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Every week we give away a voucher worth TWENTY FIVE yo yos (euros) to spend at your leisure in any of the 13 Golden Discs stores nationwide.

All we ask from you is to choose a tune we can play at 6pm TODAY.

This week’s theme: Music in the fillums.

What song made a motion picture you love even more memorable?

To enter, please complete this sentence.

‘The finest use of  a song in a movie was___________________in_______________________’

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86 thoughts on “The Golden Screen

      1. anyourpointiswhatexactly?

        I was about to say he has a new movie out but I got him confused with Todd Solondz.

  1. Harry Molloy

    The finest use of a song in a movie is Lust for Life in Trainspotting. That’s all I need to say.

  2. Miami Dolphin's Barn

    The finest use a song in a movie was ‘Everything in it’s Right Place’ by Radiohead in Vanilla Sky.

    1. anyourpointiswhatexactly?

      That is one of my favourite songs. Vanilla Sky wasn’t great, but I found the director’s voiceover thingy to be brilliant. Cameron Crowe, wasn’t it?

  3. David Hamilton

    The finest use of a song in a movie is George Thorogood & The Destroyers – Bad to the Bone in the Kids movie Megamind.
    Whole movie soundtrack is excellent.

  4. youkilledmyfatherpreparetodie

    The finest use a song in a movie was the original version of “Lux Aeterna” in Requiem For A Dream, in a time before its subsequent abuse by X Factor and the like.

    In the context of the movie it was the perfect nerve-shredding compliment to everything going to crap. I’m still a bit traumatised.

  5. Joe cool

    The finest song used in a movie has to be Gabriels oboe from the mission. Every time I hear it and the genius that is Ennio Morricone, I well up

    1. anyourpointiswhatexactly?

      I went to the Iguassu Falls in Argentina/Brazil and that was the music in my head…

    2. Daisy Chainsaw

      Surpassed in every way by “On Earth As It is in Heaven”.

      I think I’ve been to too many weddings where Gabriel’s Oboe has been played, so It bugs the hell out of me!

  6. Dav

    The finest use of a song in a film is Kenny Roger’s & the First Edition’s ‘Just Dropped In’, as seen in the Coen Bros indie classic The Big Lebowski. The scene in which it features (a drug-induced Busby Berkeley interlude that has no baring on the plot whatsoever) perfectly epitomises the plot itself: ultimately meaningless, but dammit if it wasn’t a great ride while it lasted (and that’s a good thing!). The Dude abides etc…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dooSFIvLn-Y

  7. Kevin Fitzgerald

    The finest use of a song in a movie was Stuck in the Middle With You in Reservoir Dogs

      1. Clampers Outside!

        Just found this…. “Okie from Muskogee” is played in the background in Platoon. When Bunny and Junior are in their barracks, Bunny laments to Junior about the other members of the platoon for smoking marijuana. The playing of the song is anachronistic, as the events in the film occur from late 1967 to the Tet Offensive of early 1968. The song would not be recorded and released for another year in 1969.

        Yes, a crackin’ soundtrack :)

  8. Me

    For me its Johnny B Goode in Back to the Future. Its a great song in a great film. I saw it when I was about 8 or 9 and that scene just blew me away. I school friend gave me a cassette copy of the soundtrack he’d taped off his big brother’s copy. I used to listen to The Power of Love a bit but is was Johnny B Goode I came back to again and again, rewinding it and catching the fade out of Earth Angel and then the anticipation for that riff.
    The scene in the film is still great to watch, the faces on the kids when Marty is finished soloing and writhing, and the song so good it was sent to space to represent some of the best of earth culture!

  9. Kevin Finnerty

    The finest use a song in a movie was the rendition of ‘Llorando’ by the singer at the Club Silencio in Mulholland Drive – the voice continues as the singer herself collapses on the stage.

  10. jeremy kyle

    The finest use a song in a movie was Jungle Boogie in Pulp Fiction because it’s Friday.

  11. Daisy Chainsaw

    The finest use of a song in a movie was “Storybook Love” Mark Knopfler/Willy DeVille from the ever glorious The Princess Bride.

  12. Daisy Chainsaw

    The finest use of a song in a movie was “Over the Rainbow” in Face/Off. Sweet, plaintive song by sweet, plaintive Olivia Newton John juxtaposed by extreme John Woo violence.

  13. Patrick

    Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer” in the Movie “Almost Famous”. It’s timing in the movie is perfect. When the song comes on the radio and they, one by one join in, it brings the band back together having being at odds with each other by reminding them what brought them together in the first place ie. their love of music. The songs use in the movie also adds a new dimension to the song. It’s uplifting.

    1. Clampers Outside!

      I’m about four episodes in. I think I love it.

      I get a great sense of 60s / 70s English sci-fi TV weirdness off it for some reason…. a feeling of something uncomfortable…. but never able to put my finger on it…. :)

    2. anyourpointiswhatexactly?

      It’s brilliant. I taped a show last night with a lot of the same cast. It was on at 10 on Channel 4. I forget the name but they’d probably have it on More4 if you wanted to catch it.

  14. Odockatee

    The finest use a song in a movie was High Noon in the film High Noon (1952. The film is brilliant but if you do not have time to watch it simply listen to the song which explains the whole plot in 2 minutes and 34 seconds. Do not forsake me, oh, my darlin’

    Glorious

  15. TheDude

    Ok – song not score people! Blue Velvet sung by Rossellini in Blue Velvet. + In Dreams as mimed by Ben.. Heres to Ben!

    1. TheDude

      + Incense and Peppermints by Strawberry Alarm Clock used in the great party scene in Russ Meyers Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls. So good Mike Myers lifted it into Austin Powers…

  16. The-bag

    For my money it’s the whole score for the documentary Dark Days by Unkle / Dj Shadow. Beautiful, haunting and ominous music that perfectly fit the stories and cinematography of the film. The stand out track is Lonely Soul, a strangely upbeat song in the context
    https://youtu.be/tZnt4oJFaNw

  17. mildred st. meadowlark

    The finest use of a song in a movie is I Put a Spell on You in Hocus Pocus. Because Bette Midler is a phenomenal performer and she brings the song to life with sass, humour and brassy voice.

  18. Spagnolia von Hoop

    Elegy for Dunkirk in Atonement. Or The Good the Bad and the Ugly by Morricone. Or All Along the Watchtower in Withnail and I…it was in a Nam movie too.

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