Questions related to sound and music recorded for a motion picture or television show.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

-2
votes
0answers
27 views

Story/movie that “Fast car” by Jonas Blue and Dakota is based on? [on hold]

The new music video, "Jonas Blue - Fast Car ft. Dakota," is very familiar for me. I feel like it was a movie that I saw when I was a child. And when I hear the main song "Fast Car" by Tracy Chapman, ...
1
vote
0answers
37 views

What is the process for a movie getting a song written by a popular artist?

Songs written for movies by well-known artists are quite common, with examples such as Hozier for Tarzan, Ellie Goulding for 50 Shades of Grey and Pink for Charlie's Angels, sometimes going as far as ...
2
votes
0answers
62 views

Is the “Oh oh oh ah oh” chanting before a Lost episode the Lost theme song, or an ABC song?

I am watching the 2004-2010 ABC TV series Lost on Netflix. I didn't watch it or anything on ABC network TV in 2004-2010, so I don't know the answer to this question. What I'm talking about: At the ...
0
votes
1answer
56 views

When was whistling music first used in basketball videos? [closed]

In many basketball videos such as the Harlem Globetrotters and basketball commercials, whistling background music is used. When was this first done, and what caused it to grow in popularity? Note: ...
-2
votes
1answer
155 views

What is the name of a sound track in Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 3 [closed]

In Game of Thrones, Season 6 Episode 3 in minutes around 00:40:30 when Aria Stark says: Which name would you like the girl speaks? What is the name of that background sound? How can I find it? ...
1
vote
0answers
45 views

Is there any hidden significance to the song at the end o S06E09?

Just before the credits at the end of Castle S06E09 there is this scene: The look on Becketts face made me think it could have an underlying meaning other than 3XKs ...
10
votes
1answer
280 views

Did Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman do the singing in Moulin Rouge?

In Moulin Rouge!, Was it the actors recording those songs, or vocal doubles?
0
votes
1answer
114 views

Songs overlap in the Jungle Book

What is the overlap in songs between the original 1967 version, and the Disney 2016 live-action version of the Jungle Book? (I.e which songs from the original appear in the new version?)
3
votes
1answer
51 views

Filth (2013) What does Bruce sing in the hallway?

In the scene where Bruce and his partner interrogate the first subject (who sleeps with an uder-aged girl) James McAvoy sings, as he walks down the hallway, a song with a very familiar melody. Ever ...
-3
votes
1answer
131 views

How do movie directors pick songs for certain scenes?

How do movie or TV-show directors pick songs to use in certain scenes or trailers? Do they rely on their own musical experiences, like "Hey, this scene would look great with Danger Zone by Kenny ...
11
votes
1answer
893 views

Why do they sing Nirvana in Pan?

In the recent adaption of Peter Pan, Pan, the workers and captain sing Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana together. Why did they choose this specific song to sing together?
1
vote
1answer
85 views

Last song in Gale's aparment [closed]

When Jesse approaches Gale Boetticher's apartment in Breaking Bad, a slow, melodious song plays. Does anybody know what it's called?
2
votes
1answer
99 views

Why were the Doctor Who opening scenes and music changed between seasons and not between Doctors?

It makes sense to me to replace the music and/or intro sequence upon arrival of new Doctor incarnations, but this isn't how they decided to replace the opening intros. It seems like they stuck with ...
2
votes
1answer
56 views

What is the actual relation between Miami Vice and the “Smuggler's Blues”?

It is known that the Miami Vice episode "Smuggler's Blues" (S01E15) was inspired by the eponymous song by Glenn Frey, who also appears in the episode as a smuggling pilot. But while this direction of ...
0
votes
1answer
108 views

What is the music that Kumiko has as her ringtone? [closed]

Movie Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
3
votes
2answers
59 views

Short soundbite (4-tone-pattern) from “Troy” (2004) used anywhere else?

The movie "Troy" from 2004 uses a 4-tone-soundbite quite a lot. It is at the beginning of this: as well on the 1:12 mark: timestamped link to youtube I could SWEAR I ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

What is the song in 'Mars Attacks!' that killed the Martians?

