Day 7: A Brief Musical Interlude - 25 Days of 'Love Actually'
AND IT’S A HOT ONE.
You know we’ve focused so much on the film itself we haven’t given anywhere near enough attention to the absolute 2004 mess of a soundtrack. A cacophony of wonders and horrors, equal parts terrible and delightful, like the film itself.
How many times is too many times to listen to “Smooth” by Rob Thomas and Santana? This many. This many times.
The trouble with this movie? NOT ENOUGH K. CLARK. Not only am I not sick of this song yet, but I’m finding myself remembering how awesome her first album was. THAT SHIT WAS MY SHIT.
Can we all agree that “All You Need Is Love” is a terrible song to sing live? The chorus is meant to be drunkenly yelled. It does not translate to any of all this, despite how lovely Lynden David Hall’s voice was (and it truly was lovely).
Jesus, Garbage Colin’s storyline was even the worst in terms of the music. THIS FUCKING SONG. Turn on your local adult contemporary station right now—it’s playing still to this day.
I’m always fine with Dido. YOU SHUT YOUR HOLE FACE. YES HOLE FACE, NOT FACE HOLE, I SAID WHAT I SAID.
Uggghhhhhhhh this is such a good sonnnnnnnnnnnnggg. It’s so good it makes me streeettchhhh my woooooooooooords into a written phonetic vocal fryyyyyyyyyy because I looooooooovee ittttttt.
Um, is this a safe space to say something? To be real a second, let my guard down and tell the people how I feel a second? Guys…*whispers* this is terrible, right? Like this isn’t good? Like this is clearly a LOVELY and TALENTED young child and this is bad, like really bad? And apparently they made her sing it less-good on purpose because they didn’t think people would buy that a kid was that good, which is yet another bizarre choice this movie made to make itself actively worse? OK, glad we’re together in this.
NOW IT’S THE TIME ON THIS POST WHEN WE DANCE.
NOW IT’S THE TIME ON THIS POST WHEN WE CRY. HE GOT HER A FUCKING CD.
Now for the entire purpose of this post. To inform you all of my discovery within the score…is that fucking “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina?” AND I CANNOT FIND A CLIP. Just watch the part where Aurelia’s garbage family take Colin Firth to the restaurant.
That was anticlimactic. HERE’S THE BEST SONG EVER SEE YOU TOMORROW BYE.