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The Soundtrack To Your Weekend

8th November 2013 | Posted in Music

Congratulations everyone, we made it through another week.

It's time to celebrate, and this weekend, we're doing things a little different, with some of the best songs from the movies.

From Wayne's World, to Iron Man 2, we've cherry picked these little gems!

Reckon we've missed an absolute gem? Or is your favourite song from the movies missing off the list? Let us know by tweeting us @masdings.

1) Romeo & Juliet: Young Hearts Run Free-Kym Mazelle- Coming off of Baz Lurhmann's epic telling of the Shakespearean classic, this up beat mo town inspired tune plays whilst Mercutio pulls his best Saturday night dance moves by the beach.

2) The Breakfast Club: Don't you (Forget About Me)- Simple Minds- Playing in the opening and closing titles of The Breakfast Club (which starred Emilio Estevez- we love that lad for his fantastic role in Mighty Ducks, this track is a proper 'forgot how good this is' kind of deal.

3) Top Gun: Danger Zone-Kenny Loggins- GOOSE! ICE MAN! MAVERICK! Yes- the film that made aviators cool, and jump suits the mainstay of fancy dress parties the world over, nothing says kick ass American fighter pilots like rock guitar riffs, punchy drums and singing 'Danger Zone' an awful, awful lot.

4) Ferris Beuller's Day Off: The Beatles-Twist and Shout- Ferris Beuller manages to entertain an entire crowd from a float by singing this Beatles classic. Being American, everyone joins in and some form of street party ensues. Happens all the time to us...

5) Back To The Future: Chuck Berry- Johnny B. Goode- We all know the deal-Michael J. Fox gets sent to the past in the DeLorean, and ends up playing this song at his future parents High School dance. He cracks out some serious looking air guitar moves too.

6) Billy Elliott: I Love To Boogie-T-rex- The little child prodigy from up north shakes his ass everywhere and anywhere to T-Rex; and who can blame him? One of us is trying to tap dance right now... OK maybe not. Thought's there though.

7) The Place Beyond The Pines: Dancing in the Dark- Bruce Springsteen- We've got a lot of time for two things here. One of them Bruce Springsteen is just the high jean wearing epitome of a legend, whilst Ryan Gosling, in The Place Beyond The Pines does a fantastic job of celebrating his successful robbery of a bank whilst dancing with a dog to this song. It's a match made in heaven. Gosling, Dog, Bruce.

8) Mrs Doubtfire: Dude Looks Like a Lady-Aerosmith- Everybody loves a montage, and they don't come much better with Robin Williams dressed up like a woman to trick his soon to be ex wife that he's a nanny, just so he can spend time with his kids. Cue hoovering, scenic bike riding and cooking scenes in a huge body suit.

9) Wayne's World: Bohemian Rhapsody-Queen- Mike Meyers and co. sing along to this legendary Queen song. Take note that they listen to it from a tape deck- retro loving.

10) Iron Man 2: Shoot To Thrill-AC/DC- Robert Downey Jr rides round in a big metal suit all guns blazing whilst this song pumps in the background. It's every boys dream, right?

11) Good Fellas: Layla-Derek and The Dominos- Playing in the background as the camera pans through all the bodies the Mafia have whacked- "We were good fellas, wise guys, but we would never be made men"

12) American Pie: One week-Bare Naked Ladies- One of the most recognisable songs from what was perhaps the most popular film comedy series in recent years, this is a proper American teen banger.

13) Matilda: Send Me On My Way- Rusted Root- Made famous by the film that saw a girl develop some kind of crazy super powers, this feel good song sees us through a montage of loveliness as she gets adopted at the end of the film. AWWWWW.

14) Reservoir Dogs Stuck In The Middle With You- Stealers Wheel- Mr Blonde has a little Dad dancing moment to this song as he proceeds to torture a cop by chopping his ear off with a cut throat razor blade and dowsing him in petrol. Safe to say the guy's a little bit loopy.

15) Napoleon Dynamite: Jamiroquai- Canned Heat- Playing as the backing to one of the greatest dancing sequences we've ever seen, the moon booted, super geeky Napoleon Dynamite shows off his awkward dancing talent in front of the whole school to save his best friends presidency campaign. An interestingly bad dancer, but a good pal none the less.

16) There's Something About Mary: Build Me Up Buttercup- The Foundations- Closing out the film, this track is one of those 'yay feel good endings' kind of deals. Not a great deal to say past that, it's all a bit cheese which is a shame seeing as the song is cracking.

17) A Bronx Tale: Ain't That A Kick In The Head- Dean Martin- Nothing says gangster film like a member of the Rat Pack crooning over something- and aside from Frank Sinatra, they don't come much better than this guy. Annoyingly, Robbie Williams tried to cover this. Frankly, that makes us feel ill. Stop it Robbie.

18) Superbad: Here I Come- The Roots- The subject of conversation for teenagers since its release, this song features when Seth, Evan and McLovin enter the party in bad ass slow motion style- "MCLOVIN?! NICEEEE!"

19) 8 Mile: Lose Yourself-Eminem- The track that everybody's used to try and get worked up for something or other for what seems like the past millennium, Lose Yourself was the track used to document Eminem's rise from rap battle bottler to the guy we all listen to today. If you're listening to this and don't feel like going for a 50 mile run or becoming a professional boxer or something then you must be deaf.

20) Four Lions: Dancing In The Moonlight-Toplader- Sung in the cab of a Transit van by a group of would be terrorists from Sheffield on their way to the London marathon, this song epitomises the light hearted nature of this comedy which is ultimately, kind of dark; except for when Waj compares the 'rubber dingy rapids' to Nemesis at Alton Towers. That bit's just hilarious.

So there you have boys and girls- Saturday night at the movies, without going to the movies, or even seeing a film. So it's not actually like Saturday night at the movies at all. Cool. On that note-have a tip top weekend!

Ryan J Gray

 

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