Today, we're introducing you to Mix #39. These are the songs that have topped the charts for the last half-century. In fact, they were so popular that they made a movie using the same title. That must mean they are planning to use the hit song as part of the soundtrack to the movie, right?
In fact, no.
As it turns out, copyrighting the name of a song is very difficult. Movie studios are able to capitalize on the name recognition of a popular song by using the same title with no legal repercussions.
This list won't feature songs that share a name but the song was written for the movie itself, like "Ghostbusters". Instead, we picked some of music's most recognizable songs and their blockbuster counterparts that outright refused to use the hit song in the soundtrack to sidestep the legal battles that would ensue.
We hope this list will motivate you for the next hour to help you do the best work of your life.
Full Playlist Includes:
Iron Man - Black Sabbath
Homeward Bound - Simon & Garfunkel
Oh, Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
Say It Isn't So - Hall & Oats
Truly Madly Deeply - Savage Garden
Strange Brew - Cream
Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
P.S. I Love You - The Beatles
What A Girl Wants - Christina Aguilera
Take Me Home Tonight - Eddie Money
Scream - Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson
Cinderella Man - Rush
She's the One - Bruce Springsteen
American Pie - Don McLean
Love Reign O'er Me - The Who
Did you miss last week's playlist? Don't worry - we've got you covered! Check out last week's Spotify mix: Wait I Know That Song. Hopefully, this list will help you take a deep breath, relax, and maybe (no one is asking you to) do a little shoulder-bobbing if you feel so inclined.