With all of the Broadway adaptations going on the silver screen (we’re talking to your Rock of Ages), we can’t help but look back at those moments before music took center stage. Who doesn’t love an iconic scene stealer?
In last June 10′s 66th Tony Awards, host Neil Patrick Harris sang about how life would be better as a musical. While we wouldn’t go that far, we still gotta say that a few random song and dance numbers wouldn’t hurt either. God knows STATUS has tried to live by this credo.
But, we digress. Real-life musical sequences are better left to flash mobs and surprise proposals. Surprise musical numbers in films, though, aren’t as rare and until we can get God to play our jam 24/7, we’ll just leave it to the dudes in Hollywood for our quota of wish-fulfillment.—DEXYLEBOWSKI
“Ducky as Otis Redding” from Sixteen Candles
Sure Ducky is permanently friend-zoned, but you gotta give him points for effort.
“Patrick Woos Kat” from 10 Things I Hate About You
It ain’t easy to get to those tough chics but try a public spectacle and a little defiance of campus law and her heart is yours. She might even flash you for it!
“Bright Side of Life” from Life of Brian
“When you’re chewing on life’s gristle/Don’t grumble, give a whistle/And this’ll help things turn out for the best…” or rather, the end.
“Prom” from She’s All That or “Foam Party” from Boys and Girls
(because they’re really the same thing)
Because, honestly, what kind of high school/college experience did you have if you never experienced a synchronized dance-off?
“Twist and Shout” from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Some ideas for the next day you play hooky.
“Masquerade Trip” from Romeo + Juliet
Maybe for the next STATUS party, am I right?
“Rock Me Sexy Jesus” from Hamlet 2
“He’s the son of God and I think that’s cool /But he’s got swimmer’s bod like nobody do.” ‘Nuff said.
Need more sexy? Check out this extended sing-along version: