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29th Apr '18 12:29:56 AM jormis29
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* The Music/IrvingBerlin standard "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm" was introduced by Dick Powell and Alice Faye in the movie musical ''On the Avenue'' (1937).
* "Teenage Dirtbag" by nerd-rock band Wheatus was a Top 5 hit in the United Kingdom and on American alternative radio. The song originally appeared on the soundtrack to the film ''Loser'', which was a box office failure.

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* The Music/IrvingBerlin standard "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm" was introduced by Dick Powell Creator/DickPowell and Alice Faye in the movie musical ''On the Avenue'' ''Film/OnTheAvenue'' (1937).
* "Teenage Dirtbag" by nerd-rock band Wheatus was a Top 5 hit in the United Kingdom and on American alternative radio. The song originally appeared on the soundtrack to the film ''Loser'', ''Film/{{Loser}}'', which was a box office failure.
23rd Apr '18 11:26:59 AM twilicorn
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* Music/NewEdition released the EP ''Christmas All Over the World'' at the end of 1985; the title track can still be heard at shopping malls and otherwise come the holiday season. But do fans realize that song is a CoverVersion of the AwardBaitSong from the same year's ''Film/SantaClausTheMovie''? Also counts as CoveredUp because their version is far easier to track down than Sheena Easton's original, as the movie's soundtrack has never had a CD or digital release as of 2017 (though Eason's version has appeared on at least one GreatestHitsAlbum by her).

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* Music/NewEdition released the EP ''Christmas All Over the World'' at the end of 1985; the title track can still be heard at shopping malls and otherwise come the holiday season. But do fans realize that song is a CoverVersion of the AwardBaitSong from the same year's ''Film/SantaClausTheMovie''? Also counts as CoveredUp because their version is far easier to track down than Sheena Easton's original, as the movie's soundtrack has never had a CD or digital release as of 2017 (though Eason's Easton's version has appeared on at least one GreatestHitsAlbum by her).
23rd Apr '18 11:25:46 AM twilicorn
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* The French-Canadian film ''WesternAnimation/{{Ballerina}}'' was a box office flop in the United States (where it was renamed ''Leap''), but Music/CarlyRaeJepsen's soundtrack contribution "Cut to the Feeling" became one of the most critically acclaimed songs of 2017. It got to the point where many people didn't know it was supposed to be ''from'' a movie, which was aided by the fact that it had been released a several months in advance of the film's American release, and its promotional rollout barely mentioned ''Ballerina'' at all.

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* The French-Canadian film ''WesternAnimation/{{Ballerina}}'' was a box office flop in the United States (where it was renamed ''Leap''), but Music/CarlyRaeJepsen's soundtrack contribution "Cut to the Feeling" became one of the most critically acclaimed songs of 2017. It got to the point where many people didn't know it was supposed to be ''from'' a movie, which was aided by the fact that it had been released a several months in advance of the film's American release, and its promotional rollout barely mentioned ''Ballerina'' at all.



* Music/NewEdition released the EP ''Christmas All Over the World'' at the end of 1985; the title track can still be heard at shopping malls and otherwise come the holiday season. But do fans realize that song is a CoverVersion of the AwardBaitSong from the same year's ''Film/SantaClausTheMovie''? Also counts as CoveredUp because their version is far easier to track down than Sheena Easton's original, as the movie's soundtrack has never had a CD or digital release as of 2017 (though Easton's version has appeared on at least one GreatestHitsAlbum by her).

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* Music/NewEdition released the EP ''Christmas All Over the World'' at the end of 1985; the title track can still be heard at shopping malls and otherwise come the holiday season. But do fans realize that song is a CoverVersion of the AwardBaitSong from the same year's ''Film/SantaClausTheMovie''? Also counts as CoveredUp because their version is far easier to track down than Sheena Easton's original, as the movie's soundtrack has never had a CD or digital release as of 2017 (though Easton's Eason's version has appeared on at least one GreatestHitsAlbum by her).



