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19th Jan '17 11:30:46 PM Xtifr
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* The "Peter Gunn Theme" by Music/HenryMancini. Nobody remembers [[PeterGunn the original show]] but everybody recognizes the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcflCzZlLcQ tune]].

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* The "Peter Gunn Theme" by Music/HenryMancini. Nobody remembers [[PeterGunn [[Series/PeterGunn the original show]] but everybody recognizes the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcflCzZlLcQ tune]].
16th Jan '17 5:13:54 AM fearlessnikki
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* ''Film/RomeoMustDie'' was a SleeperHit when it came out, grossing $91 million worldwide. But the film has mostly been forgotten since. However {{Music/Aaliyah}}'s single "Try Again" was one of several songs she contributed to the soundtrack, and it became an even bigger hit than the movie - topping the Billboard 100 through airplay alone. These days it's remembered as her SignatureSong, and fans might be surprised to discover it was recorded specifically to tie in with the movie.
14th Jan '17 6:39:29 PM thelivingtoad
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* "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" by Music/{{Starship}} was featured in ''Film/{{Mannequin}}'', each successful in their own right.
20th Nov '16 6:24:47 AM CrimsonZephyr
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* Henry Purcell's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZGgU8zRBDM incidental music]] for the play ''Abdelazer,'' a Restoration tragedy by Aphra Behn, is much more famous than the play it was originally composed for, which has fallen into obscurity.
5th Nov '16 3:13:34 AM C2
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* Although ''Film/SpaceJam'' was a big success, the single from its soundtrack album - "I Believe I Can Fly" by R. Kelly - completely eclipsed it and is now considered a modern standard, whereas the movie is mostly popular with people who grew up with it.
20th Oct '16 4:28:47 PM thelivingtoad
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* Love Spit Love's cover of The Smith's "How Soon Is Now?" is most recognizable as the theme song for the TV show ''{{Series/Charmed}}''. However it was actually recorded for a 1996 film called ''Film/TheCraft'' - which provided inspiration for ''Charmed''. Hardly anyone knows the song was recorded specifically for the movie.

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* Love Spit Love's cover of The Smith's Music/TheSmiths' "How Soon Is Now?" is most recognizable as the theme song for the TV show ''{{Series/Charmed}}''. However it was actually recorded for a 1996 film called ''Film/TheCraft'' - which provided inspiration for ''Charmed''. Hardly anyone knows the song was recorded specifically for the movie.
17th Oct '16 4:35:37 PM thelivingtoad
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However, the nature of the entertainment industry means that you really can't be sure what people will or will not like. Most of the time, both the song and the movie will flop. Also common is that a movie will be popular, but nobody cares about the song that got attached. One example of that is the song "You Could Be Mine" by Music/GunsNRoses from ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay''. The movie is still very popular, but the song is pretty much disassociated with it these days (having the Terminator in its video makes the song AND video look extremely dated; having Music/GunsNRoses suddenly blaring on the soundtrack early on in ''Terminator 2'' [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece sounds odd now]]).

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However, the nature of the entertainment industry means that you really can't be sure what people will or will not like. Most of the time, both the song and the movie will flop. Also common is that a movie will be popular, but nobody cares about the song that got attached. One example of that is the song "You Could Be Mine" by Music/GunsNRoses from ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay''. At the time, both were equally huge deals, and it was a major coup for ''Terminator 2'' to land the first new Guns 'n' Roses song in three years for its soundtrack. The movie is still very popular, but the song is pretty much disassociated with it these days (having the Terminator in its video makes the song AND video look extremely dated; having Music/GunsNRoses suddenly blaring on the soundtrack early on in ''Terminator 2'' [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece sounds odd now]]).
17th Oct '16 4:32:59 PM thelivingtoad
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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. This trend continues to this day; Music/{{Adele}}, for instance, scored a hit with "Music/{{Skyfall}}", and Music/SamSmith's theme from ''Film/{{Spectre}}'' became the first ever Bond theme to chart at #1.

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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. This trend continues Bond themes continued to be hits after Moore, but seeing as Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig's films have been ''much'' better recieved, they don't quite fall under this day; Music/{{Adele}}, for instance, scored a hit with "Music/{{Skyfall}}", and Music/SamSmith's theme from ''Film/{{Spectre}}'' became the first ever Bond theme to chart at #1.trope.
17th Oct '16 4:29:27 PM thelivingtoad
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* ''Film/WonderBoys'' was a box office disappointment despite critical acclaim and awards buzz, and is only now remembered for Music/BobDylan's "Things Have Changed", which won him the Academy Award for Best Song and has been a staple of his concert setlists for over a decade.
5th Oct '16 7:43:13 PM PerfumePreppy
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** His most beloved song might be his cover of the folk song, "Lavender Blue". He sings it in the Disney film, ''Film/SoDearToMyHeart'', which only a very few people, mostly hardcore Disney fans and animation historians, are even aware of.

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** His most beloved song might be his cover of the folk song, "Lavender Blue". He sings it Blue", a song that was recently revived in the LiveActionAdaptation of ''Film/Cinderella2015''. The tune was originally sung in the Disney film, film ''Film/SoDearToMyHeart'', which only a very few people, mostly hardcore Disney fans and animation historians, are even aware of.
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