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fryfanSpyOrama

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« on: 03-14-2004 02:05 »
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Futurama had great songs to reflect their scenes.  "Don't You forget about me", "Baby Love Child".  If you were making an episode what pop songs would you have used that have not been used on Futurama? 

I would've use Tatu's "All The Things She Said" for some crazy space trip scene and Evanescence's "bring me to life" for some over coming some trouble scene.
zoidyzoid

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« Reply #1 on: 03-14-2004 02:15 »
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Personally I prefer instrumental-only music as part of a soundtrack. Most pop music annoys me, and I reckon that no matter what song you pick, there will be at least a few people who dislike it. For example, 'Don't you forget about me'- for me that added nothing to the emotion of that scene, and in fact wrecked it slightly.

SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #2 on: 03-14-2004 02:37 »
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Damn straight regarding instrumental music. I didn't mind "Don't you forget about me," but instrumental has always been better for conveying emotion as far as I'm concerned.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #3 on: 03-14-2004 02:41 »

I love the instrumental music they played at the end of TDHAIP.  Fry on the holophoner and the image of Fry and Leela kissing and walking awat.  The music sounded like angels singing.  I had a tear in my eye and applauded saying, "Nice going, Fry.  Best a luck to you."
Venus

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« Reply #4 on: 03-14-2004 02:45 »

i would use predominately instrumentals, but being the Evanescence fan that i am i would eventually find a way to use a few of their songs. It would really depend on the nature of the scene.
Zed 85

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« Reply #5 on: 03-14-2004 03:39 »

Interesting, as I often write sections of my fanfics wrapped around the music I'd feel like using at that point.
I think, depending on the type of song it is and how it's being used, songs with lyrics can really work - though usually replacing most, if not all, of the normal sound.
Otherwise, instrumental would work better.

Personally I would've used either ResuRection or ReLoad by PPK for space scenes, plus some bits from Star Wars perhaps too. Probably other songs too, powerful or moody, that kind of drove the scene from underneath.


TheLampIncident

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« Reply #6 on: 03-14-2004 11:08 »

I would most likely try to scare the shit out of my audience by loading the episode with Disrupt and Ed Gein songs, and then nobody would ever watch again.
Teral

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« Reply #7 on: 03-14-2004 12:17 »

I'd find a way of working a Frank Sinatra song in there. I don't care how much work it takes, I'll get it in. Maybe "I Get A  Kick Out Of You" for a shippy montage.
Digital Dragon

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« Reply #8 on: 03-14-2004 12:56 »

Bare Naked Ladies songs, every show could use more Bare Naked Ladies songs.
Rover

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« Reply #9 on: 03-14-2004 16:25 »

Knowing me, I'd probably find a way to stick in "I Miss You" by Blink 182. I just think it's really catchy. But otherwise, instrumental music is pretty kick ass, especially in the holophoner sequence in PL.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #10 on: 03-14-2004 16:58 »

Jesus F. Christ, what's with everyone trying to shoehorn nu-metal and shitpunk into Futurama? Why not try music that actually fits in with the retro futuristic nature of the show? Like Orbital.  cool
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #11 on: 03-14-2004 18:56 »

You know, don't you think in the future they'd just run out of music? I get the feeling that in 1000 years, every possible riff on the face of the planet will have been used at some point whether it be by no talent fucks like Blink182 or guitar gods like Rusty Cooley and Yngwie Malmsteen. I have always wondered this.

Other suggestions for music:
-Los Straitjackets during a party scene(can't go wrong with surf music)
-Any Supersuckers song to reflect how evil Bender is(Eddie Spaghetti obviously doesn't think much of himself)
-Any Capitalist Casualties song during a fight scene(fast music seems to work real well)
-That little clean guitar acoustic sounding riff from Converge's Becoming A Stranger during one of those touching moments
David A

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« Reply #12 on: 03-14-2004 22:00 »

 
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Originally posted by Mouse On Venus:
Jesus F. Christ, what's with everyone trying to shoehorn nu-metal and shitpunk into Futurama? Why not try music that actually fits in with the retro futuristic nature of the show? Like Orbital.   cool

Devo.  Anything by Devo.

