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Crusaders of the Chrono-Crystal Soundtrack
When Crusaders of the Chrono-Crystal hits the silver screen, much of the soundtrack will be instrumental as in most movies, and hopefully inspired by sources like David Arkenstone, John Williams, and old DOSBox games. I'll put in some vocal, more mainstream songs too, and this is what I currently have in mind that works as a concept album of sorts even if they don't all make it into the movie. I wanted to have the opening credits play the Galaxy Song by Eric Idle of Monty Python, but I didn't realize that was actually already part of a movie and a part of that movie's plot. Not sure if it will still work.
Bomb the Bass - Megablast (Xenon 2 Remix)
Opening credits theme, or too derivative?
King - She's into Star Wars
This number is fitting both as a tribute to one of my favorite franchises and biggest sci-fi inspirations but also Jane's explicit love of twentieth-century films. I want to put it during the chase sequence on Kug'bur near the beginning, along with the opening credits. I have too many opening credits theme ideas.
The Ran-Dells - The Martian Hop
At the end of the opening sequence as Jane and Lillis' ship flies away, this bit of classical music begins playing. Then cut to an alien starting the "Bubba-mmm-mir-mir" part and zoom out into Musungu's bar where Hok Tubok and the Bleeming Squeegees are performing and Jane is rendezvousing with Rish.
Urth - Lapti Nek (Club Mix)
It's not really relevant to anything, but it would be nice to fit this club version of Lapti Nek (from pre-Special Edition "Return of the Jedi") in somewhere if at all possible. Of course I'd have to get Lucasfilm/Disney's permission. Actually, I suppose I'd have to get permission from all these people anyway, and pay them royalties. Life is so unfair.
Darude feat AI AM - Beautiful Alien (Bluebear Project Remix)
A leitmotif for a certain character, I guess. But no spoilers here.
"Weird Al" Yankovic - I Think I'm a Clone Now
This could either be placed in the credits or sung in the movie itself by a couple of Weird Al clones. I think he'd get a kick out of that. Not only does it fit the futuristic and technological tone in a general sense, it's also specifically appropriate for certain characters.
Matchbox Twenty - Unwell
I'm not the first autistic person to cite this as the theme song of my life - I named an English 2010 essay and presentation after it - and it more or less applies to every major character in the story, because they're all messed up in the head to some extent.
Styx - Show Me the Way
This profound song exemplifies, to me, the search that each of us has for meaning and direction in life. Even those of us who were born into Christ's Church must take our own journeys of faith and discover the truth for ourselves, and sometimes that's not a fun process.
Roxette - The First Girl on the Moon
I'm not sure where to put this one, but I want to sneak it in somewhere because I grew up with Roxette and the song is beautiful and it seems appropriate for Jane even though she wasn't the first girl on the moon (and as of this writing, there's never been a girl on the moon). It speaks in a more general sense to the brave groundbreaking women who came before and inspired her to pursue a life of accomplishment. "Space Girls" isn't an overt feminist statement by any means but it's impossible to entirely escape that message and I wouldn't want to anyway.
Roberta Rogow - Fact/Fiction
An obscure filk parody of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" (though I discovered it long before the original because I'm just that nerdy) that explains Jane's fascination with space. Ironically, Jane lives in a science fiction world, so it actually is as exciting as "fact", because that's what it is for her. Even if I try to make it more realistic than most science fiction.
The Penguins - Earth Angel
An underrated classic popularized by Marvin Berry and the Starlighters, is the primary love song of Jane and Rish. (Because she's from Earth, and she looks like an angel. Get it?) In the book, Phil sings it for them.
Tal Bachman - She's So High
Though it lacks the planetary imagery, this could be another love song of Jane and Rish. It's one of mine, anyway, because of the whole unhealthy putting women on a pedestal thing. Fun fact: Tal was a Latter-day Saint at the time he made this song. Alas, since then he had a crisis of faith and became an angry apostate, so maybe he won't let me use it.
Evanescence - My Immortal
I had a dream about this song and woke up with chills and an ache in my heart. After that I decided to squeeze it in somewhere because it's so haunting and beautiful. The book, and consequently the movie, has no shortage of emotional pain to which it could apply.
Apoptygma Berzerk - Major Tom
This is one of the finest songs ever made. It might fit during the fight scene at the end. After deep reflection and difficult debate with myself, I prefer this version to Peter Schilling's original. Don't judge me for not being a purist.
Lex de Azevedo (or whoever) - If You Could Hie to Kolob
And now that we're all in a spiritual mood... I'd like to have "If You Could Hie to Kolob" interspersed throughout the movie as an instrumental track, because it conveys the scope and grandeur of space and time, and also subtly ties into the Latter-day Saint subtheme. The tune is actually copyrighted by Oxford University Press so I'd have to talk it over with them. And pay more royalties... ugh.
Train - Drops of Jupiter
This song was practically written for Jane, and features in the book during a scene that shan't be mentioned here because spoilers. In the movie it might be reprised at the beginning of the end credits.
Damian - The Time Warp
Another potential credits offering. It's appropriate to the plotline, no? I'll either have to do a medley or really long credits.
Moby - We Are All Made of Stars
Not only is this song appropriately spacey, it also covers a major reccuring theme in "Space Girls" of the indomitable human spirit.
Vangelis - Intergalactic Radio Station
I think I'll end the credits on a reflective note with an excerpt of this. It speaks for itself, really.