April 22, 2012 3 Comments
I decided to start up a new series of article, mainly because I have found myself with an abundance of time as of late, but also because I actually enjoy film soundtracks a lot. I thought that this would be a fun new thing to do and try. My encyclopedic knowledge of films also extends to the musical styling that are present in films, more importantly to the over usage of certain songs in movies. In this case, the showcase for today is the 1998 Album Mezzanine from Massive Attack, which apparently has three songs on the album that are in constant use for television programs and movie trailers or soundtracks. The song “Angel” alone shows up in over a dozen movies and I am not counting the dozen or so television shows that also use this song. So below is a nice little cobbling of clips where the song appears in and frankly, I want you to tell me if it fits within the context of the clip.
Here is the original song in its entirety:
It’s a beautifully haunting song, but as you will see below, used in a lot of movies.