Repurposed Songs Immortalized By Movies

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  1. Mrs Robinson-The Graduate
  2. Ride of the Valkyries-Apocalypse Now “I use Wagner, it scares the hell out of the slopes. My boys love it.” Richard Wagner's mid-nineteenth century operatic masterpiece. Made it's first movie appearance in D.W. Griffith's landmark Birth of a Nation, and the parallels between during Klansmen riding to rescue a poor white woman from the clutches of a black man and the warplanes "rescuing" poor Vietnamese villagers from the evil clutches of communism may very well have been intentional. Kilgore is war bravado empitomized, and pumping this tune out of his helicopter loudspeakers perfectly captures that inflated sense of triumphantilism and impending doom they are about to reign down upon their enemies.
  3. Also sprach Zarathustra-2001 A Space Odyssey
  4. Stuck in the Middle With You-Reservoir Dogs
  5. Everybody's Talkin'-Midnight Cowboy
  6. Miserlou-Pulp Fiction
  7. I Will Always Love You- The Bodyguard
  8. Cavatina-The Deer Hunter
  9. I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow-O Brother Where Art Thou
  10. Shout (performed by Otis Day and the Knights)- Animal House
  11. Tiny Dancer-Almost Famous
  12. Oh Yea-Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  13. Bohemian Rhapsody-Wayne's World
  14. Born to be Wild-Easy Rider
  15. Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)-Beetlejuice
  16. Duettino - Sull'Aria (from The Marriage of Figaro)-The Shawshank Redemption (I have no idea till this day, what those two Italian ladies were singing about. The truth is, I don't want to know. Some things are best left unsaid....I tell you those voices soared higher and farther than anybody in a great place ever dreamed. It was as if a beautiful bird flew into our drab little cage, and for the briefest of moments, every man at Shawshank was free.")
  17. The End-Apocalypse Now
  18. Singin in the Rain-A Clockwork Orange (Also Beethovan's 9th)
  19. You Never Can Tell-Pulp Fiction
  20. Think-The Blues Brothers
  21. Unchained Melody-Ghost
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Songs that have become synonymous with a certain movie. General rule of thumb is if it was or could have been nominated for best original song, it doesn't count as "repurposed." (ie My Heart Will Go On, Stayin Alive,
(Movies are 1960-Present)