9. Knock on Wood – Easy A – Amii Stewart / Emma Stone
Yay! A clip that’s finally in HD so you can experience it in all its glory. I appear to belong to the minority of teenagers who prefers dancing to classic songs from the 70’s and 80’s than the hits of today. Sure there are a few exceptions and I’ll happily dance along whilst the DJ plays the latest club anthems, but when the likes of ‘Knock On Wood’ comes on, which they almost never do, I can’t tell you how happy it makes me. But you can guarantee I’ll have to drag a reluctant friend onto the dancefloor to join me just so I don’t look like a complete loser; (my moves happen invite this comparison). Take for example this photo…
Anyway, this is partly why I love this clip, because it harks back to the good old era of musical numbers and 80’s teen movies (the song is circa ’79)as well as tapping into that American high school fantasy we all have; the whole bleachers, sports hall, marching band and cheerleader thing. But ultimately its Emma Stone who makes this clip. Sassily strutting her stuff with enviable confidence to one of my favourite songs. She is my idol. This version is almost as good, if not better than the original.
8. Irish Party – Titanic – Gaelic Storm
As you can probably tell by the sudden plethora of blue underlined website adresses I have found out how to insert links so you can see the videos with greater ease! Hope this compensates somewhat for the lack of actual videos in the post. It is also a pipe dream of mine to figure this out. Titanic had to feature on this list somewhere, being my favourite film and all and you might be surprised to find it’s not Celine Dion’s classic ballad ‘My Heart Will Go On’ and whilst that does send a shiver down my spine, it is this music moment that is perhaps my favourite scene in Titanic. The music is just so damn good. The beer guzzling, bar brawl, ballet moves, tap dancing and crazy Irish jigs; it brilliantly captures the antithesis of Rose’s stifled upper class existence and seals what is to be the everlasting love between Jack and Rose. Sorry for being mushy, but I too would like to go to a real party.
7. Jurassic Park Theme – Jurassic Park – John Williams
This is the particular clip I have in mind when thinking of the Jurassic Park theme in the movie, however below is the entire theme which I am referring to.
Quite simply the best musical score ever written. Of course that is just my opinion; but no others I have heard are able to simultaneously bring a lump to my throat and uplift me. Every note is perfect and its just so epic and emotive. It is my wish to walk down the aisle to this song.
6. (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life – Dirty Dancing – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
Forgive me, but I am a romantic a heart and you can’t have a Top 25 Music Moments in Film list without this being on it. Everything about it is just so exquisite; the spotlight on Baby, the dimmed lights, Johnny removing his leather jacket, the spine tingling first few chords, Bill’s melodic voice, Baby’s innocent, anticipating face and then the way Johnny just looks at her and beckons. What girl’s heart isn’t melting at this moment in time. I know its unrealistic to believe that this sort of thing happens in real life, but that’s the point, just for a few minutes to live vicariously through another in the hope that real romantic love does exist. Ok so I just re-read this and wanted to vom, it may well be all those pancakes I’ve eaten, but either way I promise not to let it happen again. Basically it’s magical and I could watch it all day long. No joke.