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Songs on movie soundtracks





 Ooh La La


  Glad and Sorry

 Brother Can You Spare a Dime

 Brother Can You Spare a Dime

Brother Can You Spare a Dime- Recorded by Ronnie for a documentary entitled Brother Can You Spare a Dime, a movie about the Great Depression. Ronnie was specifically asked to sing this song for the project. It was made in the UK and was also included on the Slim Chance lp that year.

Rushmore- 'Ooh La La' (the version from the self titled Faces album) is played as Max (Jason Schwartzman) and Mrs. Cross(Olivia Williams) dance. The end credits roll and the song could not better epitomize Max's predicament. If you are fortunate to ever view the Criterion version DVD, you will be entertained by commentary by director Wes Anderson and writer Owen Wilson. Wilson explains why he chooses Ooh La La to end his masterpiece as well as explain why he choose a British invasion like soundtrack.

Blow- In this movie about the origins of cocaine in the United States, Johnny Depp plays the main character responsible for the importation of cocaine out of Columbia. His life of drug dealing has its ups and downs and therefore 'Glad and Sorry,' yet another song from the Faces Ooh La La album seems quite fitting. An entertaining movie but a little too reliant on Hollywood conventions despite being based on a true story. As a side note, the movie opens with a very loud 'Can You Hear Me Knocking,' performed by the Rolling Stones. Interestingly enough, Ronnie Lane and Pete Townshend are supposed to be singing backing vocals on the track. (not Keith) I have listened many a times and I still cannot tell. However, this has been confirmed by Ronnie Lane himself.


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