Quotes: Soundtrack Dissonance

This next test is very dangerous. To help you remain tranquil in the face of almost certain death, smooth jazz will be deployed in three. Two. One. *smooth jazz*
The Announcer, Portal 2

In Heaven, everything is fine.
In Heaven, everything is fine.
You've got your good things. And I've got mine.

Hey, wait a minute, you can't use 'Amazing Grace' in a Devil movie.

A capella gospel with scenes of violence! It's brilliant!

Should peppy music really accompany your film's darkest, most disturbing scene? I suppose if Tarantino did it, people would laud the ironic juxtaposition, but this is Coleman Francis. Anything that appears to be a glimmer of brilliance is always pure happenstance.

Casting off the traditional, ship-flyby open used by all previous Star Trek incarnations, Enterprise created a visual history lesson which rocketed through the history of human exploration. Then it ruined that otherwise exciting visual feast by setting it to an awkward song about faith sung by a Rod Stewart knockoff, presumably because nothing says exploration and adventure like elevator rock. Later when they realized everyone hated it, they tried to fix it by speeding up the tempo. Like setting a Michael Bolton song to a Bossanova beat cranked out of a Casio, this made something bad even worse.

Don't expect to hear the familiar dark, mischievous Danny Elfman theme, no. In the tradition of all LJN games, they give you something original!

(jaunty theme tune plays)

...What kinda horseshit is this. This doesn't set the tone at all.

It'd be fine for other games. This is something you should hear if you're jumping around blowing bubbles in magic fairytale land—not a dark, Tim Burton nightmare world. It'd be like listening to, I dunno, the soundtrack to Mary Poppins while watching Requiem for a Dream.

Chris: “Nails, get the riot guns from the guards! Bill, you flip over the mattresses and barricade the doors! Hammer, you find us a CD player so we can rock out to this week’s hottest Warner Bros. Records recording artists!”
David: I’m pretty sure I would have committed suicide ten years ago if I had to have my life scored by whoever chooses the songs for Smallville.
—Chris Sims and David Uzumeri, on Smallville ("Transference")

Basically the score sounds like an eighties disco, throughout which we are watching kids being hunted, old women going mad with carving knives, men being possessed — It's extremely disconcerting (and not in a good way) to watch potentially horrific acts underscored by an eighties disco beat. What’s worse, the more you listen to it, it becomes eminently hummable.

"[insert unpleasant scene here] WHILE HIDEAKI ANNO PLAYS UNFITTING MUSIC"

Asuka: Shinji, you suck.
Shinji: Yeah? Well, let's see how you feel after I strangle you. Cue the light, happy jazz-pop!
Toastyfrog's End of Evangelion: Thumbnail Theatre

"I just want to point out that we had 9/11 fucking on a bed. I'm not even sure what that means, but boy, you can put porn music to ANYTHING."

"This is so romantic. Love to take my girlfriend on a gondola ride to this."
YouTube comment, on a video for Nile - Cast Down The Heretic

"I've never seen a song so poorly matched up. You got monsters with weapons for hands, a young woman fleeing with fear, chasing into a creepy forest and a chicken who's a fucking AX! Are those really the images that come to your mind when you hear this song? If so, then you're fucked!"

Officer Lockstock: Like I said, Little Sally. This isn't a happy musical.
Little Sally: But the music's so happy!
Officer Lockstock: Yes, Little Sally. Yes it is.
Urinetown, "I See A River"

"Oh, dang, listen to that...Look, it's all well and good to have moody music, but for Pete's sake, man- you gotta know when- where- to put it! And you don't put it when I'm just having a conversation with the nerdy kid!"
Let's Player Suede bemoaning the rotating soundtrack in Nancy Drew: Shadow at the Water's Edge

It doesn't fit Dr Wily at all!
It makes the tower sound like a theme park,
It doesn't make any sense.
Roahm Mythril, singing mock-lyrics to the second Wily stage theme in The Wily Wars.

Come on, we need a nice little Bambi song after that horridness – ‘LALALALA! Tweettweetatweet tweettweetatweet, tweettweetatweet, lalalala…’ 
Duckyworth, on The Lion King II: Simba's Pride after a dream sequence involving Kovu pushing Simba off a cliff simular to how Mufasa died in the first film.

Try to avoid the landmines on the way back to the main trope as "Yakety Sax" plays in the background.