Sunday, June 26, 2011

Films - Media Mayhem Day 2

(Hi friends of Fish and Pants we will be back to regular blog posts on Tuesday)

I have been thinking so much about songs and movies in preparation for this challenge it has become a blur. Therefore today’s Film challenge I shall give you 3 movies that I picked as favorites based on their soundtracks. How do you like how I piggybacked off yesterdays challenge? I love soundtracks so much! What better opportunity to sample different genres than the collaboration of film and song? Ok I think you get it...I like soundtracks.

The following 3 movies are on my lists of favorites that happen to have pretty awesome soundtracks!
FYI-I follow each movie with the sound track and I highlighted my favorite from each album.

My first example is Forrest Gump.

There was not one thing wrong with this movie it was amazing in every way possible. I could watch it over and over. Imagine to have lived the life portrayed in this movie so many experiences. Forrest Gump rocks; that is all that needs to be said. Check out the amazing soundtrack:
Disc One
  1. "Hound Dog" performed by Elvis Presley – 2:16
  2. "Rebel Rouser" performed by Duane Eddy – 2:21
  3. "(I Don't Know Why) But I Do" performed by Clarence "Frogman" Henry – 2:18
  4. "Walk Right In" performed by The Rooftop Singers – 2:33
  5. "Land of 1000 Dances" performed by Wilson Pickett – 2:25
  6. "Blowin' in the Wind" performed by Joan Baez – 2:36
  7. "Fortunate Son" performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival – 2:18
  8. "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" performed by The Four Tops – 2:43
  9. "Respect" performed by Aretha Franklin – 2:27
  10. "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" performed by Bob Dylan – 4:35
  11. "Sloop John B" performed by Beach Boys – 2:56
  12. "California Dreamin'" performed by The Mamas & the Papas – 2:39
  13. "For What It's Worth" performed by Buffalo Springfield – 2:38
  14. "What the World Needs Now Is Love" performed by Jackie DeShannon – 3:13
  15. "Break on Through (To the Other Side)" performed by The Doors – 2:27
  16. "Mrs. Robinson" performed by Simon & Garfunkel – 3:51

