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29th Nov '16 5:08:10 AM StFan
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->'''Song''': ''Keep drivin', keep drivin'/Girl don't turn that car around''\\
''Break your pattern of needin' to fix other people/Just keep on drivin' away~~!''\\
'''Princess Carolyn''': Ugh, who do they write these songs for?\\
'''Song''': ''Don't go back to the restaurant Princess Carolyn'' (PC does an EyeTake)/''Just keep driving away!''
-->--''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman''

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->'''Song''': ->'''Song:''' ''Keep drivin', keep drivin'/Girl don't turn that car around''\\
''Break
around\\
Break
your pattern of needin' to fix other people/Just keep on drivin' away~~!''\\
'''Princess Carolyn''': Carolyn:''' Ugh, who do they write these songs for?\\
'''Song''': '''Song:''' ''Don't go back to the restaurant Princess Carolyn'' (PC [PC does an EyeTake)/''Just EyeTake]/''Just keep driving away!''
-->--''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman''
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman''



* ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'', which becomes more of a {{Musical}} in the second season because of it.

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* ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'', ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'', which becomes more of a {{Musical}} in the second season because of it.



* In ''Anime/PorcoRosso'', "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4By8WffJhSU&feature=related Les Temps des Cerises]]" serves as something of a {{leitmotif}}, heard first in the very first scene on a radio, and then being sung by [[GlamorousWartimeSinger Gina]]. Though it's in French, the lyrics are actually [[http://flaviabrites.blogspot.com/2009/03/centenario-de-dom-helder.html very appropriate]], and bonus points for [[ShownTheirWork actually being popular in that time period]].



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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}'', the Fairy Godmother sings "Holding Out For a Hero" while Shrek and crew race to Fiona's side. Also a case of DramaticIrony as the Godmother doesn't know Shrek is coming, and intends the piece to induce Fiona to kiss Prince Charming.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}'', ''Anime/PorcoRosso'', "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4By8WffJhSU&feature=related Les Temps des Cerises]]" serves as something of a {{leitmotif}}, heard first in the very first scene on a radio, and then being sung by [[GlamorousWartimeSinger Gina]]. Though it's in French, the lyrics are actually [[http://flaviabrites.blogspot.com/2009/03/centenario-de-dom-helder.html very appropriate]], and bonus points for [[ShownTheirWork actually being popular in that time period]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/Shrek2'',
the Fairy Godmother sings "Holding Out For for a Hero" while Shrek and crew race to Fiona's side. Also a case of DramaticIrony as the Godmother doesn't know Shrek is coming, and intends the piece to induce Fiona to kiss Prince Charming.



* ''{{Disney/Zootopia}}'' has Judy Hopps get home to her apartment after a crappy first day and start listening to the radio, which plays "Everybody Hurts", "All By Myself", "You Can't Do Nothing Right", then finally "I'm a loser!" before she switches it off.

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* ''{{Disney/Zootopia}}'' ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' has Judy Hopps get home to her apartment after a crappy first day and start listening to the radio, which plays "Everybody Hurts", "All By Myself", "You Can't Do Nothing Right", then finally "I'm a loser!" before she switches it off.



* ''Film/StarTrekBeyond''. While it's also a CallBack to the first ''Film/StarTrek'' movie, "Sabotage" by the BeastieBoys is an entirely appropriate track to play while trying to sabotage hostile alien communications with ThePowerOfRock.

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* ''Film/StarTrekBeyond''. While it's also a CallBack to the first ''Film/StarTrek'' movie, "Sabotage" by the BeastieBoys Music/BeastieBoys is an entirely appropriate track to play while trying to sabotage hostile alien communications with ThePowerOfRock.



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* You might find OnceAnEpisode examples in the ending credits to many a VideoReviewShow .

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* You might find OnceAnEpisode OncePerEpisode examples in the ending credits to many a VideoReviewShow .



