From Running up that hill to Little green bag: these hits got a second life | show

80s hit Running up that hill by Kate Bush after the new season of the Netflix series came out Stranger things for days in the top three of streaming service Spotify, with more than eight million streams per day. 37 years after the song came out, it brings in about 2.3 million dollars due to the revived success. There are many more songs that became hits (again) by popular films and series.

misirlou from the doldrums by Tarantino

Director Quentin Tarantino is a master of making careers out of the doldrums, as he did with movie stars like John Travolta and Robert Forster. But also his choice of music often gives a new boost to (once popular) songs. The music from the movie Pulp Fiction (1994) is a good example of this.

Surf rocker Dick Dale was a leading guitarist in the 1960s, but Dale owed his breakthrough to the general public thanks to Quentin Tarantino’s classic. The director used the guitar riff from Dale’s misirlou as an introduction to the film. In 2005, the song’s success revived once more when the band The Black Eyed Peas released it misirlou– loop incorporated in the song pump it.

Old time rock and roll and Tom Cruise

A very young Tom Cruise in a shirt, a pair of white socks and a pair of underpants slips on to the sounds of Old time rock and roll from 1978 by Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band and lip-synching his lungs out. Even who the film risky business (1983) can no longer remember this scene burned into his retina. It was not only Cruise’s performance that was unforgettable: the song immediately became a rock classic.

although it Old time rock and roll is mainly associated with Risky Businessalso have series like The nanny, The fresh prince of Bel-Air, South park, Scrubs, The Flash and Stranger things uses the song: often in combination with almost the same playback scene as that iconic moment of Cruise.

Hip to be square and a bloody killing spree

you would upbeat number Hip to be square from 1986 Huey Lewis and the News doesn’t equate to the terrifying, murderous character Patrick Bateman, played by Christian Bale in the film American Psycho (2000). Before a gory killing spree in which he axes the character played by actor Jared Leto, Bateman explains with enthusiasm and praise why Hip to be square is so fantastic. It is precisely because of the contrast of the light pop music and the fierce scene that the song has achieved cult status, just like the film.

Bohemian Rhapsody above Guns N’ Roses

Is Queens Bohemian Rhapsody actually never been a hit? The popularity of the musical masterpiece will, as it often happens, increase fan base losses as new generations join in. The popular comedy Wayne’s world from 1992 gave Bohemian Rhapsody a headbanging place of honour, so that even teenagers in the 90s could not escape the sounds of the world hit by frontman Freddy Mercury and his associates.

Lead actor and writer Mike Myers revealed that film producer Paramount originally didn’t want to use the Queen song for the scene, preferring instead a song by rock band Guns N’ Roses. Myers wanted Bohemian Rhapsody necessarily in the film, on which producer Lorne Michaels threw his weight into the fray. The song reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100 following the film, seven places higher than when it came out in 1975. party time! Excellent!

unchained melody and romantic clay

It is one of the most pared-down moments in film history. Actors Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze appearing in the film Ghost (1990) show a pure example of romantic clay. The intimate get-together takes place on the number unchained melody, released in 1965 by the musical duo The Righteous Brothers.

unchained melody rose to thirteenth place on the Billboard Hot 100 due to its renewed success. The song, which was written in 1955, was for the movie Ghost already very popular with other artists. More than 1,500 recordings in multiple languages ​​are said to have been made by more than 670 artists.

Little green bag and again Quentin Tarantino

One last second chance from director Quentin Tarantino: to unlearn it, but also because Little green bag of the George Baker Selection is a case of Dutch glory. The 1969 hit topped the charts worldwide for months in the 1970s, and was resuscitated when the American director released the film’s lead characters. Reservoir dogs (1992) to the sounds of Little green bag introduced.

Little green bag experienced a comeback in the National Top 100 due to the popularity of the film and when the song was re-released in 1999, the hit was in the charts for another eleven weeks.

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