Sunday, June 01, 2008

Cult Movie Songs: The Original Music Videos

This was inspired by my search for the original song for the crash scene in Death Proof on YouTube. Here is a selection of original "music videos" for songs from cult movies:

Death Proof: "Hold Tight," Dave Dee, Dosy, Beaky, Mick & Tich

Blow: "Black Betty," Ram Jam

The Craft/Charmed The TV Series: "How Soon Is Now?," The Smiths

Donnie Darko: "Never Tear Us Apart," INXS

Reservoir Dogs: "Stuck In The Middle With You," Stealer's Wheel

The Big Lebowski: "Condition," Kenny Rogers And The First Edition

American Psycho: "Hip To Be Square," Huey Lewis And The News

Boogie Nights: "It's A Living Thing," ELO

Trainspotting: "Lust For Life," Iggy Pop

Say Anything: "In Your Eyes," Peter Gabriel


  1. The best sound & video is the Donnie Darko-INXS!

    I like Iggy-Trainspotting too, but remember me my psychedelics times.


  2. Your missing one of my teen angst favorites: "Mad World" by "Tears for Fears", covered in an inferior way in Donnie Darko:

    Also: Long time reader, first time commenter from Sweden here. Great blog, keep up the nice writing!

  3. Anonymous1:48 PM

    I actually prefer Gary Jules' version of Mad World. The TFF version sounded like something Jamie Gum would've danced to in front of his mirror.

    I like Toxic Girl by Kings of Convenience, as featured in Shallow Hal. Dumb movie, but good song.

  4. Anonymous9:06 PM

    I know many goths that died less dramatic deaths than they wanted when "How Soon Is Now" was selected as the theme song for Charmed.

  5. It was the Love Spit Love cover of "How Soon Is Now?" on Charmed and The Craft, which added a whole 'nother layer of cool, since LSL's lead singer was Richard Butler of Psychedelic Furs fame.