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Musical Montage: Eric Clapton “It’s In the Way That You Use It”

Before he was battling mummies or risking his life in death defying stunts, Tom Cruise was hustling pool with Paul Newman in 1986’s The Color of Money.  Directed by Martin Scorsese, the movie was actually a sequel to The Hustler from 1961, which starred Newman as a young pool shark named Fast Eddie Felson, who he played again in The Color of Money.  For the soundtrack, Scorsese got The Band’s Robbie Robertson to write songs but also do the score and he co-wrote “It’s in The Way That You Use It” with Eric Clapton, who performed it for the movie.  The song didn’t chart on the Billboard Hot 100 but did stay on the Mainstream Rock charts for 15 weeks and eventually hit #1.  The music video is possibly the most simplistic movie soundtrack song video ever, as it’s just Clapton in a black room with blue lights with clips from the movie playing and you can check it out below.

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