‘Buffalo ’66’ & ‘Gamer’ Claim Spots In The Dissolve’s Movies’ 50 Greatest Pop Music Moments List!

Lakeshore Records has produced soundtracks for some of the most iconic films of the past decade.  Here are a couple of movie moments featuring music from our albums  in The Dissolve‘s Movies’ 50 Greatest Pop Music Moments list.  What are your favorite movie moments featuring music?

#44 Gamer
“I’ve Got You Under My Skin” by Sammy Davis Jr.
Gamer (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

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Set to the utterly appropriate sounds of Sammy Davis Jr.’s rendition of the Cole Porter standard “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” Castle and his minions boogie and bop like refuges from the creepiest Busby Berkeley film ever made, then break formation to test Kable in hand-to-hand combat. Hall dances like a puppet on strings, playing up the themes of control inherent not only in gaming, but also in fight and dance choreography.

Read more at The Dissolve: Movies’ 50 Greatest Pop Music Moments

Watch The Movie Scene in Gamer!


#18 Buffalo ’66
“Heart Of The Sunrise” by Yes
Buffalo ’66 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

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To the minor extent that Vincent Gallo’s directorial debut has a plot, it involves his character, Billy, seeking revenge on the Buffalo Bills placekicker whose missed field-goal attempt ostensibly ruined Billy’s life. Near the end of the film, Billy finally shows up at the strip club owned by the retired player, gun in hand. Rather than accompany this surreally staged, grotesquely violent scene with music that might actually be heard in a strip club, or even music that would conventionally heighten the intensity of a shootout, Gallo chooses—yes!—Yes. Not only does the track’s sinuous groove provide plenty of offbeat tension as Billy walks in, it thrillingly shifts into high gear at the precise moment that he spots his victim. Prog kill! —Mike D’Angelo

Read more at The Dissolve: Movies’ 50 Greatest Pop Music Moments

Watch The Movie Scene (NSFW) in Buffalo ’66!


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