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Jakebert
10-16-2007, 02:46 PM
My vote for all time favorite goes to the use of Elliott Smith's "Needle in the Hay" in the Royal Tennenbaums. Really well done.

Others I enjoyed:
Queen- Don't Stop Me Now (Shaun of the Dead)
Damien Rice- Delicate (House, "Humpty Dumpty")
R.E.M.- Everybody Hurts (The Office, "The Fire")
Eddie Money- Two Tickets to Paradise (The Simpsons, "Homer Loves Flanders")
Tennessee Ernie Ford- Sixteen Tons (The Simpsons, "Bart Gets an Elephant")
Joshua Radin- Winter (Scrubs, "My Screw Up")

All About Eve
10-16-2007, 03:04 PM
Even though I don't like the song... "How to Save a Life" (The Fray) in Scrubs.

XYlophonetreeZ
10-16-2007, 03:08 PM
For a high school English class film project, we reenacted the murder scene from Crime and Punishment and played "Only Time" by Enya as my friend flailed an axe around in slow motion. That was my favorite use of a song in a movie.

0r4ng3
10-16-2007, 03:08 PM
I was just about to say that very thing.

Oh, and the end of that Futurama episode with Seymour. And the end of the Futurama episode with Fry's nephew.

XYlophonetreeZ
10-16-2007, 03:10 PM
Even though I don't like the song... "How to Save a Life" (The Fray) in Scrubs.
I liked the use of "Half a World Away" by R.E.M. in Scrubs. Actually it just made me happy to hear the song on a TV show at all.

ruroken
10-16-2007, 03:53 PM
Overkill was used the best in Scrubs! I love what they did with Colin Hay.

Endymion
10-16-2007, 06:20 PM
i'll have to go with the classic bohemian rhapsody in wayne's world.

Llamas
10-16-2007, 06:38 PM
Beheaded in Idle Hands! For duh!

No but seriously. Not to be overly nerdy, I adore the use of Sarah Mclachlan's "Full of Grace" in the season finale of season 2 of Buffy. Amazing.

Umm. How about Afternoon Delight in Anchorman? lolz.

All About Eve
10-16-2007, 06:47 PM
I liked the use of "Half a World Away" by R.E.M. in Scrubs. Actually it just made me happy to hear the song on a TV show at all.
I don't recall this episode.

Homer
10-16-2007, 08:03 PM
How about Afternoon Delight in Arrested Development? lolz.

fixed .

Jakebert
10-16-2007, 08:05 PM
Oh man, I forgot all about that. That is a good one.

It really doesn't count in the context of the thread, but...meet me down at the big yellow joint, the big yellow joint, the big yellow joint.

coke_a_holic
10-16-2007, 08:06 PM
The Final Countdown in Arrested Development always means lulz.


EDIT: I WAS GONNA DO THE BIG YELLOW JOINT, BUT THEN I REMEMBERED THE FINAL COUNTDOWN AND OUR POSTS WOULD'VE BEEN CREEPY.

Jakebert
10-16-2007, 08:11 PM
One of the biggest laughs I ever had at that show was when GOB's ringtone was "Final Countdown". Such a small moment, but still hilarious.

One to the right
10-16-2007, 09:01 PM
Afternoon Delight in Arrested Development is hilarious. "It will look worse, go that way".

Autonomist
10-16-2007, 10:45 PM
Powderfinger - "These Days" in Two Hands.

opivy21
10-17-2007, 04:27 AM
I don't what got it in my head, but I was singing Big Yellow Joint to myself yesterday. I always like when they play soap opera music whenever Oscar hints to Buster that he's his father.

killer_queen
10-17-2007, 08:02 AM
Donovan's Hurdy Gurdy Man in Zodiac. Fincher used it both in the end and in the beginning of he movie. I have to admit, that song made me shiver, that song made me love the movie so much and that song made me walk around like hypnotized for an hour after the movie.

Camilamazed
10-17-2007, 12:14 PM
Elvis Costello - What's so funny about peaco, love and understanding and
Jesus and Mary Jane -Just like Honey in Lost in Translation.

Additionally, Oasis - Stop Crying your heart out in Butterfly effect

Mannen som blev en gris
10-17-2007, 12:48 PM
I really liked the part with the printer thing in Office Space with that "Die motherfucker die motherfucker die" song.

T-6005
10-17-2007, 01:14 PM
Final Countdown is definitely up there. Probably the first one that comes to mind.

Anything fun in Space Jam.

opivy21
10-17-2007, 03:26 PM
I really liked the part with the printer thing in Office Space with that "Die motherfucker die motherfucker die" song.
Oh yeah, that movie has great music.

coke_a_holic
10-17-2007, 03:40 PM
Damn, it feels good to be a gangster.

BustedKnuckles
10-17-2007, 03:54 PM
Damn, it feels good to be a gangster.

Ah Office Space...how I love thee...

BREAK
10-17-2007, 05:16 PM
Clearly:

"Ode to Joy" in A Clockwork Orange
"Also Sprach Zarathustra", "The Blue Danube" and "Requiem" in 2001: A Space Odyssey
"We'll Meet Again" in Dr. Strangelove

Kubrick pwns the thread.

nieh
10-17-2007, 05:19 PM
Wonderful Wonderful by Johnny Mathis used in the X-files episode "Home". *shivers*

BREAK
10-17-2007, 05:34 PM
I also like the use of that "My Baby Does the Hanky Panky" song in May.

coke_a_holic
10-17-2007, 06:01 PM
Kubrick ruined Singing In The Rain for me.

StayInTheHouseCarl
10-18-2007, 08:38 AM
first off..i concur with all the arrested development posts... it ain't easy being whiiiiiiite...

- the Who's "won't get fooled again", in the powerslide scene of "Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny"

- Michael Jackson "Beat It" in Zoolander

- Filter "Hey Man Nice Shot" in the X files episode "D.P.O."

- Peter Gunn theme in the Blue Brothers movie

Little_Miss_1565
10-18-2007, 08:47 AM
"Stuck in the Middle with You" as used in Reservoir Dogs.

Stranger With Candy
10-18-2007, 09:07 AM
Queen- Don't Stop Me Now (Shaun of the Dead)
Audioslave - Shadow Of The Sun (Collateral)
Hank Williams Jr. - Feeling So Good Today (Kickboxer)
The Jackson 5 - ABC (Clerks II)

XYlophonetreeZ
10-18-2007, 01:45 PM
Audioslave - Shadow On The Sun (Collateral)
Yeah, that was a good one. I'm not a big Audioslave fan, but that's far and away my favorite song of theirs. And it was great in the movie after those guys got shot and those coyotes crossed the street for no reason.

mrconeman
10-18-2007, 03:06 PM
Supernatural - Every song that has ever been in that show, ever.
Seriously, awesome soundtrack.

Superdope
10-22-2007, 12:31 PM
BREAK beat me to it with "Ode to Joy" in A Clockwork Orange, but another great example is the use of Lou Reed's "Perfect Day" in Trainspotting. that movie has one of the best soundtracks ever!

Little_Miss_1565
10-22-2007, 01:18 PM
There's also Patrick Stewart singing "Little Girls" by Oingo Boingo in American Dad.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=uxsiDbW8A_g

WebDudette
10-22-2007, 01:19 PM
Queen - Fat Bottom Girls.

They play it in the beginning of Super Size Me.

Jakebert
10-22-2007, 08:07 PM
There's also Patrick Stewart singing "Little Girls" by Oingo Boingo in American Dad.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=uxsiDbW8A_g

Haha, that is classic. I've always felt that American Dad was underrated.