Movie Soundtrack Meme Jun 11, 2008

Stolen from lordameth.

The Rules 1. Open your music player (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, etc). 2. Put it on shuffle. 3. Press play. 4. For every 'scene,' type the song that’s playing. When you go to a new question press the next button.

  • Tagline: Matt Haimovitz - Suite from 44 Duos #2

Uh oh, I think this is going to be an art film.

  • Opening Credits: Billy Preston - Outa-Space

Bouncy, upbeat instrumental. We open with a crane shot of the suburban neighborhood in which our hero lives. The credits roll.

  • Waking Up: David Bowie - Drive-In Saturday

Wow, this is really going to be a weird movie. Wikipedia says this best: "Drive-In Saturday" describes how the inhabitants of a post-apocalyptic world have forgotten how to reproduce, and need to watch old porn films to see how it's done.

  • Working Song: Hikaru no Go - Tomadoi (Piano Version)

(Wow, lordameth ended up with a HNG track for this one too… go figure.)

This is a very slow, melancholy kind of track. I guess our hero doesn't really like his work very much.

  • Falling in Love: The Tiger Lilies - The Dreadful Story About Harriet And The Matches

Um, no comment. Harriet, the love interest in this movie, is going to be really quite screwed up.

  • Sex: Ringo Starr - I Think Therefore I Rock

A happy, hard-rock anthem. "In her eyes I saw our future / She opened my mind to see…"

  • Lusting: Nine Inch Nails - Terrible Lie

"Why are you doing this to me? Am I not living up to what I'm supposed to be?" Our hero is filled with angst, but I kind of think that Harriet is probably just screwing with his head.

  • Cooking Dinner: Marillion - Beautiful

Our hero and Harriet make up, kiss, and cook dinner together. It is Very Moving(tm).

  • Walk in the Park: Meat Loaf - Bolero

They go for a ride on the parkway on Harriet's Harley. Our hero is somewhat disturbed by the fact that Harriet keeps taking cats out of her shoulder bag and throwing them in front of the bike.

  • Working Out at the Gym: Great Big Sea - The Mermaid

Our hero takes a break from all this excitement and goes to the gym. The music gets considerably calmer, probably because Harriet is nowhere to be found.

  • Fight Scene: Paul Simon - Crazy Love, Vol. II

"I don't want no part of this crazy love / I don't want no part of your love," our hero sweetly and softly tells Harriet. Predictably, she is somewhat upset.

  • Breaking Up: Jethro Tull - Rosa on the Factory Floor

Fine, then, says Harriet. I am just going to go back to my ex-husband, Santa Claus.

Whatever, you crazy bitch, scoffs our hero.

  • Secret Love: Jethro Tull - Astronomy

In a shocking plot twist, not to mention sudden change of genres, Harriet goes back to her ex-husband, Santa Claus.

(Yes, there is a method to this madness. Just wait for it, mmmkay?)

  • Life's Okay: Silly Wizard - The Secret Portrait/Wha'll Be King But Cherlie

Meanwhile, back in Suburbia, everyone is hanging out their Christmas decorations. The stockings are hung from the chimney with care in hopes that St. Nicholas soon will be there.

  • Mental Breakdown: The Nite-Liters - K-Jee

Unfortunately, St. Nicholas does in fact show up, along with his ex-wife, Harriet. Our hero comes to the sudden and painful realization that he may just have been wrong about her.

  • Partying: Mark Knopfler - Sailing to Philadelphia

At the office Christmas party, with his boring cow orkers, our hero just can't seem to enjoy himself. His thoughts are constantly on his lost crazy girlfriend.

  • Long Night Alone: The Doors - The Crystal Ship

In an extremely artsy and emo dream sequence, our hero realizes where he must go: the North Pole, to fight Santa and win back his Harriet.

  • Final Battle: Blackmore's Night - Ding Dong Merrily On High

(I told you there was a method to this madness.)

Our hero faces off against Santa and his hordes of elves. Fortunately, elves are real wimps.

  • Death Scene: The Vitamin String Quartet - If You Love Somebody Set Them Free

As Santa lies on the ground, dying, Harriet weeps over his dead body. Oh well, says our hero, I guess you're stuck with me now.

Are you out of your fucking mind? says Harriet. Seriously, I'm not sure what he was thinking - who hooks up with their husband's killer?

  • Funeral: Mason Williams - Classical Gas

Suddenly, down from the heavens comes Jesus himself, along with a band of angels. They bury Santa, and explain to our hero that he is the new Santa Claus now. Ho ho ho!

  • Closing Credits: Styx - Clair De Lune, Ballerina

As the credits roll, the audience is left wondering why they paid $9.50 for this crap.