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 Posted:   Jul 13, 2014 - 6:38 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Any examples of this?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2014 - 6:45 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Good thread , but of course us knowledgeable music people know trying to compare a song with a score is in a way like trying to compare a picture book on a cocktail table with War and peace.They are different creatures. However there are definitely times in films where I enjoyed[not saying better because that can't be judge] a song in a movie more then a score. Will list more shortly, but just off the top of my head SQUIRM-76- ROBERT PRINCE-Beautiful end theme song, moderate score.

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2014 - 6:45 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Our old friend Bob "Don't Look at Me" Dylan's songs "Knocking on Heaven's Door" and "Billy (I forget which take)" are superior to the strumming drone that calls itself the score to Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. The songs work brilliantly in the film but the lalalalala stuff leaves me cold and betrays the film. Oh Fielding, where art thou?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2014 - 7:18 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

While M83's score for OBLIVION was good, I think the song with Susanne Sundfør was the major highlight of the album.

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2014 - 7:36 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

I found the songs from The Beach (New Order, Moby...) better than Badalamenti's score.

Goldenthal's score from Heat is good, but the songs (Terje Rypdal, Moby...) were better.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2014 - 10:52 AM   
 By:   barryfan   (Member)

Saving Mr. Banks

Yankee Doodle Dandy

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2014 - 11:00 AM   
 By:   Trent Easton Navarro   (Member)

I found the songs from The Beach (New Order, Moby...) better than Badalamenti's score.

Goldenthal's score from Heat is good, but the songs (Terje Rypdal, Moby...) were better.


Second The Beach! One of my fave song collections.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2014 - 11:02 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

DRIVE -- the songs & instrumentals are just as good as the Martinez score bit

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2014 - 11:32 AM   
 By:   Kim Tong   (Member)

There have never been scores that have been beaten by the songs.

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2014 - 11:34 AM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)

Terminator.big grin

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2014 - 11:51 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

One that leaps out immediately: "Labyrinth". Just great David Bowie song after song, meanwhile I can't think of a single cue that stood out for me (except maybe that breif, although unreleased, piece at the end when she tells him he has no power over her) from Trevor Jones' dated [in a no-so-good way] synth score.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2014 - 11:56 AM   
 By:   ClaytonMG   (Member)

Dawn of the Dead, Watchmen... I'm pretty sure Guardians of the Galaxy will also be like this wink

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2014 - 12:08 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Interpreting your question another way, I never cared for the way the wonderful composer Laurence Rosenthal "adapted and conducted" Mitch Leigh's songs to MAN OF LA MANCHA. No wonder it was the only time he was asked to do so. He is much better at composing cool scores like REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT, THE MIRACLE WORKER and BECKET.

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2014 - 12:57 PM   
 By:   tyuan   (Member)

Rocky 4

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2014 - 6:09 AM   
 By:   follow me   (Member)

Skyfall.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2014 - 6:37 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

THE INCRDIBLE SHRINKING WOMAN-80- Not much of a score but I loved that end theme song by SUZANNE CIANI, GALAXY GLUE.

 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2014 - 6:40 AM   
 By:   batman&robin   (Member)

Naaahh... Songs are never better than the score!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2014 - 6:49 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

TO KIM TONG- In a pure creative sense you are probably nearly right. But there has been I feel very slim or lackluster scores of not much distinction and as I put on my large long lasting thread last year, Many fine songs from films over the decades. So I will give you 90% PERCENT. Because I feel often it is both good scores and good songs and in the long run a good score is more complicated and important to a film then one or two songs. Great thread though.i would be happy to keep it going.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2014 - 6:53 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT-72-Is a good example because except for a few very effective mood sounds at the right time, it was a effective score of a bunch of songs that related well to the action on the screen by DAVID HESS.

 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2014 - 6:55 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

There have never been scores that have been beaten by the songs.

Of course there have.

 
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