** Webvideo/AtopTheFourthWall usually has the credits (and usually, the opening title) with a song invoking the comic or the episode. "Comicbook/OneMoreDay" warrants [[LesMiserables "One Day More"]], the questionable science of ''Comicbook/{{Marville}}'' leads to [[WeirdAlYankovic "Everything You Know It's Wrong"]], and ''Comicbook/TheThingFromAnotherWorld'' has among others "Film/ThatThingYouDo".

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** Webvideo/AtopTheFourthWall usually has the credits (and usually, the opening title) with a song invoking the comic or the episode. "Comicbook/OneMoreDay" "ComicBook/OneMoreDay" warrants [[LesMiserables "One Day More"]], the questionable science of ''Comicbook/{{Marville}}'' leads to [[WeirdAlYankovic "Everything You Know It's Wrong"]], and ''Comicbook/TheThingFromAnotherWorld'' has among others "Film/ThatThingYouDo".
21st Nov '16 7:02:53 AM DaibhidC
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* In the ''Series/{{Class}}'' episode "Nightvisiting", April is practising her violin before she gets involved in the story. The piece she's playing just happens to be Jim Moray's "Nightvisiting" (which she later refers to for the TitleDrop).
17th Nov '16 8:59:27 PM EzioAudacity
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** ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' has it's own examples as well. A prominent one is Skeeter Davis' ''End of the World''. Radio DJ Travis is [[DudeNotFunny not amused]] by the [[LampshadeHanging song's relevance]].
15th Nov '16 7:02:16 PM nombretomado
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* Arguably used in ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}'': in "Alter Ego", there is a street musician that plays a song ("Find your soul / find your place / then you'll find your way") that hints at the solution to one of the level's puzzles ([[spoiler: only one persona, Con, is able to navigate his way through a maze]]). On the other hand, just about ''everything'' in ''Killer7'' is suspiciously apropos, even if you don't know why.

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* Arguably used in ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}'': ''VideoGame/Killer7'': in "Alter Ego", there is a street musician that plays a song ("Find your soul / find your place / then you'll find your way") that hints at the solution to one of the level's puzzles ([[spoiler: only one persona, Con, is able to navigate his way through a maze]]). On the other hand, just about ''everything'' in ''Killer7'' ''[=Killer7=]'' is suspiciously apropos, even if you don't know why.
13th Nov '16 11:01:32 AM nombretomado
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* Pedro Almodóvar does this [[OnceAnEpisode quite often]] in his movies, in most cases the songs are performed by the characters. The ending of ''Átame (Tie me up! Tie me down!)'' even [[spoiler: basically turns into the ending of ''TheGraduate'' when the female lead hears the lyrics of the song playing on the radio.]]

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* Pedro Almodóvar does this [[OnceAnEpisode quite often]] in his movies, in most cases the songs are performed by the characters. The ending of ''Átame (Tie me up! Tie me down!)'' even [[spoiler: basically turns into the ending of ''TheGraduate'' ''Film/TheGraduate'' when the female lead hears the lyrics of the song playing on the radio.]]
28th Oct '16 1:40:51 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''WetGoddessRecollectionsOfADolphinLover'': "oh good, some nice, mind-numbing rolling stones music. [[spoiler: "Goodbye, ruby tuesday, who could pin a name on you"]] Or not.
* Done purposely in ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' whenever "The Rains of Castemere" is played -- most notably, at [[spoiler:Edmure Tully's wedding]]. The song is a famous sign within the universe itself that some major retribution is about to go down, so if it's ever played, every character knows...

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* ''WetGoddessRecollectionsOfADolphinLover'': ''Literature/WetGoddessRecollectionsOfADolphinLover'': "oh good, some nice, mind-numbing rolling stones music. [[spoiler: "Goodbye, ruby tuesday, who could pin a name on you"]] Or not.
* Done purposely in ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' whenever "The Rains of Castemere" is played -- most notably, at [[spoiler:Edmure Tully's wedding]]. The song is a famous sign within the universe itself that some major retribution is about to go down, so if it's ever played, every character knows...



