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20th May '18 10:41:28 PM bwburke94
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** ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'' plays with this tropes some more: the game takes place in 1912, but all of Colombia's greatest hits came out ''after'' that date in real life, most infamously "Makin' Whoopee" (1928). At one point, you even hear a gramophone playing "[[Music/REM Shiny Happy People]]" (1991!).

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** ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'' plays with this tropes some more: the game takes place in 1912, but all of Colombia's greatest hits came out ''after'' that date in real life, most infamously "Makin' Whoopee" (1928). At one point, you even hear a gramophone playing "[[Music/REM "[[Music/{{REM}} Shiny Happy People]]" (1991!).



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24th Apr '18 5:01:31 AM AnthonyMercer
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** In "Father's Day", Pete's car radio plays several hits of the late 80s, including "[[{{Rickroll}} Never Gonna Give You Up]]".

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** In "Father's Day", Pete's car radio plays several hits of the late 80s, including [[HilariousInHindsight including]] "[[{{Rickroll}} Never Gonna Give You Up]]".
22nd Mar '18 7:48:11 AM costanton11
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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 [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2 The sequel]] averts this trope a little harder.
14th Feb '18 11:30:08 AM SeptimusHeap
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Of course, the above doesn't apply just to period pieces. Vintage films set in their contemporaneous times (''especially'' if they're from TheEighties or later) will more often than not have a soundtrack consisting of current pop songs for the tie-in merchandising, and in hindsight they will themselves come off as this trope. (Consider the embarrassing VHS description for the 1984 musical ''PurpleRain'', which was ''not'' updated for the DVD rerelease more than a decade later: "...a now soundtrack by the hottest bands around!") [[note]] and, ironically, except for Prince and the Revolution themselves, features bands that are now very obscure and forgotten by everyone but '80s pop-music buffs [[/note]]

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Of course, the above doesn't apply just to period pieces. Vintage films set in their contemporaneous times (''especially'' if they're from TheEighties or later) will more often than not have a soundtrack consisting of current pop songs for the tie-in merchandising, and in hindsight they will themselves come off as this trope. (Consider the embarrassing VHS description for the 1984 musical ''PurpleRain'', ''Film/PurpleRain'', which was ''not'' updated for the DVD rerelease more than a decade later: "...a now soundtrack by the hottest bands around!") [[note]] and, ironically, except for Prince and the Revolution themselves, features bands that are now very obscure and forgotten by everyone but '80s pop-music buffs [[/note]]
15th Jan '18 2:35:58 AM arrgh
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** ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'' plays with this tropes some more: the game takes place in 1912, but all of Colombia's greatest hits came out ''after'' that date in real life, most infamously "Makin' Whoopee" (1928). Early in the game you even hear a vocal group singing "[[Music/TheBeachBoys God Only Knows]]" (1966!).

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** ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'' plays with this tropes some more: the game takes place in 1912, but all of Colombia's greatest hits came out ''after'' that date in real life, most infamously "Makin' Whoopee" (1928). Early in the game At one point, you even hear a vocal group singing "[[Music/TheBeachBoys God Only Knows]]" (1966!).gramophone playing "[[Music/REM Shiny Happy People]]" (1991!).
9th Jan '18 7:45:20 PM KBABZ
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** [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] by the Cafe 80s store Marty enters in ''BackToTheFuturePartII'', as the cafe is deliberately going for the 80s throwback aesthetic and as such has [[Creator/MichaelJackson Beat It]] playing when he walks in.
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.
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