Friday, April 2, 2010

Five on Friday - "Repo Men"

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Leaving behind movie music composers, I'm still hanging around the movie music genre with my choices for this week's Five on Friday set which was inspired by selections from one of Amanda's recent favorite movies - "Repo Men" starring Jude Law and Forest Whitaker. Honestly, the movie isn't for those who are weak of stomach and the critics naturally didn't like it but to each his own as Amanda and Sami both seemed to really like it. I will admit to squirming through certain parts of it but the twist at the end made it well worth it as I just love a good unexpected twist in a movie.

With a mix of alternative, soul, electronic, and hip-hop music on its soundtrack, the movie has also done a good job of getting Amanda to listen to some music that she may not have otherwise given a moment's thought to including Rosemary Clooney's "Sway", a song that I couldn't find on but which she now has on her iPod. The way I look at it, any movie that can get a 17-year old to listen to Rosemary Clooney is a'right in my book!

Enjoy and if you get a chance, don't forget to swing by Trav's Thoughts where you can pay a visit to our Five on Friday originator as well as find a linky or two to other bloggers who play along with this fun Friday meme. I bet your ears will thank you!


  1. Anonymous11:08 PM EDT

    I never heard the first piece listed but I like it! Thanks for introducing it to me.

    Love Nina Simone song!!!

  2. Love the Nina Simone and Mama Cass tracks. :)

  3. Neat song, that one by William Bell. I've got a little toe tappin' goin' on. I'm impressed with the Clooney song on A's iPod. Very cool.

    Big hugs...blessed Easter...

  4. That movie has a nice mix of old and new songs. Still doing the movie themes myself.

  5. The Sing it Back/Moloko one is wonderful - hadn't heard it before but it grooves, baby. Also love the Mama Cass one, and the Nina Simone one. I haven't seen the film but the soundtrack definitely gives an indicator of the film's tone.

  6. I didn't really have any interest in that movie, but I'm enjoying the Set you put together!

  7. I never saw the movie but I listened to your set several times... just let it run in the background while I did other things and I love the music. I'll be singing Dream a Little Dream for the rest of the day.


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