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Favourite pop/rock tunes in KR

Post by Arjun » Mon Jul 11, 2005 7:51 am

The 80's were a good time for pop, since the songs played then stick on for a long time. Knight Rider featured several good ones such as Maniac (White Line Warriors) and Rebel Yell (Dead of Knight), to name a few. What are your favourite pop/rock tunes in KR?

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Post by HondaSiR » Mon Jul 11, 2005 8:36 am

Owner of a Lonely Heart by Yes is my favorite.

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Post by Lyn » Mon Jul 11, 2005 9:44 am

I agree with that one, but the song "Let It Be Me" is also a favorite of mine, plus the song, "I'll Be Watching You" as well....

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Post by Lost Knight » Mon Jul 11, 2005 1:02 pm

"Every Breath You Take" is a great one, as is "Rebel Yell," even though that was a cover.
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Post by KITTfan » Mon Jul 11, 2005 1:10 pm

I too like the Owner of the Lonely Heart by Yes, also Laura Branigan's Self Control, Cruel Summer by Bananarama, Juice Newton's Heart of the Night, Donna Summer's Hard for the Money, etc. too many to list ;)

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Post by FuzzieDice » Mon Jul 11, 2005 4:04 pm

Cruel Summer by Bananarama (I have their CD with that on it, in fact ;) ) And that Rolling Stones tune that I keep forgetting the title of that sounds rather witchy. :)

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Post by Phoenix915 » Mon Jul 11, 2005 11:31 pm

I'm fond of two covers: The Eagles' 'Take It Easy' and Men at Work's 'Land Down Under'.

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Post by LadyV2000 » Tue Jul 12, 2005 10:09 am

Phoenix915 wrote:I'm fond of two covers: The Eagles' 'Take It Easy' and Men at Work's 'Land Down Under'.


"Land Down Under" definitely rocks! Anytime I watch The Topaz Connection I turn it up really loud. I've always liked that song. :D
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Post by Arjun » Tue Jul 12, 2005 10:17 am

Ah yes....David Hasselhoff's own music was good too.

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Post by TurbomanKnight » Tue Jul 12, 2005 2:48 pm

LadyV2000 wrote:
Phoenix915 wrote:I'm fond of two covers: The Eagles' 'Take It Easy' and Men at Work's 'Land Down Under'.


"Land Down Under" definitely rocks! Anytime I watch The Topaz Connection I turn it up really loud. I've always liked that song. :D


ME TOO!!! OMG, THAT SONG GOES WITH THE DESERT SCENE SO NICELY!!! :shock: :shock: 8)

My favs:
"Take It Easy"
"Land Down Under"
"Self Control"
"I'm going to Carolina"
"Owner Of A Lonely Heart" (Can relate to the song. :cry:)
Theres a metal song thats played in the beginning of "VooDoo Knight" when Michael is driving in the night thinking about the jacket he saw. Damn, I forgot the name. :x
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Post by tkr9 » Tue Jul 12, 2005 4:45 pm

The Eagles of course! Have their CD right here... Pity KITT never played Hotel California.

I have to say the tune, I don't know who did it, that goes 'I got nothing to be ashamed of... Love's been a little bit hard on me...' is catchy. I keep catching myself singing it at inopportune moments just from hearing it on KR.

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Post by TheKnightFox » Tue Jul 12, 2005 6:05 pm

Lost Knight wrote:"Every Breath You Take" is a great one, as is "Rebel Yell," even though that was a cover.


I dont know eighties songs and songs in KRider episodes very well but one artist i'm familiar with is Billy Idol. Rebell yell's a good song by him, i must agree. He is an eighties artist, isn't he? (just making sure lol)
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Post by Arjun » Wed Jul 13, 2005 9:09 am

one artist i'm familiar with is Billy Idol. Rebell yell's a good song by him, i must agree. He is an eighties artist, isn't he? (just making sure lol)
Billy Idol is that artist who did "White Wedding"- one of the dumbest songs I have ever heard, but Rebel Yell is far better.

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Post by tkr9 » Wed Jul 13, 2005 9:24 am

Every breath you take? That's Sting isn't it?

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Post by hot knight » Wed Jul 13, 2005 9:37 am

All those songs bring back memories. I love them all....

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Post by Phoenix915 » Wed Jul 13, 2005 10:03 am

TurbomanKnight wrote: "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" (Can relate to the song. :cry:)


Ever since I watched the episode 'Final Justice' on 'MST3K', that song always makes be think of this sketch, even when it popped up on 'KR'.

How does the "Owner of a lonely heart" compare to, say, the "Owner of a broken gas fireplace?" Or for that matter, to the "Owner of a perfectly functional cheese slicer?" As the "Owner of a lonely heart" how do I stack up against the "Owner of a pencil?" What about the "Owner of a parcel of land in Montana" versus the "Owner of a pie?"


I also liked the 'Rebel Yell' cover. Pretty cool.

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Post by Lost Knight » Wed Jul 13, 2005 1:04 pm

Ah, how could I forget "Self Control" and "Cruel Summer"?

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Post by TimmyZ1 » Wed Jul 13, 2005 2:02 pm

The montage in the pilot where after Michael tells Kitt to shut up while he drives to silicon Valley is one of my favorite scenes of all-time in KR. Taking it easy and Carolina on my mind play during this and it's pretty killer

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Post by FuzzieDice » Wed Jul 13, 2005 3:13 pm

Phoenix915 wrote:Ever since I watched the episode 'Final Justice' on 'MST3K', that song always makes be think of this sketch, even when it popped up on 'KR'.


:lol: That is hilarious. :lol:

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Post by TheKnightFox » Wed Jul 13, 2005 8:46 pm

lol

too bad they never used Dancing with Myself or Dont Need A Gun by billy idol as well. those are two of my favorite songs by him....or did they? but if not, oh well....
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Post by tkr9 » Thu Jul 14, 2005 9:05 am

Did they ever play Bonnie Tyler, Total Eclipse of the Heart whislt driving, or am I thinking of another tv show? I'm sure I heard it on KR first, but maybe she wrote it years later..

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Post by rulloa81 » Thu Jul 14, 2005 2:53 pm

FuzzieDice wrote:Cruel Summer by Bananarama (I have their CD with that on it, in fact ;) ) And that Rolling Stones tune that I keep forgetting the title of that sounds rather witchy. :)


It's called "It's just a shot away" by the Rolling Stones, yes that's one of my favorite ones too. It's from Goliath and Goliath Returns

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Post by FuzzieDice » Fri Jul 15, 2005 1:11 am

I think they used it in other episodes too, I'm not sure. Maybe you're right. It's a cool song though. :)

BTW, it's actually called "Gime Shelter" but "It's just a shot away" is in the chorus of it. I looked up that on Google and "Rolling Stones" to find that out. Too bad it's not on iTunes. :(

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Post by Arjun » Fri Jul 15, 2005 1:55 am

Oh yes....totally forgot about "Owner of a lonely heart" by Yes. A few big hits such as "Careless Whispers" by George Michael and "Sweet Home in Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd (exact name?), but are there any obscure artists who have been catapulted to fame by KR? Russ Ballard's "Voices" came on Miami Vice and made him famous.

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Post by TheKnightFox » Fri Jul 15, 2005 3:44 am

wow...ive hardly heard of any of these songs...but i guess i probably would have if i was born in the early eighties lol. oh well, tis life 8)
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