by Adam Riske
From: Despicable Me 2
By: Pharrell Williams
I love this song for a very specific reason. It’s because you can change the lyrics to “I’m ADAM RISKEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!” “If your car is blocking my car, then you have got to move it!” “I’m ADAM RISKEEEEEEEEEE!!!!”
Title: “The Hands that Built America”
From: Gangs of New York
I don’t know why but I really love this song. My best guess is that it’s like a textbook example of what a pre-packaged “Oscar song” would be. Nevertheless, I think it works really well especially when played in the context it is in the movie Gangs of New York.
From: Kate & Leopold
This song is as charming as the music video is lazy. Should I watch Kate & Leopold? I rented it once from Hollywood Video but never watched it…hmmm. I want to play this song for my future boo on acoustic guitar.
Title: “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”
Do you think mission control at NASA ever watched this music video on their big screen? This song is just lovely. Also, my goodness is Liv Tyler adorable in this movie. It makes me want to re-watch Armageddon, which I never thought I would say.
Title: “My Heart Will Go On”
By: Celine Dion
This song rules! You read that right. It rules. It’s the love theme to end all love themes. Celine Dion has lovely hair too. Like she uses Pantene Pro-V. Is it just me or do they show the clip of Jack and Rose on the front of the boat (“I’m flying!”) like 30 times in this video?
Title: “I Have Nothing”
From: The Bodyguard
By: Whitney Houston
OMG do I love The Bodyguard! I bet I could slay this song at karaoke. It would not be perceived as masculine but who cares? I must say, though, I’m not a big fan of Whitney’s chandelier wig in this video. She looks like when I put a blanket on my head and pretend to my niece and nephew that I have long hair.
Title: “(Everything I Do) I Do it For You”
From: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
By: Bryan Adams
This song is romantic as fuck. Is it just me or does Bryan Adams look like a less intimidating James Remar? BTW…who is Bryan Adams singing this song to in the context of this video? What ever happened to Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio?
Title: “Blaze of Glory”
From: Young Guns II
By: Jon Bon Jovi
I wonder if the proprietors of this drive-in ever considered “location, location, location” before they built their movie theater on top of a canyon. I also wonder what played on the second half of the double bill with Young Guns II. Probably Flatliners. BTW…the drive-in will be closed for two weeks because some asshole burned it down.
What Oscar nominated songs do you love but are embarrassed to admit loving? Did you dance to these at your Bar or Bat Mitzvah?