What do you do when you’re a funky blues band playing 60’s R&B classics to a bunch of rednecks? Bust out the whip and play the country & western chestnut, The Theme To Rawhide! Love the chicken wire net in front of the band and the beer bottles getting thrown. John Belushi’s stoic pose during the chaos is priceless. John Landis was such a great director in the 80’s.
“WOMAN IN THE MOON” BARBRA STREISAND
My mom’s favorite musical artist and a movie soundtrack that was played so many times around my house. Esther Hoffman (Streisand) was a struggling nightclub singer suddenly dating a destructive and rebellious rocker played by Kris Kristofferson. He sees her talent and gives her a chance to sing at his concert set in an Indian reservation. They’re expecting a wild rock concert, watch how Esther wins the crowd over:
“DREAMING OF YOU” SELENA
If you saw the movie, you remember the chilling last five minutes. As unexpectedly as the tragic death of Selena comes this haunting movie tribute to her final moments. Jennifer Lopez stares at the fallen rose on stage and the film intertwines movie footage with actual news reports. Hearing the beauty of “Dreaming Of You” reminds of what could have been if Selena was still alive.
“CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF OF YOU” HEATH LEDGER
Speaking of what might have been, the loss of Heath Ledger after his Oscar winning performance in The Dark Knight, still reminds us that life is short. Here’s one of the happiest movie scenes of all-time as Heath woos Julia Styles in 10 Things I Hate About You. Love her reaction when the band starts playing!