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 “Wicked Game” 

 “Wicked Game” 

I Wanna Fall in Love” is a song written by Buddy Brock and Mark Spiro, and recorded by American country music artist Lila McCann. It was released in September 1997 as the second single from her debut album Lila. The song reached number 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in February 1998[1] and number 1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.

 
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Posted by on May 26, 2018 in theme song

 

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“TE VAKA – TAMAHANA” Legend of Johnny Lingo

“TE VAKA – TAMAHANA” Legend of Johnny Lingo

The Legend of Johnny Lingo is a 2003 film set in Polynesia and directed by Steven Ramirez. It is an extension of the 1969 short film Johnny Lingo that is based on a story by Patricia McGerr.

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Orphan boy bounced around between families and getting into trouble, finally cast off and finds Johnny Lingo to take him under his wing. Eventually returns to first island to marry childhood sweetheart.

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“Sarah Brightman – Don’t Cry for Me Argentina”

“Sarah Brightman –  Don’t Cry for Me Argentina”

Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” is a song recorded by Julie Covington for the 1976 concept album, Evita, and was later included in the 1978 musical of the same name. The song was written and composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice while they were researching the life of Argentiniaon leader Eva Perón. It appears at the opening and near the end of the show, initially as the spirit of the dead Eva exhorting the people of Argentina not to mourn her, and finally during Eva’s speech from the balcony of the Casa Rosada. Covington was signed by the songwriters for the track, based on her previous work in musicals.

The Evita album had taken 3–4 months to record, since Rice was not satisfied with the intensity of the initial recordings. The song had a number of different titles before “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” was decided as the final one. The song shares its melody with “Oh What a Circus” from the same show and lyrically consists of platitudes where Eva tries to win the favour of the people of Argentina. It was released in the United Kingdom on 12 November 1976 as the first single from the album, accompanied by national and trade advertising, full-colour posters, display sleeves as well as radio interviews.

The song reached number-one on the UK Singles Chart and earned a gold certification from the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), with over a million copies sold. It also reached the top of the charts in Australia, Belgium, Ireland, New Zealand and the Netherlands. “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” was critically appreciated, with Rice and Lloyd Webber winning the 1977 Ivor Novello award in the category of Best Song Musically and Lyrically. When Evita moved to a London theatre, Covington—who had become disenchanted with the whole project—refused to reprise the part of Eva and the role went to Elaine Paige. “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” has been coveredby multiple artists, including The Carpenters, Olivia Newton-John, and Sinéad O’Connor as well as actors Lea Michele and Chris Colferfrom the TV series Glee‍.

In 1996, American singer Madonna starred in the film adaptation of the musical in the title role. Her version of “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” was released as the second single from the film soundtrack on 4 February 1997. A separate version called the “Miami Mix”, which included re-recorded vocals in English and Spanish and an Argentinean bandoneonin the song’s intro, was promoted to radio. Madonna’s vocals received positive critical response and the song went on to reach the top of the charts across Europe, Spain and the remix reached number-one on US Dance Club Songs charts. The song also reached the top ten of a number of national music charts, including the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and received gold certifications from five different countries.

 

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“Lulu To Sir With Love”

“Lulu To Sir With Love”

Lulu Kennedy-Cairns, OBE (born Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie, 3 November 1948), best known by her stage name

Lulu

, is a Scottish singer, actress, and television personality who has been successful in the entertainment business since the 1960s.

She is internationally identified, especially by North American audiences, with the song

“To Sir with Love”

from the film of the same name and with the title song to the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun. In European countries, she is also widely known for her Eurovision Song Contest winning entry “Boom Bang-a-Bang” and in the UK for her first hit “Shout”, which was performed at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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Posted by on May 10, 2018 in music, theme song, uk

 

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“Boz Scaggs – Look What You’ve Done To Me”

“Boz Scaggs – Look What You’ve Done To Me”

Look What You’ve Done to Me” is a 1980 song recorded by Boz Scaggs, composed by Scaggs and David Foster for the movie Urban Cowboy. It reached #14 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in November, #13 on the Cash BoxTop 100,[1] and went to #3 on the Adult Contemporary chart.[2] The song reached #30 in Canada.
The song, reflecting on a broken romance (as depicted in Urban Cowboy), features the Eagles on background vocals and instrumentation by Don Felder on guitar and members of Toto and David Foster on keyboards. Two versions of the song were released. The more widely available version of the song (as released on Scaggs greatest hits compilations) places more emphasis on the Eagles’ background vocals, plus additional background vocal stylings by Scaggs towards the end of the song. The version as heard in the Urban Cowboy film (as well as its soundtrack) replaces the Eagles’ vocals with a female chorus.