* "Through The Eyes Of Love", performed by Melissa Manchester, was the theme for an ice-skating movie called ''Ice Castles''. The song went on to become nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe, and is often cited as one of Manchester's most well-known tunes, but outside of a direct-to-video remake in 2010 by the original director, Ice Castles has fallen into obscurity.

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* "Through The Eyes Of Love", performed by Melissa Manchester, was the theme for an ice-skating movie called ''Ice Castles''. The song went on to become nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe, and is often cited as one of Manchester's most well-known tunes, but outside of a direct-to-video remake in 2010 by the original director, Ice Castles ''Ice Castles'' has fallen into obscurity.



* "Come Little Children" was originally a VillainSong from ''Film/HocusPocus''. The song's origin has been eclipsed over the years. It's seen as a generic "spooky/mystical song" without its original context, and thus several covers [[TheCoverChangeTheMeaning make it less ominous]]. As a result of this, "I'll Put A Spell With You" is the SignatureSong of ''Hocus Pocus'' despite "Come Little Children" being just as popular.

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* "Come Little Children" was originally a VillainSong from ''Film/HocusPocus''. The song's origin has been eclipsed over the years. It's seen as a generic "spooky/mystical song" without its original context, and thus several covers [[TheCoverChangeTheMeaning [[TheCoverChangesTheMeaning make it less ominous]]. As a result of this, "I'll Put A Spell With You" is the SignatureSong of ''Hocus Pocus'' despite "Come Little Children" being just as popular.
22nd Apr '18 10:18:04 PM Pichu-kun
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* Jack Johnson had a huge adult contemporary crossover hit with "Upside Down", which was written for and originated on the soundtrack for the 2006 ''Literature/CuriousGeorge'' movie.

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* Jack Johnson had a huge adult contemporary crossover hit with "Upside Down", which was written for and originated on the soundtrack for the 2006 ''Literature/CuriousGeorge'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Curious George|2006}}'' movie.
22nd Apr '18 8:19:21 PM Pichu-kun
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* "Come Little Children" was originally a VillainSong from ''Film/HocusPocus''. The song's origin has been eclipsed over the years. It's seen as a generic "spooky/mystical song" without its original context, and thus several covers [[TheCoverChangeTheMeaning make it less ominous]]. As a result of this, "I'll Put A Spell With You" is the SignatureSong of ''Hocus Pocus'' despite "Come Little Children" being just as popular.
4th Apr '18 10:11:34 PM igordebraga
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* The theme songs for Film/JamesBond movies. The Creator/RogerMoore era in particular is often seen as a "golden age" for Bond movie theme songs thanks to hits like Music/PaulMcCartney and Music/{{Wings}}' "Film/LiveAndLetDie", Music/CarlySimon's "Nobody Does It Better" (from ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''), Sheena Easton's "Film/ForYourEyesOnly", and Music/DuranDuran's "Film/AViewToAKill", despite the Moore-era films themselves often being remembered as a DorkAge among Bond fans. Bond themes continued to be hits after Moore, but seeing as Creator/PierceBrosnan and Creator/DanielCraig's films have been ''much'' better recieved, they don't quite fall under this trope.

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* The theme songs for Film/JamesBond movies. The Creator/RogerMoore era in particular is often seen as a "golden age" for Bond movie theme songs thanks to hits like Music/PaulMcCartney and Music/{{Wings}}' "Film/LiveAndLetDie", Music/CarlySimon's "Nobody Does It Better" (from ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''), Sheena Easton's "Film/ForYourEyesOnly", and Music/DuranDuran's "Film/AViewToAKill", despite the Moore-era films themselves often being remembered as a DorkAge among Bond fans. Bond themes continued to be hits after Moore, but seeing as Creator/PierceBrosnan and Creator/DanielCraig's films have been ''much'' better recieved, received, they don't quite fall under this trope.
4th Apr '18 9:22:24 PM igordebraga
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* Bryan Adams' 2002 hit "Here I Am" reached Top 10 charts across the world when it was released, won a Golden Globe Award, and still continues to be played at major events (an instrumental version was used for the Vancouver 2010 UsefulNotes/OlympicGames bid) years after it was released. Still, how many of you remember the Dreamworks film ''WesternAnimation/SpiritStallionOfTheCimarron'', which opened in fourth place when it debuted in theaters and barely registered a blip in the weeks afterwards? This track was the lead single from it; Adams provided a whole song score for the film.