 
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Originally posted by fryfanSpyOrama:
I would've used Tatu's "All The Things She Said" for some crazy space trip Leela/Amy girl on girl action scene

FIXED.

Come on, admit it.  The rest of you were thinking it too.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #13 on: 03-15-2004 01:11 »

I'd want to see Fry and Bender dance to "Hey Yeah" by Outkast.  I just listened to that song a while ago and it would be cool to see Fry and Bender dance to that.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #14 on: 03-19-2004 00:42 »

I also want to use the song.  "I'm a Believer" from Smash Mouth

some hits from Sugar Ray
Blink 182's "All the Small Things"

some songs from Motown.

Jon B's "Pretty Girl"
Levitate_Me

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« Reply #15 on: 03-19-2004 03:02 »


Definitley Oingo Boingo. How could you ever go wrong with Oingo Boingo ?
nerdlingus

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« Reply #16 on: 03-19-2004 03:06 »
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Originally posted by fryfanSpyOrama:

I would've use Tatu's "All The Things She Said"

BWAHAHAHAHA!!!  laff

But I do prefer instrumental music aswell unless its a song I like.
So, to go with David A - any Techno would be good such as Orbital or Underworld with "Rez" being a particular favorite.  wink
I do believe though that they have already done a very good job at selecting what songs were to be used on the show with Simple minds being well chosen especially by just using the chorus for the end sequence in TLOTF as I'm not to fond of the rest of the song which I find is also irrelevent to the sequence it was picked out for. (plus they couldnt fit the rest of the song in)

Edit - John Lennons "Imagine" could've worked well but I'm not to sure yet as to where in the show it might have worked.
Digital Dragon

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« Reply #17 on: 03-19-2004 11:13 »

You could always use it in an ironic sense, for example during one of the invasion sequences.
newhook_1

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« Reply #18 on: 03-19-2004 16:44 »

More Rush stuff. The weirdness in alot of their music seems to fit the show really well.
Unknown

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« Reply #19 on: 03-20-2004 00:34 »

There are several scenes I can think of for which I think something by Pink Floyd would work very well.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #20 on: 03-21-2004 19:10 »

 
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Originally posted by Levitate_Me:

Definitley Oingo Boingo. How could you ever go wrong with Oingo Boingo ?

Your right, they should have used Weird Science for some scene involving the Professor.

I'd want to use the Charlie's Angel theme song for a a scene involving Leela and Amy having to save the day.
spacepilot3000

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« Reply #21 on: 03-21-2004 19:47 »
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Originally posted by fryfanSpyOrama:
 
I would've use Tatu's "All The Things She Said" for some crazy space trip scene and Evanescence's "bring me to life" for some over coming some trouble scene.

At first, I didn't think that Tatu song would work but the more I thought about it, It works with a space battle.

For a tender moment between Fry and Leela, Evanescence's "My Immortal" would be a great song to put in.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #22 on: 03-21-2004 20:02 »

That Tatu song, the way it is sung so quickly, it give my the impression of traveling through some portal or something.
Venus

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« Reply #23 on: 03-21-2004 20:16 »
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i really don't think that tatu song would work for a space scene/portal whatever. Musically it may work, but lyrically it wouldn't make any sense. The song is about 2 lesbians, not space travel.
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #24 on: 03-21-2004 20:19 »

I don't think that any music that is popular today would fit anywhere in Futurama. I prefer instrumental music, but some older music could fit in it.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #25 on: 03-21-2004 21:33 »

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
i really don't think that tatu song would work for a space scene/portal whatever. Musically it may work, but lyrically it wouldn't make any sense. The song is about 2 lesbians, not space travel.

