While we don’t often sit and think about movie soundtracks until the Grammys and Oscars roll around, film scores are critical pieces of the cinematic puzzle.
Imagine Titanic without the driving force of Celine Dion’s iconic voice. Imagine what all of those Disney movies would be like without the songs that made up the soundtrack of your childhood. Imagine your favorite films in total musical silence.
One of the most beloved songs of all is “Over The Rainbow,” which is forever tied to the story of Dorothy’s trip down the Yellow Brick Road. Because it’s a classic, artists over the years have created their own versions of the time-honored track. Take rising musician Chase Holfelder, for example. By singing the song in a minor key, he turns Dorothy’s world into something that is at once intriguing and unsettling.
It’s pretty amazing how such a simple change forces us to see one of our favorite films in an entirely new light.
To learn more about Chase Holfelder’s music, be sure to check him out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you can’t get enough of his voice, follow him on YouTube!
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Holy hemiola, Batman!
This is what happens when you take a pianist, a cellist, and 50 years of Batman music and film and put them together. And when you throw in every single Batmobile? It gets even better.
The Piano Guys have always loved super heroes movies, both for their dramatic scores and the vivid stories. What’s why they made possibly the world’s greatest homage to Batman.
You’re going to love this.
Those first few notes will never stop being associated with Batman.
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There’s nothing that this adorable trio of sisters enjoys more than dancing in the car. Every time their favorite song plays over the speakers, they simply drop everything and dance the day away…even if they’re asleep.
But what on Earth could provoke such a response? It’s not what you’d expect — not Sesame Street, or that that song from Frozen. Instead, it’s the theme song from one of the most popular movies of the ’80s.
Who knew that an Eddie Murphy movie could have such a positive effect on toddlers?
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The Jackson 5 are one of the most recognizable music groups of all time.
Even if you didn’t know who they were growing up, you probably hear their classic songs on the radio and in movies constantly. The group enjoyed such popularity and success, in fact, that many of the five went on to have solo careers, including, of course, the legendary Michael Jackson. At Baldwin Hills Elementary School in Los Angeles, California, a group of five 3rd through 5th graders decided to pay tribute to the music greats.
Not only do they have the moves, but the singing is also fantastic. What an epic performance!
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They absolutely killed it! Each of them definitely has a music career as prolific as Michael’s in their future.
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I’m a huge nerd, and I love when others embrace their geeky sides, too.
Science-fiction and fantasy movies have moved from niche interest to a huge part of popular culture in the past several decades. The “Lord of the Rings,” “Harry Potter,” and rebooted “Star Trek” movies are all examples of nerd culture making its way to the mainstream. Even more popular than those franchises, however, is one series set in a galaxy far, far away.
You’ll surely recognize the song this huge cargo ship, the MSC, is playing as it pulls into port in Hamburg, Germany.
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What an incredible entrance! I wonder if there are any heroic stowaways on board. Share this with your nerdiest friends, and may the force be with you.
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When I was a little kid, I once made a guitar out of an empty tissue box. I used it to strum along to all my favorite children’s songs, and I felt like a total rock star.
I wasn’t the greatest guitarist, but hey, at least I looked cute. When it comes to making instruments out of interesting materials, though, this guy takes the cake.
Reverend Peyton is the front man of his own band, and he’s proven his guitar skills during countless live performances and studio recordings. But when he grew tired of playing a traditional guitar, he sought out something that better catered to his roots. Thanks to his friend Bryan Fleming, the musical reverend now has a shotgun guitar that’s perfect for both concerts and hunting trips.
This is one instrument that might require a permit to play.
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To hear more of Reverend Peyton’s musical stylings, check out his band’s Facebook page. And don’t forget to share this unusual performance with the music lovers in your life!
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Adorable 12-year-old Grace VanderWaal seemed shy when she first stepped onto the audition stage for “America’s Got Talent,” and when the young lady revealed she would be performing an original song while playing the ukulele, the judges faces were instantly shrouded in doubt.
Although Grace has been writing songs since she was a toddler, this was the first time she would be performing in front of such a large crowd. As she started singing, all traces of nervousness faded away and the judges had to scrape their jaws up off the floor after hearing her voice. No wonder Howie Mandel gave her the golden buzzer!
Incredible. I’m sure Grace VanderWaal’s iconic audition will go down in reality TV history. It’s easy to say her flawless talent is what swept everyone off their feet, but honestly, it was her humility and positive outlook on life that really won the audience over.
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For 91-year-old Jeanne Heintz, this particular Bruce Springsteen concert will go down as one of her fondest memories.
During “Dancing in the Dark,” it is customary for the singer to pull an audience member on stage with him. In St. Paul, Minnesota, Bruce recently decided to pull up Jeanne Heintz, much to the delight of everyone in the audience.
What’s insane about the interaction is that it’s the second time Heintz has been pulled on stage during a Springsteen concert. She also got to share the stage with her favorite singer back in 2009!
This adorable woman and her daughter have been to over 100 Springsteen concerts, so it only makes sense that the singer would give one of his biggest fans another special moment. It’s always nice to see celebrities give back to the fans who love them!
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