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* ''TheMonkees'', ''JosieAndThePussycats'', ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'', ''FlightOfTheConchords'', and ''TheHeights'' all built entire series around it.
** And for today's tweens, ''{{Jonas}}''.
* ''Series/SoWeird'''s songs tended to carry a heavy supernatural theme, despite the fact that the singer was actively disinterested in the supernatural. Many of the Molly Phillips songs were specifically relevant to the episode in which they first appeared, especially "Rebecca" and "Love is Broken". The songs performed by Alexz Johnson were even worse, including "Push Me Pull You", which could not possibly have been written for any reason but to describe a bipolar character with magnetic superpowers.

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* ''TheMonkees'', ''JosieAndThePussycats'', ''Series/TheMonkees'', ''Series/JosieAndThePussycats'', ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'', ''FlightOfTheConchords'', ''Seris/FlightOfTheConchords'', and ''TheHeights'' ''Series/TheHeights'' all built entire series around it.
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it. And for today's tweens, ''{{Jonas}}''.
''Series/{{Jonas}}''.
* ''Series/SoWeird'''s ''Series/SoWeird'':
** The
songs tended to carry a heavy supernatural theme, despite the fact that the singer was actively disinterested in the supernatural. Many of the Molly Phillips songs were specifically relevant to the episode in which they first appeared, especially "Rebecca" and "Love is Broken". The songs performed by Alexz Johnson were even worse, including "Push Me Pull You", which could not possibly have been written for any reason but to describe a bipolar character with magnetic superpowers.



* The second season of ''Series/{{Skins}}'' featured a musical written by a staff member and performed by students. The show was recognised to be terrible by all and sundry, except the writer/director who was using it as an excuse to grope his female lead. In the following episode, the insensitivity of the script was revealed to have caused a fatwa to be issued on the school.

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* ''Series/{{Skins}}'':
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The second season of ''Series/{{Skins}}'' featured a musical written by a staff member and performed by students. The show was recognised to be terrible by all and sundry, except the writer/director who was using it as an excuse to grope his female lead. In the following episode, the insensitivity of the script was revealed to have caused a fatwa to be issued on the school.



* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' has Ted's ''a cappella'' vocal band, "The Worthless Peons". Whenever they performed, it was sure to be related to the episode. (Except for when celebrating Carla's pregnancy: ''Babyback Ribs'' was the only song they knew with the word "baby" in it.)

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* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' has ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'':
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Ted's ''a cappella'' vocal band, "The Worthless Peons". Whenever they performed, it was sure to be related to the episode. (Except for when celebrating Carla's pregnancy: ''Babyback Ribs'' was the only song they knew with the word "baby" in it.)



