The 50 Best Movie Song Moments

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45. Risky Business – “Old Time Rock and Roll” by Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band

The scene in Risky Business, in which Tom Cruise dances around to “Old Time Rock and Roll,” really isn’t anything new—we do it all the time. And still it remains one of the most memorable scenes in the movie.

We especially like his make-shift microphone—we can tell he’s really feeling it when he gets down on his knees in a moment of pure lead-singer theatrics.

44. Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood – “Freak it Out!” by Doug E. Fresh

Ashtray (Shawn Wayans), Loc Doc (Marlon Wayans), Crazy Legs (Suli McCullough) and company’s strange fashion choices and daily struggles make for a highly entertaining hood movie—one with hardly any sense and few subtle parodies.

Marlon Wayan’s acting was priceless, but the ones who really stole the show were the two OG’s competing for God’s blessing by floor rocking and swiping B-Girl style.

43. Inglorious Basterds – “Cat People (Putting Out Fire)” by David Bowie

We are so used to Tarantino’s films focusing on super stylish mobsters it took us a while to wrap our heads around the uniformed SS officers in Inglorious Basterds. This doesn’t mean to say it wasn’t filled with Tarantino-esque dialogues and violence, though.

Having moved on from the theme of revenge (Kill Bill), Quentin hit the screens with Inglorious Basterds in 2009 to prove a new theory: Karma really is a bitch.

42. Shrek – “Bad Reputation” by Halfcocked

Didn’t think we’d be covering animation movies, as well? Well, you thought wrong! A lot of Disney and DreamWorks movies have really cool soundtracks, including Shrek. Our grumpy ol’ Ogre marched Duloc to the sounds of Smash Mouth’s “All Star,” and their version of “I’m a Believer,” but our favorite moment in the film is when he takes out Lord Farquaad’s army, thus proving his “Bad Reputation.”

41. Stranger Than Fiction – “Whole Wide World” by Wreckless Eric

We don’t often get to see Will Ferrell in vulnerable, genuinely likable roles because he’s usually too busy playing a goofball. In Stranger Than Fiction, we experience a different side of Ferrell; still quirky yet incredibly uptight and anal—he finds it hard to relax and give in to flirtation.

It’s not until he’s gently strumming a guitar and quietly humming “Whole Wide World” that we see him let his guard down—much to his love interest’s liking….

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