Urban Cowboy is a 1980 American romantic drama film about the love-hate relationship between Buford Uan “Bud” Davis (John Travolta) and Sissy (Debra Winger). The movie captured the late 1970s/early 1980s popularity of country music.

Bud Davis (John Travolta) moves to Houstonfor a job in the city’s oil refinery industry. He hopes to save enough money to move back to his hometown of Spur, Texas and buy some land.[4] Bud stays with his Uncle Bob (Barry Corbin) and his family, with whom Bud is close. Bob takes Bud to the local honky tonk, Gilley’s (at the time, an actual bar in Pasadena, co-owned by singer Mickey Gilleyand his record producer Sherwood Cryer). Bud quickly embraces the local nightlife there. Bud gets a job at the oil refinery where Bob works and quickly befriends his co-workers.

At the club, Bud meets Sissy (Debra Winger), who asks if he is a real cowboy. They fall in love, and soon after Bud asks Sissy to marry him. Their wedding reception is held at Gilley’s, and they immediately move into a brand new mobile home. Although they are in love and passionate, Bud and Sissy have many quarrels. Sissy is a feisty, independent woman while Bud believes in traditional gender roles. However, their lives settle into a routine of work by day and Gilley’s at night, where Bud takes a liking to riding the mechanical bull. When Sissy also wants to ride, he forbids her from doing so.

Wes Hightower (Scott Glenn), is released on parole from Huntsville Penitentiary, lands a job at Gilley’s running the mechanical bull with his old friend and Gilley’s employee Steve Strange (James Gammon). He openly flirts with Sissy, who is flattered and attracted to Wes, but a drunken Bud is enraged at the insult and ends up in a fist fight with Wes. Sissy, against Bud’s wishes, spends time at Gilley’s during the day with Wes, Steve, and her friend Jessie (Jessie La Rive) learning how to ride the mechanical bull. Meanwhile, at the refinery Bud has a serious accident and is sent home for the day. That night at Gilley’s, Jessie and Wes convince Sissy to ride the bull. She does it to impress Bud but he becomes angry and resentful that Sissy defied and lied to him and he challenges her. When Bud falls off during his second ride in that challenge, Wes intentionally swings the bull around fast, breaking Bud’s arm. At home, Bud asks Sissy if she is having an affair with Wes which she denies and Bud forbids her from riding the bull anymore. Sissy accuses Bud of being jealous because she rides the bull better than he can. Bud slaps her and throws her out of the trailer.

The next night Sissy and Bud see each other at Gilley’s but an angry Sissy refuses to talk to Bud. To make Sissy jealous, Bud introduces himself to a beautiful girl named Pam (Madolyn Smith) and dances with her, while Sissy dances with Wes. Bud and Pam leave together to have sex but Sissy, hurt and upset, declines Wes’ sexual advances. Later, Sissy moves out of Bud’s trailer and into the run-down trailer behind Gilley’s where Wes lives.

Bud wants to enter the mechanical bull riding rodeo at Gilley’s to win the $5,000 prize and starts training with his uncle Bob, a former rodeo champion. One night while working at the refinery, Bob advises Bud to swallow his pride and make up with Sissy citing his own past behavior nearly cost him his wife and children. Bob is killed that night when lightning strikes the refinery. Meanwhile, Sissy returns to their mobile home to pick up her things, but she also cleans house and leaves Bud a note saying she hopes they can get back together. Pam arrives and after Sissy leaves throws the note away. Meanwhile, Sissy arrives home and catches Wes having sex with her friend Marshalene (Connie Hanson), another Gilley’s employee. Wes orders Sissy to cook him a meal and when she, hurt at his infidelity, angrily refuses Wes becomes physically abusive.