* In the pilot of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Buffy is trying to decide between accepting her destiny as the [[TheChosenOne Slayer]], or trying to live a normal life. She walks into the Bronze, where Sprung Monkey are playing "Believe", which includes the line, "If my life can have a purpose / Help me to believe".
** ''Buffy'' frequently had real bands playing at the Bronze. Sometimes the songs were linked to the scene, sometimes they weren't. The bands themselves were usually small, often unsigned (at the time) - exactly the kind that would be playing at a nightclub in Sunnydale. One odd quasi-example: In ''School Hard'', Nickel's ''Stupid Thing'' is being performed in the Bronze during Buffy and Spike's first scene together. Non-diagetic music cuts in after the singer gets to the lines "I'm one step away from crashing to my knees/One step away from spilling my guts to you," so it was probably meant to reference the fact that Spike has an elaborate plan, the next step of which is to kill Buffy. However, the song as a whole depicts an unhealthy relationship from which the singer wants to escape, but lacks the willpower, which accidentally foreshadows much later developments. Then there's the use of ''[[http://www.tsrocks.com/k/ks_choice_texts/virgin_state_of_mind.html Virgin State of Mind]],'' which accidentally sounds like a description of Season 4.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
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In the pilot of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', pilot, Buffy is trying to decide between accepting her destiny as the [[TheChosenOne Slayer]], or trying to live a normal life. She walks into the Bronze, where Sprung Monkey are playing "Believe", which includes the line, "If my life can have a purpose / Help me to believe".
** ''Buffy'' The show frequently had real bands playing at the Bronze. Sometimes the songs were linked to the scene, sometimes they weren't. The bands themselves were usually small, often unsigned (at the time) - exactly the kind that would be playing at a nightclub in Sunnydale. One odd quasi-example: In ''School Hard'', Nickel's ''Stupid Thing'' is being performed in the Bronze during Buffy and Spike's first scene together. Non-diagetic music cuts in after the singer gets to the lines "I'm one step away from crashing to my knees/One step away from spilling my guts to you," so it was probably meant to reference the fact that Spike has an elaborate plan, the next step of which is to kill Buffy. However, the song as a whole depicts an unhealthy relationship from which the singer wants to escape, but lacks the willpower, which accidentally foreshadows much later developments. Then there's the use of ''[[http://www.tsrocks.com/k/ks_choice_texts/virgin_state_of_mind.html Virgin State of Mind]],'' which accidentally sounds like a description of Season 4.



* ''Series/{{Angel}}''. There is an episode where they go to Caritas and find Lindsey playing his guitar, singing ''LA Song (Pretty as a Picture)'', which was written by actor Christian Kane. The song's lyrics fit his character (and Angel's) perfectly. "Pretty girls on every corner. Sunshine turns the sky to gold. Warm, warm, it's always warm here. And I can't take the cold."
*** And considering what happens in later episodes, the lyrics "The sky's gonna open/People gonna pray and crawl/It's gonna rain down fire/Gonna burn us all," seem like Suspiciously Apropos {{Foreshadowing}} as well.

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* ''Series/{{Angel}}''. ''Series/{{Angel}}'':
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There is an episode where they go to Caritas and find Lindsey playing his guitar, singing ''LA Song (Pretty as a Picture)'', which was written by actor Christian Kane. The song's lyrics fit his character (and Angel's) perfectly. "Pretty girls on every corner. Sunshine turns the sky to gold. Warm, warm, it's always warm here. And I can't take the cold."
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" And considering what happens in later episodes, the lyrics "The sky's gonna open/People gonna pray and crawl/It's gonna rain down fire/Gonna burn us all," seem like Suspiciously Apropos {{Foreshadowing}} as well.



* Utterly averted by [=DriveShaft=]'s "You All Everybody" on ''Series/{{Lost}}'', Charlie's OneHitWonder. The song isn't really ''about'' anything.

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* ''Series/{{Lost}}'':
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Utterly averted by [=DriveShaft=]'s "You All Everybody" on ''Series/{{Lost}}'', Everybody", Charlie's OneHitWonder. The song isn't really ''about'' anything.



* [[TheMusical Every]] [[MusicalEpisode episode]] of ''Series/{{Glee}}'' includes at least one instance, though they're covers of songs rather than originals.
** This is true in universe as well, since the students' assignments usually revolve around them picking a song to sing that matches whatever feelings or situations they are having at the moment.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' had "Don't Fear the Reaper" - guess which character showed up when ''that'' was playing.

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* [[TheMusical Every]] [[MusicalEpisode episode]] of ''Series/{{Glee}}'' includes at least one instance, though they're covers of songs rather than originals.
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originals. This is true in universe as well, since the students' assignments usually revolve around them picking a song to sing that matches whatever feelings or situations they are having at the moment.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' had ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
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"Don't Fear the Reaper" - guess which character showed up when ''that'' was playing.



