Wednesday, December 6, 2017

10 great uses of songs in movie/TV series trailers

By Sati. Wednesday, December 6, 2017 , ,
This is just off the top of my head and by no meants "Greatest of all Time" kind of list because there are just way too many examples like that to choose from. One of the things I love about trailers is when they use the music to great effect (such as the recent Rampage trailer with awesome use of Smashing Pumpkins' song). We're not talking about the epic trailer music or a well known theme from another film used to great effect (Requiem for a Dream music used in The Two Towers trailer), but just a skillful use of song. Here are some of the examples that came to mind:

(also FYC What the Water Gave Me for Aquaman trailer please and thank you!)

10. Stranger Things season 2 (Thriller by Michael Jackson)

 

9. The Counselor (Sail by Awolnation)

 

8. The Big Short (When the Levee Breaks by Led Zeppelin)



7. The Punisher (One by Metallica)

 

6. The Martian (All Along the Watchtower by Jimi Hendrix)



5. Argo (Dream On by Aerosmith)



4. Game of Thrones (Cities in the Dust by The Everlore)



 3.The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Immigrant Song by Trent Reznor & Karen O)



2. Sucide Squad (Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen)



1. Logan (Hurt by Johnny Cash)


12 comments:

  1. The Suicide Squad trailer was absolutely brilliant! Too bad the film wasn’t that good.

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    1. The trailers are legitimately about 10 times better than the movie

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  2. I keep away from trailers most of the time (and forget to watch them after I've seen the movie). so I need to check some of these out! #1 of course :)

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    1. #1 is one of the greatest trailers ever made :)

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  3. Oh The Counselor, remember when we all thought that movie was going to be good based on the trailer? What sweet summer children we were. lol

    Excellent post. I love all of these picks. Logan definitely deserves to be #1. I loved that Everlore song Game of Thrones used too. It was so catchy. Another one I really liked was actually True Detective season 2 with the "Worth Fighting For" song. That was brilliant.

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    1. Yeah I remember :P

      Thrones genuinely has awesome music picks, shame that the quality of the show hasn't been on the level of trailers for years now

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  4. Superb choices here! Stranger Things trailer gives me chills and that’s because of the music, my favorite trailer of 2017.

    Could I ask you to update your blogroll? Would be nice if you did, but I can't force you to. The new link is: https://moviesandsongs365.wordpress.com/

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    1. I thought that the second trailer for ST2 was even better. Sadly still haven't seen the show

      That's why I am never changing the url or platform. One cannot expect people to keep track of that, but I just updated your url.

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  5. The Punisher trailer still gets me every time.. I like the fact that the loading of the gun works so well with the song and it's just.. amazing.

    I would have Thor: Ragnarok's teaser in here but then again, it's a list for trailers so I guess it wouldn't fit. But other than that, man, some really brilliant trailers here, I think my favourites are The Punisher, Dragon Tattoo and Logan.

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    1. No, teasers are fine but I already used the Immigrant Song here :)

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  6. GREAT list. God, I forgot how much I love that The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trailer. I need to rewatch that damn movie.

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