All posts tagged: Movie Soundtracks

Throwback Thursdays! “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” by Bryan Adams

Here is an epic one for you all this week. This song holds a near and dear to my heart as it was the first song I ever memorized the lyrics to. It made Bryan Adams my first favorite singer and for some time Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves was right behind Top Gun as my favorite movie. Yup, this song has it all, a great rock ballad, a solid singer and clips from an iconic movie (I miss you Alan Rickman). So sit back and enjoy the journey you are about to go on with this video.

Throwback Thursdays! “Stay” by Lisa Loeb

The original hipster! Lisa Loeb was dressing like a woman out of the 50s which caught on in the 90s and now is the uniform for hipsters in whatever we call this decade. Stay was Lisa Loeb’s breakout hit (some say her only) and was featured on the Reality Bites soundtrack. Fun Facts about the song/video: Lisa Loeb was the first artist in the USA to have a #1 hit and not be signed to a recording contract. She had recorded the song independently and her neighbor Ethan Hawke gave a copy of “stay” to Ben Stiller who put it in the Reality Bites movie. The song blew up and Loeb made history. Ethan Hawke directed the music video in his own apartment (which by the way is HUGE, what is rent on at place like that?!) The video was shot in one continuous take with no edits. Well those are all the facts I remember from watching Pop Up Video back in 2002. Enjoy the video!

The Song “Green Onions” Seems To Be In Every Movie

When I say “Green Onions” you probably think about the little green onions they put on top of nachos. I personally think of the money you still owe for said nachos (we got extra beef and guacamole on it Ted! That shit ain’t cheap!). What you probably don’t think of is the amazingly catchy song “Green Onions” by Booker T. & The M.G.s. It’s a song many of us do not know by name but know it instantly once we hear it. So how is it possible that we know a song so well yet can’t tell you it’s name or who performs it? Well, I will tell you Suzie (I’m calling our readers Suzie today). It’s because you are racist. Just kidding, well, maybe you are racist but that’s only part of the reason you can’t name the song. The other part is that, this is a song that you’ve probably exclusively heard through movies and tv shows. I know that was the case for me until I took Music in Pop Culture during …