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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.]]
24th Nov '16 9:07:16 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.]]
3rd Nov '16 6:45:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* A somewhat odd example happens in ''Film/TheWackness'' and ''Hardball'' (that Keanu Reeves baseball flick) Where The NotoriousBIG is constantly played. Averted in both as the main character in ''Film/TheWackness'' constantly carries a walkman with him. And in Reeves in ''Hardball'' requests it at a bar.

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* A somewhat odd example happens in ''Film/TheWackness'' and ''Hardball'' (that Keanu Reeves baseball flick) Where The NotoriousBIG Music/TheNotoriousBIG is constantly played. Averted in both as the main character in ''Film/TheWackness'' constantly carries a walkman with him. And in Reeves in ''Hardball'' requests it at a bar.
20th Oct '16 4:38:22 PM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMen'':

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* ''Film/XMen'':''Film/XMenFilmSeries'':
11th Sep '16 1:57:09 PM siberia82
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** ''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.

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** ''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. Music/MenWithoutHats' "The Safety Dance," another classic from that year, accompanies the deleted mall scene.
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]].
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