Bad to the Bone

You're watching a movie and abruptly you hear a familiar song. From the cue you know that shit is going to go down and it is going to go down hard. This trope is humbly dedicated to any song that has been used in so many movies that playing it in a new movie tells the audience exactly what's going to happen in the scene (and often draws groans of "Not that one again!").

Similar in spirit to Ominous Latin Chanting or Standard Snippet, but using modern songs.

Not to be confused with Bad with the Bone.


Alternative Title(s):

Standard Movie Song