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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #66

Thursday Thirteen #66

13 Things About Dane Bramage
13 Movie Titles/Theme Songs

While sitting in the cafeteria the other day I heard an old Supremes tune. It was "The Happening". Wasn't that a movie? I thought to myself. "Well it's certainly an idea for Thursday Thirteen" I added. Some of these songs was more memorable than their movies. Some were monster hits to blockbusters. So here are 13 songs that are movie titles.

  1. The Happening The song was by The Supremes and Anthony Quinn did the 1967 film.

  2. To Sir With Love Lulu had a hit but so did Sidney Portier in the film also from 1967

  3. The Way We Were Babs and Redford did a film in 1973 that I can't remember but that song will never die.

  4. Shaft Richard Roundtree portrays the bad mother shut-yo-mouth in this 1972 film directed by Gordon Parks. Issac Hayes did the monster hit theme song.

  5. You Light Up My Life The song won an Oscar. The movie had the song in it which is the best you can say about it. I vaguely remember Didi Conn in this 1977 snoozer.

  6. Purple Rain Prince or whatever he's known as or formerly known as, made a couple films. This one from 1984 didn't suck. And while it wasn't as ubiquitous as "When Dove's Cry", "Purple Rain" got a lot of air play.

  7. Fame The 1980 Award winning movie spawned a TV show and both had the same popular theme song.

  8. Pet Sematary A story by Stephen King made into the 1989 film complete with a theme song by the Ramones.

  9. Xanadu You would think a musical with Gene Kelly would be awesome. This 1980 film not so much. Co-star Olivia Newton-John's theme was a nice little ditty.

  10. Superfly This 1972 film was blaxploitation at it's best. Shaft's Gordon Parks directed this film too. The great Curtis Mayfield made his solo career with the soundtrack to this film. I still know the words to "Superfly" and "Freddie's Dead". I can't find any hard facts but allegedly, the soundtrack out grossed the film.

  11. New York, New York Minelli and De Niro starred in this 1977 film. And while none of the versions from the film itself pop into mind, everyone knows that Frank Sinatra took possession of this song and is associated with it to this day.

  12. Footloose 1984 film with that Kevin Bacon guy that everybody is related to in seven degrees. Kenny Loggins does the theme song honors. A body double did the dancing.

  13. Grease A 1978 film of a play or something like that. Olivia Neutron-Bomb and John Travolta star. Frankie Valli sings.

I didn't list any Bond Themes because there are so many and my last Thursday Thirteen was Bond related. But if you have a another favorite list it in the comments.

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ellen b. said...

You've got me singing now!! happy tt...

Mia said...

Smiles love the list, I love all those movies.
Great list, happy TT!!

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pussreboots said...

I like the film "The Way We Were". I also love the Ramones song. Happy TT.

Anonymous said...

I remember "The Happening" (the song). It brings back very happy memories. Likewise the theme from Shaft. At one point you couldn't get away from it.

Hootin' Anni said...

I love movie....and LOVE soundtracks. The one you listed here....Footloose. Every time I hear the beginning of that one in particular, I have to stop and dance to it.

I have the Thursday 13 of the Chinese New Year this week. Hope to see you there for a visit.

Malcolm said...

I included "The Happening" on this CD mix of 60s pop that I made. While listening to it in the car yesterday, I was thinking that I wouldn't mind seeing the movie again. It used to come on a lot on Channel 50 in Detroit when I was a kid.

Even though the lyrics don't make much sense, I really like "Grease" by Frankie Valli.

Two other movie titles/theme songs that come to mind are:

Coming To America- The System did the theme to this Eddie Murphy film.

The Secret of My Success- The group that did the theme to this Michael J. Fox comedy was Night Ranger.

I was just thinking that one could do a Thursday Thirteen (and then some) on Elvis movie titles/theme songs alone.

Malcolm said...

Oh yeah I forget, welcome back to the Thursday Thirteen. I hope you are recovering nicely from surgery.

Cinnamon Girl said...

Fun list, I love soundtracks =)

Eve said...

Great list. Some good movies and wonderful music.

My 13 is music related today, too. My favorite songs.

Darla said...

I only knew about half of them were both songs and movies (2, 3, 7, 9, 12, 13). I had no idea that Pet Sematary had a song. I'll have to look it up. Funny.

Qtpies7 said...

Great list! I loved Footloose and Grease. Most I didn't know the movies at all. I was just born in 1971.

pjazzypar said...

Why are you picking on Olivia Newton John? But seriously, you have some good songs here, especially Shaft and Superfly. While the films were alright, soundtracks rocked. They still sound fresh today.