Lights, Camera, Music

The movie world and the music charts have been close pals since the beginning, and some of the songs featured in moves have made the music charts.  The music that is used in films can be either written before or after the movie script is written, and this is usually based on input from the director and producers.  The music editor, or music supervisor will select the songs from a composer to form a film score and then they will have to license this music for production in the film.  They need to have a sharp eye, so they can work with a creative team that gives them feedback on how it’s fitting into the scene.  Music helps set the mood for audiences, allowing them to figure out whether the film will be worth watching and a good selection of songs can give a movie a boost at the box office.

Last week we had Songs About Dead People where the theme was to find Tribute songs that feature lyrics written in memory of someone.  This week the theme is songs featured in films that made the charts (please make sure you reference the movie).  Take some time to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this music challenge, and even better, read as many of them as you are able to as you will probably find many enjoyable songs and it is quite possibly that you will learn a thing or two.  Share your music with others and post a video, try do some research and let everyone know something about the song that you post.  Tell everyone why you like the song, whether it was a hit, or what you think the song is about.  Show the lyrics, let’s all listen to our favorite songs and explore some new music.  Try to find a song that fits the theme, then write your post and create a pingback, or you can just place your link in the comments section.

Think of these as being suggestions instead of being rules:
• Try to use the prompt words or at least conform to a general theme, as you see it.  If the song you select does not meet the criteria, then please explain why you chose this song.
• It would be good if you could post the lyrics to the song of your choice, as this is helpful for the people that want to follow along with the music.
• Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due. It would also be a good idea to give credit to the singer and the band associated with your song.
• Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be, but please try not to include too many videos as that just makes it take longer to look at all of the other posts.
• Link to the YouTube video, or you can pull it into your post, so others can listen to the song.
• Ping back to this post or place your link in the comments section below.
• Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
• Feel free to suggest future prompts.
• Have fun and enjoy the music.

This week I will be writing about the song ‘The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss)’ by Cher, and next week, I will be writing the Madonna song ‘Lucky Star’.  The upcoming prompts will be:
February 6, 2022 – Space, Planets, Aliens suggested by Di of pensitivity101
February 13, 2022 – Can’t, Don’t, Shouldn’t, Won’t
February 20, 2022 – Automated, Mechanical, Modern, Robotic suggested by Melanie B Cee of Sparks From A Combustible Mind
February 27, 2022 – Death, Destruction, Pestilence, Famine

44 thoughts on “Lights, Camera, Music

  1. This is also the title of the film/musical starring David Bowie, James Fox, Eddie O’Conell and Patsy Kensit.
    The soundtrack album is pretty good but I wasn’t that keen on the movie to be honest.
    There are clips in the video.

    I’ve nothing much to offer
    There’s nothing much to take
    I’m an absolute beginner
    But I’m absolutely sane
    As long as we’re together
    The rest can go to hell
    I absolutely love you
    But we’re absolute beginners
    With eyes completely open
    But nervous all the same

    If our love song
    Could fly over mountains
    Could laugh at the ocean
    Just like the films
    There’s no reason
    To feel all the hard times
    To lay down the hard lines
    It’s absolutely true

    Nothing much could happen
    Nothing we can’t shake
    Oh, we’re absolute beginners
    With nothing much at stake
    As long as you’re still smiling
    There’s nothing more I need
    I absolutely love you
    But we’re absolute beginners
    But if my love is your love
    We’re certain to succeed

    If our love song
    Could fly over mountains
    Sail over heartaches
    Just like the films
    If there’s reason
    To feel all the hard times
    To lay down the hard lines
    It’s absolutely true

    Source: LyricFind

    Songwriters: David Bowie

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      1. It’s fine again now but I’ve noticed that when I copy and paste here (lyrics especially) it all ends up in one complete block, even the video just shows the link. It’s all as it should be now though.

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