When Professor X and the others first meet Quicksilver in his basement in X-Men: Days of Future Past, there is a song playing in the background.
Anyone know what that song is, and why it might have been chosen for the scene?
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Finally got around to it... A deleted answer did mention Alice Cooper but without specifying a title, so here's the full answer. The song playing in this scene is Alice Cooper's Hello Hurray from the 1973 album Billion Dollar Babies. You can find it here. As for its significance (other than establishing 'cool' and '1973'), some of the lyrics could describe Quicksilver's getting out of that basement and utilizing his talent for real after being recruited by the X-men:
"Let the show begin
I've been ready
I've been waiting so long for this thing to come
I've been thinking so long I was the only one
Roll out your American dream and its recruits, I've been ready
Roll out your circus freaks and hula hoops, I've been ready
I'm so strong"