Well as we, at KVHstudios, provide movies, in-store music and in-store radio around the world we thought it would be a jolly good and joyous romp to combine these attributes and come up with “10 Fantastic Song Moments in Movies”.
So below is what we’ve come up with to entertain the eyes and ears.
RISKY BUSINESS – “Old Time Rock and Roll” – Bob Segar and The Silver Bullet Band
If you haven’t danced around when home alone whilst wearing just underwear, socks and a shirt you clearly have not lived!!!
The scene in Risky Business when Tom Cruise struts his stuff to “Old Time Rock and Roll” whilst singing into his improvised microphone is what the film is famed for.
BEETLE JUICE – “Day-O (Banana Boat Song)” – Harry Belafonte
Beetle Juice is Tim Burton at his weird and whacky best. We’d love to know what he was on when he made this film as he hasn’t been this crazy since.
Whether you loved this film or thought it was just a bit too mad for you, you’ll have to agree that getting a bunch of stiff people around a table to start busting out some strange dance moves whilst singing to “Daaaaay-O”, is a genius moment in movie history.
SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER – “Stayin Alive” – Bee Gees
Yes indeed John Travolta appears twice in this list.
In the 70’s who else could’ve walked down the streets of Brooklyn whilst swinging a tin of paint and getting his swagger in time to “Stayin Alive” by the Bee Gees.
Saturday Night Fever has a great soundtrack throughout the entire film and has many classic moments ranging from the opening credits to the famous dancefloor scene.
PULP FICTION – “You Never Can Tell” – Chuck Berry
John Travolta is back again in this list as Vincent Vega from Pulp Fiction. He is joined by the lovely Uma Thurman who plays Mia Wallace. Vincent is “instructed” to take Mia out to entertain her for the evening.
Whilst Vincent is still very much “floating” in his special dreams, Mia enters them in the “Jack Rabbit Slim Twist Contest”.
And what a treat it is to see them twisting to “You Never Can Tell”. Since Pulp Fiction’s release in 1994, this dance/scene has often been imitated but it’s just not the same without Vince and Mia.
RESERVOIR DOGS – “Little Green Bag” – George Baker Selection
From one Quentin Tarantino film to another. Well he certainly knows how to select a good soundtrack to his movies.
How cool did all those dudes look by simply walking down the street (in slow motion) to “Little Green Bag” whilst wearing black suits and sunglasses???!!!!!
Let’s be honest, since watching Reservoir Dogs, how many times have you walked the streets with your chums whilst subconsciously humming “Little Green Bag”??? Exactly!!!
ROCKY – “Gonna Fly Now” – Bill Conti
Well we obviously had to include this classic.
“Gonna Fly Now” also known as the “Rocky Theme” is an absolute motivational belter.
When this track starts pumping out during Rocky’s (Sylvester Stallone) final training montage and he runs up those 72 steps to victory punch the air, “Gonna Fly Now” became a major part of American Popular Culture in the 70’s.
Since Rocky was released in 1976, many real boxers have used this track as their ring entrance song and has also been used in many ways to inspire and motivate.
8 MILE – “Lose Yourself” – Eminem
Going from a classic motivational song from the 70’s (Rocky Theme) to the more modern track of the noughties to encourage you to live your dreams, we bring you “Lose Yourself” by Eminem from the film “8 Mile”.
Yes 8 Mile is really just another “Hood” movie but it’s when Jimmy “Rabbit” (Eminem) decides to sort his life out and starts writing rhymes on a messy notepad for the rap battle with “Lose Yourself” playing over the scene, you know he’s going to kick some rapping ass.
TRAINSPOTTING – “Lust For Life” – Iggy Pop
What a fantastic opening sequence this is when all main characters are introduced during Ewan McGregor’s snappy monologue about choices in “Life” whilst Iggy Pop’s “Lust For Life” busts out.
The whole soundtrack to Trainspotting is absolutely sublime and the film has received a well-deserved status of “true cult classic”.
FIGHT CLUB – “Where Is My Mind” – The Pixies
Well didn’t David Fincher do a fantastic job of making Fight Club.
To finish of such a twisted film with the track “Where Is My Mind” is a stroke of genius when the city comes tumbling down while Edward Norton says to Helena Bonham-Carter “You met me at a very strange time in my life”.
Loopy yet awesome!!!
WAYNE’S WORLD – Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
Come on then. Since watching Wayne’s World, if you were the right age in the 90’s, who hasn’t done the exact same thing in the car when listening to “Bohemian Rhapsody”???
The opening credits are a right hoot and great fun to watch and also what the Wayne’s World is most remembered for.