Today, I ask you folks to share the song whose use in a movie most increased your appreciation for that song.
Pop Culture Theme Time is a feature where I put a question to you to see what you think about a particular theme. I might later revisit the theme for a future Drawing Crazy Patterns or Top Five.
As you all know by now, the combination of a song and a video basically creates a whole new work of art, which is why the government specifies the need for the permission of the copyright holder of a song before the song is used in a movie (or TV show), because, as the law actually spells out, a whole new thing is being done when you merge the two together and you need permission to change a song like that.
Anyhow, as a result, though, the use of music in films has led to a number of songs getting a whole new life and appreciation to them. For instance, “Jump In the Line” by Harry Belafonte is a great song, but you’d be hard-pressed to not be MORE into the song after the delightful ending of Beetlejuice.
So what would your pick be?
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