The evil Martians were killed by a song near the end of the Mars Attack! movie. What is the title of the song? A youtube link will be helpful.
7
votes
1answer
96 views

Music In The House Of The Undying

When Danaerys "reunites" with Drogo in the House of the Undying in S2E10: "Valar Morghulis" what is the wind instrument playing? Some kind of horn or flute thing?
4
votes
1answer
102 views

When are film soundtracks made?

At what point in the process of film creation are the soundtracks/scores usually made? I'm particularly interested in modern blockbusters, especially those with symphonic scores like Pirates of the ...
0
votes
1answer
135 views

What is the Music Playing Behind Monty Python's Spanish Inquisition Closing Credits?

At 1:28 in the included video, our Spanish Inquisition heroes rush to catch the bus to the studio. Hurried chase music plays in the background as the credits roll. What is the name/composer of that ...
2
votes
0answers
29 views

Soundtrack Variations Per DVD Zone?

In terms of DVD zoning, I am in Zone 4. I noticed a tune being played in S1E12 of The Sopranos when Tony was driving his car. It was extremely Stevie Ray Vaughan-ish, but as much as I searched for ...
3
votes
0answers
96 views

Why was the swearing taken out of “Gods and Monsters” in American horror story?

In American Horror story: Freak show Elsa Mars sings a version of Lana Del Rey's "Gods and Monsters" in which, amongst other things, all of the bad language is changed for more... suitable(?) language....
1
vote
1answer
87 views

What is the opening tune in Four Lions?

Four Lions (2010) has an opening tune. It can be listened to here (if somewhat distorted). It doesn't seem to be on the IMDB soundtrack list for the film. Does anyone know what the tune is, and who ...
-1
votes
1answer
139 views

What is the opening song in the Nickelodeon TV movie “Best Player”?

Long time back I watched the Nickelodeon tv movie Best Player. A song comes in the starting and it goes like... always the lucky one. It's been a month and I can't find the full version of this song ...
1
vote
1answer
62 views

Music Before Eric Idle's “Storytime/Children's Stories” in Monty Python Season 1 Episode 3?

There's some springy orchestral music that plays as an introduction to Eric Idle's "Children's Stories" sketch in Season 1 Episode 3. This is the sketch where Rumple Tweezer lives by Dingly Dell and ...
1
vote
0answers
181 views

Can you use a certain song in a trailer, that has been used in a different movie-trailer as well?

I'm making a trailer about a story i've written and wanted to use a song in it from the band Muse. This song has most likely been used in other movie trailers as well so i wondered, If i get a license ...
0
votes
1answer
154 views

Did Pocahontas quote Greek philosophy?

In the Disney movie Pocahontas, the titular character sings about the river in Just around the River Bend: [Pocahontas] What I love most about rivers is: You can't step in the same river twice ...
0
votes
1answer
321 views

Music from old Tom & Jerry episode [closed]

I've searched for the names of the pieces from this episode: for a couple of times in the past and accumulated quite a few hours trying to find out the names of ...
1
vote
1answer
311 views

Which song is playing on the radio in Wild (2014)?

During the first 15 minutes of the 2014 movie Wild, Cheryl sets off from her motel and takes lift in a man's truck whose son is sitting in the front seat with him. In that scene the man turns on the ...
0
votes
1answer
193 views

Why is the Beatles music appropriate in American Beauty?

In the original script for the movie American Beauty Beatles songs are used numerous times, such as when Ricky is in his jail cell and when Lester sees Ricky's music when getting pot from him. I can ...
12
votes
0answers
750 views

What are the lyrics to the Game of Thrones theme?

In S04E10 of Game of Thrones as Arya is sailing to Bravos, the show's theme begins to play, only it is accompanied by a choir singing a song. This was quite unusual as we never heard that theme music ...
2
votes
1answer
404 views

What is the song played in the radio station just before the semi-finals? [closed]

This song was a remix composed by Beca in the movie. What is the song played in the radio station just before the semi-finals?
3
votes
1answer
61 views

Trick Or Treat - What gives with the soundtrack?

Anyone know why Trick Or Treat (1986) (which stars Gene Simmons and Ozzy Osbourne) didn't have a single track by either artist on the soundtrack? And why they chose Fastway (of all bands) to do the ...
3
votes
3answers
826 views

What is the significance of the song played at the end of Tangerines (2013)?

