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8th Aug '16 10:34:36 AM siberia82
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* All your favorite tunes from the '70s in ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast''. The first thing Wolverine hears in 1973 is Roberta Flack's "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"; Quicksilver listens to Music/AliceCooper's "Hello Hooray" and Music/JimCroce's "Time in a Bottle"; the disco in Paris is playing Claude Francois's French '70s hit "Stop au nom de l'amour."

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* ''Film/XMen'':
** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'':
All your favorite tunes from the '70s in ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast''.TheSeventies. The first thing Wolverine hears in 1973 is Roberta Flack's "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"; Quicksilver listens to Music/AliceCooper's "Hello Hooray" and Music/JimCroce's "Time in a Bottle"; the disco in Paris is playing Claude Francois's French '70s hit "Stop au nom de l'amour.""
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': The song selection leaves no doubt that the story is set in TheEighties. Music/{{Metallica}}'s "Four Horsemen" plays when Archangel is "born," and the Music/{{Eurythmics}}' most famous song, "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)," is heard during Quicksilver's rescue of Xavier's students. Both were released in 1983. An Egyptian cover of Music/AFlockOfSeagulls' "I Ran (So Far Away)," a smash hit in 1982, is blaring from a boombox at the Cairo market.
3rd Jul '16 2:34:36 PM gewunomox
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* ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' uses some famous period pieces to date its flashbacks; the way the music combines with the visuals ranges from acceptable to horribly Narmy. The use of ''Ride of the Valkyries,'' in particular, is cited as [[Film/ApocalypseNow an awkward period film reference]]. On the other hand, the opening credits, a photo-montage of the in-universe history of superheroes, is set to "[[BobDylan The Times They Are A-Changin']]", and is nothing short of ''brilliant''. As it is, one song, "All Along the Watchtower" (which is used in a scene set in 1985, by the way), certainly belongs in the film as it is the one song in the film that was used for an end of chapter quote in the original [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} limited series]].

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* ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' uses some famous period pieces to date its flashbacks; the way the music combines with the visuals ranges from acceptable to horribly Narmy. The use of ''Ride of the Valkyries,'' in particular, is cited as [[Film/ApocalypseNow an awkward period film reference]]. On the other hand, the opening credits, a photo-montage of the in-universe history of superheroes, is set to "[[BobDylan "[[Music/BobDylan The Times They Are A-Changin']]", and is nothing short of ''brilliant''. As it is, one song, "All Along the Watchtower" (which is used in a scene set in 1985, by the way), certainly belongs in the film as it is the one song in the film that was used for an end of chapter quote in the original [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} limited series]].



* Subverted (like so much else) in ''Series/MadMen'', which leans towards gooey big band and forgettable novelty songs of the late 50s: the few exceptions tend to be blatantly anachronistic, as with the use of BobDylan in the season 1 finale.

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* Subverted (like so much else) in ''Series/MadMen'', which leans towards gooey big band and forgettable novelty songs of the late 50s: the few exceptions tend to be blatantly anachronistic, as with the use of BobDylan Music/BobDylan in the season 1 finale.
22nd Jun '16 6:04:10 AM gewunomox
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* Averted with the dozens of various artists/greatest hits compilations issued by record labels such as Time-Life Music, Rhino Records and so forth. While the iconic hits will certainly be included (aside from TheBeatles and RollingStones, whose music is so expensive to license), these compilations are more likely to be genuine representations of what were the most popular songs of the era, including the one-hit wonders, novelty songs, country (if said compilation is pop-oriented and the song was also massively popular with pop audiences) and teen pop.

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* Averted with the dozens of various artists/greatest hits compilations issued by record labels such as Time-Life Music, Rhino Records and so forth. While the iconic hits will certainly be included (aside from TheBeatles Music/TheBeatles and RollingStones, Music/TheRollingStones, whose music is so expensive to license), these compilations are more likely to be genuine representations of what were the most popular songs of the era, including the one-hit wonders, novelty songs, country (if said compilation is pop-oriented and the song was also massively popular with pop audiences) and teen pop.
17th May '16 8:07:36 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* ''Series/ColdCase'''s [[FlashBack flashbacks]] use only well-remembered hits to help define the feeling of the historical period. With period settings, this can skew toward the anachronistic, since they once used Glenn Miller's "String of Pearls", which Glenn Miller did not even compose until 1941, in an episode centered around the 1938 broadcast of ''The War of the Worlds''

