By Christy Lemire
LOS ANGELES — The new indie drama "Janie Jones," about a rock star (Alessandro Nivola) who connects with the 13-year-old daughter (Abigail Breslin) he never knew he had, takes its title from the song of the same name by The Clash. Janie's mom (Elisabeth Shue) was one of the band's groupies when they were young and on their way up years ago, and when the other musicians meet the girl and learn her name, their first response is, "Oh, like the Clash song."
That got me thinking about other movies that share their titles with songs. Now, we're not talking about musicals like "Singin' in the Rain" or "The Sound of Music," or biopics like "Coal Miner's Daughter" or "La Bamba" that take their name from a song by the person the movie is about. If we were, we'd be here all day. No, these titles have to be inspired by songs that already existed. I'll hum a few notes and see if these sound familiar to you: