Don’t you just love watching a film in the cinema and seeing your favourite actors burst into song during the most dramatic scenes? Well, if you’re don’t experience that form of excitement then this edition of Way Back Wednesday, which focuses on music in movies, should change your perspective!
Journeying deep into the history books – as far as the 1940s – our Way Back Wednesday feature flicks through some of the most iconic movie scenes of crafted by generations of performers. ‘The Color Purple’, ‘Chicago’ and ‘The Wiz’ all made the list so watch the selections from those productions and more below:
‘Cellblock Tango’ (‘Chicago’)
‘Don’t Rain On My Parade’ (‘Funny Girl’)
‘The Man I Love’ (‘Lady Sings the Blues’)
‘Skid Row’ (‘Little Shop of Horrors’)
‘God is Trying to Tell You Somethin” (‘The Color Purple’)
‘I Will Follow Him’ (‘Sister Act’)
‘Oh Happy Day’ (‘Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit’)
‘Stormy Weather’ (‘Stormy Weather’)
‘You Can’t Win’ (‘The Wiz’)
‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ (‘The Wizard of Oz’)
The young generation of music fans have enjoyed impressive onscreen performances by the cast of ‘Glee’ and ‘High School Musical’ but the above movies laid the foundation for what the children today call “epic”. Yet, let’s not use this edition of Way Back Wednesday to complain and bicker. Instead, have fun by ranking the chosen performances from best to worst and name some other showings that should have made the shortlist!