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* ''Series/ColdCase'''s [[FlashBack flashbacks]] use only well-remembered hits to help define the feeling of the historical period. With period settings, this can skew toward the anachronistic, since they once used Glenn Miller's "String of Pearls", which Glenn Miller Jerry Gray, its composer, did not even compose write until 1941, in an episode centered around the 1938 broadcast of ''The War of the Worlds''
14th May '16 11:20:17 PM nombretomado
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** In fact, it's so rare that when ''MadMen'' used "Tomorrow Never Knows" at the end of an episode, [[http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/07/how-mad-men-landed-the-beatles-all-you-need-is-love-and-250000/ it made the New York Times]].

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** In fact, it's so rare that when ''MadMen'' ''Series/MadMen'' used "Tomorrow Never Knows" at the end of an episode, [[http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/07/how-mad-men-landed-the-beatles-all-you-need-is-love-and-250000/ it made the New York Times]].
17th Apr '16 1:37:47 PM gallium
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* Creator/OliverStone's ''Film/BornOnTheFourthOfJuly'' opens in the suburban community of Massapequa, New York, in the year 1956. The characters are attending a Fourth of July parade, and from one of the floats Bill Haley and the Comets' "Rock Around The Clock" can be clearly heard (and there's also a shot of [[GreaserDelinquents some greaser guys and girls]] sulking at the edge of the crowd, glaring at everyone). [[TheNewRockAndRoll Surprisingly]], no one among the families (with many children) lining the street seems to find this at all offensive (which is especially striking because [[ZigZaggingTrope Stone later goes out of his way to show that these working-class suburbanites are extremely socially repressed]]).

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* Creator/OliverStone's ''Film/BornOnTheFourthOfJuly'' ''Literature/BornOnTheFourthOfJuly'' opens in the suburban community of Massapequa, New York, in the year 1956. The characters are attending a Fourth of July parade, and from one of the floats Bill Haley and the Comets' "Rock Around The Clock" can be clearly heard (and there's also a shot of [[GreaserDelinquents some greaser guys and girls]] sulking at the edge of the crowd, glaring at everyone). [[TheNewRockAndRoll Surprisingly]], no one among the families (with many children) lining the street seems to find this at all offensive (which is especially striking because [[ZigZaggingTrope Stone later goes out of his way to show that these working-class suburbanites are extremely socially repressed]]).
16th Apr '16 2:15:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* The soundtracks of ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto: [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity Vice City]]'', ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas San Andreas]]'' and ''[[GrandTheftAutoViceCityStories Vice City Stories]]'' are all heavily stacked with hits from TheEighties (in the case of the former and the latter) and the [[TheNineties early '90s]] (in the case of ''San Andreas'').

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* The soundtracks of ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto: [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity Vice City]]'', ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas San Andreas]]'' and ''[[GrandTheftAutoViceCityStories ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCityStories Vice City Stories]]'' are all heavily stacked with hits from TheEighties (in the case of the former and the latter) and the [[TheNineties early '90s]] (in the case of ''San Andreas'').
2nd Apr '16 4:15:02 PM lledsmar
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* ''TheBigChill''

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* ''TheBigChill''''TheBigChill'' and it's use of Motown Records to the point of making oldies cool again.
2nd Apr '16 4:12:28 PM lledsmar
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* Averted in ''Film/WhenHarryMetSally'', which is set between 1977 and 1989. Instead of contemporary music, the movie uses much older classics by the likes of Sinatra and Bing Crosby.

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* Averted in ''Film/WhenHarryMetSally'', which is set between 1977 and 1989. Instead of contemporary music, the movie uses much older classics by the likes of Sinatra and Bing Crosby.Crosby along with Great American Songbook tunes sung by Harry Connick Jr.



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2nd Apr '16 4:10:26 PM lledsmar
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* Many movies set in the very early 90's will include ''Fight The Power'' by PublicEnemy. ''Film/DoTheRightThing'', ''Film/BuffaloSoldiers'', ''Film/{{Jarhead}}'' and ''Film/ThreeKings'' all used it.

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* Many movies set in the very early 90's will include ''Fight The Power'' by PublicEnemy. ''Film/DoTheRightThing'', ''Film/DoTheRightThing'' (1989), ''Film/BuffaloSoldiers'', ''Film/{{Jarhead}}'' and ''Film/ThreeKings'' all used it.


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