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Old March 27 2014, 09:17 PM   #1
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Unintentional Genre Songs

Every now and then, I hear a song - mainstream, lesser known, whatever - that absolutely brings to mind a specific genre show, movie, or book. The song isn't meant (I don't think) to reference anything like that, but in my mind, it's inescapable. What are some that would be on a playlist of this ilk?

I'll start: Sick Puppies, "Under A Very Black Sky". Holy crap if this one doesn't make me think about nuBSG a ton. And in specific, Gaius Baltar. In some sections, it's almost made for him! What do you all think?
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Old March 27 2014, 11:32 PM   #2
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Well, this is probably too obvious, but "Carry on Wayward Son" comes to mind.

Jenson Ackles has about as much fun being a TV star as I would if I had the chance.

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Old March 28 2014, 03:00 AM   #3
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Well, this is probably too obvious, but "Carry on Wayward Son" comes to mind.

Jenson Ackles has about as much fun being a TV star as I would if I had the chance.
Yeah, I thought of that too. Also All Along the Watchtower by Bob Dylan and We Used to be Friends by the Dandy Warhols.

I should mention that I can't listen to Dido without thinking of the Roswell kids.
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Old March 28 2014, 06:21 AM   #4
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Just about anything by Deodato, but certainly his version of "Also Sprach Zarathustra" (theme from 2001: A Space Oddysey)
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Old March 28 2014, 07:23 AM   #5
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I do this all the time. Fans have been doing it for decades now (yes, even before the interwebs!) and making music vids to them. But to answer your question, I always think of Kirk and his relationship to the Enterprise when I hear Billy Joel's She's Always A Woman to Me.
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Old March 28 2014, 09:09 AM   #6
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I do this all the time. Fans have been doing it for decades now (yes, even before the interwebs!) and making music vids to them. But to answer your question, I always think of Kirk and his relationship to the Enterprise when I hear Billy Joel's She's Always A Woman to Me.
Se. I've always thought of Styx's "Lady" in that context. And the song "Heart of the Sunrise" by Yes makes me think of Logan's Run. Don't really know why-but it does.
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Old March 28 2014, 06:44 PM   #7
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"Birth Ritual" by Soundgarden. It was in the 1992 movie "Singles".

I don't know about anybody else, but to me it brings to mind of tv shows, movies, etc ... from that "grunge" time period, like Reality Bites, Friends, Melrose Place, etc ...
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Old March 28 2014, 07:28 PM   #8
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A Clockwork Orange occasionally flashes on my brain when hearing Beethoven's Ninth or Singing in the Rain.
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Old March 28 2014, 08:32 PM   #9
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"Don't Dream It's Over" by Crowded House and "Don't Fear the Reaper" by Blue Öyster Cult make me think of the Stand, because both were used in the TV series.

"The Joker" by the Steve Miller band is my theme for James T. Kirk.
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Old March 28 2014, 08:47 PM   #10
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The Power of Love always reminds me of Buffy and Angel. Every time it comes on the radio I play a virtual music video in my head! Never sure what to do with the "Hooded Claw" though!
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Old March 28 2014, 11:18 PM   #11
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Just about anything by Deodato, but certainly his version of "Also Sprach Zarathustra" (theme from 2001: A Space Oddysey)
I have this reaction to The Blue Danube Waltz!

In the vein of Star Trek, "The Planets" makes me think of STII.
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Old March 29 2014, 06:08 AM   #12
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Just about anything by Deodato, but certainly his version of "Also Sprach Zarathustra" (theme from 2001: A Space Oddysey)
I have this reaction to The Blue Danube Waltz!

In the vein of Star Trek, "The Planets" makes me think of STII.
Oh, I THANK you, English!...how could I have forgotten Holst?...The Planets...cueing it up this very minute!
And, of course, The Blue Danube was perfect...the cosmic dance
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Old March 29 2014, 06:11 AM   #13
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The Power of Love always reminds me of Buffy and Angel. Every time it comes on the radio I play a virtual music video in my head! Never sure what to do with the "Hooded Claw" though!
Ole' Huey has this one, and his actual appearance!, that always takes me Back to the Future!
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Old March 29 2014, 06:41 PM   #14
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The Power of Love always reminds me of Buffy and Angel. Every time it comes on the radio I play a virtual music video in my head! Never sure what to do with the "Hooded Claw" though!
Ole' Huey has this one, and his actual appearance!, that always takes me Back to the Future!
I was thinking of the Frankie Goes to Hollywood version, actually!
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Gowan's "Criminal Mind" for the Joker, and "Moonlight Desires" for the Batman-Catwoman relationship.
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