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  • Daniel Montgomery
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    TV shows become movies. Movies become TV shows. Books and plays are adapted for the screen, but not usually music. Well, certainly musicians get movies, but not individual songs. I feel like it’s a missed opportunity because a lot of songs come with their own story arc and are short enough that you could flesh them out.

    One I’ve thought about for a while, which is kinda obscure, is “The Couch” from Alanis Morissette‘s “Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie” album. The song basically details a therapy session of a man coming to terms with his family and upbringing. I actually wrote a short story inspired by that song once.

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    tennisfreak
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    They did this with Bobbie Gentry’s “Ode to Billie Joe” and the excruciating “The Christmas Shoes” (twice!). There’s a reason it’s best to just leave well enough alone.

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    Final2
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    “Blank Space” could definitely be a movie. Also “Me and Bobby McGee”.

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    Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    “White and Nerdy” by “Weird Al” Yankovic!!

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    24Emmy
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    Isn’t NBC doing this with Dolly Parton songs?

    “Hollywood” — Tobias Jesso Jr.

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    Teridax
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    “Space Oddity” by David Bowie and “The Difficult Kind” by Sheryl Crow.

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    YoungSoo1313
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    I cannot think of only one song, but probably an album. 

    Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness by the Smashing Pumpkins: Something dark ala Tim Burtons and psychedelic like The Wall. About the Pumpkins. The decline of a band.

    1989 by Taylor Swift: A dancer moves to New York and she is constantly having these flashbacks about her ex boyfriend. The sex scene will be shot during “Wildest Dreams”. 

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    smurty11
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    “Because of You/Piece by Piece” would make a good movie. An update on Kramer vs. Kramer or Parenthood.

    Jagged Little Pill would be a great movie. American Idiot album (not the musical storyline) would be a perfect mid 2000s political drama.

    Any Reba McEntire single before 2000. “Fancy” especially.

    Afire Love by Ed Sheeran. Tear-jerker about a boy and his grandfather.

    Billie Jean told in the perspective of the stalker.

     

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    midnightmelanin
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    Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid, M.A.A.D City has a very cinematic feel given that it’s a concept album centered around life in Compton. I think a bunch of songs on it or even the album in its entirety would produce a real gem of a movie reminiscent of  Boyz in the Hood. Especially with songs like Sherane a.k.a Master Splinter’s Daughter and Sing About Me, I’m Dying of Thirst, you can actually visualize how some scenes would play out. 

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    vinny
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    I have to go with “Viva La Vida”. Picture it: A prince becomes king after his dad dies and everything is going great until he gets married and starts getting power hungry even more. Meawhile his second in comand is scheming to take over and makes a deal with some other shady chaarcter (lets say wife) to overthrow him. Power struggle ensuses and king loses but gets away before dying and regroups with one thing on his mind: REVENGE.

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    Daniel Montgomery
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    Another I thought of: “Someone Like You” by Adele. That could be a good end-of-relationship drama, kind of like “Blue Valentine.”

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    Ryan Lapierre
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    Smurty11 beat me to it but I would say Billie Jean. I could see it as a crime/thriller courtroom movie. Jacob Tremblay could play the kid

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    eastwest
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    I remember reading that Carrie Underwood had a development deal with FOX to turn “Two Black Cadillacs” into a limited series. I think that would would work better as a TV movie. 

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    Boidiva02
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    The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia by Vicki Lawerence.    The song is basically a big story and if adapted correctly could be a decent film. 

     

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    Xtina
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    Christina Aguilera, “Beautiful”
    Christina Aguilera, “Candyman”
    Christina Aguilera, “Lift Me Up”
    Christina Aguilera, “The Voice Within” 
    Christina Aguilera, “Your Body” 

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