* In the miniseries of Creator/StephenKing's book ''Series/TheStand'', the second episode involves the characters in a post-apocalyptic world playing a Music/CrowdedHouse record. The tune? "Don't Dream It's Over". Which it wasn't.

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* In the miniseries of Creator/StephenKing's book ''Series/TheStand'', the ''Series/TheStand'':
** The
second episode involves the characters in a post-apocalyptic world playing a Music/CrowdedHouse record. The tune? "Don't Dream It's Over". Which it wasn't.
5th Oct '16 1:57:07 PM TeraChimera
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* ''Film/{{Suicide Squad|2016}}'' has plenty of it, from the LockAndLoadMontage scored with [[Music/{{Eminem}} "Guess who's back? Back again?"]], to songs showing it's a VillainEpisode ("[[Music/TheRollingStones Sympathy for the Devil]]") starring screwed-up people ("[[Music/BlackSabbath Paranoid]]"). Yet the best example is the trailer scored with [[Music/{{Queen}} "Bohemian Rhapsody"]]:
*** We see various despondent or frustrated Squad members in their cells.
--->''"No escape from reality"''
*** Guards drag Deadshot out of his cell and beat him.
--->''"Too late, my time has come"''
*** Diablo is doused in a tank with water; Boomerang and Slipknot beat some people up.
--->''"Sent shivers down my spine, body's aching all the time."''
*** A large door in the prison opens.
--->''"Goodbye, everybody"''
*** Rick Flag explains to the Squad what they have to do to get released.
--->''"No, we will not let you go (Let him go!)"''
*** The Joker letting out a signature laugh.
--->''"Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me!"''
*** Joker embracing Harley in a vat of toxic chemicals.
--->''"Ooooh, baby"''
*** Deadshot has a disagreement with Rick Flag.
--->''"Can't do this to me, baby"''
*** Harley Quinn escapes a roof by jumping onto a rope dangling from a helicopter.
--->''"Just gotta get out! Just gotta get right outta here!"''
22nd Sep '16 3:01:02 PM bowserbros
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* Vinny of the Twitch streaming group WebVideo/{{Vinesauce}} ended up experiencing this in the final moments of his [=BeamNG.drive=] stream, during which he attempted to shoot an antique cannon out of a much larger cannon. Vinny failed multiple times, from the smaller cannon failing to enter the larger cannon, to the game itself resetting the position of the smaller cannon automatically to prevent instability, much to Vinny's dismay. What makes this fall under this trope was the music, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynEOo28lsbc George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue"]], which managed to be hilarious, depressing, and spectacular all at the same time, while also syncing up [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEvEh3u-vPE&t=4365s surprisingly well]] with the whole debacle. The whole stunt managed to break the entire chat into laughter, then applause.
16th Sep '16 11:52:33 PM lamerc
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* In the second episode of ''Series/StrangerThings'', Joyce has run from the monster in her house and is desperately trying to start her car to flee. However, she is drawn back into the house by a signal from her missing son Will in the form of a tape deck suddenly blaring the [[Music/TheClash Clash]] song "Should I Stay Or Should I Go?".

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* In the second episode of ''Series/StrangerThings'', Joyce has run from the monster in her house and is desperately trying to start her car to flee. However, she is drawn back into the house by a signal from her missing son Will [[note]](who is trapped in a DarkWorld and communicating through a OnceForYesTwiceForNo system using various electronics)[[/note]] in the form of a tape deck suddenly blaring the [[Music/TheClash Clash]] song "Should I Stay Or Should I Go?".
16th Sep '16 11:27:11 PM lamerc
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* In the second episode of ''Series/StrangerThings'', Joyce has run from the monster in her house and is desperately trying to start her car to flee. However, she is drawn back into the house by a signal from her missing son Will in the form of a tape deck suddenly blaring the [[Music/TheClash Clash]] song "Should I Stay Or Should I Go?".
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