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* Bryan Adams' Music/BryanAdams' 2002 hit "Here I Am" reached Top 10 charts across the world when it was released, won a Golden Globe Award, and still continues to be played at major events (an instrumental version was used for the Vancouver 2010 UsefulNotes/OlympicGames bid) years after it was released. Still, how many of you remember the Dreamworks film ''WesternAnimation/SpiritStallionOfTheCimarron'', which opened in fourth place when it debuted in theaters and barely registered a blip in the weeks afterwards? This track was the lead single from it; Adams provided a whole song score for the film.



* A CoveredUp Breakaway Pop Hit: "You Light Up My Life" was originally written for the movie ''You Light Up My Life''. Since the song's writer, Joe Brooks, also wrote and directed the movie, you could argue that the movie's sole purpose was to generate a Breakaway Pop Hit. But the version from the movie, by Kasey Cisyk, flopped. Then a few months later Debby Boone covered it and it became the biggest hit of the '70s.

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* A CoveredUp Breakaway Pop Hit: "You Light Up My Life" was originally written for the movie ''You Light Up My Life''. Since the song's writer, Joe Brooks, also wrote and directed the movie, you could argue that the movie's sole purpose was to generate a Breakaway Pop Hit. But the version from the movie, by Kasey Cisyk, flopped.flopped (but still won the Academy Award for Best Song). Then a few months later Debby Boone covered it and it became the biggest hit of the '70s.



** "Cat People (Putting Out Fire)". The name of the song is virtually the only giveaway that it was made for a movie -- and '''not''' ''Film/InglouriousBasterds''! This case was "helped" by the fact that he re-recorded it with a different, poppier arrangement for his album ''Music/LetsDance''.

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** "Cat People (Putting Out Fire)". The name of the song is virtually the only giveaway that it was made for a movie (the 1982 remake of ''Film/CatPeople'') -- and '''not''' ''Film/InglouriousBasterds''! This case was "helped" by the fact that he re-recorded it with a different, poppier arrangement for his album ''Music/LetsDance''.



* In 1998, two hit singles - "Uninvited" by Alanis Morrisette and "Iris" by Goo Goo Dolls - were written for and first appeared on the soundtrack of ''Film/CityOfAngels'', the widely derided ForeignRemake of the acclaimed German film ''Film/WingsOfDesire''. Another song, "Angel" ([[RefrainFromAssuming sometimes mistakenly called "In the Arms of the Angel"]]) by Sarah [=MacLachlan=], was initially released as an album-only track before it was included on the ''City Of Angels'' soundtrack, and it too became a hit from there.

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* In 1998, two hit singles - "Uninvited" by Alanis Morrisette Music/AlanisMorrisette and "Iris" by Goo Goo Dolls - were written for and first appeared on the soundtrack of ''Film/CityOfAngels'', the widely derided ForeignRemake of the acclaimed German film ''Film/WingsOfDesire''. Another song, "Angel" ([[RefrainFromAssuming sometimes mistakenly called "In the Arms of the Angel"]]) by Sarah [=MacLachlan=], was initially released as an album-only track before it was included on the ''City Of Angels'' soundtrack, and it too became a hit from there.



* Music/EarthWindAndFire did a fine, lively cover of Music/TheBeatles' "Got To Get You Into My Life" that charted well. Music/{{Aerosmith}} also has a pretty popular version of "Come Together." You could hardly believe that both were spawned from the turgid, [[Music/TheBeeGees BeeGees]]-heavy musical ''Film/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand''.
* The song ''The Happening'' was a number one hit for Music/TheSupremes and became a staple on oldies stations. The film ''The Happening'' (no, not [[Film/TheHappening that one]]), has sank into almost complete obscurity; it's generally remembered only for being one of Creator/AnthonyQuinn's worst roles.

