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Darren J. Ray

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For this week's battle, I've chose 4 songs that were featured in movies.

They are:


1.  River Song by Dennis Wilson.  It was featured in the movie, Marley & Me starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston from 2008.  The film is about a young couple who start their new life together by buying a house and a rambunctious yellow lab pup that they named Marley.  The film depicts Marley's antics that turn their life upside down.  Good movie.




2.  The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore by the Walker Brothers.  This song was featured in the film, Seeking a Friend For the End of the World, starring Steve Carell and Keira Knightley from 2012.  The film is about two neighbors who finally meet up after living next door to each other at the start of mass hysteria by the news of an asteroid hurdling towards Earth and they only have 3 weeks before the end comes.  A little insignificant bit of info:  Keira Knightley's live-in boyfriend in the beginning of the movie is obsessed with the Beach Boys' album Pet Sounds.  There's drama, comedy and romance and an excellent movie.


3.  Everybody's Talkin' by Harry Nilsson.  This popular 1969 song was the theme for the movie, Midnight Cowboy starring Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman that was released the same year.  One character, Jon Voight goes to New York City and meets up with hustler played by Dustin Hoffman as "Ratzo" Rizzo who works as Voight's pimp.  Very good movie.


4.  Eye of the Tiger by Survivor.  From the movie, Rocky III starring Sylvester Stallone, Carl Weathers and Talia Shire from 1982.  The theme song was released the day after the release of the film and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song that year.  Here, Rocky Balboa goes up against boxer, Clubber Lang at Madison Square Garden.

 

For copy/paste convenience:

River Song/Dennis Wilson
The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore/Walker Brothers
Everybody's Talkin'/Harry Nilsson
Eye of the Tiger/Survivor


Enjoy listening!

Cindy

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And for the second straight week...the convenient copy-paste 'thing' is bang on.  So little work for me to do...except...copy and paste.

River Song/Dennis Wilson.  Solid Gold.  GREAT piece of music.  'Fantabulous' production.  Brian must have been impressed.  I sure was.  Still am...EVERY time I hear this one.

The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore/Walker Brothers.  Silver Shines.  Always liked this one...and the guy taught Carl and David how to excel on the guitar.  Liked it even before I knew that.


Everybody's Talkin'/Harry Nilsson.  Bronze.   Always really enjoyed Harry.  I thought this one was just a little 'light' though compared to several of his meatier efforts.  Died way too young.


Eye of the Tiger/Survivor.  As the Ides of March...with songs like Vehicle and I'm You Superman...I used to really dig these guys.  This song is good...but not quite great.  Sorry Sylvester...I mean sorry Rock.
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GOLD - The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)/Walker Brothers. "the guy" Lee speaks of is John Maus aka John Walker.
This is a Bob Crewe/Bob Gaudio song, originally released as a solo record by Frankie Valli.
youtube.com/watch?v=ZbwS2SqNbEM

SILVER - River Song/Dennis Wilson.

BRONZE - Everybody's Talkin'/Harry Nilsson

TIN - Eye of the Tiger/Survivor. A friend of mine claims he heard this song in a dream...but the lyrics were "It's the a$$ of the tiger, it's the end that don't bite..."

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Gold - Survivor - I make no apologies for my love of late 70s / early 80s AOR.  

Silver - Dennis - My favorite Dennis solo song.

Bronze - Harry - Very good

Tin - Walker Bros

Lynyrd Skynyrd's Free Bird was memorably used to close the Rob Zombie film The Devil's Rejects



I really miss John Candy, and his brand of comedies.   My favorite is Summer Rental, which features this delightfully cheesy Jimmy Buffett song



Rob Reiner's classic 1986 movie took it's name from this classic Ben E King song



I've never actually watched Cocktail (not a big Tom Cruise fan), but there's a song on the soundtrack I like


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Gold - Everybody's Talkin'/Harry Nilsson.  Love this song.  It was meant to be Bob Dylan's Lay Lady Lay as the movie theme - which lyrically makes more sense. But Nilsson single by Fred Neil is superb.
Silver - The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore/Walker Brothers.  Yes love this one too. I suppose it had to be used in some movie somewhere along the way. 
Bronze - Eye of the Tiger/Survivor.  One of the great motivational songs used by sporting clubs worldwide.  I like it - but I'm over it ... as it's been over used.
Tin - River Song/Dennis Wilson. It's ok.




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Thanks to you, Darren for posting my battle for me.  You ROCK!

