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Best Trailer Songs Not Used In Movies: 'Magic Mike,' 'Pineapple Express' And More (VIDEO)

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This probably won't come as a surprise: Movie trailers are designed to convince audiences to buy tickets. (Crazy, right?) It's why someone was able to cut together a 25-minute version of "The Amazing Spider-Man," and why so many "Prometheus" secrets were spoiled before the film came out: Studio marketing executives will do everything in their power to drive you to the theater.

Sometimes that Don Draper-like sleight of hand includes using a popular song to evoke a mood -- even if said song doesn't appear in the film it's being used to sell. Such is the case of "Magic Mike," Steven Soderbergh's stripper drama with Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer and Joe Manganiello. The "Magic Mike" trailer promised copious amounts of male nudity and Rihanna's "We Found Love." HuffPost Entertainment is sad to report that the finished film only includes one of those decadent delights.

In (dis)honor of "Magic Mike" -- a good film that could have been a great one if it only used some RiRi -- here are 13 of the best songs featured in trailers, but not the actual movies.

Best Trailer Songs Not Used In Movies
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