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* Music/EarthWindAndFire did a fine, lively cover of Music/TheBeatles' "Got To Get You Into My Life" that charted well. Music/{{Aerosmith}} also has a pretty popular version of "Come Together." You could hardly believe that both were spawned from the turgid, [[Music/TheBeeGees BeeGees]]-heavy Bee Gees]]-heavy musical ''Film/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand''.
* The song ''The Happening'' "The Happening" was a number one hit for Music/TheSupremes and became a staple on oldies stations. The film ''The Happening'' (no, not [[Film/TheHappening that one]]), has sank into almost complete obscurity; it's generally remembered only for being one of Creator/AnthonyQuinn's worst roles.



* Vangelis got a hit with "Conquest of Paradise" for Creator/RidleyScott's ''Film/FourteenNinetyTwoConquestOfParadise'' (Yes, [[Film/{{Alien}} that]] Creator/RidleyScott). (He'd had an earlier hit with the theme music for ''Film/ChariotsOfFire'', but that doesn't qualify--the movie is remembered, and everyone associates that melody with the movie and with running.)

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* Vangelis got a hit with "Conquest of Paradise" for Creator/RidleyScott's ''Film/FourteenNinetyTwoConquestOfParadise'' (Yes, [[Film/{{Alien}} that]] Creator/RidleyScott).''Film/FourteenNinetyTwoConquestOfParadise''. (He'd had an earlier hit with the theme music for ''Film/ChariotsOfFire'', but that doesn't qualify--the movie is remembered, and everyone associates that melody with the movie and with running.)



** The film also provides another CoveredUp example: The album features All 4 One's version of the Warren-penned "I Turn to You". Which people only really fell in love with after Music/ChristinaAguilera covered it.

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** The film also provides another CoveredUp example: The album features All 4 One's version of the Warren-penned "I Turn to You". Which people only really fell in love with after Music/ChristinaAguilera covered it.it ([[http://www.musictimes.com/articles/31713/20150316/all-4-one-talks-20th-anniversary-album-swear-success-being-longest-running-group-original-members-exlusive-interview.htm according to one of the group's members]], they expected to have a single but the label decided not to go with it).
2nd Apr '18 11:10:04 AM twilicorn
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* Music/BruceSpringsteen's recording of "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" was first released on the 1982 multi-artist children's album ''In Harmony 2'' (although the song was recorded seven years earlier in 1975). And while the album itself has yet to be reissued on CD (even though it won a Grammy), the song has received annual airplay on radio stations for decades.

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* Music/BruceSpringsteen's recording of "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" was first released on the 1982 multi-artist children's album ''In Harmony 2'' (although the song was recorded seven years earlier in 1975). And while the album itself has yet to be reissued on CD or digitally (even though it won a Grammy), the song has received annual airplay on radio stations for decades.
2nd Apr '18 10:58:16 AM twilicorn
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* The 1975 Music/DianaRoss vehicle ''Mahogany'' performed poorly at the box office and today is pretty much ''only'' remembered for its chart-topping theme song, "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Theme From Mahogany]] (Do You Know Where You're Going To?)".

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* The 1975 Music/DianaRoss vehicle ''Mahogany'' performed poorly at the box office and today (aside from a musical version being featured on ''Series/UnbreakableKimmySchmidt'') is pretty much ''only'' remembered for its chart-topping theme song, "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Theme From Mahogany]] (Do You Know Where You're Going To?)".
2nd Apr '18 3:06:13 AM Q4
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* The 1975 Music/DianaRoss vehicle ''Mahogany'' performed poorly at the box office and today is pretty much ''only'' remembered for its chart-topping theme song, "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Theme From Mahogany]] (Do You Know Where You're Going To?)".
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