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Poll: The 20 Best Needle Drops in Martin Scorsese Movies

Οn the occasion of the release of Martin Scorsese's new film The Irishman (2019), the entertainment website Thrillist ranked the Top 20 best uses of popular songs in his filmography. Which one do you consider the most memorable?

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    Ray Liotta in Goodfellas (1990)

    Jump Into the Fire by Harry Nilsson during the helicopter sequence.
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    Jack Nicholson in The Departed (2006)

    Gimme Shelter by The Rolling Stones during the opening sequence when Frank Costello is introduced. It's also used in two montages in Goodfellas (1990) & Casino (1995).
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    Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, and David Proval in Mean Streets (1973)

    Please Mr. Postman by The Marvelettes during the pool hall fight scene.
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    Nick Nolte in New York Stories (1989)

    Like a Rolling Stone by Bob Dylan and the Band during the scene where Lionel splashes paint all over his canvas.
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    Fran McGee and Johnny Williams in Goodfellas (1990)

    Layla by Derek and the Dominos during the dead bodies montage.
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    Joe Pesci and Frank Vincent in Casino (1995)

    Can't You Hear Me Knockin' by The Rolling Stones during the sequence where Nicky's criminal activities are showcased.
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    Robert De Niro and Harvey Keitel in Mean Streets (1973)

    Steppin' Out by Cream during the ending driving/shootout sequence.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio in The Departed (2006)

    I'm Shipping Up To Boston by The Dropkick Murphys during the early sequence where the Billy-Colin parallel storylines are set up.
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    Nicolas Cage in Bringing Out the Dead (1999)

    T.B. Sheets by Van Morrison during the opening sequence featuring unpleasant imagery of a woman dying of tuberculosis.
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    Harvey Keitel and Zina Bethune in Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)

    The End by The Doors during the love scene between J.R. & the Girl.
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    Robert De Niro and Frank Sivero in Goodfellas (1990)

    Sunshine Of Your Love by Cream during the scene where Jimmy decides to whack Morrie and the rest of his gang that was involved in the Lufthansa heist.
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    Tom Cruise in The Color of Money (1986)

    Werewolves of London by Warren Zevon during the scene where Vincent plays pool while dancing and lip-synching to the song.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

    Dust My Blues by Elmore James during the sequence where parts of Jordan's lifestyle, such as his car, his house and his wife are showcased.
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    Alfred Lutter III in Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)

    All The Way To Memphis by Mott the Hoople during an early scene between Alice and Tommy.
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    Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, and David Proval in Mean Streets (1973)

    Jumpin' Jack Flash by The Rolling Stones during Johnny Boy's slo-mo introduction scene. This is Robert De Niro's first scene in a Martin Scorsese film and the very beginning of their great collaboration.
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    Robert De Niro in Cape Fear (1991)

    Do Right Woman, Do Right Man by Aretha Franklin during the phone call between Max and Danielle.
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    Teri Garr in After Hours (1985)

    Last Train To Clarksville by The Monkees during the apartment meeting between Paul and Julie.
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    Robert De Niro and Sebastian Maniscalco in The Irishman (2019)

    Sleep Walk by Santo & Johnny during the two scenes featuring the hits on Joseph Colombo & "Crazy" Joe Gallo.
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    Frank Vincent, Joe Pesci & Craig Vincent in CASINO (1995)

    (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction by Devo during the shootout scene.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kenneth Choi, and Henry Zebrowski in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

    Pretty Thing by Bo Diddley during the dancing scene in Jordan's & Naomi's wedding.

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