At Bob’s funeral, Sissy tells Bud that Wes was fired from Gilley’s for hurting too many people with the mechanical bull and is unable to find another job. They plan on going to Mexico after Wes wins the $5,000 prize at the bull riding rodeo. It is Bud who wins the contest, however, and Pam, realizing that Bud still loves Sissy, admits that Sissy cleaned the trailer and that she tore up a card Sissy left for him out of jealousy. She encourages him to reconcile with Sissy. Bud leaves to find Sissy before she departs for Mexico with Wes.

Sissy refuses to go to Mexico with Wes, but relents after he hits her. He orders her to wait for him in her car behind Gilley’s. Unknown to Sissy, Wes is inside Gilley’s stealing the entry money. Bud finds Sissy in the parking lot and tells her he still loves her and apologizes for hitting her. She reciprocates and they embrace. Seeing Sissy’s bruised face, a furious Bud goes after Wes and a fight ensues at the bar entrance. The fight causes Wes to drop his gun, and the stolen money falls from his jacket. Bud overpowers Wes punching him several times and pins him down on the floor. Gilley’s staff, having discovered the robbery, apprehend Wes. Bud and Sissy, reconciled, go home together.

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Posted by on May 7, 2018 in 1980s, music, theme song

 

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“War – Low Rider”

“War – Low Rider”

Featured image: Cheech and Chong (Low Rider song used as a movie theme)

“Low Rider” is a song written by American funk band War and producer Jerry Goldstein, which appeared on their album Why Can’t We Be Friends?, released in 1975. It reached number one on the Billboard R&B chart and peaked at number 7 on the Pop Singles chart.

According to the All Music Guide review of the song, “the lyric takes the cool image of the low rider — the Chicanoculture practice of hydraulically hot-rodding classic cars — and using innuendo, extends the image to a lifestyle”. The song’s most distinguishable feature is its driving bass line, which is present for nearly all of the song. It also ends with a siren-like noise that then becomes a saxophonesolo.

​In popular culture

The song has been featured in eighteen movies, including Cheech and Chong‘s Up In Smoke, Colors, Blood in Blood Out, Friday, A Gnome Named Gnorm, Robots, 21 Grams, Dazed and Confused, Paulie, Beverly Hills Ninja, A Knight’s Tale, the 2000 remake of Gone in 60 Seconds, The Young Poisoner’s Handbook, Love Potion No. 9, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, The Internship and Beverly Hills Chihuahua.

“Low Rider” is the theme song for George LopezLopez Tonight, and for its titular star‘s stand up comedy appearances. At the 2007 ALMA AwardsGeorge Lopez called this song, “The Chicano National Anthem”, and performed it live.

“Low Rider” is featured in the video games Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas(playing on Master Sounds 98.3), Skate 2Skate ItDriver: Parallel LinesMLB 08: The ShowRock Band 3 and George Lopez: Driveway Bowling.

“Low Rider” is mentioned in That ’70s Show in the episode “Sparks”, when the lyrics are inscribed on Eric’s wedding ring to Donna.

“Low Rider” is featured in the Misfits“Episode Six” of the first series, when Nathan uses it to protect himself from Rachel.

“Low Rider” is featured briefly in a cutaway in the Family Guy spoof of Return of the Jedi called “It’s A Trap” when Peter Griffin as Han Solo pulls up at some traffic lights driving the Millennium Falcon.

“Low Rider” is featured in The Simpsonsepisode “A Midsummer’s Nice Dream” when Homer goes on tour with Cheech.

“Low Rider” is featured in a 2014 advertisement for the drug Crestor, as well as in older ads for both the Canadian bank CIBC and the British food Marmite.

The song ran on the 7 December 2016 episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, while Pilobolus performed acts in the form of silhouettes.

The song appears in a 2016 TV commercial for ESPN‘s SportsCenter.

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Posted by on May 7, 2018 in 1970s, other, theme song

 

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Ruby Tuesday – the Rolling Stones in

Ruby Tuesday – the Rolling Stones in

Ruby Tuesday” is a song recorded by the Rolling Stones in 1966, released in January 1967. The song was included in the American version of Between the Buttons (in the UK, singles were often excluded from studio albums).

Rolling Stone magazine ranked the song number 310 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The song title was the source of the restaurant chain of the same name.

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