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29th Apr '17 11:51:28 PM TwinBird
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', Rubierot writes Star a rock anthem in contrast to the very light melodies traditional for princesses; it goes down well, at least until [[spoiler:the part that tells the whole kingdom and the Council about losing her spellbook]].
5th Apr '17 11:09:14 PM PaulA
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* {{Subverted}} in EricFlint's ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'', the "uptimers" from Grantville(a contemporary West Virginia mining town sent back to the year 1632) hold the Spanish army at bay by playing various recordings on an amplifier, ranging from Music/LudwigVanBeethoven and Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart to Music/BonJovi.

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* {{Subverted}} in EricFlint's Creator/EricFlint's ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'', the "uptimers" from Grantville(a Grantville (a contemporary West Virginia mining town sent back to the year 1632) hold the Spanish army at bay by playing various recordings on an amplifier, ranging from Music/LudwigVanBeethoven and Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart to Music/BonJovi.
13th Mar '17 11:17:49 AM AthenaBlue
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** In "Recap/DoctorWhoS35E1TheMagiciansApprentice," the Doctor makes his entrance into a Medieval arena wearing CoolShades, playing and electric guitar, and riding [[TankGoodness a tank]]. As the title suggests, the locals justifiably [[ClarkesThirdLaw believe him to be a magician]].

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** In "Recap/DoctorWhoS35E1TheMagiciansApprentice," [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E1TheMagiciansApprentice "The Magician's Apprentice"]], the Doctor makes his entrance into a Medieval medieval arena wearing CoolShades, playing and electric guitar, and riding [[TankGoodness a tank]]. As the title suggests, the locals justifiably [[ClarkesThirdLaw believe him to be a magician]].
13th Mar '17 11:17:14 AM AthenaBlue
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** Mildly {{lampshaded}} in [[Recap/DoctorWho27E10TheDoctorDances "The Doctor Dances"]]. In WWII, when the nanogenes restore young Jamie from gasmask-zombie to human, the Doctor lifts the boy up, joyously announcing, "Welcome back, Jamie! Twenty years to pop music, you're gonna love it!"

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** Mildly {{lampshaded}} in [[Recap/DoctorWho27E10TheDoctorDances [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E10TheDoctorDances "The Doctor Dances"]]. In WWII, when the nanogenes restore young Jamie from gasmask-zombie to human, the Doctor lifts the boy up, joyously announcing, "Welcome back, Jamie! Twenty years to pop music, you're gonna love it!"
13th Mar '17 11:16:48 AM AthenaBlue
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* Non-time-travel example: at one point in the miniseries ''Series/TheTenthKingdom'', Virginia, trapped in a rural part of a a fairy-tale world, must compete in a singing contest wherein all songs must relate to sheep and shepherding. She chooses "We Will Shear You", in the style of Queen's "We Will Rock You".
* In ''Series/BeingErica'', Erica time travels back to her university days in the (early) 90s. As she had long forgotten her poetry assignment that she was supposed to read in from of the class that that day, she started to recite the lyrics to "Hit Me Baby One More Time". The cynical literature prof was quite impressed.



* In ''Series/GoodnightSweetheart'', Gary makes a name for himself as a songwriter by performing [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] hits during the Blitz.
* The American version of ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2008}}'' has Sam Tyler (2008 policeman stuck in 1973) impress some cool black New Yorkers by rapping a imperfectly remembered rendition of [[Music/VanillaIce Ice Ice Baby]].



** Mildly {{lampshaded}} in "The Doctor Dances". In WWII, when the nanogenes restore young Jamie from gasmask-zombie to human, the Doctor lifts the boy up, joyously announcing, "Welcome back, Jamie! Twenty years to pop music, you're gonna love it!"
** {{Subverted}} in an early William Hartnell episode. From the way the others had been describing them, Vicki (who is from TheFuture) is surprised to hear the Beatles playing what she considers to be "classical music."

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** Mildly {{lampshaded}} in "The Doctor Dances". In WWII, when the nanogenes restore young Jamie from gasmask-zombie to human, the Doctor lifts the boy up, joyously announcing, "Welcome back, Jamie! Twenty years to pop music, you're gonna love it!"
** {{Subverted}} in an early William Hartnell episode. [[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E8TheChase "The Chase"]]. From the way the others had been describing them, Vicki (who is from TheFuture) is surprised to hear the Beatles playing what she considers to be "classical music."music".



** Mildly {{lampshaded}} in [[Recap/DoctorWho27E10TheDoctorDances "The Doctor Dances"]]. In WWII, when the nanogenes restore young Jamie from gasmask-zombie to human, the Doctor lifts the boy up, joyously announcing, "Welcome back, Jamie! Twenty years to pop music, you're gonna love it!"



* In ''Series/GoodnightSweetheart'', Gary makes a name for himself as a songwriter by performing [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] hits during the Blitz.
* The American version of ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2008}}'' has Sam Tyler (2008 policeman stuck in 1973) impress some cool black New Yorkers by rapping a imperfectly remembered rendition of [[Music/VanillaIce Ice Ice Baby]].



