When the right song happens at the right moment in a movie... it's just right.
That Thing You Do! - "That Thing You Do"
You know, when they're all nonfamous and then they hear their song on the radio for the first time and they're jumping around and screaming and then they get famous?
Amelie - Yann Tiersen's lovely score
This tiny little scene is like the heartwarmiest piece of whimsical cinema.
High School Musical 2 - "You Are the Music in Me"
DON'T JUDGE. It's like, hi we have no idea how this song goes but then the power of music is like in us n stuff and then we know this song and so does this crowd of people. AND IT'S GREAT.
Dancer in The Dark - "Cvalda"
Okay, back to legit films. This is the first song in the movie and the first moment when you get how it's going to be- Selma's dark dreary existence is interjected with these over the top joyous musical numbers. Such a beautiful movie.
Almost Famous - "Tiny Dancer"
As my buddy Jack White would say, I've said it once before but it bears repeating. This is just one of the best movie music moments of all time. Enough said.
Maybe a follow up post to come sometime in the future? There are just so many...