February 15, 2013

you remind me...

Ever hear a song, and it reminds you of a person, and event or a time in your life? All the time right? Well for the past few days on Facebook, I've found myself commenting about hearing certain songs and thinking of only one thing, or more specifically, one movie [or TV show]... I thought I would share.

SONGS and the MOVIES / SHOWS they remind me of:

"Dust In The Wind" by Kansas
I can't hear this song without wanting to yell "You're my boy Blue!" It always reminds me of Old School and Will Ferrel's teary rendition during Blue's funeral. Oops, sorry *SPOILER ALERT!!!*

"Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor 
I bet you think I'm going to say Rocky right? Well as of a few months ago, that would have been the case. That is until Jensen Ackles did a lip-sync version on Supernatural Extras (the show is my new obsession). His fist pumping, leg air guitar, rendition I've watched twice, now makes me think of him every time. [youtube it, you'll chuckle even if you don't watch the show, trust me].
Dean does Eye of the Tiger, not Debbie, well he's probably done Debbie too • via google

"Carry On My Wayward Son" by Kansas
Totally Supernatural.

I know, my NERD is totally showing • via google

"The Final Countdown" by Europe
I can't help but think of Gob's magic act on Arrested Development. Any other memories of this song, were wiped out after seeing him do his "magic" show.

oh Gob you slay me • via google

"American Girl" by Tom Petty
I get the chills and skeeved out whenever I hear this song. I am instantly reminded of the scene in Silence of the Lambs when the girl is singing this song, right before she pulls over to help a "broken armed", skin filet specialist load a heavy couch into a van. VOM! But I do love that song.

It doesn't help with a couch in a dark alley, or else it gets the hose again! • via google

"Lady" by Styx
I am always reminded of the Dan Band's rendition of the song in Old School and Vince Vaughn's character pumping his fist to the song. (I could go on and on about Old School's music - I mean tell me you don't always want to sing "Total Eclipse of the Heart" with a lot of F-Bombs!)

"Renegade" by Styx
Makes me think of Billy Madison. EVERY time I hear it I immediately envision Billy wearing his pants on his head, and tossing an empty keg around the yard.

Similarly - almost all Styx songs remind me of Adam Sandler movies. I feel like he had at least ONE in every single older movie he's done.

"Stuck in the Middle" by Stealers Wheel
I am always reminded of Reservior Dogs. I've seen the movie only two times all the way through, love it but never seem to remember the whole plot if I catch it in the middle (which I did the other day). But without fail, I hear hear this song, I'm reminded of all those colorful men.
mr. yellow • mr. pink • mr. white • mr. orange • via google

"Looking for Love" by Johnny Lee
I always without fail think of Urban Cowboy. It's a total guilty pleasure movie for me and I love the soundtrack, but this song stands out above them all.  I don't believe there are any Eagles songs in the movie but for some reason "Peaceful Easy Feeling" by the Eagles makes me think of the movie too, maybe it just sounds like it should be in the movie. 
sissy and bud • via google
"Fortunate Son" by John Fogerty
Without fail, the first few licks of this song make me think of Forrest Gump, when they are getting ready to touch down in Vietnam. There are a lot more songs in the movie, that do the same but this is the biggest one for me.

"Gimme Shelter" by The Rolling Stones
Goodfellas. Toward the end there is the cocaine fueled / paranoia scenes. I always think of this when the song comes on. That and how much I miss having Guitar Hero at the house to play this song, it was my favorite. This and Boston's "More than a Feeling" - I can't hear that w/out thinking about Guitar Hero.

"Best Friend" by Queen
Opening credits to The Break-up, always. Well that and my wedding. We walked back up the isle to an instrumental version of this song.

"Looking Out My Back Door" by CCR
Big Lebowski, period. Anything by CCR really makes me think of The Dude, and my father.

One more Sandler...
"It's Ladies Night" by Kool & The Gang
I can't hear this song without thinking about Wedding Singer. And John Lovitz dancing / singing it.
"Oh what a night!" *pelvic thrust*

"Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen
Probably one of the biggest one that most people will relate to, is Wayne's World. Seriously I can't hear this song without seeing the scene in the movie. I credit Wayne's World for introducing me to Queen in HS. I was a late bloomer with good music, trust me. It took a while but I am glad I discovered it. I dare you to not think of this film, when you hear this song!
Party on Garth • via google
I could probably go on and on, and might revisit this another time for another day. Most of these came to mind today while listening to Pandora's "KANSAS" station. I've been on a Kansas kick, and I blame Supernatural for that. I told you, obsessed! Anyone that watches 7.5 seasons of one show in less than two months may, or may not need some help.

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Anonymous said...

I may have to do one of these posts myself. In my head, I was making a list. Bohemian Rhapsody is on it. I even imitate the car scene when I hear it. You know the part. Air drums... HIT THE CYMBAL!

And the song from Forrest Gump... yep, every time.

Kelly said...

Yes yes yes yes yessssssssss to "Old School", "Silence of the Lambs" (!!!), "Billy Madison, and "Forest Gump" :-)

And OF COURSE "Wedding Singer" My gosh, that is my favorite movie. My husband and I quote that scene EACH time we hear that song! ("Good luck finding a singer that can move like THIS!" "You've just inspired me to hire a DJ" aaaaaand "He's lost his mind and I'm reaping all of the benefits!" ;-))

Thanks for the laugh :-)

Christina said...

Awesome post! I have to agree with almost all of these! And I always, always, always want to sing "Total Eclipse of the Heart" with f-bombs!

Natalie said...

After we were talking on FB about the Tom Petty song, I totally started one of these posts myself. It's sitting unfinished in draft though.

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