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Why Does Every Trailer Use the Same Songs?

posted by Nell Minow

Ranker has a great list of the most over-used songs in movie trailers. I’d add “Bad to the Bone” and “Carmina Burana.” If you ever get stuck trying to identify a naggingly familiar song in a movie trailer, check Soundtrack.net, which has a terrific list of the 100 most frequently used music cues, where you can see how music associated with one popular movie is used to sell as many as 19 others.

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