25. Almost Famous – “Tiny Dancer” by Elton John
Road movies and their soundtracks always know how to hit a certain spot in us, one that inspires a longing for the road and a disquieting sense of nostalgia. They remind us of a familiar purgatory environment—in between feeling at home and wanting to discover the world and all its crazy beautiful offerings.
After a wild, yet lonely night, Stillwater and their entourage take to the roads once again. Broken, torn and in dire need of a moment that will weld them all back together, Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer” starts playing on the radio….
24. The Jungle Book – “The Bare Necessities” by Baloo and Mowgli
A feel-good song for a feel-good movie! We all loved Mowgli and his jungle friends, Baloo and Bagheera, when we were little, and secretly wished we could live amongst the animals, too.
Now, some forty-seven years since its release, if you ever feel office life and panty hoes getting you down, watch The Jungle Book and just remember the simple bare necessities of life!
23. Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life – “Every Sperm is Sacred”
Inspired by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park, the Monty Python reunited on stage of London’s O2 this month, complete with silly walks and all. It was a long wait, but so worth it!
With our favorite group of mad men back on tour, we thought it would be fun to remember the best song from their 1983 classic, The Meaning of Life. You know which one we mean … nudge, nudge, say no more!
22. Wir Kinder Vom Bahnhof Zoo – “Heroes”/“Helde” by David Bowie
In 1979, Christiane F. Met with journalists Kai Hermann and Horst Rieck of the German magazine Stern to share her story of drug addiction, prostitution and desperation with them. Christiane was only thirteen years old when she started using heroin; the product of a broken family, she found release in David Bowie’s music.
In 1981, Ulrich Edel turned her story into a movie. There are only a few happy moments in this film, but our favorite was Christiane and her friends running around an empty mall in the early morning hours to David Bowie’s “Heroes.”
21. Pulp Fiction – “Girl, You’ll be a Woman Soon” by Urge Overkill
Still buzzing from their night out and their uncomfortable silence, Vince and Mia get back to her house for a nightcap of the special variety. Still wearing Vince’s coat, Mia plays “Girl, You’ll be a Woman Soon” and crazily starts dancing through the living room while Vince tries talking his mirror image into leaving before things get dangerous.
Ready to chill, Mia crashes out on the couch and absentmindedly rummages through Vince’s pockets until she discovers—Hello!—a curious package of powder. Ever the coke-fiend, she fixes herself a line not realizing it’s actually heroin.