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Top Ten Songs Written About Movies

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    1One - Metallica
    The song was inspired by the film/book, the video used clips from the film, and the song helped re-popularize the film.
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  • 2The Union Forever - The White Stripes
    The song's lyrics are almost entirely comprised of quotes from the film Citizen Kane, and the song works stand-alone or if you know who "CFK" is.
  • 3Godzilla - Blue Oyster Cult
    Fun, fun, fun. Great riff, great homage to the spirit of the Godzilla movies.
  • 4The Saga Begins - Weird Al Yankovic
    Although Yankovic regularly parodies movies, "The Saga Begins" seems less a parody than an homage to the Star Wars movies. Always rewards re-listening.
  • 5The Wicker Man - Iron Maiden
    Inspired by the film, the song is creepy on its own terms, with a claustrophobic anxiety that dovetails with the film's affect.
  • 6Breakfast At Tiffany's - Deep Blue Something
    Strange hit, not much in common with the film other than a focus on the workings of unconventional relationships.
  • 7Now It's Dark - Anthrax
    An homage to David Lynch's "Blue Velvet", in particular to the antagonist Frank Booth. 'Nuff said.
  • 8King Kong Song - Abba
    Pretty rocking, for Abba - every bit as fun as Blue Oyster Cult's Godzilla but much less airplay.
  • 9Debaser - Pixies
    The lyrics refer to surrealist film classic "Un Chien Andalou" by Luis Buuel and Salvador Dal. Most Pixies lyrics are surrealistic, and for "Debaser" the surrealism is makes sense - an homage to "Un Chien Andalou".
  • 10Cinderella Man - Rush
    The song that immediately follows Rush's first big hit "Closer to the Heart", "Cinderella Man" name-checks the nickname, hometown, and social concerns of the classic film "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town".
  • 11The song name-checks Mandrake Falls, the sanity hearing, and derisive nickname "Cinderella Man" from the classic movie "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town". Although a deep album cut, it was the album track immed

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