- 1Up 63Down 14We have no idea how this song even came to fruition. Who thought this was cool? The song itself even starts out kind of badass (imagine you'd never heard it before) and then goes on to get really really friendly. It was actually a huge hit on Radio Disney for YEARS.BUY @ amazon
But seriously, we have no idea who possibly thought it was a good idea to spend time and money and actually use their names, faces and voices to make such a stupid and horribly annoying song.
Songs like these usually go away... songs like these usually go away! *Rocks back and forth* Songs like these usually go away.
But not this one. It first came out in 1999, started being used in trailers then... and it STILL. IS.
The worst part is that now any kids' movie with a dog and/or men behaving like dogs, or even just fun, light-hearted family films has this in the trailer.
The ultimate one-hit wonder song, "Who Let the Dogs Out" can rape your ears in everything from "The Hangover" to "Shallow Hal" to "Rugrats in Paris: The Movie." and graces such trailers as the one embedded here, where it is arguably most distastefully used.
Here's your token "dogs are on the screen so let's get the s**tty tropical dog song" moment from the "Snow Dogs" trailer at 0:50 to the left.
- 2Up 33Down 9Just gonna put this out there, and although we don't wanna rock any boats, we'll be the first ones to admit it. You know what? We HATE this song. By "we", I mean "the thinking people of America".BUY @ amazon
And I think it's because of how Hollywood has saturated every part of our lives with this song. It's in video games, television and movies like "Digimon: The Movie", "Inspector Gadget," seemingly every single Shrek movie and "Mystery Men" (where they apparently had enough people on staff who smoked crack that they decided to make this the theme of their movie).
We would donate our dozens of dollars to charity to never have to hear this song in a movie (or life) ever again.
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Walking on Sunshine - Katrina & The WavesThe embedded trailer for "High Fidelity" uses the song for its intended purpose, galavantingly great feelings. This is what you use in a trailer when your characters are feeling a few notches above "I Feel Good". When people want to jump on tables, run while their hair bounces, drive off in a car, wear sunglasses or dance for no reason, this is the song to play.BUY @ amazon
Cheesy/lame uses of it? Most def. Check out this trailer for Mr. Bean
where they introduce him as "the new face of comedy" even though the British had known him for YEARS.
"Eye of the Tiger" (cause really, we're not sick of that one, it will last forever)
"Wake Up" by Arcade Fire (give it a few years, it'll belong here)
"Home" by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros (watch Indie trailers for it)
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I Got You (I Feel Good) - James BrownA song that's cool enough to be in both "Full House" and "Lost" is alright in my book, no matter how over-utilized it is by Hollywood. But dear God is it overused in trailers.BUY @ amazon
The Godfather of Soul's hit single has been made an appearance on basically every soundtrack ever, including "The Nutty Professor," "It Takes Two," "Garfield: The Movie" and "Home Alone 4" (hey, I never said they were good soundtracks).
Really, this song is used masterfully by trailers in a way that isn't obvious in the least... ready for it? It's played whenever someone "feels good". BOOSH.
Remember this Richard Gere movie? GREAT example of how lame it is.
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Every Little Thing She Does is Magic - The PoliceAnother case of a great band that had one song sucked into the movie trailer vortex that sits in the center of Hollywood's first "O" never to be played or sung outside of any other context besides a children's movie about magical nannies, faeries, unicorns or whatever magical crap kids today believe in (note to children: THEY'RE NOT REAL, well except for unicorns, those are totally real. and you shouldn't be on this website anyway, go now. scat).BUY @ amazon
Shockingly unexpected was the decision to use "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic" in the new Nanny McPhee trailer (1:36), as it's most often spotted along with images of Adam Sandler smiling above his name at the end of a trailer that gives away the whole movie, or for mid-level, barely-got-made romantic comedies that have no personality.
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