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3rd Sep '17 1:49:45 PM GrammarNavi
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* ''Series/AmericanDreams'' used this motif while actually playing the songs live as they happened on ''AmericanBandstand'', with {{Guest Star}}s as the singers of the day. (Of course, a few of the songs were never played on ''Bandstand''). The show was notorious for its musical anachronisms. The very first scene in the entire series features Stevie Wonder's "Uptight (Everything's Alright)" playing while the caption reads, "Philadelphia, 1963"...not only three years before the song we're hearing was recorded, but arguably the biggest three-year gap of the rock era in terms of how music changed.

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* ''Series/AmericanDreams'' used this motif while actually playing the songs live as they happened on ''AmericanBandstand'', ''Series/AmericanBandstand'', with {{Guest Star}}s as the singers of the day. (Of course, a few of the songs were never played on ''Bandstand''). The show was notorious for its musical anachronisms. The very first scene in the entire series features Stevie Wonder's "Uptight (Everything's Alright)" playing while the caption reads, "Philadelphia, 1963"...not only three years before the song we're hearing was recorded, but arguably the biggest three-year gap of the rock era in terms of how music changed.
26th Jul '17 2:17:40 PM mr3urious
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** The ''Website/{{Netflix}} cartoon ''WesternAnimation/BeatBugs'' also uses Beatles songs, which are woven into the narrative in each episode.

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** The ''Website/{{Netflix}} Website/{{Netflix}} cartoon ''WesternAnimation/BeatBugs'' also uses Beatles songs, which are woven into the narrative in each episode.
26th Jul '17 2:16:58 PM mr3urious
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** The ''Website/{{Netflix}} cartoon ''WesternAnimation/BeatBugs'' also uses Beatles songs, which are woven into the narrative in each episode.
21st Jul '17 11:17:57 PM DavidDelony
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* Oldies, classic rock and classic hits stations play this straight, playing hit singles from the nostalgic eras they cover.

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* Oldies, classic rock and classic hits stations play this straight, playing hit singles from the nostalgic eras they cover. You'll hear the odd album cut on rock-oriented stations.
21st Jul '17 11:17:02 PM DavidDelony
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* Oldies, classic rock and classic hits stations play this straight, playing hit singles from the nostalgic eras they cover.
18th Jul '17 8:12:37 AM KingLyger
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* Averted with ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend''. While there are quite a few hits of Music/HeavyMetal included on the "Mouth of Metal" radio, there's quite a bit of obscure tracks, including from well-known artists. As an example, Music/{{Manowar}}'s inclusion is a relatively-obscure track called "The Dawn of Battle," as opposed to their more well-known songs like "The Gods Made Heavy Metal." There's even one track that's nothing but a drum solo.
15th Jul '17 6:02:15 AM YankeeDave
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* In ''Film/{{Precious}}'', which takes place in 1987-'88, Precious' mother is shown watching ''227'' and ''[[{{Pyramid}} The $100,000 Pyramid]]'', both of which are not things that people think of when they think of the 80's.
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.
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