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Poll: Scene Defining Music in Movies

In many movies there is a longer scene or sequence which is dominated by music, no matter if it is score music, classic music, or even a pop song. It sometimes matches the images so perfect that it will be remembered over the decades.

Which of these scenes is the most memorable because of the music? (If you forgot a scene, you can remember it by clicking the clip. Be careful: If you haven't seen the movie, the clip could spoil it for you ... in some cases.)

Sing your song here.

Make Your Choice

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    Liam Neeson in Schindler's List (1993)

    Title: Por Una Cabeza Performed by: Carlos Gardel Youtube: clip The introduction of Schindler
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    Christopher Lambert and Beatie Edney in Highlander (1986)

    Song: Who wants to live forever Performed by: Freddy Mercury, Queen Youtube: clip The life of Heather and Connor
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    Dolph Lundgren and Sylvester Stallone in Rocky IV (1985)

    Score-part: War Artist: Vince Vince DiCola Youtube: clip Rocky's fight with Ivan Drago
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    Lee Van Cleef in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

    Score-part: Il Triello Artist: Ennio Morricone Youtube: clip The mexican stand-off
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    Full Metal Jacket (1987)

    Song: Surfin' Bird Performed by: The Trashmen Youtube: clip (starts at about 10 seconds) The Marine's news reportage
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    Mulholland Drive (2001)

    Song: LLorando (Crying) Written by: Roy Orbison & Joe Melson Performed by: Rebekah Del Rio Youtube clip (starts at about 13 seconds) Fake reality theatre scene
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    Sylvester Stallone in Rocky II (1979)

    Score-Part: Gonny Fly Now Artist: Bill Conti Youtube: clip Rocky's training in Rocky II
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    Sylvester Stallone in Rocky (1976)

    Score-part: Gonna Fly Artist: Bill Conti Youtube: clip Rocky's training in Rocky
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    Dean Stockwell in Blue Velvet (1986)

    Song: In Dreams Playback: Roy Orbison Youtube: clip (starts at 9 seconds) The club owner performes the song "In Dreams" in the more than strange night club
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    Interstellar (2014)

    Title: No Time For Caution Artist: Hans Zimmer Youtube: clip Extreme concentrated and still very precise docking on a nearly destroyed and rotating spaceship
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    Henry Fonda and Charles Bronson in Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

    Score-part: Duello Finale Artist: Ennio Morricone Youtube: clip The avenging-sequence
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    Apocalypse Now (1979)

    Title: Ride Of The Valkyries Written by: Wagner Performed by: Solti & The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Youtube: clip The Ambush on the Vietnam civilians
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    Daniel Richter in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

    Title: Thus Spoke Zarathustra Written by: Richard Strauss Performed by: Karajan / The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Youtube: clip The aggressive primate scene
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    Matthew Broderick and Lee Ann Marie in Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

    Title: Twist And Shout Written by: Bert Berns and Phil Medley Perfomed by: The Beatles Youtube: clip (starts at about 47 seconds) Ferris gives an awesome performance at the parade
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    Griffin Dunne and David Naughton in An American Werewolf in London (1981)

    Title: Blue Moon Performed by: Sam Cooke Youtube: clip The transformation sequence
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    Tom Cruise in Risky Business (1983)

    Title:Old Time Rock & Roll Written by: George Jackson / Tom Jones III Performed by: Bob Seger Youtube: clip (starts at about 35 seconds) Joel dances to a Bob Seger song
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    Ellen Burstyn in Requiem for a Dream (2000)

    Title: Lux Aeterna Artist: Clint Mansell Youtube: clip All characters are down now
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    Leonardo DiCaprio and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Inception (2010)

    Title: Dream Is Collapsing Artist: Hans Zimmer Youtube: clip The final kickback
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    The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

    Title: Why Do We Fall? Artist: Hans Zimmer Youtube: clip (starts at 47 seconds) The leap of freedom
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    Harrison Ford, Anthony Daniels, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Peter Mayhew, Alex McCrindle, Nick Joseph, Derek Lyons, and John William Ault in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

    Title: The Throne Room Artist: John Williams Youtube: clip Honouring the heroes
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    Alec Guinness, Frank Oz, and Sebastian Shaw in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

    Title: Ewok Celebration Artist: John Williams Youtube: clip (starts at 60 seconds) The after-war-party
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    Kirsten Dunst in Melancholia (2011)

    Title: Tristan und Isolde Artist: Richard Wagner youtube: clip The Prologue
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    Robert De Niro in The Mission (1986)

    Title: The Mission (main theme) Artist: Ennio Morricone Youtube: clip Rodrigo carries the heavy bag of armor up the cliff
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    Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze in Ghost (1990)

    Title: Unchained Melody Artist: The Righteous Brothers Youtube: clip (starts at about 50 seconds) The pottery scene
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    Gene Wilder and Peter Boyle in Young Frankenstein (1974)

    Title: Puttin' On The Ritz Artist: Irving Berlin, sung and danced by Gene Wilder and Peter Boyle Youtube: clip The presentation of the monster by Frankenstein

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