Film Scores that have lived on well beyond the films they came from. IE: The film is gone, but the score is still everywhere.
1. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves - the overture plays every time you pop in a Disney DVD.
2. "A Fistful Of Dollars" (Per Qualche Dollaro In Piu )- Ennio Morricone (Just saw "Kick Ass" and it plays at a very big moment near the end of the movie.)
3. Edward Scissorhands - overused in many trailers.
4. "Cool Hand Luke"--Lalo Schifrin's music from the tar-paving sequence was used for years by Eyewitness News
5. True Romance - More people recognize the theme than they do the actual movie.
6. Witches of Eastwick -- I seem to recall hearing it in teaser trailers for the first Harry Potter, and somewhere else as well. Understandable, since John Williams' playful, lush score far outshines the mess of a movie.
7. "The Liberty Bell March" - Now far more recognized as the theme from "Monty Python's Flying Circus" than as a Sousa march. (If this doesn't qualify, feel free to call me on it.)
8. Jaws - Duh
9. The Dam Busters - main theme by Eric Coates
10. The opening bars of the "Dragnet" theme (DUM de DUM DUM) - Still used by people to symbolize justice or vengeance served.
11. Requie For A Dream - also used in trailers
12. Also sprach Zarathustra -ad nauseum (same comment as # 7)
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