List: best movie song moments, Part 3

In case you missed it, here’s part one and part two.

“Smells Like Teen Spirit/Can Can” from Moulin Rouge
I went into this movie with no idea what to expect. When the well-dressed gentleman of the can-can nightclub broke out into this, I knew that Baz Luhrman was a fucking god. This whole sequence is like an awesome acid trip. [video]

CeCe Peniston, “Finally” from The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
In a movie about drag performers, one would hope that the performance sequence would be a good payoff. It was. Love the Maria Antoinette dresses. [video]

Johnny Cash, “When The Man Comes Around” from Dawn of the Dead

I can’t think of a better song to set the tone for an end of the world scenario. Johnny Cash was one morbid guy. Mass world panic, political strife, and religious overtones. Best opening sequence ever. God, I love this movie. [video]

Lou Reed, “Pefect Day” from Trainspotting
For a low-bidget movie, the special effects of sinking into the carpet are perfect to illustrate the overdose. [video]

“Wig in a Box” from Hedwig and the Angry Inch
The best song from this whole show. And one of the best costumes ever–made from humain hair. And let’s talk about the keytar. [video]

Animal Collective, “Winter’s Love” from Shortbus
A great song to use to show sexual/emotional frustration. So that’s what caused to the NYC blackout!


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