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Cinema's 12 most over-used songs

11 July 2011 7:37 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Glen highlights the tracks that tend to get aired just a little too often in modern day movies...

There are quite literally millions of songs available on this planet called Earth, catering to all ages and tastes. But in spite of the vastness of this musical back catalogue, there seems to be a small percentage that crop up time and time again in films, depriving other songs of much deserved royalties.

In an attempt to encourage the movers and shakers of the movie industry (like they actually read this) to spread the love, I thought I’d highlight a few songs that have been over-used in the movies.

Just to clarify, I don’t necessarily hate the songs included (except Who Let The Dogs Out, but that’s not really a song). It’s just that I’ve heard enough of them in the movies, and think they should be »

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France in lists: Bestselling books, chart-topping singles and favourite TV programmes

21 March 2011 1:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The entertainment that's big in France right now

France's top books


Dome 1 (Under the Dome), Stephen King: Small town in Maine is surrounded by an invisible force field, with gruesome consequences.

Faute de preuves (Caught), Harlan Coben: A crusading female reporter investigates missing teen and a social worker is arrested as a sexual predator.

Le Caveau de famille, Katarina Mazetti: Librarian and farmer give each other three chances to make a baby. Funny and life-affirming, apparently.


Indignez-vous!, Stéphane Hessel: Slim call to arms from 93-year-old former resistance hero. Surprise hit of 2010, in part because it costs only €3.

Métronome illustré, Lorant Deutsch: Illustrated version of bestselling history of Paris told through its metro stations.

Sauvez votre argent!, Marc Fiorentino: How not to lose your shirt in a post-crash environment.

Source: Le Nouvel Observateur

France's top songs

Celui, Colonel Reyel: Popular Guadeloupe-born dancehall, reggae and zouk »

- Jon Henley

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