From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
The Gymnopédies are three piano compositions by Erik Satie, which were published in Paris starting in 1888. "Gymnopedie No. 1," was sampled on "This Is Stranger Than Love"  by Mark Stewart And The Maffia .
Influences and cover versions
Gary Numan covered the first Gymnopedie on the b-side of 1980 single, We Are Glass, with an arrangement incorporating guitar, bass and synthesizers. New Romantic band, Japan's Night Porter from the 1980 album, Gentlemen Take Polaroids is based on these pieces.A pastiche of Erik Satie's style in Trois Gymnopedies and Gnossiennes, composed by Vladimir Cosma, was used in Jean-Jacques Beineix's 1981 film Diva. A similar pastiche was composed by Charles Fox for the soundtrack of the 1988 film, Short Circuit 2 for the scene following the attack on the robot, Johnny 5.
Gymnopedie No. 1 is heard over the closing scene and end credits of Louis Malle's film, My Dinner with Andre (1981). In the last minute of the video for the song Carmen, by American singer/songwriter Lana Del Rey, Gymnopédie No. 1 is played.
Gymnopedie No. 1 also features prominently in a scene of "The Royal Tenenbaums" by Wes Anderson. The scene features two large paintings by Miguel Calderon and a non-exchange between Richie Tenenbaum (Luke Wilson) and Eli Cash (Owen Wilson), with Gymnopedie No. 1 playing instead of having dialogue.
The three Gymnopedies are part of the soundtrack for the feature film The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya.