...it's another timewaster - a link to a cool list of most excellent song use in movies .
Forty in total, plus some great ones just outside the winners circle...here's the top ten according to the site:
10) "Try A Little Tenderness", Otis Redding - Pretty In Pink
9) "The End", The Doors – Apocalypse Now
8) "Moving in Stereo", The Cars – Fast Times at Ridgemont High
7) “Shout”, Otis Day & the Knights - Animal House
6) “Stuck in the Middle with You”, Stealer’s Wheel – Reservoir Dogs
5) “Tiny Dancer”, Elton John – Almost Famous
4) “Damn It Feels Good 2 Be A Gangsta”, The Geto Boys – Office Space
3) “Twist and Shout”, The Beatles – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
2) “In Your Eyes”, Peter Gabriel – Say Anything
1) “Bohemian Rhapsody”, Queen – Wayne’s World
Cameron Crowe does it up right with three in the top ten (I did dig that scene in Almost Famous as much as I dug the movie). And Say Anything? Say no more.
I like lists like this. But I did miss seeing any scenes from High Fidelity..like the Beta Band buyers sequence; or Motorhead's 'Ace of Spades' screeching in the background as John Cusack battles the hitman in the convenience store they built on top of his childhood home in Grosse Point Blank; or 'Black In Black' shaking the speakers as Jack Black names the bandmembers in School of Rock; or Jason Swartzman sending bees to Bill Murray and starting 'the war' in Rushmore set to The Who's 'A Quick One'.....or in Election, when ....yo, somebody stop me!
Seems like a good topic for Portnoy to weigh in on...maybe he even made some of these happen?
And McGrath keeps his monster post ball rolling with his readers report. We really need to find a destination for all this.