Songs Debuting In Movies by helitzur

Champion(s):

ChiltonC


Runner(s)-Up:

GTaks


Quiz Description

Similar in theme to an earlier quiz by RoseM2, but with no overlap in questions. This quiz covers songs that were written for, or became closely associated with, specific movies.

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Questions:

The Billboard year-end #1 single of 2014, the ubiquitous "Happy" by Pharrell Williams, first appeared in this movie sequel from the summer of 2013.

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DESPICABLE ME 2

2 Live Crew's controversial hit "Me So Horny" sampled its title, as well as the line "me love you long time," from which 1980s MOVIE? The scene the dialog was taken from portrays a woman with limited command of English trying to entice a group of young men who find themselves far away from home for the first time.

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FULL METAL JACKET

This song was originally the main theme for a long-forgotten 1955 movie of (almost) the same name, which starred former NFL legend Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch. It had several hit recordings around that time, but the cover version that became a popular standard was released in 1965. This version subsequently gained fame again a generation later as the main love theme of the #1 box-office hit of 1990, a romantic drama that won Oscars for Original Screenplay and Supporting Actress. Name the song.

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UNCHAINED MELODY (1955 movie = UNCHAINED, 1990 movie = GHOST)

Although the joke only turned out to be accurate for one year after he made it while hosting the Oscars in March 2006, Jon Stewart was referring to what SONG that had just won the Oscar when he observed, "For those of you keeping score at home: Martin Scorsese, zero; Three 6 Mafia, one”?

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IT'S HARD OUT HERE FOR A PIMP

Billboard's year-end #1 single of 1980 was this theme song from the movie "American Gigolo." The biggest chart-topping hit ever for the band who performed it, the song was co-written by Giorgio Moroder and the band's lead singer. Name the song.

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CALL ME (Blondie)

Perhaps no one introduced more popular standards in America in the first half of the 20th century than this star of stage and screen. A partial list of the hugely popular songs he introduced includes "Night And Day," "Steppin' Out With My Baby," "The Way You Look Tonight," and "One For My Baby (And One For The Road)." Name the performer.

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Fred ASTAIRE

Tchaikovsky's "Garland Waltz," from one of his ballets, had lyrics added for this love theme from a 1950s Disney movie, which was an adaptation of the same source material of the earlier ballet. Name this SONG, which was re-recorded by Lana Del Rey for Disney's 2014 movie remake (the song has a different title from both of the movies it featured in).

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ONCE UPON A DREAM (from Sleeping Beauty and Maleficent)

Elvis Presley's movie debut in 1956 was a Civil War-era story originally titled "The Reno Brothers," but when his recording of an adaptation of the period song "Aura Lee" (the Elvis version of the song had a different name) racked up over a million pre-release advance orders, 20th Century Fox changed the movie's title to capitalize on the song's popularity. Name the common title of both the song and the movie.

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LOVE ME TENDER

Part of Mozart's Piano Concerto #21 (heard in the attached clip) became widely associated with its use in an otherwise barely remembered Swedish movie from 1967. Give this film's title, which became the most commonly used name associated with the concerto.

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ELVIRA MADIGAN

The first time that a hip-hop song was the Billboard year-end #1 was in 1995, when this theme song for a Michelle Pfeiffer starring vehicle topped the charts.

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GANGSTA'S PARADISE (from Dangerous Minds)

Although it became more associated with a subsequent cover version by an older singer, Liza Minnelli did the original rendition of this theme song from a Martin Scorsese movie. Neither the song nor the movie (they have the same title) were successful on first release--having flopped and coming chronologically right between Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, it's one of Scorsese's least widely seen films.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK

The movie Highlander did not have an official soundtrack release, but this 1986 Queen album contained several songs written for and featured within the movie, such as "Princes of the Universe" and "Who Wants To Live Forever." Name the album whose title track played over the closing credits, with lyrical references to the movie's dialogue including "there can be only one."

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A KIND OF MAGIC