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There’s A New ‘Pet Sematary’ Movie Coming Out, So Who Should Replace The Ramones for the Theme Song?

Stephen King movies can be hit or miss, but most people agree that the 1989 film Pet Sematary was a solid film that has gained a significant cult following.

The film also features The Ramones’ song of the same name, which was written just for the movie.

Now there’s a remake of Pet Sematary that’s coming out this year, and the second trailer just dropped:

King’s 2017 remake of It was actually well-received, so we’ll have to see what happens with this new Pet Sematary movie and what parts are done differently and what parts will remain classic. But the one thing that will definitely change is the soundtrack. There’s no indication if the iconic Ramones song will be featured in this remake and covered by another band, or whether there will be a completely different soundtrack altogether. Let’s take a moment and speculate which band might conceivably take over for the Pet Sematary remake.

1. Imagine Dragons

I know, this isn’t going to be a popular pick, but that’s why I’m getting it out there first. I’m not saying they’re the best option; it’s just that Imagine Dragons seems to manage to get themselves featured in so many movies that it could certainly happen. In fact, I think some of their songs are written for the sole purpose of getting on movie soundtracks.

You had “It’s Time” in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, “On Top of the World” in Island of Lemurs: Madagascar and “Warriors” in Wonder Woman.

2. Saint Asonia

Remember Three Days Grace? Well, this is where their lead singer Adam Gontier is now. If the movie does decide to go with a particular dark hard rock soundtrack, I could see these guys being on board, especially with a lead singer with a distinct voice that people are reasonably familiar with.

3. Arcade Fire

We wouldn’t have Arcade Fire without The Ramones. Also, Arcade Fire has been around for quite a while, they’re well known, and they’re still making music together. I could certainly see them covering the original “Pet Sematary” as a tribute to the band that inspired them.

4. Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys are a pretty current band and has that ’70s vibe that could easily evoke The Ramones. They would bring a similar feel to The Ramones with a touch of Brit pop.

5. The White Stripes

The White Stripes’s music has a distinct ’80s influence that would recall the decade when the first movie was made. They could do present their own songs in the same spirit of The Ramones or cover the original song while adding their own unique sound.

No matter what band they choose, The Ramones’ “Pet Sematary” song will always be a classic.

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