Following this week’s Quick Read on some of my favourite musical moments in movies, we asked for some of your recommendations and had a great response on social media.
It’s an eclectic mix for sure, but definitely some great stuff to check out next time you’re looking for something musical to enjoy…
Just a quick note – most responses simply included the artists and films, rather than any specific tracks, but I’m pretty sure a quick Google or YouTube search will lead you where you need to go. You’re a smart bunch, after all.
- Rex Manning, Empire Records
- The Wonders, That Thing You Do
- Barry Jive and the Uptown 5 (aka Sonic Death Monkey, aka Kathleen Turner Overdrive), High Fidelity
- The Blues Brothers, The Blues Brothers
- Juno MacGuff and Paulie Bleeker (Elliot Page and Michael Cera), Juno
- Crucial Taunt (feat. Tia Carrere), Wayne’s World
- Conner4Real and the Style Boyz, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
- The Soronprfbs, Frank (specifically I Love You All)
- The Commitments, The Commitments (specifically At The Dark End Of The Street)
- Jackson Maine and Ally, A Star Is Born (specifically Shallow)
- Cricket (Hoagy Carmichael), To Have And Have Not
- Turner (Mick Jagger), Performance
- Rabbit (Eminem), 8 Mile
- Abilene (Justin Timberlake), Southland Tales
- Spinal Tap, This Is Spinal Tap
- Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger), 10 Things I Hate About You
- The cast, Magnolia (specifically Wise Up)
- The Doors (feat. Val Kilmer), The Doors
- Citizen Dick, Singles
- Wyld Stallyns, Bill & Ted trilogy
- Bob Harris (Bill Murray), Lost In Translation
- The Quarrymen, Nowhere Boy
- Joy Division, 24 Hour Party People
I’ll add to this list as and when I receive any more, but this should keep you going for a while.
If you’ve got any movie musical performances moments you think should be on there, be sure to let me know!