Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Never the Same Again

I thought I would do a fun blog this time. I’m tired of bitching about my financial situation! (Caution, there is bad language ahead!)

Have you ever watched a movie and the song attached to a scene changes how you listen to that song forever? I am going to list some of the songs that I can never listen to the same again. If you have any to contribute, leave a comment or if you have a Twitter account leave me a reply @1twistedmind.

Free Bird - The Devil’s Rejects

I have always been a fan of this song long before I watched the movie. Being born and raised in the south, I would be damned to hell for not loving this song! To those who have not seen this movie, first of all, shame on you, and second, I may ruin the ending for you.
The song starts with a nice aerial view of the road ahead. Highway to Hell may have been more appropriate for this ride! The “Rejects” are in a blue convertible Caddy cruising along after escaping a night of unholy hell, or so they thought. Baby and her daddy, Captain Spaulding, are in the back seat, while Otis drives. Visions of the good ole days are popping in and out along the journey. Otis stops the car after he spots the roadblock ahead. He lays his head back for moment before alerting the others who are passed out in the back seat. They wake up and realize what is going on and starting grabbing their weapons. Baby draws her gun first and mouths “You motherfucker”, Otis steps on the gas and the music speeds up.

Spaulding is hanging out one side of the car, Otis the other (driver side of course) and Baby is in the middle standing up like a pageant queen waving to the crowd. Shots are fired back and forth. I love the slow motion effect Rob Zombie produces in this scene. Bullet holes just appear like a drop of blood on Baby's arm. Spaulding has that shit faced grin on his blood caked mouth the whole time! We are left with the assumption they are all dead. I have to admit that I cried in the theatre during this scene. No matter how evil they are/were, they will always remain my favorite dysfunctional family!

The rest will be short and sweet!

This Year’s Love - David Gray - The Girl Next Door

What a perfect song for this scene. You lose your virginity to a smoking hot ex-porn star in a limousine on the way home from prom. Every time I hear this song, I see them having sex, which is not a bad thing!

Baby Got Back - Charlies Angels

Cameron Diaz wishes she had "back" but shakes it around nontheless! I still giggle when I hear that song!

Canned Heat - Jamiroquai - Napoleon Dynamite

I am a fan of Jamiroquai so I have some of his stuff on my iPod. When that song comes on, I want to stop what I am doing and do that stupid ass dance!

Love is a Battlefield - 13 Going on 30

Jennifer Garner jumping around on a bed with young girls... yeah...

Thriller - 13 Going on 30

Super Freak - Little Miss Sunshine

You gotta love that little girl!

Unchained Melody - Ghost

Dueling Banjos - Deliverance


  1. I saw The Devil's Rejects for the first time with some friends shortly after it came out on DVD. At the end of the movie, we all knew that we'd never think of the song the same way again.

    Free Bird also tends to remind me of:

    -Forrest Gump (SPOILER ALERT: It's played during Jenny's suicide attempt)
    -Various things I've done in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (the song is on the classic rock station).
    -A concert I went to in 2002 - a crappy local band asked if anyone had any requests. I don't think any of their fans were in the audience, and I was the only one who made anything close to a request, shouting "FREE BIRD!" The vocalist responds with, "we don't do covers."

    A few other songs that I'll forever associate with movie scenes:

    -Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Fortunate Son" - Also from Forrest Gump, when Gump lands in Vietnam and meets Lieutenant Dan.

    -CCR's "Lookin' Out My Back Door - The Big Lebowski is playing this song in his car as he notices that someone is following him.

    -Kenny Rogers & The First Edition's "Just Dropped In" - also from The Big Lebowski, played during the second dream sequence.

    -Golden Earring's "Radar Love" - the rocket car scene in The Darwin Awards (the best scene in an otherwise "meh" comedy - a hick puts a rocket on the back of his car and zooms down a desert road with the song playing.

    -Bon Jovi's "Raise Your Hands" - Spaceballs. It's played when you first see Barf, rocking out to the song in the back of the Winnebago.

    -Tears For Fears' "Head Over Heels" - It's played early on in Donnie Darko.

    -Alice In Chains' "Got Me Wrong" - played in Clerks when Randal finally shows up to open the video store.

    I hope you don't mind the length of my response, but I had fun with this. Don't be surprised if I post a few more later on...

  2. Wow! Thanks for the comment! I am sure I will think of more too. Feel free to post a comment anytime you think of one!

  3. Correction: -CCR's "Lookin' Out My Back Door - In The Big Lebowski, The Dude is playing this song in his car before he notices that someone is following him.

    And here's another one:

    Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody - Played during my favorite scene in Wayne's World. Haven't seen that in years...

  4. Love the Devil's Rejects - the first time I saw it, I was mesmerized during the ending... incredible!

    Use of music throughout is perfect... The James Gang - Funk 49 ...on the way to get ice cream ("Tooty f$%*n Fruity" that is) lol!