Archive for January 8th, 2009


Name that Movie Trailer Tune

Every now and then you’re watching a trailer and a piece of music comes from beneath the natural sounds of the movie and you (and sometimes I) wonder, “What song is that? Who does that?” Here are some of the ones I’ve ran across:

“Every Day Should be a Holiday” – The Dandy Warhols

This was one of the two songs used for the “Sideways” trailers. This song also happens to be part of the soundtrack for “There’s Something About Mary.”

“No Rain” – Blind Melon

This was the other song used in the trailers for “Sideways.”

“No One Knows” – Queens of the Stone Age

Located on the trailer for “Confidence.”

“Dragula” – Rob Zombie

Located on the trailer for “Highlander: Endgame.”

“Get Connected” – Stereo MC’s

This one has been used in a few movies and TV shows, as well as a razor commercial.

“Battle Without Honor or Humanity” – Hotei Tomayasu

The infamous theme to “Kill Bill” was from a 2000 movie called, “Shin jingi naki tatakai/ Battle Without Honor,” which was a remake of a ‘70s movie.

“Vampire Hunters” – Wojciech Kilar

From, by, and of the movie “Bram Stoker’s Dracula.” Also used in numerous other trailers.

“O Fortuna” – Carl Orff

Okay, who HASN’T heard this one? Created for the play “Carmina Burana.” I heard it in the “Doors” movie.

“Grounds for Divorce” – Elbow

I’ve been looking for this one ever since I saw the trailer for “Burn After Reading.” Check it out!

If you’ve heard a piece of music in a trailer and want to know where it’s from, add a comment or send me an e-mail.