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10 Movies You Didn't Realise Inspired Songs

Young Frankenstein did more than make people laugh —it inspired a classic Aerosmith song!

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Have you ever sat down to listen to your favorite song and wondered what could have inspired the songwriter to come up with their lyrics? Most people probably have due to the fact that modern music tends to have some strange phrases, which could only have come from the artist's crazy life.

However, that answer is often incorrect. Most songwriters find inspiration from the same places everyone else does, and whether that's another band's music, something they experienced in real life, or their favorite movie, inspiration can strike at any time and from anywhere.

Occasionally, it's fairly obvious when a songwriter finds inspiration from a movie, but not always. There are plenty of songs that have been inspired by a film's themes, or even from a single line of dialogue that struck the artist's fancy.

Whatever aspect of a movie happens to get an artist's creative juices flowing, it's clear they use it as a jumping-off point in their writing process. Millions of people watched Juno, but only one guy heard something and thought, 'that would make a great song!'

These ten movies inspired songs, but in most cases, it's hardly obvious to the listener.

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