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Musical Montage: Michael McDonald “Sweet Freedom”

November 23, 2020

When buddy cops Gregory Hines and Billy Crystal are forced into taking a vacation following the sloppy bust of a drug dealer in Chicago, the pair head to Key West, Florida and relax to the dulcet tones of Michael McDonald’s “Sweet Freedom”, with the pair also appearing in the music video for the song.

Musical Montage: Brother Cane “And Fools Shine On”

October 26, 2020

Firmly setting Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers in 1995, the movie’s soundtrack was full of tracks from the rock band Brother Cane, including their hit single “And Fools Shine On” from their album Seeds, which released the summer before the movie arrived in the fall.

Musical Montage: Queen “Radio Ga Ga”

September 21, 2020

A major hit for Queen in 1984, Radio Ga Ga became a staple of the band’s live performances and its music video heavily features the silent film classic Metropolis by German director Fritz Lang as the band flies above the future city of the film in a flying car and then performs for the working-class citizens.

Musical Montage: Ben E. King “Stand By Me”

August 3, 2020

When the 1986 classic Stand By Me came out, Ben E. King’s iconic song, which gives the movie its title, saw a massive resurgence, jumping back into the Billboard charts and the man himself even starred in a music video featuring cast members River Phoenix and Wil Wheaton.

Musical Montage: Chesney Hawkes “The One and Only”

July 20, 2020

Hailing from the UK, singer/songwriter Chesney Hawkes started his career at age 19 and had his biggest hit, “The One and Only”, from a movie he co-starred in alongside the legendary Roger Daltrey, Buddy’s Song, and it also later appeared in films like Doc Hollywood, Moon and Source Code.