That is what I meant, musically.  I'd probably just have the musical part of the song play and cut out the lyrics that imply lesbians, so it would fit nicely for a space travel scene.  I'd use the song with the lyrics for some other scene.
Frank Horrigan

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« Reply #26 on: 03-22-2004 06:39 »

I think the best why to implement already existing songs in to the show is to take these "old" classics that don't get worse with time. I think they did a good job in the show, I wouldn't want to change much. A good variety of one hit wonders and other less known but still good songs. The bands or artist of many of the songs in the show were never much exposed to media and in general not much is "known" about them, which is a good thing. If you for example take songs from a hyped band like "Tatu", "Oasis", "Good Charlotte" or whatever, chances are that alot of people will dislike them for different reasons.

I liked the scene were Fry dances to "The hustle" in the episode "Jurrasic Bark". I found it quite emotional for some reason.
Coilette

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« Reply #27 on: 03-22-2004 06:52 »

Stick some Mozart in there, his Requiem for instance.   big grin
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #28 on: 03-22-2004 09:16 »

I would've liked to see an episode where a song from Alice in Chains is played!  Also, a Smashing Pumpkins song would've been cool, too!  Plus I would've liked to see Fry, Bender, and Leela go to a Korn concert!
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #29 on: 03-22-2004 10:48 »

I would want to hear Air Supply's "All Out of Love" for some scene involving Fry or Kif.
boxie

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« Reply #30 on: 03-22-2004 11:39 »

Personally, I love all of Christopher Tyng's incidental music. As for popular songs, it would very much depend on the situation and story.
AgreewithZoid

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« Reply #31 on: 03-22-2004 15:13 »
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I'd personally hafta say that I dont think any type of trendy band or even a talented band regardless of the genre would really fit properly into an animated sitcom, I think purely instrumentals would do the trick. Fortunately the plot itself doesnt rely on the music butrather vice-verca, therefore sapring its audience of too much of a forced plot to match the songs with. There are a few songs that could be used, and if I am not mistaken some modern rock has been used although i cannot site an episode  hmpf and I definately like the idea of tatu with Leela and Amy haha good one  tongue   
EvilLunch

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« Reply #32 on: 03-22-2004 17:19 »

The "Don't You Forget About Me" scene saved the episode for me, wrapping up all of the emotion from the last few minutes and making me appreciate the characters of Fry, Yancy and Fry jr. I really didn't like any of them until that episode. [No, never really liked Fry as a character until then, just a gag!] The music picks are never trendy. The scene comes first and then a song can be found, I think.
EvilLunch

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« Reply #33 on: 03-22-2004 17:23 »

PS.. If you used the Russian version of "All the things she Said" and remixed it, It would work.
zoidberg74

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« Reply #34 on: 03-22-2004 21:45 »

Something by The Fixx, Devo or Berlin. "Cars" by Gary Newman could also have worked.
canned eggs

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« Reply #35 on: 03-22-2004 22:29 »

 
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Originally posted by TheLampIncident:
I would most likely try to scare the shit out of my audience by loading the episode with Disrupt and Ed Gein songs, and then nobody would ever watch again.

Yeah!  And G.G. Allin, and Acme, and Shikari, and some Mayhem and Burzum, and like, Discordance Axis, and Sadistic Lingam Cult, and Rod Stewart!  That'll scare 'em.

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TheLampIncident

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« Reply #36 on: 03-22-2004 22:36 »

I just had a hilarious thought. Putting Nile's "The Black Flame" in A Pharoah to Remember. They do sound very Egyptian for a death metal band...

Discordance Axis is awesome. I believe I've also heard Shikari.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #37 on: 03-22-2004 22:47 »

It might sound a bit wussy, but i would have loved to have seen that weird Ukulele version of Somewhere over the Rainbow performed by Isreal Kamamawiwo'ole (yes that really is his name) at the end of the series. Everytime i hear it on the radio i think of the Fry/Leela love story
Alliteration

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« Reply #38 on: 03-22-2004 22:52 »

I loved that alternate elevator-musicy (is that a word?) version of the Down with the Sickness song in the remake of Dawn of the Dead. That would be great to stick in somewhere.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #39 on: 03-23-2004 02:52 »

Taco "putting on the Ritz" 

Falco "Rock me amedaus" 

"What Is Love" by Haddaway

The Wise Guys "Start the Commotion"
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