Some people hate it when movie actors and actresses start singing in their movies. Well, I don’t. In fact, I enjoy it more. It’s partly because I’m kind of a big fan of musicals and the likes, and partly because I love singing too (although singing doesn’t love me that much). I enjoy the singing for as the actor or actress can sing fairly good (in other words – tolerable) and it makes him/her look cute, adorable, or more romantic in one way or another. Here are some of my fave ‘song scenes’ from the movies…
Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore – Way Back into Love in ‘Music and Lyrics’ – Okay, the movie might give you an overdose of music and even the hopeless romantic me felt that there was something missing in that film but nonetheless, I grabbed my Sennheiser headphones and repeatedly listened to this song the day after I watched the movie.
Jennifer Love Hewitt – Love Will Show You Everything in “If Only’ – The song was good and just perfect for Samantha (Hewitt’s role in the movie) and boyfriend’s series of dramatic-romantic plans. I don’t enjoy singing this song out loud as much as I love yelling-singing ‘Barenaked’ but if you’re a fan of the movie, then you’ll simply enjoy that scene of singing.
Alvin and the Chipmunks – Funky Town in Alvin and the Chipmunks (film) – Who wouldn’t love this trio? They are just so adorable and the song choices are quite appealing too. My little girls are big fanatics of them and the Chippettes and they almost always try to imitate their songs and dance steps. So, whenever I watch videos of them singing, I can’t help but think of my babies too.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Huey Lewis – Cruisin in ‘Duets’ – I think I have already mentioned this song about four to five times in this blog. Anyway, why wouldn’t I? I’m kinda addicted to it these past few days and besides, Gwyneth is really among those actors that can sing. Her appearance on the TV show Glee just proves such.
Now if we add in musicals to this list, I’d include the performances of Johnny Depp in Sweeney Todd, Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge, Catherine Zeta Jones and Renee Zellweger in Chicago, John Travolta in Hair Spray (he just looks so cute in that big suit), and Amanda Seyfried and Meryl Streep in Mamma Mia (my fave).