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22nd Jun '17 12:05:06 PM Pichu-kun
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* Coca-Cola has proved to be the undisputed master of this trope in advertising.

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* Coca-Cola has proved to be the undisputed master of this trope in advertising.advertising:










* "I Still Believe" by Hayden Panettiere, from ''Disney/{{Cinderella}} III'', a DTV sequel.

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* "I Still Believe" by Hayden Panettiere, from ''Disney/{{Cinderella}} III'', ''Disney/CinderellaIIIATwistInTime'', a DTV sequel.
19th Jun '17 4:48:33 PM jormis29
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* The ending song from ''Film/TheRose'' is more familiar to anyone who's been to karaoke or an audition than the film is. If ''Beaches'''s "The Wind Beneath My Wings" is any indication, Bette Midler can do this to a song.

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* The ending song from ''Film/TheRose'' is more familiar to anyone who's been to karaoke or an audition than the film is. If ''Beaches'''s ''Film/{{Beaches}}'''s "The Wind Beneath My Wings" is any indication, Bette Midler Creator/BetteMidler can do this to a song.
16th Jun '17 6:08:49 AM jormis29
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* Legendary R&B group Earth, Wind & Fire broke into the top 40 with the album ''That's the Way of the World''. Most people don't know that it's actually a soundtrack for a [[Film/ThatsTheWayOfTheWorld movie of the same name]].

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* Legendary R&B group Earth, Wind & Fire Music/EarthWindAndFire broke into the top 40 with the album ''That's the Way of the World''. Most people don't know that it's actually a soundtrack for a [[Film/ThatsTheWayOfTheWorld movie of the same name]].
15th Jun '17 1:42:53 PM Ezclee4050
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* Legendary R&B group Earth, Wind & Fire broke into the top 40 with the album ''That's the Way of the World''. Most people don't know that it's actually a soundtrack for a movie of the same name.

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* Legendary R&B group Earth, Wind & Fire broke into the top 40 with the album ''That's the Way of the World''. Most people don't know that it's actually a soundtrack for a [[Film/ThatsTheWayOfTheWorld movie of the same name.name]].
14th Jun '17 12:57:29 AM jamespolk
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* One of the most prominent examples is "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" by Music/BobDylan, written for the film ''Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid'', one of Creator/SamPeckinpah's lesser known works.

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* One of the most prominent examples is "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" by Music/BobDylan, written for the film ''Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid'', ''Film/PatGarrettAndBillyTheKid'', one of Creator/SamPeckinpah's lesser known works.
11th Jun '17 8:54:17 AM 64SuperNintendo
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** Their 1970 jingle 'I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing' had radio callers '''requesting the commercial''', so a longer version was released that was a Billboard Top 10 hit.

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** Their 1970 jingle 'I'd "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing' Sing" had radio callers '''requesting the commercial''', so a longer version was released that was a Billboard Top 10 hit.
11th Jun '17 8:45:19 AM 64SuperNintendo
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* One of the most prominent examples is "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" by Music/BobDylan, written for the film ''Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid'', one of Creator/SamPeckinpah's lesser known works.

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* One of the most prominent examples is "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" by Music/BobDylan, written for the film ''Pat Garrett & and Billy the Kid'', one of Creator/SamPeckinpah's lesser known works.



* Giorgio Moroder & Phil Oakey's "Together in Electric Dreams", from the obscure film ''Film/ElectricDreams''.

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* Giorgio Moroder & and Phil Oakey's "Together in Electric Dreams", from the obscure film ''Film/ElectricDreams''.



* Music/EnriqueIglesias' "Bailamos", a staple of Latin & Dance stations, was originally written for the Creator/WillSmith vehicle ''Film/WildWildWest''. It originally had a western-themed video, but when the movie underperformed, a new one was shot set in a modern dance club.

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* Music/EnriqueIglesias' "Bailamos", a staple of Latin & and Dance stations, was originally written for the Creator/WillSmith vehicle ''Film/WildWildWest''. It originally had a western-themed video, but when the movie underperformed, a new one was shot set in a modern dance club.



** And then there's "Alabama Song" from Brecht & Weill's followup, ''Theatre/TheRiseAndFallOfTheCityOfMahagonny'', best known for the cover recorded by Music/TheDoors in 1967.

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** And then there's "Alabama Song" from Brecht & and Weill's followup, ''Theatre/TheRiseAndFallOfTheCityOfMahagonny'', best known for the cover recorded by Music/TheDoors in 1967.
11th Jun '17 8:41:01 AM 64SuperNintendo
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One tactic that has been used in the publicity of movies (and other media, but mostly movies) for decades is to produce a radio friendly song to go with the film. By having music intrinsically linked, you can effectively extend the advertising for both the musical artist(s) and the movie by crossing over into the two fields. It often works out pretty well, with both the movie and the artist(s) getting a ton of free publicity from each other. For example, ''Film/TheGraduate'' and the song "MrsRobinson" by Music/SimonAndGarfunkel were both major hits when they first came out, with each giving a ton of publicity to the other. (This was the first time a pop hit was used on the soundtrack of a high-profile Hollywood film, and while the trend didn't catch on right away, it's safe to say it eventually became pretty standard practice.)

