' Cinema Romantico: Most Iconic Song In A Movie?

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Most Iconic Song In A Movie?

It happens all the time. A famous song or piece of music is chosen for a particular sequence in a certain film and, suddenly, forever and ever, thousands of people will simply associate that song or piece of music with that film. I mention this because I'm fairly certain "The Muppets" makes the finest use of what Rolling Stone recently called The Worst Song Of The 80's (and that's saying a whole lot of something), Starship's "We Built This City". Seriously, watch that scene in the theater and try not to sing along.

And it made me think. It made me think of other magnificent uses of music at the movies. It made me think of.....

Ride of the Valkyries in "Apocalypse Now."

The Blue Danube in "2001."

Moon River in "Breakfast at Tiffany's."

As Time Goes By in "Casablanca."

The list goes on and on.

But, of course, as we all know, as noted film historians have repeated time and again with resounding authority, quite clearly the greatest song ever served up for dramatic purpose in a film is this:

2 comments:

Castor said...

Ahaha great scene! Hot Shots for the win :)

Nick Prigge said...

A friend of mine recently put the oldies channel on on his digital cable and this song came on and I realized the very first thing I thought of was this scene.