Headbanging With Wayne And Garth: Beatles-Inspired Across The Universe, Rocky IV, Streets Of Fire (cult classic)

“BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY” from WAYNE’S WORLD

You know that you will never be able to hear Queen’s masterpiece again and not visualize this iconic scene from the opening of Mike Myers and Dana Carvey’s greatest comedy.   When they start headbanging, Wayne starts playing the drums on the dashboard, and the sick guy in the backseat yells, “Let Me Go”, it’s one of the greatest music/movie scenes of all time!  The scene was so popular that the Queen song jumped to #2 on the Top 100, twenty years after Queen released it.

 
“NO EASY WAY OUT” from ROCKY IV   ROBERT TEPPER

“Talking about what might have been, thinking about what used to be”, Rocky has reached the end of his rope, mentally spent, angry, and hurt.  Rocky needing time to figure things out after his rival and later best friend, Apollo Creed, died in the ring by a cheap shot by the Russian physical specimin, Ivan Drago.   Sly gets in his sports car, cranks up “No Easy Way Out” and speeds down the highway during a montage of scenes from the Rocky trilogy. 


“LET IT BE” from ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by CAROL WOODS

The little boy in the scene is Timothy Mitchem.   During the 1967 Detroit riots, a young man sitting in the street starts singing a slow version of “Let It Be”.  During a transition to a church scene, we learn the boy died in the street.  At the funeral with a full choir, you will get chills watching this scene from the Beatles inspired film, Across The Universe.   Carol Woods singing “Let It Be” heightens the spiritual tone of the McCartney anthem.


“TONIGHT IS WHAT IT MEANS TO BE YOUNG” from STREETS OF FIRE by FIRE INC. 

Jim Steinman is an eccentric but masterful producer who has recorded epic anthems like “Total Eclipse Of The Heart” for Bonnie Tyler, “Making Love Out Of Nothing At All” by Air Supply, and most notably, Meat Loaf’s Bat Out of Hell series.   He produced this big production soundtrack song from the 1984 film starring Michael Pare, Diane Lane,and William DeFoe.   Diane looks amazing as the lead singer in this 80’s cult classic.  


5 comments

  1. That would be most awesome!! Off bat I can think of Moulin Rouge, Sweeney Todd, Eight Crazy Nights with Adam Sandler and the Wedding Singer (the scene where he sings “Grow old with you”.

  2. I really like the music and movie clip combination as a change of pace. I think every couple of weeks I’ll run another one like this. Any movie/music combinations you recommend? Oh, Diane Lane is playing the singer in the film, she’s not the actual singer 🙂

  3. Wayne’s World was too funny!!I can listen to Bohemian Rhapsody anytime, anywhere! I enjoyed the bass in “No easy way out”. “Let it be” had me teary eyed. I love “Across the Universe” but I’m sure you know that. lol and OMGOODNESS!! I didn’t realize that Diane Lane sang. She has a beautiful voice!! You know I don’t think I’ve ever watched “Streets of Fire”. I’ll have to put it on my list of DVD’s to watch. :))))

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