This is my response to this week’s Flashback Track Friday prompt, where we are asked to:
Share a song you like which has featured in a movie.
Actually this was quite a difficult one, just because when I thought about it, there were so many options.
We all like Simon and Garfunkel, right? And that’s where I started. Mrs Robinson. Brilliant, an easy write.
But then I thought, can I do better?
I started to think about songs/movies from the same era as the prompt (1981).
I thought I had another good track, Psychedelic Furs, Pretty In Pink. Do you remember that one? Excellent track, godawful movie. I thought of Queen and Highlander. Brilliant, both the movie and the soundtrack, but I used a Queen track last week. Top Gun – there were a few from there.
I thought a bit more serious and almost went with the haunting Gary Jules rendition of Tears For Fears’ Mad World. Always one of my favourites. Donnie Darko. But a bit downbeat, don’t you think?
I started thinking cool. Coolest of them all was Prince, with Purple Rain. Movie of the same name.
Other cools included from Dirty Dancing, Pretty Woman or Ghost. But the one I went with…
I’m going right back to 1969. A Bacharach and David track, sung by BJ Thomas. Got it yet?
Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katherine Ross. Got it now?
Newman and Ross, riding the early bicycle? You must have it now, surely?
Of course, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head.
I did a bit of digging and found the actual clip from the movie, where the song is used. Enjoy.