How do you make any random running, driving or football scene in a movie instantly awesome? You simply make sure you have the right camera angle and lighting…oh yeah, and then you throw in the song “Gimme Some Lovin” by Spencer Davis Group.
You may not know the name of the song off hand, but it has been featured in over 15 films (16 to be exact). And as soon as you hear it, you instantly get that feeling inside as if to say “holy shit, here we go!”
While we have established this song has been in countless movies (that is if you can’t count higher than 14 in which case you probably can’t read either so…maybe find a ball and bounce it around for your entertainment…), movies such as ED TV, Striptease and Iron Eagle (you know, Oscar caliber stuff). I have picked my Top 3 scenes featuring this song based on how much I loved them in the movie…and what I could find on YouTube.
The quality might not be great but here they are:
The movie “The Big Chill” featured a lighthearted touch football game, pretty boring right? Well add some Spencer Davis Group and you know what you got? You got a lighthearted touch football game played to an awesome song! Enjoy.
This next one is particularly a nostalgic scene for me. Growing up, my brother’s favourite movie was “Days of Thunder” and together we probably watched this movie…I dunno…let’s just say a lot. And I can’t think of a better song to accompany our hero Cole Trickle as he learns the ins and outs of the NASCAR scene. Rubbing is Racing!
Finally what happens when you steal a hot dog cart then accidentally roll it down some subway stairs? Well you go to juvenile hall where Kevin Bacon sexually assaults you…yeah…but before that you get a fun romp through 1960’s Hell’s Kitchen (in New York) set to what? You guessed it, “Gimme Some Lovin” by Spencer Davis Group! Yay!