Poll Suggestion: IMDb Poll Board Top 10 Favorite Movie Songs

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If you had to make a compilation of your Top 10 favorite movie songs, that would include...?

[i](let's see who's gonna have the most voted soundtrack, just don't flood it with Disney songs unless you're a Disney fan, of course)[/i]

I'll start (in no order)

"Prince Ali" (Aladdin)
"Shout" (Animal House)
"Be My Baby" (Mean Streets)
"Suicide is Painless" (MASH)
"Mrs. Robinson" 
(The Graduate)
"To Sir, With Love" (To Sir, With Love)
"Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling"
 (High Noon)
"Blame Canada" 
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South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut)
"Every Sperm is Sacred" (Monty Python's Meaning of Life)
"Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will be Will be)" 
(The Man Who Knew Too Much)

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ElMo, my eleventh pick would be 'Eye of the Tiger' from Survivor in 'Rocky III' :D
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Everyday Is a Winding Road. Erin Brockovich
I'm Alright. Caddyshack
Gimme Some Lovin. Days of Thunder
I Can't Drive 55. Back to the Future: Part II
Mrs. Robinson. The Graduate
Stayin Alive. Saturday Night Fever
Call Me. American Gigolo
Wind Beneath My Wings. Beaches
Real Wild Child. Pretty Woman
Jump into the Fire. Goodfellas
I Got You (I Feel Good). Good Morning, Vietnam
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It was quite hard for me to rank these so I judged them according to how impactful they were used in the movies.

1. Always Look on the Bright Side of Life (Life of Brian)
2. Rainbow Connection (The Muppet Movie)
3. Goldfinger (Goldfinger)
4. The End (Apocalypse Now)
5. Lust for Life (Trainspotting)
6. Wake Up (The Matrix)
7. You've Got a Friend in Me (Toy Story)
8. Mrs Robinson (The Graduate)
9. Eye of the Tiger (Rocky 3)
10. Shotgun Safari (Dragged Across Concrete)

Honourable Mentions: Against All Odds (Against All Odds), The Entire Soundtrack (Guardians of the Galaxy) and finally Friends (Miami Connection)- such a guilty pleasure song for such a guilty pleasure movie!
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Just want to remind ElM that my 11th pick is Separate Ways from Tron: Legacy, and please put it at the #1 spot.  Thank you!
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Thanks Narnia, but they're all 10-option list, 10 were enough and it would be too complicated to add new songs to each list, if someone wants a change in the listing, no problem. 

Also, I rearranged the order to make the lists more 'readable', thanks for your understanding.
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Oh, okay!  :D  I thought you'd said you were letting people add an 11th.
But could you please add it anyway?  Remove Valjean's and put Separate Ways at 1.  Thank you!  
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dont feel bad narniais...i thought the same thing too...
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List will be ready by tomorrow, thanks for your patience, pals.
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https://www.imdb.com/list/ls097617724/

Okay guys, here's the situation: only a few of us had 11th nominations, I figured out 10 were enough but if we go to 11, then everyone's suggested 10 must add an option. It's up to you...
I hope you won't mind the way I changed the order, it used to be my way during the old Daily Poll board days, because it's the best way to make the list readable (the order doesn't matter much anyway)

By the way, there are a few suggestions missing: DC, Peter, Dan, Paok?
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Sorry, but I'd wanted you to remove Valjean and replace it with Separate Ways from Tron: Legacy.  ;)
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BTW, Paok did give his picks on page 1.  :)
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o.k. elmo...i dont mind either way...you could just do a separate part two poll if you wanted to...but....

if you do end up doing 11 choices..mine would be 'dulcinea' (man of la mancha)....

once again...great poll indeed....
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Oh no, it wasn't meant to be a 2-part anyway, 10 songs are more than enough, I'd be glad to add "honorable mentions" but then everyone should suggest an 11th option, I don't mind that (but two polls, no, you wouldn't believe how much time it took me to rearrange the lists and put them in the same format lol)

Thanks for your inputs
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Is the list still percolating or awaiting its reveal from the darkest shadows with melodramatic flair?

Looks like the list has been posted by Sir ElM. Can an admin copy and paste it into the edited text of the first thread post?
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Sir Elm, You could change Fortunate Son for Johnny B. Goode in Back to the Future? Thanks
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In specifically order


Suicide is Painless-MASH (first place, please)
I'm Easy-Nashville
The End-Apocalypse Now
The Man That Got Away-A Star is Born(1954)
Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darling-High Noon
The Rose-The Rose
Hallelujah- Shrek
Can You Feel the Love Tonight- The Lion King
Gimme Shelter-The Departed
The Stranger Song- McCabe & Mrs Miller
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I have a little stupid doubt lol, how do you mark the names of the songs in black?
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dracko...this is a great list....
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Good list, I have a few of them in mine...
Sorry for the order, you may have noticed I made some changes in the ordering to make the lists more readable, I guess I'll have to work again on that poll.
Promise, it'll be ready soon, just waiting for my tooth to recover :)
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My Favorites:

1. Standing In The Rain 
- Suicide Squad (2016)
2. Everybody Knows - Justice League (2017)
3. Can't Help Falling in Love - Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
4. Tere Liye - Veer-Zaara (2004)
5. Judaai - Badlapur (2015)
6. Little Green Bag - Reservoir Dogs (1992)
7. Time in a bottle - X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
8. Bohemian Rhapsody - Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
9. Django - Django Unchained (2012)
10. Speak Softly, Love - The Godfather (1972)

