Mo’ Music Vidyas! Cheesy good movie themes.
I’m a sucker for music movies (which is why I love FryButt’s own Alyx Vesey’s Music Movie Mondays, so GO READ THEM ALL NOW. I’ll wait.). Ok..are you back? Awesome.
I’m also a sucker for movie themes of the cheesy pop variety that really have little to do with the movie itself. They make me happy inside. Some of my favorites include:
Kiss From A Rose- Seal (Batman Forever)
I’m probably a fan of this song because of the oboe in it. And it came out during my huge crush on both Nicole Kidman and Val Kilmer. And the breakdown of a million Seals singing the chorus at 2:22 is awesome. I still don’t approve of nipples on the Batsuit, though.
All For Love-Bryan Adams, Sting, Rod Stewart (Three Musketeers)
A trio of rather bombastic male singers just hanging around in a studio? What an idea for a video! See, they’re like the best of friends. I love that Sting (who is probably the best singer of the group) gets to show his power on one syllable: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH. But he sings it so well. But, Sting, you can’t hear your bass in the mix, so your posturing during the chorus is a tad ridiculous. And what is up with Bryan’s hair? This is one of my favorite songs to stick on mix CDs… everyone forgets about it, except me. MUAH HA HA!!! In fact, should I get married, this will pop up randomly during the reception. Also worth noting: this video has nothing to do with the Keifer/Charlie Sheen/Oliver Platt movie. But it’s the theme…
Everything I Do(I Do It For You)-Bryan Adams (Robin Hood:Prince Of Thieves)
The first piece of sheet music I ever bought was for this song. I can still play part of it, lo these many years later. Unlike the previous video, this one was such a part of the movie that it actually plays during the end credits of the VHS (I assume it does the same on the DVD.. I don’t know for sure, because I haven’t seen this movie since before the advent of DVDS.. maybe I should watch it something, see how it is. Although I know Alan Rickman will be brilliant.).
I can’t embed it, but here’s the link in case you wanna watch it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGoWtY_h4xo
Because You Loved Me/My Heart Will Go On-Celine Dion (Up Close and Personal/Titanic)
I’m including these two together because, honestly, I always think of them together. Both of these follow the “Singer singing intercut with clips from the movie” rule of music videos. “Because You Loved Me” has become a Mother’s Day song, I’ve noticed (and it does make me think of my mom…hmm). I can’t listen to “My Heart Will Go On” without having flashbacks to playing it in band the year it came out, and most of the flutes had to play recorder. It was rough, man. Also, does anyone else think that Celine looks better with the short hair from the “Because You Loved Me” video?
Arthur’s Theme-Christopher Cross (Arthur)
I get this song stuck in my head all the effin’ time. There’s no music video as such, but it still gets to go on this list. Here’s the end credits to <i>Arthur</i>.
Also, this video is just…amazing…
Remember Me This Way- Jordan Hill (Casper)
I will freely admit that I still tear up at the end of Casper. And this song makes me get a bit misty, because it’s used expertly in the movie. Or at least it is if you’re a young girl with easily manipulated tear ducts. Oh, Devon Sawa, what happened to you? This video makes some interesting (and cheesetastic!) moves, like have Jordan Hill interact with Casper. So, yeah, there you go.
There are a ton more out there, of course. And I probably have them all on my iPod. And I’m not ashamed.