[edit] Disc Two

  1. "Volunteers" performed by Jefferson Airplane – 2:04
  2. "Let's Get Together" performed by The Youngbloods – 4:36
  3. "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" performed by Scott McKenzie – 2:58
  4. "Turn! Turn! Turn!" performed by The Byrds – 3:54
  5. "Medley: Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" performed by The 5th Dimension – 4:48
  6. "Everybody's Talkin'" performed by Harry Nilsson – 2:44
  7. "Joy to the World" performed by Three Dog Night – 3:16
  8. "Stoned Love" performed by The Supremes – 2:59
  9. "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" performed by B. J. Thomas – 3:00
  10. "Mr. President" performed by Randy Newman – 2:46
  11. "Sweet Home Alabama" performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd – 4:43
  12. "It Keeps You Runnin'" performed by The Doobie Brothers – 4:13
  13. "I've Got to Use My Imagination" performed by Gladys Knight & the Pips – 3:30
  14. "On the Road Again" performed by Willie Nelson – 2:29
  15. "Against the Wind" performed by Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band – 5:33
  16. "Forrest Gump Suite" composed and conducted by Alan Silvestri – 8:49
My second film is Cruel Intentions
I love this soundtrack soooooooooooo much! I love this movie soooooooooooooooo much! Such a tragic story, I know it starts out so wrong but love happens, people change, temptation, fight, love, and lies. It's got everything! This is my chic flick super rave favorite movie ever!
  1. Placebo - "Every You Every Me (Single Mix)"
  2. Fatboy Slim - "Praise You (Radio Edit)"
  3. Blur - "Coffee & TV"
  4. Day One - "Bedroom Dancing (First Recording)"
  5. Counting Crows - "Colorblind"
  6. Kristen Barry - "Ordinary Life"
  7. Marcy Playground - "Comin' Up From Behind"
  8. Skunk Anansie - "Secretly"
  9. Craig Armstrong (featuring Elizabeth Fraser)- "This Love"
  10. Aimee Mann - "You Could Make A Killing"
  11. Faithless - "Addictive"
  12. Abra Moore - "Trip On Love"
  13. Bare, Jr. - "You Blew Me Off"
  14. The Verve - "Bitter Sweet Symphony (Album Version)"                                                        THIS IS ALSO MY FAVORITE SONG OF ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL TIME.
And my 3rd is Natural Born Killers
I loved this movie, I was teen when it came out and feel in love with the music. It was so unbelievable what we saw in the theater that night. I think we walked all the way home that night after the show just talking and recalling what we saw. I was blow away! This movie was so like nothing I had seen before. It is so weird that after all these years I can still watch this movie and feel like it's the first time. This was a crazy movie but awesome choice in songs. Quentin Tarantino is amazing with his song selections in his movies. Check out the soundtrack:
  1. Leonard Cohen — "Waiting for the Miracle" (Edit)
  2. L7 — "Shitlist"
  3. Dan Zanes — "Moon over Greene County" (Edit)
  4. Patti Smith — "Rock N Roll Nigger" (Flood Remix)
  5. Cowboy Junkies — "Sweet Jane" (Edit)
  6. Bob Dylan — "You Belong to Me"
  7. Duane Eddy — "The Trembler" (Edit)
  8. Nine Inch Nails — "Burn"
  9. "Route 666"
    featuring Robert Downey Jr., and Brian Berdan — "BB Tone"
  10. "Totally Hot"
    contains an edit of Remmy Ongala And Orchestre Super Matimila — "Kipenda Roho"
  11. Patsy Cline — "Back in Baby's Arms"
  12. Peter Gabriel And Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan — "Taboo" (Edit)
  13. "Sex Is Violent"
    contains excerpts of Jane's Addiction — "Ted, Just Admit It..." and Diamanda Galás — "I Put a Spell on You"
  14. A.O.S. — "History (Repeats Itself)" (Edit)
  15. Nine Inch Nails — "Something I Can Never Have" (Edited And Extended)
  16. Russel Means — "I Will Take You Home"
  17. The Hollywood Persuaders — "Drums a Go-Go" (Edit)
  18. "Hungry Ants"
    contains excerpts of Barry Adamson — "Checkpoint Charlie" and "Violation of Expectation"
  19. Dr. Dre — "The Day the Niggaz Took Over"
  20. Juliette Lewis — "Born Bad"
  21. Sergio Cervetti — "Fall of the Rebel Angels" (Edit)
  22. Lard — "Forkboy"
  23. "Batonga In Batongaville"
    contains excerpts of The Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra — "A Night on Bare Mountain"
  24. Nine Inch Nails — "A Warm Place" (Edit)
  25. "Allah, Mohammed, Char, Yaar"
    contains excerpts of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Party — "Allah, Mohammed, Char, Yaar" and Diamanda Galás — "Judgement Day"
  26. Leonard Cohen — "The Future" (Edit)
  27. Tha Dogg Pound — "What Would U Do?"
See ya guys tomorrow for the 3rd and final day of the challenge!


  1. Hey you have put a lot of thought and effort into this post ! Forrest Gump is cool, we watched it just over a week ago. "life is like a box of chocolates" and "in the buttoks" always spring to mind :)

  2. Hey, I love Forrest Gump! Good to find your blog whilst doing the blogfest :)

  3. RJR I just really got into it, I wanted to do even more. I enjoyed today's theme!

    Thanks Rachel

  4. I love Forrest Gump, I never realized how many great songs they used in the film. I haven't seen the other two films you mentioned. I'll have to add them to my list.

  5. Run Forrest! Run! Love your choices, see you tomorrow!! :)

  6. Love the combination of movies and music, great choices. I love the Forrest Gump soundtrack, I used to listen to that constantly!

  7. Good old Forest Gump. Life is like a box of chocolates.