Same Song, Different Movie: “Cry to Me” by Solomon Burke
Got to hand it to my dear friend, Paula, for taking and running this Same Song, Different Movie idea into a fantastic blog post of hers! Kudos!!!
The idea for this post is shamelessly borrowed with permission from my friend Michael at It Rains … You Get Wet and his fascinating Same Song-Different Movie series, which
looks at the use of “needle dropped” songs, many of them popular tunes, in movies. Specifically, in more than one. Yet they are not officially considered part of a film’s score. A score consists of those orchestral, choral, or instrumental pieces some consider background music. Both music forms are equally utilized as cues by filmmakers for a specific purpose or to elicit certain reactions by the audience.
On December 6, 1961, singer Solomon Burke recorded the country/soul/R&B mashup “Cry to Me.” The song’s upbeat melody, crisp tempo, and soaring vocal belie its themes of loneliness and weariness. It was released in 1962 as a single with “I Almost Lost My Mind” on the b-side and placed on Billboard’s Hot R&B (peaking…
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Thanks for sharing, Michael, and of course for thinking up the idea in the first place and letting me borrow it. Appreciate you 👍
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