Song Inspired Movies

At The Trademark Blog, Marty says:

Did the song “Cousin Dupree” inspire the movie “You, Me and Dupree”? Steely Dan thinks so.

Today’s trivia question: name song titles subsequently used as movie titles. Should we include bio-pics (Coal Miner’s Daughter, Walk The Line)? Movies inspired by songs (Ode to Billy Joe)?

We’ll go first:

Peggy Sue Got Married

I didn’t see any way to leave comments on that blog, which makes me wonder why they would ask a question. But I like the question and I don’t have anything to say about Excel today, so…

Crossroads. Ralph Macchio and Jamie Gertz based on the Robert Johnson song.

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20 thoughts on “Song Inspired Movies

  1. While they’re not exactly movies, you can’t reference these Beatles flicks without including the not-so-nice made-for-TV dramatizations of Helter Skelter.

  2. Singin’ in the Rain (it was first in *An American in Paris*)

    White Christmas (it was first in *Holiday Inn*)

    Yankee Doodle Dandy (another Bio-pic)

  3. Jumping Jack Flash, Addicted to Love, Strange Brew, Roxanne ;)

    Man, I’m dating myself (my daughter wants to know “how do you do that”)

  4. Doug – I use that expression too. Except my second line is “…because nobody else will”

  5. Maybe I’m dating myself (because it’s cheaper), but just about every Elvis pic was based on a song title: Blue Hawaii, Viva Las Vegas, etc. Which begs the question, was the song made for the movie, or the movie made about the song?

    Earlier yet (1950), “Three Little Words” with Fred Astaire and Red Skelton, biopic about a couple of real songwriters. And who can forget (or remember) James Cagney as George M. Cohan in “Yankee Doodle Dandy”. Ah, the list goes on…


  6. I’m still waiting for Zeppelin to release the 02 concert on DVD..that would be awesome. I seen all the camera equipment on the stage..I know the footage is there!

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