20 Songs Inspired By Films

You can download the new Nicolas Jaar album right here. It’s based on the excellent 1968 Sergei Parajanov film the Color of Pomegranates. To mark the occasion, here’s a playlist of 20 songs inspired by films.

Editors note: out of respect to good taste, we’ve replaced Deep Blue Something’s “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” with Vampire Weekend’s Walcott, which is based on The Lost Boys.

Artist/Song: Pixies – Debaser (from 1989’s Doolittle)
Film: Un Chien Andalou (1929)

Artist/Song: Deep Blue Something – Breakfast At Tiffany’s (from 1995’s Home)
Film: Roman Holiday (1953)

Artist/Song: Bertie Higgins – Key Largo (from 1982’s Just Another Day In Paradise)
Film: Key Largo (1948)

Artist/Song: Bob Dylan – Brownsville Girl (from 1986’s Knocked Out Loaded)
Film: The Gunfighter (1950)

Artist/Song: alt-J – Matilda (from 2012’s An Awesome Wave)\
Film: Léon: The Professional (1994)

Artist/Song: Regina Spektor – Fidelity (from 2006’s Begin To Hope)
Film: High Fidelity (2000)

Artist/Song: R.E.M. – Imitation Of Life (from 2001’s Reveal)
Film: Imitation Of Life (1948)

Artist/Song: “Weird Al” Yankovic – Jurassic Park (from 1993’s Alapalooza)
Film: Jurassic Park (1993)

Artist/Song: NIN – Only (from 2005’s With Teeth)
Film: Fight Club (1999)

Artist/Song: Iron Maiden – Man On The Edge (from 1995’s The X Factor)
Film: Falling Down (1993)

Artist/Song: Scott Walker – The Seventh Seal (from 1969’s Scott 4)
Film: The Seventh Seal (1957)

Artist/Song: The Ataris – So Long, Astoria (from 2003’s So Long, Astoria)
Film: The Goonies (1985)

Artist/Song: Aerosmith – Walk This Way (from 1975’s Toys In The Attic)
Film: Young Frankenstein (1974)

Artist/Song: The Clash – Red Angel Dragnet (from 1982’s Combat Rock)
Film: Taxi Driver (1976)

Artist/Song: The White Stripes – The Union Forever (from 2001’s White Blood Cells)
Film: Citizen Kane (1941)

Artist/Song: Georgie Fame – The Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
Film: Bonnie And Clyde (1967)

Artist/Song: Creedence Clearwater Revival – Bad Moon Rising (from 1969’s Green River)
Film: All That Money Can Buy (The Devil And Daniel Webster) (1941)

Artist/Song: Fugazi – Walken’s Syndrome (from 1993’s In On The Kill Taker)
Film: Annie Hall (1977)

Artist/Song: Big Audio Dynamite – E=MC2 (from 1985’s This Is Big Audio Dynamite)
Films: Performance (1970), Walkabout (1971), Don’t Look Now (1973) and The Man Who Fell To Earth (1976)

Artist/Song: The Wombats – Kill The Director (from 2007’s The Wombats Proudly Present: A Guide To Love, Loss & Desperation)
Films: The Holiday (2006)