Wednesday 5 January 2011

"I want my life to be like an 80s movie, preferably with one a really awesome musical number, for no apparent reason."- Olive Penderghast, Easy A

       Reason or no reason, we all love it when actors in films burst out into songs. It's sooo much fun. So this list is dedicated to those fantastic cinema moments.

Note: It's only one song in the films. This is not about musicals.

Marty McFly from Back To The Future is a legend, especially when he starts singing Chuck Berry's classic Johnny B Goode.
"I guess you guys aren't ready for that, yet. But your kids are gonna love it."

I Say A Little Prayer from My Best Friend's Wedding. Rupert Everett is so awesome!!

So technically this is lip syncing, but this scene in Bridget Jones's Diary is as epic as they come. True Renee Zelweger sang brilliantly as Roxie Hart, but All By Myself is a whole another level.

Moon River by Audrey Hepburn/ Holly Golightly. This song is so poignant, and it explains the loneliness that Holly felt, and how Paul saw her.

Can't Take My Eyes Off You by Heath Ledger/ Patrick Verona. If you are a girl, you have and dont deny it, dreamed of this happening to you.

Yes I could have put Knock On Wood- the song she actually sings in the film, but Pocket Full Of Sunshine and Olive Penderghast from now on go hand in hand. I need that damn card.

Oh Annette! God I love her, and her character Nick in The Kids Are All Right. If any actress deserves the Best Actress Oscar this year, except Natalie Portman, it's this screen goddess. Joni Mitchell would be happy.

Jingle Bell Rock from Mean Girls. Every girl knows this song. Period.

It Seems Like Old Times by Diane Keaton/Annie Hall. The character and the film are unforgettable. One of the reasoms we and Alvey Singer/ Woody Allen love Annie so much is because she is an absolute divine singer.

 Baby It's Cold Outside by Zooey Deschanel and Will Ferrel. I love this song and this movie and this situation. I love how their voices compliment each other, and how in the end he bangs into the lockers.

Don't Rain on My Parade by Annette Bening/ Caroline Burnham. This just shows how much I love this woman, and she deserves it completely.

It was only fair to put this after All By Myself. Chris O' Dowd brings sorrow and humour together in his superbly lip synced Stay With Me Baby by Lorraine Ellison.
 A Waltz for a Night by Julie Delpy/ Celine. Oh how I love this film and her and this song. Simply gorgeous.

Twist and Shout by Ferris Beuller. You know how mindblastingly uber famous this song and this scene is. I worship it.

Other musical numbers I wanted to put, but could not find videos of are- the french song Kirsten Dunst sings in Marie Antoinette, Here Comes Your Man and Sugar Daddy from (500) Days of Summer, Killing Me Softly with His Song from About A Boy, Can't Take My Eyes of You from Drop Dead Gorgeous and ofcourse Christmas is All Around from Love Actually.



  2. No the videos don't come on the blog. I know it's there on Youtube. Killing Me Softly is also there.

  3. Love this post!