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28th May '17 10:25:47 AM jtierney50
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* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' has main character Peter Quill listen to the Awesome Mix Vol. 1, a mixtape of his mother's favorite songs from the 70s. Because it's a greatest hits mixtape, of course, it plays this trope hard, with songs such as "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)", "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", "I Want You Back", and "Spirit in the Sky". (There are, of course, lesser known songs like "Hooked on a Feeling", "Ooh Child", and "Come and Get Your Love".) [[GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2 The Sequel]] averts this trope a little harder.

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* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' has main character Peter Quill listen to the Awesome Mix Vol. 1, a mixtape of his mother's favorite songs from the 70s. Because it's a greatest hits mixtape, of course, it plays this trope hard, with songs such as "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)", "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", "I Want You Back", and "Spirit in the Sky". (There are, of course, lesser known songs like "Hooked on a Feeling", "Ooh Child", and "Come and Get Your Love".) [[GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2 The Sequel]] sequel]] averts this trope a little harder.
28th May '17 10:25:32 AM jtierney50
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* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' has main character Peter Quill listen to the Awesome Mix Vol. 1, a mixtape of his mother's favorite songs from the 70s. Because it's a greatest hits mixtape, of course, it plays this trope hard, with songs such as "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)", "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", "I Want You Back", and "Spirit in the Sky". (There are, of course, lesser known songs like "Hooked on a Feeling", "Ooh Child", and "Come and Get Your Love".) [[GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2 The Sequel]] averts this trope a little harder.
28th May '17 10:18:07 AM jtierney50
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** Well, it's averted since these most of these songs only appeared in Fallout 3, and they were from the 40's instead of the atomic age proper. Great mood setter though. New Vegas is closer to this trope for actually having period appropriate music, but many of them were novelty songs.

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** Well, it's averted since these most of these songs only appeared in Fallout 3, and they were from the 40's instead of the atomic age proper. Great mood setter though. New Vegas is closer to this trope for actually having period appropriate music, but many of them were novelty songs. Notably averted in-universe here, too: the Kings are based on Music/{{Elvis}} (having set up shop in an Elvis Impersonator's School), but no longer have any holotapes of his music because they wore them out, so none appears in game.
** And in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', we get a mix of the "greatest hits" method from ''Fallout 3'' and plenty of novelty songs as well (how many people had actually heard of "Uranium Fever" before this game?). It seems that the popular songs survived the apocalypse because of the sheer number of records and holotapes in the world, and anything else that survived was a mishmash of whatever happened to survive.
27th May '17 1:51:34 PM nombretomado
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** Ironically, the scene in question is actually taking place in roughly our own time. The main characters are actors filming a VietnamWar story on location in Southeast Asia, and they're trying to stay in character even after it becomes clear [[DramaticIrony (to us)]] that the movie's director has been killed and his cast has wandered off the script. Tugg Speedman remains clueless longer than anyone else: even after he's taken prisoner by heroin dealers in the dreaded Golden Triangle, he assumes they're just actors playing Viet Cong.

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** Ironically, the scene in question is actually taking place in roughly our own time. The main characters are actors filming a VietnamWar UsefulNotes/VietnamWar story on location in Southeast Asia, and they're trying to stay in character even after it becomes clear [[DramaticIrony (to us)]] that the movie's director has been killed and his cast has wandered off the script. Tugg Speedman remains clueless longer than anyone else: even after he's taken prisoner by heroin dealers in the dreaded Golden Triangle, he assumes they're just actors playing Viet Cong.
9th May '17 5:32:20 PM Mdumas43073
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In addition to giving a clear indication as to the time period of a scene, this allows the audience to only be exposed to elements of pop culture that have aged relatively well. If even the most iconic songs of a decade often seem rather dated and silly nowadays, the throwaway hits of a given summer that were promptly forgotten would be rather painful for the modern audience to experience. Unless they are [[StylisticSuck deliberately picked]] from the worst of the worst. Oldies radio stations in the real world do the same thing: What you loved when you were 15 is different from what you want to hear on an oldies station when you are forty. To use an example: a "love" song from before TheNineties about women now comes across as stalker-ish, if not outright sexist or misogynistic to a modern adult.

