pittsoccer33 wrote:i wonder if it has more to do with the music business or movie business.
titanic and armageddon were massive hits. buying the soundtrack and listening to those songs was like a way to continue enjoying the movie.
does the fact that most of the top performing movies every year are franchise films have something to do with it? there was no love ballad associated with Iron Man, The Dark Knight, Ghost Protocol, or Transformers Dark of the Moon. They kind of tried throwing a Goo Goo Dolls song into the first Transformers but I don't remember ever hearing it on the radio. Iron Man is full of AC DC songs.
or is it more because of the music business. those slow songs aren't really chart toppers anymore.
its about using the music to promote the film. when you have guaranteed blockbusters in iron man, dark knight, ghost protocol, you dont need to grab the female audience because theyve already been captivated. armageddon is a prime example. in its trailers, its built to be a non-stop dude's action flick. you add aerosmith's ballad and it becomes a product for both genders. city of angels had nic cage, but they, the studio, wanted to drive home the concept that this is a chick flick. meg ryan's popularity was declining and this was an added boost for the female audience to be sucked in. the super hero genre of movies are damn near guaranteed hits. there is no need to dump money in music-intertwined advertisement.