* In ''Series/BeingErica'', Erica time travels back to her university days in the (early) 90s. As she long forgotten her poetry assignment that she was supposed to read in from of the class that that day, she started to recite the lyrics to "Hit Me Baby One More Time". The cynical literature prof was quite impressed.
* Non-time-travel example: at one point in the miniseries ''Series/TheTenthKingdom'', Virginia, trapped in a rural part of a a fairy-tale world, must compete in a singing contest wherein all songs must relate to sheep and shepherding. She chooses "We Will Shear You", in the style of Queen's "We Will Rock You".



* An alien girl sends WesternAnimation/TheBeatles to a distant planet in the episode "Day Tripper", where their playing of the song has the inhabitants dancing among the rock formations.
* Aliens visiting the Earth rather than time travel, but Secret Scout David introduces the WesternAnimation/{{Dinosaucers}} to rock music; they find the sounds incredibly painful and can't imagine why humans would like it. Eventually, during a concert where David and his band members had been performing in costumes of the Dinosaucers, the Tyrannos end up kidnapping them from off stage, forcing the real deal to briefly stand in for the band, and they're unable to do so with any semblence of ability.



* An alien girl sends WesternAnimation/TheBeatles to a distant planet in the episode "Day Tripper," where their playing of the song has the inhabitants dancing among the rock formations.
* Aliens visiting the Earth rather than time travel, but Secret Scout David introduces the WesternAnimation/{{Dinosaucers}} to rock music; they find the sounds incredibly painful and can't imagine why humans would like it. Eventually, during a concert where David and his band members had been performing in costumes of the Dinosaucers, the Tyrannos end up kidnapping them from off stage, forcing the real deal to briefly stand in for the band, and they're unable to do so with any semblence of ability.
15th Jan '17 3:36:46 PM nombretomado
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* ''BrutalLegend'' is practically built around this {{trope}}. Though, with a twist: [[spoiler:Heavy Metal actually came *before* the time Eddie travels to, but was lost to the ages. Eddie actually comes from the future, where it has been re-discovered, and brings Metal back.]]

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* ''BrutalLegend'' ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'' is practically built around this {{trope}}. Though, with a twist: [[spoiler:Heavy Metal actually came *before* the time Eddie travels to, but was lost to the ages. Eddie actually comes from the future, where it has been re-discovered, and brings Metal back.]]
6th Jan '17 8:30:44 PM nombretomado
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* {{Averted}} in "Journey Through Time", a particularly trippy episode of {{Jem}}. The Holograms are unknowingly sent back in time by Eric's goon, Techrat. They visit Mozart's period and Woodstock without even getting a song in, but they do a swing song in 1941 London.

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* {{Averted}} in "Journey Through Time", a particularly trippy episode of {{Jem}}.''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}''. The Holograms are unknowingly sent back in time by Eric's goon, Techrat. They visit Mozart's period and Woodstock without even getting a song in, but they do a swing song in 1941 London.
30th Oct '16 1:55:40 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Fanfic/MyMetal'', a ''MyImmortal'' HeavyMetal {{Parody}} by Creator/MonicaGilbeyBieber has Rainblood introduce Tom Riddle to heavy metal music by playing [[{{Music/Metallica}} Fade to Black]] for him on a guitar that can operate only on magic. The consequences of this action are then heavily deconstructed in the next chapters.

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* ''Fanfic/MyMetal'', a ''MyImmortal'' ''Fanfic/MyImmortal'' HeavyMetal {{Parody}} by Creator/MonicaGilbeyBieber has Rainblood introduce Tom Riddle to heavy metal music by playing [[{{Music/Metallica}} Fade to Black]] for him on a guitar that can operate only on magic. The consequences of this action are then heavily deconstructed in the next chapters.
30th Oct '16 1:55:20 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Fanfic/MyMetal'', a MyImmortal HeavyMetal {{Parody}} by Creator/MonicaGilbeyBieber has Rainblood introduce Tom Riddle to heavy metal music by playing [[{{Music/Metallica}} Fade to Black]] for him on a guitar that can operate only on magic. The consequences of this action are then heavily deconstructed in the next chapters.

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* ''Fanfic/MyMetal'', a MyImmortal ''MyImmortal'' HeavyMetal {{Parody}} by Creator/MonicaGilbeyBieber has Rainblood introduce Tom Riddle to heavy metal music by playing [[{{Music/Metallica}} Fade to Black]] for him on a guitar that can operate only on magic. The consequences of this action are then heavily deconstructed in the next chapters.
8th Oct '16 8:04:39 AM nighttrainfm
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** ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'' also uses this after Jaylah uses "Sabotage" by the Music/BeastieBoys to [[spoiler:disrupt the signal coordinating Krall's swarm ships]].
-->'''[=McCoy=]''': Is that... classical?\\
'''Spock''': I believe it is.

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** ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'' also uses this after Jaylah uses "Sabotage" by the Music/BeastieBoys to [[spoiler:disrupt the signal coordinating Krall's swarm ships]].
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-->'''[=McCoy=]''': Is that... classical?\\
classical music?\\
'''Spock''': I believe Yes, doctor, it is.would seem to be.
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