Friday, May 7, 2010

Guess Which Movie?

And now it’s time to play the party-game craze that’s sweeping the nation: Guess! Which! Movie!?

All right, contestants, here are the rules. I’m going to play five songs for you that are all included in a certain film. The song choices go (roughly) from less-associated to more-associated with that movie.

For instance, if Pulp Fiction was the answer we were looking for, the song choices might start with “Lonesome Town” in the No. 1 spot and end with “Misirlou” at No. 5.

A YouTube clip (without footage from the film) follows each selection, in case you can’t quite recall the tune. To avoid cheating and accidentally seeing the next song on the list, please – scroll carefully.

Comments, debate and discussion are welcomed at the end of the post. And, as always, no wagering.

Now – how many songs will it take you to Guess! Which! Movie!?

5. “If 6 Was 9,” The Jimi Hendrix Experience

4. “Let’s Turkey Trot,” Little Eva

3. “The Weight,” The Band

2. “Wasn’t Born to Follow,” The Byrds

1. “Born to Be Wild,” Steppenwolf

And the answer is ...

Easy Rider (1969)

Featuring one of the best-known rock and roll soundtracks of all time, Easy Rider threw its arms around the counter-cutlture, which meant including some of the best music of the era. In addition to the above songs, the movie also includes Steppenwolf's "The Pusher," The Electric Prunes' "Kyrie Eliason," and Roger McGuinn's cover of Bob Dylan's "It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)."

A little trivia: Although Little Eva's "Let's Turkey Trot" and The Band's "The Weight" was featured in the movie, it didn't make it onto the soundtrack album because of rights issues. The Little Eva song was simply left off, but ABC-Dunhill Records comissioned a cover version of "The Weight" by band named Smith.


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  2. A movie I still haven't seen.

  3. I had it at Jimi, but I couldn't remember which "Point Break" scene featured The Band.