10 Out of Place Songs That Work Really Well in Movies

Sometimes songs just seem to fit a movie. For example, it’s pretty obvious that one would use the song “Singing in the Rain” in a movie where the guy is actually singing and it’s actually raining.

However, some movies play a song and you think to yourself, “Dude, what the hell is going on here?” and you just can’t fathom why the song has been used.

However, after thinking about it you realize how disturbing, yet indescribably appropriate the use of that song was.

Here are my picks (in no particular order) for the 10 most out of place songs that work really well in movies:


"Gotta agree with choice #1 - but haven't seen any of the others!"

Colbert Explains Upside Of Gas Crisis: "What's Good For Big Oil Is Good For America"

Covering Canada

The best, worst and strangest foreign covers of Canadian songs
By Greig Dymond, CBC News

Every July 1, millions of Canadians mark the achievements of the Fathers of Confederation by consuming alcoholic beverages and cranking up the tunes. We can be justifiably proud, having always punched above our weight class when it comes to producing beer and singer-songwriters.

For decades, musicians around the world have reinterpreted English-Canadian pop-rock classics, and the results range from profoundly moving to extremely irritating. For your Canada Day listening pleasure, here’s a sampling of Canadian hits covered by artists from Britain, the U.S. and Australia.


“Fun, Fun Fun”? Naw, “Guns, Guns, Guns.”

Beach Boys parody - Don Surber has re-written the Beach Boys’ Fun Fun Fun into a pro-second amendment anthem.

“Fun, Fun Fun”? Naw, “Guns, Guns, Guns.”

Brian Wilson is a genius. Which explains his craziness. He wrote what should be the national anthem (“California Girls”) and the best line in a rock era song (“I don’t know where, but she sends me there”).

So any excuse to do up a Beach Boys song is exploited.

I mean if the Beach Boys don’t mean freedom, then why the heck have convertibles and bikinis?

The video.

The parody:

Well DC got her gun
And said it would end the drive-by shootin’s
Seems it forgot all about that amendment
Like in the Constitution
But with gangbangers blasting
She’s running just as fast as she can now

But we’ve no guns guns guns
Now that DC can take them away
(Guns guns guns? None, ’cause DC took them away)

Well conserves can’t stand it
’cause it tramples on liberty now
(It tramples liberty, it tramples liberty)
It makes the Soviet Union look like it’s home of the free now
(It tramples liberty, it tramples liberty)
Those senators have bodyguards
And they avoid the streets after dark now
(It tramples liberty, it tramples liberty)

But we’ve no guns guns guns
now that DC can take them away
(Guns guns guns? None, ’cause DC took them away)

Well you knew all along
That the courts would eventually rule
(It couldn’t be fooled now it couldn’t be fooled)
And since it upheld Amendment 2
Libs are been thinking that their fun is all through now
(They shouldn’t have tried now they shouldn’t have tried)

But they can come along with me
cause we can go to the shooting range now
(You could practice now you could practice)

And we’ll have guns guns guns now that DC can’t take them away
(Guns guns guns now that DC can’t take them away)
And we’ll have guns guns guns now that DC can’t take them away
(Guns guns guns now that DC can’t take them away)


"Gotta be ready if the commies attack tonight!"


Mercedes to Cut Petroleum Out of Lineup by 2015

In less than 7 years, Mercedes-Benz plans to ditch petroleum-powered vehicles from its lineup. Focusing on electric, fuel cell, and biofuels, the company is revving up research in alternative fuel sources and efficiency.

The German car company has a few new powertrains in the line-up that European journalists have had the opportunity to test out in their facility in Spain. One vehicle includes the F700, powered by a DiesOtto engine that combines HCCI and spark ignition to get nearly the same efficiency as diesel, but minus the expensive after-treatment systems. The engine can run on biofuels, and we may have a purchasable vehicle by 2010 – a year that seems to be popular for the debut of a lot of new alternative fuel car models, making ’08 and ’09 simply thumb-twiddling years for consumers. I don’t know, maybe car makers just like the roundness of “2010.” The company’s next big step will be to launch a Smart electric car which is fuel and emission-free.


"Interesting - I'm wondering if this might be the start of the end of automotive reliance on oil, and if other automakers follow suit, what the impact will be?"

10 Best Car Chases in Movie History: Does Wanted Make the List?

Angelina Jolie and Wanted are about to hit the multiplex in top gear, with all the frenetic, adrenaline-soaked celluloid that it takes to make a gearhead action movie these days. It’s an Office Space-meets-The Matrix-slams-into-The Evil Dead tale, with nihilistic instant messaging embedded in linens. And all that breaking the laws of physics stuff aside, there’s one scene amidst the layers of blood and gibberish that could well be the first classic movie car chase of the 21st century. A Dodge Viper spinning at 75 mpg mph, Jolie clutching to it as she fires large-caliber weapons, the supercar literally driving off the side of an out-of-control bus—is this the stuff of Steve McQueen territory?

Ever since the automobile and movie businesses were born alongside each other in the 1890s, car chases have been putting the motion in motion pictures. But the last 40 years in particular—since the 1968 premiere of Bullitt, starring McQueen as a Mustang-wielding San Francisco cop—have been particularly fruitful in developing the art of on-screen motorized mayhem. Cameras have grown smaller, which means they can be mounted in places where the sense of speed is maximized. Stunt performers have grown bolder as safety advances allow them to simulate more and more dangerous antics. Physical effects have grown more sophisticated so that cars can be destroyed in ever more spectacular ways. Finally, digital imaging allows filmmakers to wipe away evidence of rigging, which has heightened the excitement even more.


"For me, it's gotta be the Blues Brothers for its sheer absurdity!"


What if... a nuclear bomb went off in Superman's ass?

Could the Man of Steel survive a massive internal explosion? We demand an answer!

Superman can shoot beams from his eyes, fly faster than a jet and survive point-blank gunshots to the head because our sun is a different color from his sun - fine, we'll accept that. He's essentially a solar battery, constantly absorbing energy that turns him invincible, superhumanly fast and all that other stuff that makes him one of the hardest characters to write.

But, even though his skin is impenetrable, what about his innards? Would a device, properly inserted into his mouth or say, super bottom, bypass his invulnerability and destroy him, or would he shake it off like so many shitty movies?

We must know.


"I can't even come up with any comment for this one - it's a joke just in waiting!"

13 Hottest Women Wolverine Has Slept With

In the realm of comicdom, few characters are as hardcore as Wolverine. And in comic books, just as in reality, babes are attracted to hard core bad boys…As such, Wolverine has had more than his share of comic punani. Here are the top 13 of Wolverine's known superheroine conquests.


"See For Yourself...no comment!"


Sometimes I really miss college

Freedom (these days)

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Lego Secret Vault Contains All Sets In History

I have to confess that life hasn't been very good lately. Work around the clock, not enough free time, trying to have kids and crashing badly... all while moving to a country I don't particularly like, away from my best friends and family. Maybe that's why visiting Lego's Memory Lane—the secret vault guarding almost every Lego set ever manufactured—touched me in a way I didn't expect. This wasn't amazement or simple awe. I was already astonished to no end by the tour of the Lego factory. No, this was something else, something bigger than the impressive view of the 4,720 Lego sets inside this lair. These weren't just simple boxes full of bricks. These were tickets to ride a time portal to emotions and simpler days long forgotten.

I didn't know that when I was curiously ogling the oldest sets, from the 1950s. Jette Orduna—the curator for the Idea House, Lego's history museum set in the old family house of the owner, Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen—was explaining the first Lego sets, obviously enjoying my enthusiasm.

"I remember some of those from way back!"