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Old 04-04-2017, 07:23 PM
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Which long forgotten 70's song will pop up next in a mainstream movie?

I could name a lot more of them if I took the time, but off the top of my head (and a little research):

"Hooked on a Feeling" by Blue Suede in Guardians of the Galaxy
"Boogie Fever" by The Sylvers in Despicable Me
"Dream Weaver" by Gary Wright in Ice Age: Collision Course
"Kung Fu Fighting" in Kung Fu Panda
and now...
"Fox on the Run" by The Sweet plays loudly and proudly on the trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy 2. (Worth mentioning, FotR was my favorite song when I was 10 years old.)

And there is, I think a jeans commercial that features "Jeans On" by Lord David Dundas that had me delving deep into my grey matter to recall it.

This has become a trend in recent years. What will -- or should -- be the next forgotten 70's song to get dusted off?

My vote goes to Andy Kim's "Rock Me Gently," which I always thought was a terrific song and could be more timeless if not for the wonky keyboards and its AM Radio origins.
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Old 04-04-2017, 07:50 PM
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Old 04-04-2017, 08:05 PM
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Probably something room the great Emitt Rhodes, possibly "She's Such a Beauty.
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Old 04-04-2017, 08:36 PM
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Temptations - Can't Get Next To You
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Old 04-04-2017, 08:48 PM
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It's gotta be Chevy Van by Sammy Johns.
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Old 04-04-2017, 08:49 PM
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Mouth and MacNeal's How Do You Do because it feels as if it fits in an ironic, romantic comedy montage.

Tarentino or one of his copiers can use The Delfonic's Didn't I Blow Your Mind during a horrific murder scene.
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Old 04-04-2017, 09:19 PM
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I love this song. It should be played everywhere, all the time.
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Old 04-04-2017, 09:46 PM
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The Temptations "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" was recently on Big Little Lies, I forgot how good it was.

I'd like to hear Lee Michael's "Do You Know What I Mean". I always liked that song, has a great beat, you can dance to it...

The Staples Singers "I'll Take You There" is an excellent song. Wasn't this in a movie already? Or am I thinking of the documentary about Mavis?
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Old 04-04-2017, 11:16 PM
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Middle of the Road - Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep
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Old 04-05-2017, 12:14 AM
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Love Train, by The O'Jays.

Someone has already made a very cool video to go along with it.
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Old 04-05-2017, 01:27 AM
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Rock the Boat

Though the comments seem to be saying it was in The Martian.

Let me think of another....

We Are Family??

Sounds like something that would appear in a Will Farrell movie.
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Old 04-05-2017, 01:28 AM
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Mouth and MacNeal's How Do You Do because it feels as if it fits in an ironic, romantic comedy montage.

Tarentino or one of his copiers can use The Delfonic's Didn't I Blow Your Mind during a horrific murder scene.
Didn't that song already appear in Jackie Brown???
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Old 04-05-2017, 05:57 AM
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Middle of the Road - Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSNSTerj2Kc
This song has, for me, been the earworm that will not stay away.

Damn you.


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Old 04-05-2017, 06:02 AM
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Old 04-05-2017, 07:45 AM
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Didn't that song already appear in Jackie Brown???
I dunno. Which song? ETA Looked it up. Didn't I does appear in the soundtrack. Was someone getting beat up while it played?

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Old 04-05-2017, 07:52 AM
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I dunno. Which song? ETA Looked it up. Didn't I does appear in the soundtrack. Was someone getting beat up while it played?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v6C3lZ9Ic0
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Old 04-05-2017, 07:59 AM
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It's not exactly forgotten, and it's from 1968 (although frequently covered, notably by Juice Newton in 1981), but clearly Chip Taylor's "Angel of the Morning", used under the incredible opening credit scene in Deadpool is in the class of songs the OP is listing.

