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Largo161 (largo161)
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Post Number: 7
Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 - 3:29 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The American Film Institute included the Tempts' "Ain't Too Proud To Beg" on its list of the top 100 movie songs. "Ain't Too Proud To Beg," for those who don't recall, was featured in The Big Chill. It came in at number 94.

That got me to thinking about when I've heard some of my favorite soul jams in movies. "Midnight Train To Georgia" in Broadcast News springs to mind. And doesn't it seem like every time you turn around "We Are Family" is being used to advertise a film?
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Eli (phillysoulman)
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Post Number: 558
Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 - 3:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Was Disco Inferno on the list?
I know for sure that it was used in countless films.
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Reese (reese)
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Post Number: 86
Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 - 3:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

THIS WILL BE has been used a couple of times, too. First in WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING. And more recently in LOVE ACTUALLY.
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Reese (reese)
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Post Number: 87
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Posted on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 - 3:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I taped the show and fastforwarded through it this AM, only stopping when either a song or a celebrity (Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick) that I liked came on.

I don't recall seeing DISCO INFERNO. But it would have made a good addition to the list.
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Destruction (destruction)
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Username: destruction

Post Number: 86
Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 - 4:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here's a link

http://www.afi.com/tvevents/10 0years/songs.aspx
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Largo161 (largo161)
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Username: largo161

Post Number: 8
Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 - 4:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I didn't see the program. I read about it on cnn.com. If I'd known Gladys was going to be interviewed I'd have tuned in. I guess she talked about The Way We Were...?
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Soul Sister (soul_sister)
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Post Number: 865
Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 - 10:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hollywood voted on top 100 movie songs and number 1 was "Over The Rainbow" from the Wizard Of Oz. It was in the newspapers today.
S.S.
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Vickie (vickie)
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Username: vickie

Post Number: 27
Registered: 3-2004
Posted From: 198.81.26.46
Posted on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 - 11:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ain't No Mountain High Enough is MISSING!!!

for shame...

from Step Mom and Remember The Titans, two great films...

maybe they'll make a list of 200 and it will make it on there
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Wonder B (wonder_b)
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Username: wonder_b

Post Number: 513
Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 4:58 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What about ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH by the fabulous Four Tops 5Shaft In Africa) ... Levi outdid himself on that one...
Too bad the Four Tops don't get any mention...

Wonder B
If you mess with the 'fro, you gotta go!
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Mike Sku (mike_sku)
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Username: mike_sku

Post Number: 24
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 64.9.11.62
Posted on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 7:40 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I thought there were a lot of glaring omissions from the list that was presented on TV, but at one point in the show, a woman came on (I don't recall who she was) and said that if we were annoyed that our favorite was deleted or placed lower than it should have been, we should complain. She offered the website for AFI, and I suppose there is a message board or e-mail link that you can use to do this.
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Reese (reese)
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Username: reese

Post Number: 89
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 12.15.169.58
Posted on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 12:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Largo,
Gladys was shown at least twice. She talked about AIN'T TOO PROUD TO BEG from The Big Chill and I believe DON'T RAIN ON MY PARADE from Funny Girl.

I don't know if she talked about THE WAY WE WERE but I was surprised that she didn't speak about THE WIND BENEATH MY WINGS.

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