Top Ten Tuesdays: Coolest Music Scenes in Movies


The Shins - New Slang
Garden State (2004)
I'm pretty sure The Shins had changed my life before I saw Garden State. I love Natalie Portman's smile in this scene. I love how it grows.

Otis Redding - Try A Little Tenderness
Pretty In Pink (1986)
God this is amazing. And sexy. She should have chosen the Duck man.

Nico - These Days
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
I wish I could change life into slow-motion like in Wes Anderson Movies.

Sneaker Pimps - Six-Underground
Can't Hardly Wait (1998)
I also wish that I had theme songs that followed me into a room like Jennifer Love Hewitt.

Annie Lennox - Money Can't Buy It
Striptease (1996)
I don't know about you, but the part at 2:27 makes me feel funny things for Demi Moore. So. Sexy.

Elton John - Tiny Dancer
Almost Famous (2000)
It's movie scenes like these that make you believe in the magic of awesome road trip sing-alongs. I mean, everyone is in this bad mood, and then one person starts jamming to an amazing song and everyone joins in and life just seems right. Plus Kate Hudson's "You are Home." Kills me every time.

Lisa Bonet - Baby I Love Your Way
High Fidelity (2000)
I wanna live with a musician.

Teen Witch - Top That
Teen Witch (1989)
THIS IS WHY I LOVE 80S MOVIES. FOR IMPROMPTU RAP SCENES LIKE THESE.

Felix Da Housecat - Money Success Fame Glamour
Party Monster (2003)
"For we are living in the age of the thing." Plus Macaulay Culkin and Seth Green in fabulous costumes.

The Carpenters - They Long To Be Close To You
MirrorMask (2005
Sooooooo creepy.

Feel free to add your own favorite music scenes in movies in the comments. I'm sure I missed a bunch because Top Ten Tuesdays only allow a list of ten. It's the rules. Of top ten lists.