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One tactic that has been used in the publicity of movies (and other media, but mostly movies) for decades is to produce a radio friendly radio-friendly song to go with the film. By having music intrinsically linked, you can effectively extend the advertising for both the musical artist(s) and the movie by crossing over into the two fields. It often works out pretty well, with both the movie and the artist(s) getting a ton of free publicity from each other. For example, ''Film/TheGraduate'' and the song "MrsRobinson" by Music/SimonAndGarfunkel were both major hits when they first came out, with each giving a ton of publicity to the other. (This was the first time a pop hit was used on the soundtrack of a high-profile Hollywood film, and while the trend didn't catch on right away, it's safe to say it eventually became pretty standard practice.)




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* ''WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot''
** The main pop culture contribution of this [[AllAnimationIsDisney imitation-Disney]] film was "The Prayer", a ballad sung by Music/CelineDion and Andrea Bocelli (Bocelli doesn't actually sing it in the film itself; he only appears on the end credits reprise) that has since become a staple, covered by, among others, Music/CharlotteChurch and Music/JoshGroban. Most people are stunned to learn that (a) the song is from a movie and (b) exactly what movie said song is from.
** [=LeAnn=] Rimes' "Looking Through Your Eyes", which reached #4 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart, was also written for the film and was the song that got the big radio push at the time, making "The Prayer"'s success that much more impressive.
* Remember "Who Let the Dogs Out?" The Baha Men recording was made for ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} in Paris: TheMovie''. The song itself was CoveredUp from Fatt Jakk and his Pack of Pets.
* Although Music/PaulSimon's "Father and Daughter" gained a life of its own as an inspirational tune, it originally began on the soundtrack to ''WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys Movie'' (and received an Oscar nomination for Best Song).
* 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.
* "I Still Believe" by Hayden Panettiere, from ''Disney/{{Cinderella}} III'', a DTV sequel.
* Pharrell Williams' #1 hit "Happy" originally came from ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe2.'' Although the film was a massive hit, the song was successfully able to distance itself from its origin. Many people are still unaware that it was written specifically for the movie, even though the video clip has a short flash of dancing Minions in it. A quite unique reason for the distancing was that Pharrell created a "24 hours of Happy" video, with various celebrities and random people dancing along to the song, laid back to back for 24 hours.
* "Somewhere Out There" from ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'', which was released as a single performed by Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram. Like "Happy" listed above, while the film was hugely successful and indirectly led to the Disney Renaissance, the single version was successfully able to shed itself of its origins, and ended up being a hit on the Billboard Top 100 and a Top 40 radio hit, reaching #2 on the charts in March 1987. It also becomes deliciously ironic when played at proms, since it details family separation.
* This is {{Inverted|Trope}} in the case of "Let It Go" from ''{{Disney/Frozen}}''. The Creator/DemiLovato version, played during the closing credits, was clearly intended to be one of these, but it barely made a ripple while the song in the context of the movie (sung by Creator/IdinaMenzel) became the pop hit instead, getting to the top 5 in the Billboard charts despite little to no airplay.
* Ruth Pointer's "Streets of Gold", from ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'', was a minor hit back in 1988-89 (and included in a 1998 compilation CD of Disney songs that became pop hits, along with more familiar Disney chestnuts like "Circle of Life" and "A Whole New World").
* 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.
* Creator/KateWinslet recorded the song "What If" for 2001's ''Literature/AChristmasCarol: The Movie''. The film was critically panned and is largely forgotten. Winslet's song is regarded as SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic, shot to number 6 in the charts in its first week and became the Christmas number one in Ireland for 2001. The song is still fondly remembered and most people forget it came from the movie.
* Music/JustinTimberlake may have invoked this with "Can't Stop the Feeling!", a summer pop hit that also happened to be his contribution to the soundtrack of the Dreamworks film ''WesternAnimation/{{Trolls}}''. It helps the song was released over ''7'' months before the movie officially came out.
* The title VillainSong from ''Disney/DerFuehrersFace'' became a popular wartime song as performed by Music/SpikeJones.
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[[folder: Films - Animated]]