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In addition to giving a clear indication as to the time period of a scene, this allows the audience to only be exposed to elements of pop culture that have aged relatively well. If even the most iconic songs of a decade often seem rather dated and silly nowadays, the throwaway hits of a given summer that were promptly forgotten would be rather painful for the modern audience to experience. Unless they are [[StylisticSuck deliberately picked]] from the worst of the worst. Oldies radio stations in the real world do the same thing: What you loved when you were 15 is different from what you want to hear on an oldies station when you are forty. To use an example: many a "love" song written from before a male perspective prior to TheNineties about women now comes across as stalker-ish, if not outright sexist or misogynistic to a misogynistic, in its attitude toward women when heard with modern adult.
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26th Feb '17 11:32:38 AM Briguy52748
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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 Music/TheBeatles and 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.

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* Averted with the dozens of various artists/greatest hits compilations issued by record labels such as Time-Life Music, TimeLifeMusic, Rhino Records and so forth. While the iconic hits will certainly be included (aside from Music/TheBeatles and 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.
13th Feb '17 12:39:32 PM cdrood
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* Can be TruthInTelevision with so called "Top 40" and "All Hits" radio stations which only have the top 10 or so songs in heavy rotation with less popular songs only coming up occasionally.
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12th Feb '17 3:19:54 PM Morgenthaler
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* Many movies set in the very early 90's will include ''Fight The Power'' by PublicEnemy. ''Film/DoTheRightThing'' (1989), ''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.Music/PublicEnemy. ''Film/DoTheRightThing'' (1989), ''Film/BuffaloSoldiers'', ''Film/{{Jarhead}}'' and ''Film/ThreeKings'' all used it.
16th Jan '17 6:50:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* Nearly everyone in ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' listens to The Who, Led Zeppelin, Cream and Lou Reed. Never Chicory Tip, The Osmonds, Lieutenant Pigeon or Gilbert O'Sullivan. For those who don't understand, the latter bands all had #1 hits in the '70s... but don't get airplay today outside of syndicated reruns of ''AmericanTop40''.

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* Nearly everyone in ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' listens to The Who, Led Zeppelin, Cream and Lou Reed. Never Chicory Tip, The Osmonds, Lieutenant Pigeon or Gilbert O'Sullivan. For those who don't understand, the latter bands all had #1 hits in the '70s... but don't get airplay today outside of syndicated reruns of ''AmericanTop40''.''Radio/AmericanTop40''.
24th Nov '16 9:10:11 PM MikeK
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* ''Everybody Wants Some!!'' is meant to be a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Dazed And Confused'' but set in the early eighties, so fittingly it has a similar mix of iconic eighties hits and less-remembered songs from the era. At one point, the character Willoughby dismisses Music/VanHalen, who were very popular at the time, then puts on "Fearless" by Music/PinkFloyd, a song that was never a single and was released in 1971. This turns out to be {{foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler: Willoughby later gets kicked out of school because he faked his transcripts and is secretly a decade older than the rest of the main characters; the song was probably new the ''first'' time he went to college.]]

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* ''Everybody Wants Some!!'' is meant to be a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Dazed And Confused'' but set in the early eighties, 1980, so fittingly it has a similar mix of iconic late seventies to early eighties hits and less-remembered songs from the era. At one point, the character Willoughby dismisses Music/VanHalen, who were very popular at the time, then puts on "Fearless" by Music/PinkFloyd, a song that was never a single and was released in 1971. This turns out to be {{foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler: Willoughby later gets kicked out of school because he faked his transcripts and is secretly a decade older than the rest of the main characters; the song was probably new the ''first'' time he went to college.]]
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