Friday, March 27, 2009
Friday Five: Five Great Black Songs Hollywood Ruined
Those who create terrible Hollywood movies, especially bad romantic comedies and family comedies, are an unimaginative lot. Not only do they use the same actors and clichéd plots, they use the same songs in the films and in the trailers. Some of these songs are used ironically; some are used seriously. Some are usedfor montages; some just for trailers. Most of them are stopped by a "needle being dragged off the record" sound.
The songs below are undeniably great, but because I hear them so much in romantic comedy trailers, I associate them with Hollywood dreck and can no longer simply enjoy them the way I would like to. It's really kind of depressing.
1.) “I Feel Good (I Got You)”—James Brown:
2.) “Let’s Get It On”—Marvin Gaye:
3.) “I Want You Back”—Jackson 5:
4.) “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”—Stevie Wonder:
5.) “I Put a Spell on You”—Screamin Jay Hawkins:
“Groove Me”—King Floyd
“Loving You”—Minnie Riperton
Does anyone else have this problem? What black songs has Hollywood ruined for you?