Thanks also to Lee, tBedford, Kds and Stkildafever for your early votes.  

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easy.  the order they were given:

1. Dennis "River Song"--lead off song from a great album.
2. Walker Bros. "Sun Ain't Gonna Rise Anymore"  Very good song.
3. Nilsson, "Everybodys Talkin At Me"   (I even like this song, from the uh, echoes of his mind)

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4.  kds' fave.

by the way, kds', off the subject, but why on earth would the Orioles have green uniforms?
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easy.  the order they were given:

1. Dennis "River Song"--lead off song from a great album.
2. Walker Bros. "Sun Ain't Gonna Rise Anymore"  Very good song.
3. Nilsson, "Everybodys Talkin At Me"   (I even like this song, from the uh, echoes of his mind)

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4.  kds' fave.

by the way, kds', off the subject, but why on earth would the Orioles have green uniforms?


They wore green for Earth Day.   I imagine they'll auction off the game used jerseys for some environmental charity.   

I actually thought all MLB teams were doing it, like they do with the Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Memorial Day, and Fourth of July, but it looks like it was just the Orioles. 
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thanks, kds.  that's about the best explanation I could have possibly hoped for!   The Oakland A's of course, find it easy being green...
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Gold -- The Walker Brothers -- Great song. It soars.

Silver -- Harry Nilsson -- A close second, although it's not one of my Nilsson favorites.

Bronze -- Dennis Wilson -- I generally don't care for his songwriting, although this is good.

Tin -- Survivor -- No thanks.


I didn't really get Rushmore, but it did have the Rolling Stones, "I Am Waiting"
youtube.com/watch?v=xrtlStki1aE

From the wonderful O Lucky Man!, the title track by Alan Price
youtube.com/watch?v=kTsvTMKp2N4

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Kds and John B., I'm from Maryland so your comments about the Orioles caught my attention.  I didn't know that MLB teams wore different colors for special holidays, etc.  I'll have to check that out.  What a coincidence that my son was talking to his Dad last night about him buying tickets for September 15th game at Camden Yards for his birthday.  It's hoodie night.

I noticed on the Harry Nilsson clip that another song listed on the same album is, The Lord Must Live In New York City.  That's in the movie, You've Got Mail starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. 

John B., Your votes are in the book!  Thank you!

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Larry, Thank you for your votes and comments!
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Yes, nice to read opinions of others, not big on 'Rushmore' either, but disappointed, Larry, how you so casually write off the Beach Boy's 2nd best songwriter...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cindy Hood
Kds and John B., I'm from Maryland so your comments about the Orioles caught my attention.  I didn't know that MLB teams wore different colors for special holidays, etc.  I'll have to check that out.  What a coincidence that my son was talking to his Dad last night about him buying tickets for September 15th game at Camden Yards for his birthday.  It's hoodie night.

I noticed on the Harry Nilsson clip that another song listed on the same album is, The Lord Must Live In New York City.  That's in the movie, You've Got Mail starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. 

John B., Your votes are in the book!  Thank you!


MLB started doing it around 2008 I think for the Fourth of July, which red, white, and blue.   Then, they expanded it to Memorial Day, which now features fatigues.  Then, Mothers and Fathers Day and pink (breast cancer) and blue (prostate cancer) uniforms.  They typically auction off the game used special jerseys for charity.   

I think the Orioles were the only team to wear green for Earth Day, so it might've been a local charity.  
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but disappointed, Larry, how you so casually write off the Beach Boy's 2nd best songwriter...

Years of exposure just hasn't done it for me. I'm always surprised to hear people rave about the Pacific Ocean Blue album, for example. Looking over the list below (some of which he got partial credit for), there are several songs I like a lot, but many of them, not that much.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Songs_written_by_Dennis_Wilson 

Of course, it wouldn't mean much to be second best on a team made up of Babe Ruth and the Toldeo Mud Hens, with all due respect to the Mud Hens. [smile] 

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I noticed on the Harry Nilsson clip that another song listed on the same album is, The Lord Must Live In New York City.  That's in the movie, You've Got Mail starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. 

The story is that the song Nilsson wrote was considered for Midnight Cowboy, but the director preferred "Everybody's Talkin'". Good decision.

"I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City"
youtube.com/watch?v=2swOlajJ-zU


One more from the Stones: "Tell Me" was in Mean Streets.
youtube.com/watch?v=MUa_gHbHmQE

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