If by now you haven't watched the online trailer for David Fincher's forthcoming Facebook chronicle, The Social Network, then you either don't care about what people are already losing their minds over as a movie-of-the-year candidate, or, like me, your damn Adobe updates are keeping the thing from loading properly. In any case, one of the highlights of the clip is a cover of Radiohead's "Creep" by Scala & Kolacny Brothers, which turns the grunge-era anthem into an elegiac for the rise-and-fall story of the site.
But The Social Network is far from the first film to use a cover or alternate version of a familiar tune for dramatic purposes. As such, we compiled a list of some of the most memorable uses in movie trailers of old songs performed by new singers. (And our list is hardly exhaustive, so please post your favorite suggestions in the comments section below for further discussion with the rest of Cinematical's readership.)
In chronological order: