The obsessions of turning songs into Movies/soap operas

Calgary, Alberta
June 1, 2012 12:13pm CST
I think During the 50's to 70's Hollywood and British Movie industry use to make the title of the movie as the title of the themesong. Some examples would be Born Free, Love is a very Splendid thing, To Sir with love and Love Story. They also did turn some songs into movies, during 80's like Pretty Woman,My Girl and Stand by me. I think during the mid 90's It became a ridicolous trend to have every freaking soap opera and Romance movie in our country to be based from songs. they can think of an interesting title so Tv networks and Film companies in our country will just use the fame of certain classic songs.....Foreign and Local. this trend is annoying me because its now officially severe. Remember the era when the title of the Movie/Tv show is the Protagonist name or the story's setting. Now every freaking movie is based on songs
5 responses
@ybong007 (6658)
• Philippines
5 Jun 12
In my observation, channel 2 is the one so fond of turning songs into soap operas which isn't a bad thing because it's like hitting several birds with one stone. the actors get famous, the singer's career gets revived in the process, and people would at least appreciate the OPM song again.
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• Calgary, Alberta
5 Jun 12
Abs-cbn just make Rey Valera rich because almost every song he sang and composed were turned into soap operas.
@ybong007 (6658)
• Philippines
8 Jun 12
Maybe, if the record label is kind enough to still give royalty to the artist who made and sing the song.
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• Calgary, Alberta
9 Jun 12
composers makes money out of royalties here. singers dont.
• Philippines
1 Jun 12
I know that I this country it is a gasgas trope. But hell, I don't know why producers always associated a soap with a royalty free song. Even pairing a song which has nothing to do with the plot anyway. good thing that the song can have may renditions but it is overkill i terms of sue. I cannot seem to recall a particular soap without a theme song. Would have been better it they just the songs to do a musical soap opera. Not that is interesting.
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• Calgary, Alberta
1 Jun 12
This question is always on my head,,, Why not just make a new song..... and why dont they just get creative with titles and have titles that has nothing to do with the themesong. I think during early 90's soaps uses a Woman's name as the title.
• Philippines
2 Jun 12
Well, I don't think record companies or artists want the hassle. For them, it is a tried and tested technique and no loss will come o them. Also, the fact that almost everyone is familiar with the song is already a good thing for publicity. They don't have to build awareness or spotlight on the song, even the artist. As long as the song is remembered, they might not cared less.
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@katrinapaz (2438)
• Philippines
3 Jun 12
i think it is because with songs into soap operas, the viewers will easily associate the song to the movie/soap opera everytime they hear it. i think that works well especially when the people are turning on the radio. maybe the writers and producers dont have much time to think creatively anymore and they have a lot of deadline to catch up on.
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• Calgary, Alberta
4 Jun 12
the essence of the song usually have nothing to do with the soap's story though. I mean a love song in a soap with lots of kidnappings and killings.
@lady1993 (20087)
• Philippines
2 Jun 12
Yeah, i think it was the 80s and 90s in our country.. I was okay with it though, since it made me remember the story with the songs. Although the songs rarely say what the story is about..
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• Calgary, Alberta
2 Jun 12
they just randomly chose songs and it doesnt really have to do anything with the story.
@ShepherdSpy (8562)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
2 Jun 12
I don't recall Roy Orbison's "Pretty Woman" referring to a hooker...And maybe as I'm not a soap fan,I'm not recalling soaps that derived from or inspired songs either.. I do recall Country Singer Kenny Rogers getting in on this with a couple of his songs getting the Movie Treatment.."Coward of the County" being one..and C.W.McCall's "Convoy" song got made into a Movie with Kris Kristopherson.. Movies and songs went together..back in the day,songs were created for the movie and spun off as hits on their own..nowadays,they'll create a soundtrack of songs that get associated with the Movie..
• Calgary, Alberta
2 Jun 12
if you notice this thread is thread is under the category Phillippines and yeah that is an obsession of movie and Tv producers in my country, weird as it may sound. Even the song "buttercup" is turned into a soap opera here.
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
2 Jun 12
My apologies for not realizing this was a Philippines phenomenon you were referring to! As I mentioned,I don't watch Soaps,and the ones I would be aware of here in the UK would probably give ME feelings similar to your own if Their annoying theme tunes ever charted!
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• Calgary, Alberta
3 Jun 12
your lucky you are not experiencing it. LOL every freaking lovesong that is a hit turns into a soap or a movie here... Its so annoying to see every freaking Tv show have song titles as titles.