“(OH) PRETTY WOMAN” from “PRETTY WOMAN”
“Do you remember me? I was here yesterday, you wouldn’t wait on me. You work on commission, right? Big Mistake! Big. Huge!” Who can forget the lovable rags to riches character that Julia Roberts brought to life in “Pretty Woman”? In one scene, Julia is essentially kicked out of a fancy boutique on Rodeo Drive for wearing her streetwalker outfit. The next day, after an image makeover by Richard Gere, Julia turns the table on the store’s saleswoman. It’s all perfectly set to Roy Orbison’s biggest hit, the title track to the movie.
“WONDERFUL WORLD” From “Witness”
Sam Cooke’s beautiful love song from 1959 is not to be mistaken with Louis Armstrong’s “What A Wonderful World”. The playful early R&B hit became the perfect AM radio song for Harrison Ford’s flirting scene with Kelly McGillis in the 1985 Amish thriller, “Witness”. While working on the car in the barn at night, Harrison hears “Wonderful World” on the radio and sings it to Kelly. Just the look in their eyes says so much in this beautifully scripted scene. Ultimately their love affair was doomed by the strict religious views of the Amish but for just a moment, the romantic moment became the highlight of the film. In the film, a cover version by Greg Chapman is used here. BTW, Let the video play and you’ll find James Taylor’s version set to scenes from “The Lake House” and “The Bridges Of Madison County”.
“POUR SOME SUGAR ON ME” from Coyote Ugly
Piper Perabo’s character in “Coyote Ugly” is a classic fish out of water character. After leaving her family to make it big in the big city, life gets tough, even her apartment gets robbed. Before long, desperate for money, she takes a shot at becoming a bartender at a hot, trendy NYC club called the “Coyote Ugly”. Piper’s innocent face says it all as she watches the bar’s three sexy bartenders set fire to the bar to the music of Def Leppard. Bridget Moynahan, Tyra Banks, Izabella Miko, and Mario Bella make the scene unforgettable.