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Old 04-05-2017, 08:14 AM
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Cat Stevens, "Sitting"

I hear this song in the lobby of my office building quite often. It's a good song, but not something I've ever heard played on the radio. Seems like the perfect 70's deep cut for a movie soundtrack.
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Old 04-05-2017, 08:42 AM
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Pilot of the Airwaves, Charlie Dore
Lay Your Love On Me, Racey
The Lord's Prayer, Sister Janet Mead
Lucky Number, Lene Lovich
Babooshka, Kate Bush
Ring My Bell, Anita Ward
Knock On Wood, Amii Stewart
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Old 04-05-2017, 08:49 AM
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If The Night Chicago Died hasn't already been used some crime thriller, it really needs to be. The siren sound in the beginning and the drum beat just scream to be the background music for a raid.
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Old 04-05-2017, 08:57 AM
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I'm not sure if it's late 60s, or early 70s, but the Seekers "I'll Never Find Another You" is just begging for a chic flick montage. They had a big hit with "Georgy Girl," which was a movie theme song.
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Old 04-05-2017, 09:13 AM
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Ball of Confusion - Temptations.

As an aside, I always wished I could dance with the suave smooth cool that these guys did.
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Old 04-05-2017, 09:36 AM
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Warren Zevon's due for a generational rediscovery, I think.
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Old 04-05-2017, 10:09 AM
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Love Train, by The O'Jays.

Someone has already made a very cool video to go along with it.
I thought you were going to link to this video.

My vote: Muskrat Love. Good opening credits song.
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Old 04-05-2017, 11:28 AM
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The OP missed 'Ballroom Blitz' used in the marketing for 'Suicide Squad', sadly.

It's an interesting conundrum. The song needs to be somewhat obscure but not so much that no one will perk up when they here it. It's got to pull nostalgia without being part of the usual canon. One can't use 'Walk this Way' or 'Born to Run' in this sense.

One hit wonders are best. Someone has to figure out a use for 'Run Joey Run'.
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Old 04-05-2017, 01:18 PM
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Thunder island - Jay Ferguson One of my old favorites.


Hold You Head Up - Argent Just heard in earlier today while shopping at the hardware store. Great tune.

The Five Stair Steps - Ooh Child Song always brings a happy tear to my eye. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrotsEzgEpg ( another attempt at link before edit runs out)

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Old 04-05-2017, 02:37 PM
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The Staples Singers "I'll Take You There" is an excellent song. Wasn't this in a movie already?
Children of a Lesser God.

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Slight hijack: I would love to meet the marketing genius who decided to use, for Boogie Nights - a docudrama about the porn industry - "Mama Told Me Not to Come."

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Old 04-05-2017, 03:22 PM
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If The Night Chicago Died hasn't already been used some crime thriller, it really needs to be. The siren sound in the beginning and the drum beat just scream to be the background music for a raid.
Referenced by Jack Black in High Fidelity

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Old 04-05-2017, 03:36 PM
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Thunder island - Jay Ferguson One of my old favorites.


Hold You Head Up - Argent Just heard in earlier today while shopping at the hardware store. Great tune.

The Five Stair Steps - Ooh Child Song always brings a happy tear to my eye. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrotsEzgEpg ( another attempt at link before edit runs out)
The last was used well in Guardians of the Galaxy. "Dance off, Bro!"
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Old 04-05-2017, 03:48 PM
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Slight hijack: I would love to meet the marketing genius who decided to use, for Boogie Nights - a docudrama about the porn industry - "Mama Told Me Not to Come."
Best ever was an episode of Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me; after a story about someone at an airport security checkpoint putting their baby on the belt for the x-ray scanner they played a bit of...
SPOILER:
...Carry On Wayward Son.


I did not hear that show, only read about it here.
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Old 04-05-2017, 04:49 PM
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I could name a lot more of them if I took the time, but off the top of my head (and a little research):

"Hooked on a Feeling" by Blue Suede in Guardians of the Galaxy
This was actually the second resurrection of the song. The first one was when it was on the Reservoir Dogs soundtrack.

I personally want some fun and funky songs to get a boost. Sly and The Family Stone should get some love with Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin). I'd also like somebody to use Killer Queen in a cool way.

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Old 04-05-2017, 05:13 PM
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I nominate April Wine's cover of "Bad Side of the Moon" for "Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 3".
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Old 04-05-2017, 05:15 PM
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This was actually the second resurrection of the song. The first one was when it was on the Reservoir Dogs soundtrack.

