Ok, I am slooooowly trying to rebuild my music collection after losing it all, but I’ve managed to recover some interesting tidbits. Firstly, I finally found the soundtrack to 28 Weeks Later, and it is amazing. It was done by someone named John Murphy, whom I’ve never heard of before (Mike? Help me out?). Sure it’s reptitive, but it fits the movie perfectly. I am thinking of doing a list of the best movie scores.
Also, Gary Glitter’s “Do You Wanna Touch Me There?” because it is pretty funny since he is now a child molestor. Also, you may know the song from Velvet Goldmine. In that case, the answer to the question is obvious.
Also, BONUS! Especially posted for my brother: It seems this is the new version of the Transformers theme to be used in the new movie. I don’t know who sings it, but it kind of sounds like Linkin Park or Disturbed or some crap like that. .
Music and Lyrics was dreaaaaaaadful. I mean, physically painful. The first three minutes was the only enjoyable part. That’s because it was a video for High Grant’s fictional band Pop! which was really dead on for an 80s band. And the song is pretty catchy. You’ll see. [video]
The Ramones, “Bonzo Goes to Bitburg” from School of Rock
I LOVE that they used this Ramones song, because it is so well done and not typical of the Ramones. And what better song to use of a montage of Jack Black teaching kids the basics of “real” Rock n Roll.
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mitch and Tich “Hold Tight” from Quentin Taratino’s Death Proof
The most amazing sequence of the movie Jungle Julie requests the song on the radio and says the band’s name about a thousand times. They all rock out and then Stuntman Mike collides with them and it is the most.gruesome.carc.rash.on.film.ever. [video]
Michael Jackson, “The Way You Make Me Feel” from Center Stage
Omg. Here we go, the epitome of ballet schools, supposed to be at the forefront of dance, and the rogue choreographer does this really dumb act that mimics the drama going on among the character. There are motorcycles driven onstage. And simulated sex with a teenager. And 2 second outfit changes. If you have seen this movie, you know the end sequence OWNS. [video]
Huey Lewis and the News, “Hip to Be Square” from American Psycho
Patrick Batemen explains the subtle and intricate social messages of the song while bludgeoning Jared Leto with an axe. Beautiful. The movie did no justice to the book, but this scene came close. [video]
Venus in Furs, “Tumbling Down” from Velvet Goldmine
The whole movie is full of great moments and music, but this video is fantastic and symbolizes the downfall of all the character. Oh, and Ewan McGregor and Christian Bale bask in the afterglow of the sex they just had. Yeeeee! [video]
“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!
The Pixies, “Where is My Mind?” from Fight Club
Although the literal relationship of the lyrics to the plot could be too obvious, how can you go wrong with using a Pixies song? Plus, blowing up Wilmington, DE needs a soundtrack. This is a rare time where the movie may actually be better than the book. Even Chuck P. thought so. [video]
Echo & The Bunnymen, “People Are Strange” from The Lost Boys
Another literal interpretation of lyrics. Corey Haim/Jason Patric observe their new home in California (Santa Cruz maybe?) in a montage of people with mohawks, piercings, and hanging out by Ferris Wheels.
“Cell Block Tango” from Chicago
Ok, picking a song from an ACTUAL musical may be cheating, but the director totally got the idea of the dream sequence aspect, which the stage production totally missed. Plus, Catherine Z-J is orgasmically amazing in this whole movie. “pop, squish, cicero, lipshitz” or whatever. [video]
Erasure, “A Little Respect” from D.E.B.S.
The supervillainess tries to win back the heart of her lesbian undercover special girlfriend, with the help of her evil henchman. That certainly calls for a montage! [video]
ABBA, “Waterloo”, from Muriel’s Wedding
Can you believe I didn’t really know who ABBA was until I saw this movie? The recreation in costumes and focial expressions and choreography was hokey but enjoyable. It may surprise you to know that I actually don’t love love this movie. I think it was terribly uneven and unfocused. I thought it was a comedy…until Rachel Griffiths has cancer and the mother burns the front lawn and then kills herself. Hahahahaha, funny. [video]