Say Say Anything is redone in 2005. What song is playing on Lloyd Dobler's boom box (or iPod speakers?)

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caspar (caspar), Thursday, 1 December 2005 17:19 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Peter Gabriel, "In Your Eyes"

jaymc (jaymc), Thursday, 1 December 2005 17:21 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I agree with jaymc. That'd be Lloyd's song in all future incarnations.

Terrible Cold (Terrible Cold), Thursday, 1 December 2005 17:25 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"Move Bitch" by Ludacris

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Thursday, 1 December 2005 17:30 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"Slow Down" by Bobby Valentino

dabnis coleman's ghost (dubplatestyle), Thursday, 1 December 2005 18:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"Sugar We're Going Down" by Fall Out Boy

dabnis coleman's ghost (dubplatestyle), Thursday, 1 December 2005 18:02 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Either Postal Service's "Such Great Heights" or Iron & Wine's cover of Postal Service's "Such Great Heights". I'd be utterly shocked if it was anything different.

The Good Dr. Bill (The Good Dr. Bill), Thursday, 1 December 2005 18:04 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Dr. Bill OTM - no wonder I don't like that movie!

ZR (teenagequiet), Thursday, 1 December 2005 18:07 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Loyd, Loyd, null & void,
dissed in the Malibu,
he don't know what to do

Bobby Peru (Bobby Peru), Thursday, 1 December 2005 18:36 (twelve years ago) Permalink

When I actually entertained a serious answer, Postal Service did come to mind.

jaymc (jaymc), Thursday, 1 December 2005 18:38 (twelve years ago) Permalink

ZR dislikes the original movie because Dr. Bill thinks that it would have a Postal Service song in the remake. Wow.

But you know it wouldn't be that song, because in an actual good movie Lloyd Dobler 2005 would not that much of an indie tramp.

The Obligatory Sourpuss (Begs2Differ), Thursday, 1 December 2005 18:41 (twelve years ago) Permalink

is there a song about how ione skye should stop being so creepily in love with her father?

carly (carly), Thursday, 1 December 2005 18:42 (twelve years ago) Permalink

There doesn't need to be, as she rejects him and his obsessive love for her in the movie itself.

The Obligatory Sourpuss (Begs2Differ), Thursday, 1 December 2005 18:47 (twelve years ago) Permalink

probably that horrible horrible Hawthorne Heights song that explicitly referenecs the scene in question.

Al (sitcom), Thursday, 1 December 2005 19:02 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Maybe "Maps" by yeah yeah yeahs?

M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Thursday, 1 December 2005 19:12 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Something by the Arcade Fire

kornrulez6969 (TCBeing), Thursday, 1 December 2005 19:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink

joseph cotten (joseph cotten), Thursday, 1 December 2005 19:33 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Something by the Arcade Fire

DING DING DING!

jhoshea (scoopsnoodle), Thursday, 1 December 2005 19:40 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Something by Bright Eyes maybe?

o. nate (onate), Thursday, 1 December 2005 19:47 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Ray LaMontagne!

Rick Massimo (Rick Massimo), Thursday, 1 December 2005 19:52 (twelve years ago) Permalink

No way you guys, it'd have to be wayyy more mainstream. It'd be something they play on Vh1 all the time, like Jamie Cullum (is that his name?) or John Mayer or something.

I knew a young Hitler, Thursday, 1 December 2005 20:17 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I just had the nasty vision of "Your Body is a Wonderland" coming out of that scene. Shivers.

caspar (caspar), Thursday, 1 December 2005 20:23 (twelve years ago) Permalink

because in an actual good movie Lloyd Dobler 2005 would not that much of an indie tramp.

The way I saw it (and I just saw again it last night, hence the question) Lloyd was not the kind of guy to listen to Peter Gabriel, that was all Ione's doing. He was listening to RHCP in the opening scene, right? So the 2005 song would have to be some literate but mainstream pop, something someone who spent most of her time at a nursing home and in libraries would have access to and enjoy.

caspar (caspar), Thursday, 1 December 2005 20:28 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I've got it: "Do You Realize?" by the Flaming Lips.

caspar (caspar), Thursday, 1 December 2005 20:29 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Or... "Clocks."

caspar (caspar), Thursday, 1 December 2005 20:30 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i think "maps" is it. it's the kind of song she would point out to him in the car in the "first time" scene, and it's mainstream enough to not be wanky. good answer.

regular roundups (Dave M), Thursday, 1 December 2005 20:30 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"clocks" was the first thing that came to my mind, but "do you realize" and "maps" are better answers.

petesmith (plsmith), Thursday, 1 December 2005 20:35 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"Maps" wins.

deej.. (deej..), Thursday, 1 December 2005 20:39 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Why am I voting in this.

deej.. (deej..), Thursday, 1 December 2005 20:39 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Better off Dead is a better movie.

deej.. (deej..), Thursday, 1 December 2005 20:39 (twelve years ago) Permalink

How about that annoying song by James Blunt?

o. nate (onate), Thursday, 1 December 2005 20:45 (twelve years ago) Permalink

It depends if C Crowe is still directing.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 1 December 2005 20:54 (twelve years ago) Permalink

ZR dislikes the original movie because Dr. Bill thinks that it would have a Postal Service song in the remake. Wow.

