Saturday, October 25, 2008

So blame it on your lying, cheating, cold deadbeating,

....Two-timing, double dealing
Mean mistreating, loving heart

Or how I've saved at least $127.92 + tax I have this insane post will have to do.

Have you ever found yourself loving a song that you heard in the midst of a movie. Did you ever find yourself sitting through the credits to the very end just so you could look over the music list and try and pick out the song you fell in love with? Have you ever stood in front of your TV and slowed down the DVD so that you could read the song list?

Well, I have and it is a hard thing to do. Made more so when you realize you have no idea which one (out of the 20 - 30 songs listed) just might be the one!

Then, I discovered imdb. And praise the lord, they list the sound tracks on their site when you research a movie!! And if there is not sound track I have found they have a message board where you can ask!

Since I am in control of the NetFlix queue these days, I have had lots of chick flick movies that have superb soundtracks that I have been able to track down through imbd.

Has anyone seen "Bonneville" with Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates and Joan Allen? If you have (wonderful movie about friendship) then I bet you will remember the song "Cha Cha" by Chello.

Or, "Bella" (a sweet movie about redemption)that had a song called "Sway with me" (I naturally had to look that up!!) by Rosemary Clooney!! Who knew I would fall in love with Rosemary's music! She is great!

Then there was Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, a movie I normally never would have rented but I can't remember why I did and when it arrived I just struck it in thinking I would give it 10 minutes and then send it back...but something happened!! Not the greatest movie, but I found myself drawn in by the Cinderella like quality. And I found "If I didn't Care" which made me cry when performed. I found it on MP3 by the Ink Spots and it still chokes me up when I hear it.

I was on a roll by then and found tons of songs from movies that over the years I kept in the back of my mind.

Such as, "Ain't got no Home" by Clarence "Frogman" Henry from The Lost Boys.

And "Cry to Me", Solomon Burke from Dirty Dancing that I once had on the Second Dirty Dancing album that I purchased (on vinyl!) in the height of the DD craze and could never find again! Thank you imbd.

The Full Monty gave me the bring you to your knees version of "You can leave your hat on" by Tom Jones.

Finally, because this insane post is becoming too long and too revealing, there is The Thing Called Love, which featured the gone way too soon River Phoenix singing Blame it on your heart. Took me awhile to find this tune on MP3, but when I hear it I recall how much I liked River and how this song always made me run into the room to watch it performed.....(my daughter was young and watched this movie over and over. Much like she watched Dirty Dancing over and over and I would run into the room when I heard, "No body puts Baby in a corner" because I knew what was coming).

I'm Mary and I reluctantly approved this post.


Lisa said...

LOL, cute entry and YES, I have searched to find the name of a song in a movie so thank you for the information!!

Lisa :-] said...

Great post, Mary. But, what's the story about the $127??? LOL!

Beth said...

IMDB is awesome, isn't it?

One of my favorite songtracks is from "Grosse Pointe Blank." I'm a child of the 80's and love the music!

I think Dean Martin also does a killer version of "Sway With Me."

Fun entry!


sunflowerkat321 said...

Well...I learned something new here. Thanks for the lead on IMDB.

The music credits at the end of a movie drive me crazy. I'm always stunned at how long the list is. And if you don't know SOMETHING about the song you're looking for, you're often out of luck.

Nelle said...

YES YES this has happened to me and I have trifocals excuse me PROGRESSIVES now and am squinting like a fool to see the tiny writing so I HAD to for medical purposes get a large flat screen and yes, it helps! My FAVORITE song I got from a movie was Falling Slowly from Once and YOU recommended the movie. You rock.

Stratoz said...

I saw Miss Pettigrew and loved it.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Nobody puts baby in a classic is that!! Loved that movie. Sadly I should watch more movies.. I did see The Lost Boys..but other than that I am lost..I wait for them to come on TV:)