I personally want some fun and funky songs to get a boost. Sly and The Family Stone should get some love with Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin). I'd also like somebody to use Killer Queen in a cool way.
I'd like Killer Queen in a Black Mirror episode. Also good for Black Mirror (sorry, not a movie but these are now in my head): Hot Butter's Popcorn, Anything by Kraftwerk. Trans Europe Express is a 'deeper' cut than Numbers, I think. Is Cerrone's Supernature too obvious? I mean, the video could be a Black Mirror episode all by itself.

I apologize again. Next time it'll be movies, I swear!
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Old 04-05-2017, 05:39 PM
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Children of a Lesser God.
Children of a Lesser god came out it 1986. "I'll Take You There" was only 14 years old then, which I guess technically made it an oldie, but you still hear Nirvana in bars.

A cover of "I'll Take You There" made it to #1 on the R&B chart in 1991.

I would say it's overdue.

And BTW, wow. Children of a Lesser god is 31 years old.
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Old 04-05-2017, 05:47 PM
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dada2fish ... The Five Stair Steps - Ooh Child Song always brings a happy tear to my eye.
This was used quite effectively in Boys n' the Hood. Not positive it was the original artist, but I think it was.
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Old 04-05-2017, 06:21 PM
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I remember O-o-h Child from Over the Edge, a movie sufficiently old that the song could be resurrected with no lingering effect.
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Old 04-05-2017, 07:55 PM
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Hard to think of a scene involving Chris Pratt that wouldn't be better with The Gap Band's You Dropped a Bomb on Me: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=17lkdqoLt44

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I nominate It's a Shame, by The Spinners, Sweet City Woman, by The Stampeders and Use Me, by Bill Withers.
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Old 04-05-2017, 08:32 PM
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I nominate It's a Shame, by The Spinners
Ooh that reminds me, Rubberband Man.
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Old 04-19-2017, 04:06 PM
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Rubberband Man always reminds me of:

Born to Be Alive by Patrick Hernandez

Was used -- maybe debuted -- in some Roller Disco movie in the early '80's. I think.
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Hard to think of a scene involving Chris Pratt that wouldn't be better with The Gap Band's You Dropped a Bomb on Me: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=17lkdqoLt44
Steve Carr certainly blew a perfect opportunity to do that in Movie 43. Mind you, I thought The Proposition was great as it was, but including that song would have been, ahem, the bomb.
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Old 04-19-2017, 09:16 PM
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The soundtrack for Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 was announced today. It includes "Wham Bam Shang-a-Lang", by Silver, which I don't think I've heard in close to 40 years.

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The soundtrack for Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 was announced today. It includes "Wham Bam Shang-a-Lang", by Silver, which I don't think I've heard in close to 40 years.
I don't recall ever hearing that. What a truly awful song. No guilty pleasure love like with Hooked on a Feeling, just a cheesy-ass lyric over a chorus that's a variant of Cher's Dark Lady, but even stupider. I didn't know that was possible. .
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The soundtrack to Trolls includes Earth, Wind & Fire's "September" and Diana Ross's "I'm Coming Out" (with some remixing), as well as covers of Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors" and Lionel Ritchie's "Hello".
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:40 AM
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I'm seeing in my mind's eye: https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...+is+the+answer

"Love is the Answer" by England Dan and John Ford Coley, playing over the last scene of some drama in which the protagonists come to a new peace with mutual respect and understanding. The music volume gradually ramps up as the song gets kicking and the characters look at each other sheepishly. Oh my, they're both thinking the same thing: we can make this work. A twinkle in his eye and a smirk at the corner of her mouth. They fall into each other's arms and the chorus takes the song away as we fade to black.
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Various KC and the Sunshine Band songs have been used recently ("Give it Up" in Kingsman, "Boogie Shoes" in The Intern, "That's the Way" in too many to count), but there are still plenty of songs ripe for the picking. I'm sure most have been in a movie at some point, but more is better.

Keep it Comin' Love
I'm Your Boogie Man
Get Down Tonight
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The entire oeuvre of Jim Stafford
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I've always said (well, maybe not always) if I made a movie, I'd include ELO's Sweet Talking Woman on the sooundtrack.
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