In the Georgian-Estonian film Tangerines (2013) at the end of the film as it rolls into the credits what is the song that is being played? It sounds like a rock/alternative song. What was the context ...
14
votes
1answer
53k views

Did the actors sing for Pitch Perfect?

I was quite baffled after watching Pitch Perfect because the songs were really enticing. Moreover, I felt that the songs in the movie were much better than the original songs. Did the actors really ...
1
vote
1answer
294 views

Song Identification: The Farm: Angola, USA funeral dirge

It has been many years since I've watched The Farm: Angola, USA (I saw it as an Investigative Reports special on A&E), but there is a song sung by the prisoners as they're burying Bones (that may ...
-3
votes
1answer
868 views

Who recorded “The West Wing Theme”?

There are many sources saying it was composed by W. G. Snuffy Walden, but who actually recorded the version used in the show (both in the title sequence for every episode and occasionally within an ...
2
votes
0answers
1k views

Song playing on “Better Call Saul” Ep1 “Uno” [closed]

What was the song/music playing in the background when Saul was smoking a cigarette standing next to that women in episode 1 "UNO" of "Better Call Saul"?
3
votes
1answer
13k views

What is the music at the end credits of Better Call Saul? [closed]

One of the features that made Breaking Bad such a great series was its clever use of music to enhance the tone and atmosphere of many scenes. Some of the soundtrack used existing music for great ...
0
votes
1answer
54k views

What song was played during credits of the kingsman? [closed]

What song was played during the credits of Kingsman: The Secret Service? Unfortunately my mobile battery drained out hence I wasn't able to Shazam it.
3
votes
1answer
489 views

Does Jane Kaczmarek actually whistle in “Mrs. Tri-County”?

In the finale to season 6 of Malcolm in the Middle, Lois whistles impressively on stage. I can't seem to find a credit for who actually did the whistling: was it recorded (and from whom), or does the ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

“Song”/Theme played in Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies

What is that theme/song called that Bombur "plays" when sounding the horn of Erebor and/or the humans play in honor of Thorin (after it "all over")?
3
votes
1answer
256 views

How to describe the music that appears in the background of EVERY Egyptian related scene?

I was watching Sherman and Mr. Peabody, and in the Egyptian scene they started to play that prototypical Egyptian background music that sounds like a mixture of sitar and flute. It is very hard to ...
1
vote
1answer
52 views

Who is the musical group that performed at the end of an David Letterman show that I am describing (they performed probably in the 2000s)?

There was a musical act that closed a David Letterman episode quite a few years back. It might have been in around 2000s or even before in the 90s. The act had a soulful brunette girl as the singer, ...
1
vote
1answer
177 views

What is the song playing in My Name Is Earl S4E4?

I'm trying to find the name of the song that plays between 04:12 - 04:40 of the episode of My Name Is Earl (Stole an RV), which is the 4th episode of season 4. In case the minutes do not match, the ...
7
votes
1answer
1k views

Why is Walter White riding on “A Horse with No Name”?

At the beginning of the Breaking Bad episode "Caballo Sin Nombre" (S03E02) Walt drives his Aztek through the desert singing along to America's "A Horse with No Name" on the radio, before getting ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

What do Hans and Anna mean when they Jinx each other in “Love Is an Open Door”?

I'm used to the word jinx referring to bringing bad luck on someone, which would be out of character for Hans and Anna to openly do to each other. So I'm guessing that jinx in this context is slang ...
7
votes
1answer
3k views

What is the difference between a movie's soundtrack, and it's score?

Title says it. What is the difference between a movie's soundtrack, and its score?
7
votes
3answers
889 views

Movies without Film score/background music

Few years ago I saw L'enfant (2005) and I was very surprised that there's no film score throughout the movie. I think (not 100% sure) Keane (2004) also doesn't have background score. Is there any ...
1
vote
0answers
29 views

Permisson requirement for Song usage in movies [duplicate]

When songs are used in movies, in what circumstances it is required to get permission or is it always required? For example, If a song is played in the background and used as a soundtrack for the ...