When it comes to music in movies, they always try to find songs that either fit into the situation at hand, or at least use an original score, all in favour of enhancing our experience.
Take Transformers The Movie for example. In the scene where the Decepticons are attacking Autobot City and nearly defeats the Autobots, Optimus Prime arrives and gives us one of the greatest quotes of 1980s cinema
(“Megatron must be stopped, no matter the cost.”), you hear the song The Touch by Stan Bush fading in, pushing the scene to God-like levels of greatness!
In the same movie, when some of the Autobots are stranded and attacked by the Junkions, Weird Al Yankovic tributes us with one of the most random uses of a song ever, Dare To Be Stupid. This song stands alone as a chomical relief to the movie instead of enhancing our experience like The Touch.
The two songs are so widely different from one another but they both serve a purpose and they both do their jobs extremely well. At least that’s what I think. You disagree, do you? Discuss it in the comment-section then.
Until next time… Peace out hombrés!