With Edith Piaf's Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien getting a lot of listens over the past few weeks due to Inception's popularity, it seemed as good a time as any to look back at some of the other old songs that have been given a new lease on life after they appeared in a popular film. I thought it might be a bit of a challenge to come up with seven of these, but the opposite proved to be true -- I wound up with so many potential titles that I had to make some really tough choices to narrow it down.
Was a young Tom Cruise charming enough with his rendition of You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' from Top Gun to make the cut? Did American Psycho's Patrick Bateman reinvigorate Sussudio in the film's oddball and disturbing threesome scene? And did Beetlejuice make The Banana Boat Song any less annoying when possessed dinner guests got groovy to the music?
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