Friday 15 April 2011

Music and Pictures - The enduring link

Songs tend to be inextricably linked to a memory.
The use of songs in film or TV gives rise to another linked memory.
These are examples of the images immediately conjured up in my head when hearing the songs:

  • Wings - Jet = Alan Partridge jumping around his room at the Linton Travel Tavern
  • Ray Charles - Mess Around = Driving the car in Planes, Trains & Automobiles, before John Candy falls asleep at the wheel
  • Booker T & The MGs - Green Onions = Harry Hill miming playing a pretend organ (possibly on TV Burp, but not 100% sure)
  • Booker T & The MGs - Soul Limbo = BBC Cricket
  • Buddy Holly - Raining In My Heart = Heineken (or Carlsberg?) TV Advert from the 80s
  • Elvis Presley - Wooden Heart = Pledge TV Advert from the 80s

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