We both really enjoyed this weeks show, playing all those classic film soundtracks (and a few suprises)!
Last night we played a wide range of songs giving you lot the opportunity to guess which film they came from, and keeping to Flashback tradition we also added random and interesting facts about each song.
1. Little Green Bag- George Baker Selection (Reservior Dogs).
It was named the ‘greatest independent film of all time’ by Empire. It was genrally well recevied especially in the UK!
2. Beautiful Stranger- Madonna (Austin Powers 2).
This song was written specifically for the film which also led to a Grammy Award for Madonna. Austin Powers 2 was nominated at the 72nd Academy Awards for best makeup, and was very well received worldwide.
3. Diamonds Are Forever- Shirley Bassey (Diamonds Are Forever).
This was the 6th and final film to star Sean Connery. And you may not know that this song was also recorded in Italian, which we both agreed we would love to hear!
4. Fame- Irene Cara (Fame).
This musical has been staged under two titles, Fame and Fame on 42nd Street. This critically and commercially successful film was followed by a six season tv series and a reality tv show.
5. Welcome To Duloc- Shrek Soundtrak
We just could not resist adding this to our line up, and what is there to say really. Shrek was a huge box office smash and is the 4th highest grossing film of 2001. Shrek also won the first ever Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
6. (I’ve had the) Time Of My Life- Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes (Dirty Dancing)
This was originally a low-budget film with no major stars, however it became a massive box-office hit and was the first film to sell more than a million copies on home video.
7.Blue Velvet- Bobby Vinton (Blue Velvet and Scorpio Rising)
This song is unique in the fact that the song actually inspired the movie Blue Velvet. Scorpio Rising was considered to be one of the first post-modern films and an influence to future directors such as David Lynch.
8. All that Jazz- Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago)
It won six Academy Awards in 2003 including Best Feature. There have been several recordings of this song due to it being a huge hit on the stage.
9. Singin’ in the Rain- Gene Kelly (Singin’ in the Rain)
Now I was a bit of an idiot here and did not realise this was from a film (yes I know don’t worry Ali has all ready put me straight). This film was not a huge hit when it was released, but was given it’s status through critics. It offers a comic depiction of Hollywood and it’s transition from silent films to “talkies”. It provides us with the iconic images of Gene Kelly Splashing through puddles which are still seen today!
I hope you all enjoyed the show, I know we certainly did!
Flaskback will resume it’s normal cheesyness (I may have just made that word up?) next Monday 8-9pm.
That’s it from me
Robyn over and out! :)