Thursday, April 26, 2012

Music of W: Romeo+Juliet Smiling at Pirates

1. "Whatever" by the Butthole Surfers
First, the band name always makes me laugh. Second, the Romeo + Juliet soundtrack (1996) is amazing. More than a decade later, I still pull that album out during NaNo. What an obscure collection of music! I'm not sure what it is about the soundtrack, but whatever it is, it works for me.

2. "When You're Smiling" by Louis Armstrong
This is probably my favorite Louis Armstrong song. C'mon--you know you want to dance. You know what Minnesota is missing? A good ol' supper club. Someone should open one and have Friday night fish frys (also missing in MN) and Saturday night jazz/big band nights. I'd be all over that.

3. Wheel of Fortune by Hans Zimmer
This song has a very sweet place in my heart. A few years ago, when one of my awesome nephews was just a little kid (maybe 6?), he was obsessed with this tune and the Main Theme from Star Wars. Except for in that beautiful way that only little kids can do, he seamlessly transitioned from one into the other, like they were one mashup of epic movie proportions. I wish I had taped him doing it. Eating, brushing his teeth, reading, anytime. The same tune. Over and over. Man, I love my nephews.

What's your favorite movie soundtrack earworm? What "W"s did I miss?


  1. I can't say you missed any Ws but soundtracks that do it for me are anything Wes Anderson or Quenten Tarintino. For two completely distinct directors, they both nail their soundtracks. Also, I may have spelled QTs name wrong.

  2. Can't think of any W's, but I really dig the soundtracks to both Bill & Ted movies.

  3. My fave soundtrack is Last of the Mohicans - I could listen to "Promentory" over and over again! Other W favorites: Wicked, Twisting Road by Reckless Kelly and Winter Winds by Mumford and Sons.

    1. I know you've mentioned this soundtrack before--I think I need to look into it. I'm always on the look out for new writing music!

  4. I totally agree with you in regards to the Romeo + Juliet soundtrack. LOVE IT. And it works so well with that movie - really made it what it is.


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