Actually my dislike of this film is based on John Cusack being a creepy, smarmy fuck - he's kinda like the American Hugh Grant!

ZR (teenagequiet), Thursday, 1 December 2005 21:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"Your Body is a Wonderland" and "Maps" are pretty good guesses too. "Clocks," Arcade Fire and "Do You Realize" don't make much sense.

The Good Dr. Bill (The Good Dr. Bill), Thursday, 1 December 2005 21:29 (twelve years ago) Permalink

He wouldn't use "Your Body is a Wonderland" at all, as said song is ultimately just a horndog anthem. He want to move her heart, not just her hips.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Thursday, 1 December 2005 21:48 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I don't think "Maps" really works, at least if the goal is to capture the same mood as the original. "In Your Eyes" seems like a song about fulfillment, unity; it uplifts. "Maps" is more of a pleading, broke-down song; it repents and begs.

Hmmm... something gentle... sincere... yet empowering....

Yoshinorimike (Yoshinorimike), Thursday, 1 December 2005 21:58 (twelve years ago) Permalink

it would have to be a pseudo cerebral chick song. somebody think of one.

Beanie, Thursday, 1 December 2005 23:30 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Well, first we're gonna have to find some chicks. Anyone know any?

jaymc (jaymc), Thursday, 1 December 2005 23:32 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Wouldn't it be Ryan Adams or some such shit?

A|ex P@reene (Pareene), Thursday, 1 December 2005 23:35 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I don't think this thread can truly be complete until we have Zach Braff's opinion.

nabisco (nabisco), Thursday, 1 December 2005 23:48 (twelve years ago) Permalink

(Alternate answer = they already did this, in 2004, and it was "New Slang," gender-reversed and on slightly more modern portable-stereo technology.)

nabisco (nabisco), Thursday, 1 December 2005 23:49 (twelve years ago) Permalink

no no no, Yoshi! sure "In Your Eyes" is uplifting and all, it's also a little more self-centered than "maps," but nonetheless I think the point of the scene is to make her think of him, remember what they had. "maps" does this more explicitly, but it is still the right answer. especially because "they don't love you like i love you" takes on so much more meaning when you apply it to the situation with her father. booya!

regular roundups (Dave M), Friday, 2 December 2005 05:27 (twelve years ago) Permalink

John Cusack being a creepy, smarmy fuck

Yeah, he should be more Affleckian. Christ.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Friday, 2 December 2005 15:15 (twelve years ago) Permalink

He would be playing "1 Thing" by Amerie. THREAD OVER, TAKE A BATH HIPPIES

The Obligatory Sourpuss (Begs2Differ), Friday, 2 December 2005 15:23 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Without Gravity - Waterfall

slow jamz and white guy indie acoustic shit (Chris V), Friday, 2 December 2005 15:35 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Ouch! I guess here is where I admit I've never actually seen the movie and was drawing purely on the nostalgiac residue of the pop culture collective consciousness... *sheepish grin*

Maps it is!

Yoshinorimike (Yoshinorimike), Friday, 2 December 2005 17:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink

lol Yoshi! i like your style.

regular roundups (Dave M), Friday, 2 December 2005 17:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Damien Rice.

Unfortunately.

asl, Friday, 2 December 2005 18:12 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Maps is just too fragile of a song to be blasting from a boombox held over your head. Something just a little more anthemic. I thought Arcade Fire was just about right on.

Matt McEver (mattmc387), Friday, 2 December 2005 18:13 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The way I saw it (and I just saw again it last night, hence the question) Lloyd was not the kind of guy to listen to Peter Gabriel, that was all Ione's doing. He was listening to RHCP in the opening scene, right? So the 2005 song would have to be some literate but mainstream pop, something someone who spent most of her time at a nursing home and in libraries would have access to and enjoy.

-- caspar (caspa...), December 1st, 2005.

Based on this, I'm changing my vote to clocks.

Total clocks.

jhoshea (scoopsnoodle), Friday, 2 December 2005 19:04 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i disagree that lloyd wouldn't have been a fan of both the chili peppers and peter gabriel. perhaps diane cort loved "in your eyes" and he played it not just for literal and visceral value, but the point is that EVERYONE loves that song, even edge-livers like lloyd. regardless of their high school stereotype.

personally, i found the outfit diane wore to the graduation party more of a issue.

nein Socken (nein Socken), Friday, 2 December 2005 19:33 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Maps is just too fragile of a song to be blasting from a boombox held over your head. Something just a little more anthemic.

i dunno, i haven't seen it in a while, but i'm fairly sure if The Internet re-cut this and inserted "Maps", I'd get chills.

PeopleFunnyBoy (PeopleFunnyBoy), Friday, 2 December 2005 22:13 (twelve years ago) Permalink

twelve years pass...

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