So, the thing about ‘Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World’ is, I’ve probably seen it a dozen times.  It’s one of those movies that, when I find it on cable, I stop and watch, because it’s visually dynamic and features some fun performances by actors that I love (and also Michael Cera, whom I can take or leave.)  The last few viewings, though, have impressed upon me the excellence of ‘Black Sheep’, the song performed by Envy and Clash At Demonhead halfway through the movie, which has become my unexpected jam.  The version on the soundtrack isn’t quite as impressive as the truncated version seen in the film, but even so, it’s right up my teen-angst-emo-song alley, leading to today’s four-piece rock query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) had a similar earworm problem with ‘Scotty Doesn’t Know’ from ‘Eurotrip’, but never talk about it because then I’d be admitting to watching ‘Eurotrip’, asking: What soundtrack entry ended up being your unexpected jam?

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  1. “Rest in Peace” from the Buffy: The Vampire Slayer musical episode “Once More with Feeling”. I loved the goofy episode all around, but Spike’s solo song was pretty awesome.

  2. Lemmy Caution (@_Lemmy_Caution) on

    Veronica Mars Season 1 Theme

    …aaand Footloose. Hey! It’s a good song!

  3. The 3 Das Sound Machine songs from Pitch perfect 2. ‘Had to’ watch with my wife and i was shocked to discover my favourite band that never existed.

  4. Every time a Borderlands game has been released, I’ve had the title track lodged firmly in my skull. From the first game introducing me to Cage the Elephant all the way to Tales from the Borderlands making me hum Busy Earnin’ every day for the next few months, it’s a sure bet that every one of the games comes with a free earworm.

  5. As someone who grew up in the 80’s & 90’s, The soundtrack from Guardians of the Galaxy really hit me in the right spot even though I’d only heard two or three of the songs in it prior to seeing the film.

  6. I am a fan of the Labyrinth soundtrack. I’ve tried listening to David Bowie’s other works, he’s got a great voice, but his music is just not my thing. But that soundtrack, heck yeah! Dance Magic, Underground, Within You…love them!

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