Exciting Songs From Movies
Music has various effects on people. In Hilarious Songs in Movies I talked about songs that were put in movies that were meant to make viewers laugh, see the shenanigans that certain characters could get themselves into, and see how they get out of certain problems. In Songs That Help Hype Viewers the songs listed were made so that the listener who heard a certain song playing during a show would want to see more of said show because of certain elements that were presented through song. For this article I will talk about songs in movies that were made so that the viewer could be excited at watching a movie in its entirety. These were songs that played during the early parts of a movie, mostly so that the main plot could start or certain plot points could be introduced for later parts of the movie to deal with. These were songs that made viewers somewhat empathize with certain characters because they had goals they wanted to achieve. These songs also had certain characters learn to accept some negative aspect about themselves and the viewer was excited to see how this increase in mental fortitude would affect the movie's story. These were movies that contained a high level of wackiness that, during the time they were introduced, viewers could not help but want to watch a movie to see what kind of wacky hijinks would ensue. Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny made its viewers excited in viewing this movie by making and awesome rock-and-roll intro to introduce one of its main characters. Frozen made its viewers want to watch their movie by including a very catchy song. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery did not have actual lyrics in its introductory song, but the visuals helped make viewers want to watch what happened to its main character.
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny was an origin story for the band Tenacious D, comprised of Jack Black and Kyle Glass. The movie started out in the town of Kickapoo, Missouri. In one of the houses presented in this movie we saw a normal family enjoying dinner. However, there was a proverbial black sheep in this family. Jables, or Jack Black as a kid, was a kid who wanted to play some rock-and-roll on his guitar. Unfortunately, Jables' family was portrayed as the stereotypical close-minded religious family who detested rock-and-roll. So as a result, Jables' dreams about being a rocker were loudly shut-down by his father who basically said that he did not want any rock-and-roll in his home. The exciting part in this song came when the young Jables prayed to a poster of the late heavy metal vocalist Ronnie James "Dio" for guidance, and the poster answered back. Sitting upon a metal throned adorned with human skulls amongst a land blazing with hellfire, Dio came alive and advised to leave the oppressive neighborhood of Kickapoo and go to the land of Hollywood and seek a friend who would teach him the awesomeness of rock and eventually form an awesome band. After leaving his home, the viewer got to see a montage of Jables growing up and arriving in different states with the name Hollywood in them, until the song ended with Jables in Hollywood, California finishing this song, also titled Kickapoo. This song made the viewer excited about this movie because some viewers could relate to Jables and wished to see him succeed. Also, the visuals with Dio were awesome and reflected the awesome pieces of art from various heavy metal album covers.
Made in 2013 by Walt Disney Animation Studios as a 3D computer-animated musical fantasy-comedy film, Frozen was one of the more recent attempts at Disney creating an animated movie without the aid of Pixar and was one of Disney's more successful movies when it came to popularity with viewers. Beginning in the fictional world of Arendelle, Frozen told the story of two girls named Anna and Elsa. Elsa was gifted with cryokinetic powers, or the ability to make and control ice. Unfortunately, she did not have a good grasp of her powers and the early parts of Frozen had her experience a lot of ostracization because of those powers. Eventually, Elsa decided to run away from home where she did not have to worry about hurting anybody with her powers. While running away, Elsa began singing one of the most popular songs Disney has made in recent history. Titled Let It Go, this song started somewhat somber, with Elsa noting that she was all alone in the wilderness. After talking about how she was forced to be closed-off from everybody, Elsa came to the realization that she now could use her powers freely. Which she did, and it look pretty. The exciting part here was that this animated song displayed the awesomeness that was the animation of Elsa's powers. First little spurts of ice came out of Elsa's hands in different patterns and details, then Elsa began to expand her powers to create a whole bridge out of ice, until finally Let It Go had Elsa create an entire castle and new wardrobe out of ice. This song number automatically made Frozen exciting because the viewer wanted to see how Elsa's powers would evolve from this display.
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Sometimes a movie does not require a song filled with lyrics to get the viewer excited for a movie and its characters. Sometimes just having visuals that emphasized the overall tone of the movie was enough. In Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, the viewer got to see Austin Powers not through some epic espionage scene, but through a psychedelic dance number. As a parody of the James Bond franchise, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery was a major change when it came to its titled character. While both characters were British, Austin Powers was a happy man who constantly smiled, he dressed in suits of various bright colors, and all of his adventures had a more whimsical tone compared to James Bond's adventure. During Austin Powers' intro sequence in the first movie, the viewer saw Austin Powers walking down a street amongst various women who seemed to be aware that he was a world famous spy. Then the dancing started. Here the viewer got to see people in even more surreal clothing dance with Austin, a policeman dance with Austin, and the atmosphere being something atypical to movies involving spies and espionage. Austin Powers was established to be so popular that he apparently utilized his spy training to avoid fangirls. In the end, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery ended its introduction sequence of Austin Powers with a huge dance scene involving Austin, policemen, civilians, and a marching band for background music. This sequence was exciting for viewers because this parody of the James Bond franchise was never done in such a wacky fashion before, and it undoubtedly appealed to people because of its uniqueness as a genre.
These were awesome movies. These were awesome movies with songs that viewers could get excited with hearing and seeing.