Monday, 25 June 2012

Middle of the Road Monday

The softest of American soft rock , I'm pretty sure that if I heard anything else by Christopher Cross then I wouldn't like it. However this has that Bacharach magic and I love it. Forget the book / film debate. Any others where the theme tune is the best thing about the film?

Arthur's Theme - Christopher Cross


  1. I want to say 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' but... I'd be wrong.
    Love Story
    Hello Again (The Jazz Singer remake)
    Love Me Tender (Love Me Tender)
    Ol' Man River (Showboat)
    Great Western Road (David Byrne's song from Young Adam)
    Nothing Song (Sigur Ros) from Vanilla Sky's end credits
    Ennio Morricone's score to The Mission
    A Hard Day's Night

  2. Hi Trev

    that is a good list, although i always had a soft spot for the Mission especially whe you think of Bobby D's recent career choices !!

  3. Mission ok if a bit over wrought; soundtrack is exquisite, esp the oboe solo theme thingy.
    Ennio has placed some beautiful sounds to some dodgy stuff in the past. 'Wolf' anyone?

  4. - Purple Rain
    - Cat People (Bowie)
    - Until The End Of The World (U2)
    - Someone Like You (Van)
    - Shaft
    - Me, Myself & Irene (World Ain't Slowing Down by Ellis Paul)
    - Behind Enemy Lines (Rescue Blues by Ryan Adams)

    Gotta be heaps more...

  5. Oops, that's anonymous Tim...

  6. Hi Tim

    Cat People is def high up the list, i would add Absolute Beginners as well but i do have a soft spot for the mess of a film

  7. Beautiful chord change in the verse of that song (Ab Beg)... when did Bowie stop doing beautiful chord changes? When and why?

  8. Bowie in the 80s ... now that is an idea for a few posts , there were some gems in the dirt


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