Music of the Movies

This is for our favorite (& less favorite) movie tunes, theme songs, soundtracks. You might even list your favorite movie music composers.


And a sample of the tune is always welcome.

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One of my favorite songs from a Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers movie: From Top Hat , 1935, Cheek to Cheek Youtube
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Ray13 7 OH July 17 Jul 17 44 comments
Chances Are was a 1989 movie starring Robert Downey Junr., and Cybill Shepherd. It had quite a few songs on its soundtrack, but this is the one with the title....Chances Are. - Johnny Mathis. Youtube
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Marionville 9 UK July 15 Jul 15 22 comments
Alice Faye 1915-1998, singing in the 1938 film "Alexander's Ragtime Band." It's short - little more than 1 min. - but notice the violin player is Tyrone Power, and on the drums Jack Haley who played the Tin Man in "Wizard of Oz." Youtube
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Ray13 7 OH July 14 Jul 14 11 comment
Tomorrow Never Dies, the 1992 James Bond movie with Pierce Brosnan as Bond and Terri Hatcher as the love interest. The theme was sung by Sheryl Crowe. Tonight the film is being shown on TV here. Youtube
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Marionville 9 UK July 13 Jul 13 11 comment
With A Song In My Heart was a 1952 biographical movie telling the story of actress and singer Jane Froman who, despite being crippled in an air crash, went on to entertain the troops during WW2 walking on crutches. Susan Hayward played Jane in the ...
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Marionville 9 UK July 11 Jul 11 11 comment
John Carpenter - Escape From New York theme Youtube
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joeymf86 7 GA July 11 Jul 11 22 comments
Friendly Persuasion was a 1956 American Civil War drama starring Gary Cooper and Dorothy Maguire. Directed by William Wyler, it portrayed the dilemma of a Quaker family when the war tests their deeply held pacifist beliefs. The film was released ...
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Marionville 9 UK July 9 Jul 9 11 comment
A Taste Of Honey, The 1962 movie version of Shelagh Delaney’s stage play, the first of the genre of so called British “ kitchen sink” dramas and starred Rita Tushingham. The theme was composed by Bobby Scott & Ric Marlow and sung by Lenny ...
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Marionville 9 UK July 8 Jul 8 22 comments
Where Eagles Dare was a favourite movie of my husband’s, and I can’t count how many times I watched it over the years. It was made in 1968 and starred Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood. The musical score was by Ron Goodwin....including the ...
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Marionville 9 UK July 7 Jul 7 11 comment
I thought this was already posted here, but don't find it so... here is the 'love theme' from the 1942 classic "Casablanca" sung by Dooley Wilson - As Time Goes By Youtube
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Ray13 7 OH July 7 Jul 7 33 comments
I've not watched the whole movie but I love the music! Youtube
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silverotter11 9 WA July 6 Jul 6 11 comment
Always loved this opening title sequence in Barbarella...the 1968 movie directed by Roger Vadim and starring his third wife at that time...Jane Fonda. The soundtrack was composed by Bob Crewe and Charles Fox and this, the title song was sung by New...
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Marionville 9 UK July 6 Jul 6 11 comment
Tequila Sunrise, the 1988 movie starred Mel Gibson, Michelle Pfeiffer and Kurt Russell and this song by Ann Wilson and Robin Zander featured in the soundtrack. - Surrender To Me. Youtube
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Marionville 9 UK July 5 Jul 5 00 comments
The movie The Bodyguard starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston featured some memorable songs from Whitney when she was at the peak of her career and her voice was at its most magnificent. All the more tragic to reflect on her sad decline and ...
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Marionville 9 UK July 4 Jul 4 11 comment
This is the theme from an Italian film that won Best Foreign Film Oscar in 1970, composed by Ennio Morricone. "Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion." Youtube
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Ray13 7 OH July 4 Jul 4 22 comments
Born On The Fourth Of July - John Williams. This seemed an appropriate one to post today and was the theme from the 1989 movie of the same name. Directed by Oliver Stone it was based on the autobiography of Ron Kovic, and it starred Tom Cruise....
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Marionville 9 UK July 4 Jul 4 11 comment
The Pajama Game was a1957 movie based on the stage musical of the same name. It starred Doris Day and John Raitt (father of Bonnie). I’ve chosen Hernando’s Hideaway which was sung in the movie by Carol Haney because I always liked it. ...
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Marionville 9 UK July 1 Jul 1 22 comments
A 'two-tune' medley from the 1942 film "Yankee Doodle Dandy," sung by James Cagney. The 2nd part of the video skips frames a little, but the music is still correct. Sorry, but it was the best one I could find. Youtube
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Ray13 7 OH July 1 Jul 1 33 comments
I was a big fan of Doris Day...she had a fabulous voice, and Secret Love is one of her best songs in my opinion. It was one of the songs she sang in the 1953 movie Calamity Jane. Forgive me if I posted this before....because I may have! ...
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Marionville 9 UK June 30 Jun 30 22 comments
Betty Grable and Dan Dailey in "Mother Wore Tights" movie -1947 Youtube
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Ray13 7 OH June 29 Jun 29 11 comment
Kismet, the 1955 Movie which was directed by Vincent Minelli, was based on the 1953 stage show of the same name. The movie starred Howard Keel with Ann Blyth and Vic Damone. The music was all based on classical composer Alexander Borodin’s ...
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Marionville 9 UK June 27 Jun 27 00 comments
Two For The Road. - The theme from this 1967 British Romantic Comedy which starred Albert Finley and Audrey Hepburn was composed by Henry Mancini and he said that he considered this one to be his best composition. Youtube
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Marionville 9 UK June 26 Jun 26 22 comments
South Pacific is a favourite musical and I remember my parents taking me to see the 1958 movie as birthday treat when I was 13...my Dad bought me the sound soundtrack album in the Cinema foyer on the way out and I still have it to this day. I loved...
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Marionville 9 UK June 22 Jun 22 33 comments
Theme from "Papillon" 1973, composed by Jerry Goldsmith. Youtube
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Ray13 7 OH June 19 Jun 19 11 comment
From "The Purple Rose of Cairo" 1985 Jeff Daniels with Mia Farrow Youtube
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Ray13 7 OH June 17 Jun 17 00 comments


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