* ''WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot''
** The main pop culture contribution of this [[AllAnimationIsDisney imitation-Disney]] film was "The Prayer", a ballad sung by Music/CelineDion and Andrea Bocelli (Bocelli doesn't actually sing it in the film itself; he only appears on the end credits reprise) that has since become a staple, covered by, among others, Music/CharlotteChurch and Music/JoshGroban. Most people are stunned to learn that (a) the song is from a movie and (b) exactly what movie said song is from.
** [=LeAnn=] Rimes' "Looking Through Your Eyes", which reached #4 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart, was also written for the film and was the song that got the big radio push at the time, making "The Prayer"'s success that much more impressive.
* Remember "Who Let the Dogs Out?" The Baha Men recording was made for ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} in Paris: TheMovie''. The song itself was CoveredUp from Fatt Jakk and his Pack of Pets.
* Although Music/PaulSimon's "Father and Daughter" gained a life of its own as an inspirational tune, it originally began on the soundtrack to ''WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys Movie'' (and received an Oscar nomination for Best Song).
* 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.
* "I Still Believe" by Hayden Panettiere, from ''Disney/{{Cinderella}} III'', a DTV sequel.
* Pharrell Williams' #1 hit "Happy" originally came from ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe2.'' Although the film was a massive hit, the song was successfully able to distance itself from its origin. Many people are still unaware that it was written specifically for the movie, even though the video clip has a short flash of dancing Minions in it. A quite unique reason for the distancing was that Pharrell created a "24 hours of Happy" video, with various celebrities and random people dancing along to the song, laid back to back for 24 hours.
* "Somewhere Out There" from ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'', which was released as a single performed by Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram. Like "Happy" listed above, while the film was hugely successful and indirectly led to the Disney Renaissance, the single version was successfully able to shed itself of its origins, and ended up being a hit on the Billboard Top 100 and a Top 40 radio hit, reaching #2 on the charts in March 1987. It also becomes deliciously ironic when played at proms, since it details family separation.
* This is {{Inverted|Trope}} in the case of "Let It Go" from ''{{Disney/Frozen}}''. The Creator/DemiLovato version, played during the closing credits, was clearly intended to be one of these, but it barely made a ripple while the song in the context of the movie (sung by Creator/IdinaMenzel) became the pop hit instead, getting to the top 5 in the Billboard charts despite little to no airplay.
* Ruth Pointer's "Streets of Gold", from ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'', was a minor hit back in 1988-89 (and included in a 1998 compilation CD of Disney songs that became pop hits, along with more familiar Disney chestnuts like "Circle of Life" and "A Whole New World").
* 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.
* Creator/KateWinslet recorded the song "What If" for 2001's ''Literature/AChristmasCarol: The Movie''. The film was critically panned and is largely forgotten. Winslet's song is regarded as SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic, shot to number 6 in the charts in its first week and became the Christmas number one in Ireland for 2001. The song is still fondly remembered and most people forget it came from the movie.
* Music/JustinTimberlake may have invoked this with "Can't Stop the Feeling!", a summer pop hit that also happened to be his contribution to the soundtrack of the Dreamworks film ''WesternAnimation/{{Trolls}}''. It helps the song was released over ''7'' months before the movie officially came out.
* The title VillainSong from ''Disney/DerFuehrersFace'' became a popular wartime song as performed by Music/SpikeJones.
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17th May '17 6:23:31 AM MyTimingIsOff
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* An interesting case is "How Do You Talk to An Angel" credited to the fictional band The Heights from the early '90's FOX show of the same name (Jamie Walters, later of ''90210'' fame, who sings lead on the track, is the only member of the cast who performs on the track) . The show was canceled a week after the song fell from #1 on the US pop charts.

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* An interesting case is "How Do You Talk to An Angel" an Angel", credited to the fictional band The Heights from the early '90's FOX show of the same name (Jamie Walters, later of ''90210'' fame, who sings lead on name, went to #1 in the track, is US, but the only member of the cast who performs on the track) . The show was canceled a week after the song fell from #1 on the US pop charts.its peak.
29th Apr '17 8:37:12 AM Dancedom
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* ''Film/VisionQuest'' is better known for having three hit singles off its soundtrack, Music/{{Madonna}}'s "Crazy for You", Berlin's "No More Words" and Music/{{Journey}}'s "Only the Young".

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* ''Film/VisionQuest'' is better known for having three two hit singles off its soundtrack, Music/{{Madonna}}'s "Crazy for You", Berlin's "No More Words" You" and Music/{{Journey}}'s "Only the Young".



* ''Cocktail'' is one of the less memorable films of Tom Cruise, but it spawned two #1 hits: "Don't Worry Be Happy" for Bobby [=McFerrin=] and "Kokomo" for Music/TheBeachBoys.

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* ''Cocktail'' ''Film/{{Cocktail}}'' is one of the less memorable films of Tom Cruise, but it spawned two #1 hits: "Don't Worry Be Happy" for Bobby [=McFerrin=] and "Kokomo" for Music/TheBeachBoys.
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