mixed-up monday: silver screen soundtrack

on 07-16-2012

Stepping into a movie theater in the summertime ups the escape ante — the usual reality vacation heightened by a dark, cool respite from the season’s bright and sunny disposition.


A recent game of “Have you seen  . . . ?” with a young friend followed by  learning that  my 16 year-old daughter hadn’t experienced the “O Captain! My Captain!” scene in DEAD POETS SOCIETY has catapulted me into a silver screen state-of-mind.


This week’s “mixed-up monday” Spotify playlist taps into movie magic with a few video clips thrown in for buttered popcorn’s sake. To tune in, click  on the photo below, and be sure to scroll down and click each photo for memorable movie moments.


Also, take a moment to share your favorite soundtrack song picks in the comments to have them included in the next movie mania mix.


American Beauty // “The Seeker” – The Who

Good Fellas // “Monkey Man” – The Rolling Stones

Boogie Nights // “Sister Christian”-  Night Ranger

Almost Famous // “Tiny Dancer”  – Elton John

Midnight Cowboy / / “Everyboy’s Talkn’ At Me” –  Harry Nilsson

The Graduate / / “Mrs. Robinson” –  Simon & Garfunkel

Magnolia // “Wise Up” – Aimee Mann

Pulp Fiction // “Son of a Preacher Man” – Dusty Springfield

Sixteen Candles // “Turning Japanese” – The Vapors

Reservoir Dogs // “Stuck in the Middle With You” – Stealers Wheel

Walk the Line // “Folsom Prison Blues” – Joaquin Phoenix

Easy Rider // “Born To Be Wild” – Stepphenwolf

The Big Chill // “Joy to the World”- Three Dog Night

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off  // “Twist & Shout” – The Isley Brothers

High Fidelity // “I Want Candy” – Bow Wow Wow

Dead Poets Society /// “Let’s Have a Party” – Wanda Jackson

The Lost Boys // “People Are Strange”  – Echo & The Bunnymen

Fight Club // “Where Is My Mind” – Pixies

Pretty in Pink // “Don’t You {Forget About Me}”- Simple Minds

Slum Dog Millionaire // “Paper Plans: DFA Remix” – M.I.A.

Pirate Radio // “Father and Son” – Cat Stevens

Fast Times at Ridgemont High // “Somebody’s Baby” – Jackson Browne

True Romance // “In Dreams” – John Waite

Thelma & Louise // “I Can See Clearly Now” – Johnny Nash

Did you miss last week’s page turner playlist? You can give it a listen here.

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