Dark Side by Eddie and the Cruisers, from the 1983 movie of the same name.
     
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    Any Dethklok songs from Metalocalypse