I’m not a fan of musicals but I do like the occasional tune belted out/performed by an actor who can sing a little bit. It usually adds to the charm or levity of the movie. It also adds depth to the character. When pulled off, it makes for a memorable moment.
Don’t stop ’til you get enough- Like in the above pictured video from Rush Hour 2. Especially when it’s not expected. I mean, this scene just sets the tone for the movie. Chris Tucker is the best, so there’s that.
Cuban Pete- From the movie The Mask was a hit on many levels. It really showcased how talented an actor, singer, and dancer Jim Carrey is.
Show me the way to go home- Robert Shaw, Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss. Jaws happens to be one of my favorite movies, so of course this would be in there. I could have also went with Robert Shaw singing, “Farewell and Adieu”.
You lost that loving feeling- Yeah, it’s cheesy as hell, but it worked in the summer blockbuster Top Gun, all those years ago. The Spanish subtitles add to the charm 😉
Living la vida loca- The movie can be animated, which might be cheating a little, but none less fun to watch. As is the case with this song at the end of Shrek 2. Antonio Banderas and Eddie Murphy put on a good, uh, show?
BBC- Not only does Mike Myers do a great job as the British secret agent, he sang and co-wrote the song! Here’s “Ming Tea” with BBC!
Cancion del Mariachi- Antonio Banderas again, with his two buddies, setting the scene for the movie Desperado. The movie has a fantastic soundtrack in which Banderas performs this track.
The Dornishman’s wife- Bronn, the sell-sword is a rough and rugged sort of man. So when he starts belting out a tune and reveals a beautiful singing voice it’s quite stunning. The song’s lyrics are tailored to fit Bronn’s personality. Even if you never watched an episode of Game of Thrones, you can enjoy this.