What songs annoy you in movie trailers? Note to studios: Stop using ''What I Like About You,'' ''All-Star,'' ''Carmina Burana,'' and other aural clichés
What songs annoy you in movie trailers?
It would be easier to endure the increasingly long marathon of trailers that precedes your movie at the multiplex if they didn’t all look and sound alike. Not only do they all seem to have the same beginning (”In a world…”) and ending (montage of fireballs and shattered glass), but they all seem to use just the same handful of tunes. Worn out from over use are such tunes as Peter Gabriel’s ”Solsbury Hill,” the Queen-David Bowie duet ”Under Pressure,” and the Romantics’ ”What I Like About You.” And while we’re at it, trailer-makers, please lose that needle-scratching-an-LP sound to indicate a jaw-dropping surprise. Even if we all still had turntables, that one just doesn’t make any sense.
What other songs would you be happy never to hear again in a movie trailer? Please post below, while you try to get that horn riff from ”Walking on Sunshine” out of your head.