It was only recently that I conciously noticed that Streets of Fire employs quite an unusual structure for its end credits. When the movie ends, first the cast list scrolls over a view of the last scene, then it fades to black and the rest of the credits roll, beginning with the list of songs, then all the other stuff follows, producers, ...
This strikes me as quite unusual, since in most every other movie credits I've seen the list of songs appear at the very end of the credits, right before the various disclaimers, identification numbers and stamps. Now, the music definitely plays a very important role in this movie, so from an artistic standpoint it seems a natural move to list all the songs first. But I am so used to seeing the songs as the very last item of the credits that I thought this was some kind of regulated standard or maybe at least unwritten law.
So, first of all is there any kind of official or semi-official regulation that determines the list of songs in the movie to appear at the end of the end credits or is this really free to be structured as every filmmaker/production company likes? In the latter case, why is it still so seemingly usual to list the songs at the end (or is it?)? And in the former case, was there any bureaucratic or whatever-natured hurdle to overcome for the movie to show its songs at the beginning of the end credits? Or is this merely a perception issue on my part and it isn't that uncommon to restructure the end credits? Or has it just gotten more restricted over time and back in 1984 the rules/guidelines were laxer?
Those are admittedly quite a bunch of questions, but I hope it's apparent that they all play into the single bigger question of "what's the matter with those seemingly unusual end credits?".