This edition of Ten Songs are Ten Songs from movies. These songs were all either in a movie or on a soundtrack. I put the movie in parenthesis. Enjoy!
Ten Movie Songs
10. Righteous Brothers – Unchained Melody (Ghost) – This song makes me want to take a pottery class. This movie came out when I was a kid. I didn’t know any better I just thought that’s how all pots were made. My parents couldn’t figure out why I insisted on taking pottery in Summer camp.
9. The Shins – New Slang (Garden State) – An artsy love story that even I like. And I’m a real man’s man.
8. Urge Overkill – Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon (Pulp Fiction) – Excellent cover by these one hit wonders. Does it still count if your only hit is someone else’s song? Neil Diamond sucks anyway.
7. Simple Minds – Don’t You Forget About Me (The Breakfast Club) - To me this is a song that defines the 80’s. When I think 90’s I think Nirvana’s “Smell’s Like Teen Spirit”. When I think 80’s I think this song. Maybe it’s just me but I love this one.
6. Simon and Garfunkel – Mrs. Robinson (The Graduate) – I’ve never seen the graduate but I’ve definitely wanted to nail a hot mom or two so I can relate.
5. Peter Gabriel – In Your Eyes (Say Anything) – I never saw this one either but boy his arms must have been tired from holding that giant 80’s boom box. Nowadays it would be way easier just holding up and iPhone. That scene is all nice and stuff but in real life it just doesn’t work. After about 10 minutes the police show up and next thing you know you’re before a judge who’s handing you a restraining order. Trust me I know.
4. Mickey and Sylvia – Love Is Strange (Dirty Dancing) - Many people like that cheesy song they play at the end. I think that song sucks and otherwise the soundtrack is pretty great. This song is from the scene where she’s getting a “dance lesson” in the studio from Patrick Swayze. Why do they play this movie so much on cable? Also why do I stop and watch it almost every time? I like the part where he punches that rich kid in the face.
3. Otis Day and The Knights – Shama Lama Ding Dong (Animal House) – This song begs the question. “Can we dance with your dates?”. My dad let me watch this movie when I was like 8 years old. I’m surprised he survived the wrath of my mom. It was great going back years later and actually understanding the jokes.
2. Nine Inch Nails – Something I Can Never Have (Natural Born Killers) – For a movie this crazy wouldn’t Nine Inch Nails be the only logical choice for it’s soundtrack? It’s a love ballad NIN style.
1. Harry Belafonte – Jump In The Line (Beetljuice) - After that last song I figured we’d go out on a happier note. Sure Harry’s a crazy communist these days but this song is great. Loved this movie and thought Michael Keaton was awesome as Beetlejuice. I’m surprised they didn’t try to make a bad sequel out of this movie. “Sounds like Lydia got an “A” on the math test.”
What are your movie song picks?