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Songs written for a movie
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantStar Contributormreeder50
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How do you determine if a song was written specifically for a movie? I think someone answered this before, but after 30 or 40 minutes searching, alas, I can't find the answer.
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I don't think there's a specific site, best I usually do is doing a search of that song and if it was released prior to the movie, then that's a start. After that, if you find no results or that song was released the same year as the film, maybe search and see if that movie has a soundtrack available, a lot of times there will be a track listing.
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One place you might try is Wikipedia.  It will often tell you whether a song was composed specifically for a film or otherwise.  At least you can use that as a starting point for further investigation if desired.

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Quoting scotthm:
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One place you might try is Wikipedia.  It will often tell you whether a song was composed specifically for a film or otherwise.  At least you can use that as a starting point for further investigation if desired.

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You were correct!    I love theme songs, so I did a search and got this Wiki.
I remember when Elvira Madigan was raging. What a movie. And the "Theme From Elvira Madigan"? It is (as I'm sure you know) Mozart Piano Concerto #21, an absolutely divine piece of music. Listening now.

How did Mozart know about the movie so far ahead of time?     
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I do the same as The Movieman--usually you can find what you're looking for.  I start at Wikipedia and then branch out from there as needed.
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Also, at least for modern films, non-original songs have licensing info in the credits.
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Also, at least for modern films, non-original songs have licensing info in the credits.


True, but many actual songs for movies will too. Like "Artist XYZ appears courtesy of ..."
I don't think I've ever seen one where an old song will say "from the album" or anything like that. Google search with some wiki and amazon works for me.
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Thanks everyone for the responses, I will try to digest and use the info ASAP. I was out of touch this week and just returned.
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That Wiki page look like it may be a big help...again, thanks.
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That Wiki page look like it may be a big help...again, thanks.


It is a big help, but still should be cross-referenced with another page or 2 since sometimes users put in the wrong info. It's mostly right, but not 100%. I always make sure the amazon date lines up with the wiki, then try and find one more just in case of re-release or anything that could skew the amazon date.
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