I feel like I'm missing a lot. But these are the ones I can remember right now.
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BONAFIDE BOSS, this comment triggered spam filter for some reason. Fished it out. 
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Why does it happen only to me? 
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"Speak Softly Love" isn't technically a song from "The Godfather" but an adaptation of the theme, if you don't mind, I replaced with "Brucia la Terra", the Italian version that is actually sung in the third opus.
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Hi ElMo,

can you provide a link back on the list? Thank you!
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Hey Sara,

Here's the link: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls097617724/
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ElMo and Ruby,

After confirming the link, I updated ElMo's original post to add the link that BONAFIDE BOSS provided.
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I actually meant a link back to this discussion thread on the list (and a question). 
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Hope you haven't forgotten about this one, Elmo. :)
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How many suggestions did I miss? To be honest, I lost track!
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Can I still add mine?
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Hey ElMo, if I can add an 11th:

"The Scientist" by Coldplay (Wicker Park)

(Or "Paint it Black" (Full Metal Jacket) 

(Or remove "To Sir with Love" and add both of the above)



Also, let us know when you think this is finished. (And are you going to add a brief intro? -- - oh and a link back)
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You're not seriously thinking of removing "To Sir, With Love", are you?

I'll finish the work properly but I need more time, being a teacher on-line is such a time consuming activity I don't even have time for my reviews...

But this poll will be ready before the end of the month, I swear;
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I know, that's how I felt as soon as I posted it: "wait, I can't remove 'To Sir With Love!"

So, if you're now making this an 11 Top Ten List, do you want to choose my 11th?

Or no, wait: as much as I love the song "The Scientist," I can't put Coldplay above the Stones so, I guess for my 11th (if you're still taking11ths), I'll go with "Paint It Black" by The Rolling Stones (Full Metal Jacket).

So yeah, I'm keeping "To Sir With Love." : )
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And thank you,  ElMo! 
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Here's mine
- "My Heart Will Go On" Titanic
- "Take My Breath Away" Top Gun
- "Circle of Life" The Lion King
- "Lose Yourself" 8 Mile
- "All The Way" The Joker is Wild
- "White Christmas" Holiday Inn
- "Into the West" The Lord of the Rings : The Return of the King]
- "How Do You Keep The Music Playing" Best Friends
- "I Will Always Love You" The Bodyguard
- "Mystery of Love" Call Me By Your Name
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The list is ready unless I missed someone...
I had to keep it to 10 sorry :)
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Joe wanted to change Fortunate Son for Johnny B. Goode in Back to the Future.
And there are 11 songs in alb's and Ed's lists.
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Well, what can I do? I know Ed can tell me which song to remove but al doesn't come very often...
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Oh, well, there were others who had 11 from the start, so I thought you removed one at random.

About alb, you could try email. 
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You can scratch "Don't you forget about me" :)
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songs made for the movie or just songs on the soundtrack?
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As long as you can hear a good portion of the song during the movie, it's valable.
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Hey, please replace Valjean with Separate Ways from Tron: Legacy
Flower, Gleam, and Glow with Queen of Mean from Descendants 3
and We Fight for Love with W Accept the Challenge from Rock n Roll Nightmare.
Thanks!

And be sure to specify that the I Stand Alone from Camelot is the Steve Perry version, and not the one sung by the cartoon character.
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List updated, I don't think it's relevant to specify the version :) trust the voters
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Come to think of it, Steve's version may not have been in the movie; it may have been a special feature or something..
hate to do this, but can you replace it with Send Me an Angel by Real Life from The Wizard (1989)?
Thank you - again, sorry!
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Elmo, please correct: mihailo.razvigor

And in Paok's list: 
"Into the West" (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King)
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Thanks, Elmo.

Narni wanted to change one song (in the post above mine).
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I think the list is as ready and readable as it gets now.... and 20 options is a good number
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled riverotter Movie Playlist.

1) Knockin' on Heaven's Door: Bob Dylan from Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
2) Scarborough Fair: Simon and Garfunkle: The Graduate
3) Gabriel's Oboe: Enrico Morricone: The Mission
4) Braille: Lisa Hannigan: Ondine
5) Dream Away: George Harrison: Time Bandits
6) I'm Alright: Kenny Loggins: Caddyshack
7) No More Lonely Nights: Paul McCartney: Give My Regards to Broadstreet
8) Weird Science: Oingo Boingo: Weird Science
9) Live or Let Die: Wings. Live or Let Die
10) White Christmas: Bing Crosby: White Christmas

Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: PS: What Most Wants to Make You See a Movie?.
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Thanks, "Gabriel's Oboe" isn't exactly a song (though it belongs to my favorite movie soundtrack ever) so I replaced it with "Ave Maria" from the same film... feel free to suggest another option ;)
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8 months in the making...
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ElMo,

As you are abundantly aware, sometimes it takes a few months for a poll to mature.

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Well, you know what they say about fine wine....
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Great job!!
You worked hard on this.  Especially considering that some of us (well, me) were sticklers with our choices.  :)
Thanks, great poll!
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Good to see you, my lil friend from across the pond.

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Oh man, I missed this :(

I'm making a list if this ever gets repushed.