Grab the popcorn, dim the lights, and crank up the rock & roll. Without these songs who can say for sure whether these movies would have risen to such popularity or that these scenes would have gone down in history. Click on the movie titles to see the songs in your favorite movies, and click on the song titles to see the originals!
Movie: Reality Bites
Song: My Sharona by the Knack
In this coming of age film we find our main characters purchasing some munchies in a local gas station when their favorite song comes on the radio. They ask the attendant to turn it up and they begin to jam out with each other.
Movie: Wayne’s World
Song: Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
One of the most iconic scenes in Wayne’s World, we find our main characters driving to pick up a drunk friend while rocking out to their favorite “mock opera” anthem.
Movie: Ella Enchanted
Song: Don’t Go Breakin’ My Heart by Elton John
Located just before the ending credits we find our two leads freshly married and pledging their love to each other with the help of the entire cast in this group number.
Movie: Risky Business
Song: Old Time Rock and Roll by Bob Seger
One of the iconic scenes of all time features Tom Cruise sliding in to his living room in socks, a button down, and his underwear to rock out his favorite classic 70’s hit.
Movie: Despicable Me 2
Song: Y.M.C.A. by Village People
Found right before the ending credits after Gru has just married his bride and his daughters profess their excitement to have a new mother, Gru’s minions lead the cast in an all out groove fest.
Movie: American Beauty
Song: American Woman by The Guess Who
To forget the troubles of his life, the lead character played by Kevin Spacey, spends some time rockin’ out in his car to a classic.
Movie: Happy Feet
Song: Somebody To Love by Queen
In the breakout family movie about one penguin who prefers to tap rather than sing we find a rock concert in Antarctica where the song of choice is one of Queen’s biggest hits.
Movie: School Of Rock
Song: Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin
Featured in a movie that showcases the accessibility off rock & roll to every generation, teacher Jack Black plays this hit for his students on the way to their first gig.
Do you have any other favorites we didn’t include? Comment below and let us know! Keep rocking and rolling Greenville and we can’t wait to see you at ‘I Feel The Earth Move’ August 4-13 here at GLT!