Wednesday, March 05, 2008

you rocked my world, you know you did

In general, I don't like to say something is the "best". After all, everything's relative. But there are some cases where it absolutely cannot be denied that something is the best. And that is true with these songs:

Best Disney Song:

Yes I'm a fan of "A Very Merry Unbirthday To You" and "Why Is the Red Man Red?", but "Poor Unfortunate Souls" from The Little Mermaid really takes the cake. Dramatic, as well as funny ("I'm not asking much, just a token, really, a trifle!") I wasn't previously aware that the Jonas Brothers (the little one is sexy) covered it, but apparently they did? For the purpose of blogger-ism, I listened to their version. Unfortunately, it was absolutely abhorrant so I stopped watching about 40 seconds into it, which gave me enough time to scope out Nick and his great hair.

Best pop song

This might seem less-than-obvious to some, but I'm here to inform you that the greatest pop song ever created is by (who else?) Michael Jackson, entitled "You Rock My World". Some might argue "Billie Jean" but I'd have to disagree. If MJ had released this song not looking the way he does, it would've been a smash. The video features Marlon Brando, and has fantastic dancing. It also makes absolutely no sense, but we've come to expect that from dear Michael. If you want to skip all the random Mafia-related subplot and get straight to the dancing, that's about seven minutes in. You can see the edited video with just the song straight-up here, probably a better option if you're not all about really nonsensical curiousities, and not in a trippy Alice in Wonderland way. There's no doubt in my mind that, despite his public persona, Michael Jackson consistantly makes great music.


Best song ever

Some people might say, how could you possibly choose a greatest song of all time? The answer: I didn't choose anything. This song is the greatest song of all time. It is from a time before music videos, luckily I managed to find it over clips from a movie I completely adore The Departed. You're welcome.

There is more "bests" in this world and I guarantee you I will find them. Over and out.

31 comments:

riz said...

This is funny because I just had to do a class presentation on the politics of Michael Jackson's Black or White video...

coco said...

Ahhh the little mermaid
I was OBSESSED with that film!

NonchalantMod said...

haha ! "poor, unfortunate souls" that song rocks!

Carolina Lange said...

You "bests" list is great!

Tru said...

hmm i would pick different bests but to each their own

blazedanielle said...

The Little Mermaid has to be my favorite! Honestly, I watched that so many times as a child, I know all the words by heart!

(Come stop by the blog for a fun treat!!)

Lotem said...

Best Disney movie: Lion King (1), undoubtedly.

Lauren said...

I love the Little Mermaid. But my favorite Disney song is "Colors of the Wind" from Pocahontas.

LBIC said...

Ugh, anything from the litte mermaid should be on a best list. I love the eff out of that movie.

LBIC said...

P.S. - I completely agree about Ty-Ty's quote on last night's episode. Is she serious. The scariest thing in the entire world? ugh. I would have so called her out on that if I were on the show. And then been eliminated :(

Katelin said...

Although it's not my absolute fave, I do love the MJ song. It's so gooood.

Sarah said...

this list was fabulous, I especially enjoyed watching the little clip from The Departed, but I'm a little biased living in Boston

Sister Libby said...

Your best song is obviously the best. And I feel bad for MJ.

On Track said...

That disney song is my all time favourite, there has never been anything like it since ;)

Cate said...

the "poor unfortunate souls" song is great, and the scene also! the witch (or whatever you'd call it) is entertaining ^^

ok i have to admit the dancing in michael jackson's video is spectacular. but i REALLY don't like the guy.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry but this sounds like Marion Coutillard all the way...

molly said...

I have no idea what you're talking about, but I'll assume from the "I'm sorry but..." it was intended as an insult.
However, all I know of Marion Cotillard is her rad Oscars speech, so I'll take it as a compliment. (Unless theres a Marion Coutillard I'm unaware of)

Gloria said...

i always found the moment where ursula was like, "...you've got your face...your pretty smile...and not to mention, BODY LANGUAGE"...awkward, oh god. lol

great post!

Anonymous said...

No, it was not an insult my dear...it was purely the constatation of the basic fact that your post title is taken from her Oscar acceptance speech, which is not that serious but still reflects the lack of ideas your suffer from.

WAT said...

Yes, MJ would still be a big star had he not become so damn freakish! This is what makes me so sad about him. All that genius/talent wasted away...

GIMME SHELTER! THE STONES! AMAZING SONG DARLING! YES YES!

molly said...

oh haha i didn't realize it was from her oscars speech! i took it from the michael jackson song i posted

Adele said...

i agree with most of this! but i like some other disney songs just a lil bit more maybe :D

Molly :] said...

We must be the coolest bloggers everrr. haha :)

& Im a big fan of the little mermaid too- i especially like under the sea :) x

ChiliLady said...

I enjoyed these clips, thank you!

bronwyn said...

I loved MJ's whole Thriller album back in the day, haven't heard it for ages and ages. I remember how much we all loved the Thriller video when it first came out.

The Clothes Horse said...

It's hard to choose favorites, but these are excellent.

Bogart in P Towne said...

The greatest song is seriously good...not my favorite, but a great song!

Bogart in P Towne said...

The "Best Song" is a good choice

the iron chic said...

Hey!
You never linked me!
I just checked.....

I love that song from Lady and the Tramp that those Siamese cats sing...

Brian Mandabach said...

I'm a huge fan of Thomas O'Malley, and I also love Cruella D'ville. Poor Unfortunate Souls was a fav of my son last summer, which was funny becuase he was only 3 and hadn't seen the movie. What about "Femininity?" That song cracks me up, and I love the way it's sung. The Jonas Bros should do that one in drag, but I would rather have somebody who doesn't suck do it. Ever since I heard them do "I Wanna Be Like You" I have had a powerful loathing for those boys. But guess what was on my daughter's cd player a minute ago?

btw, the ink is jrrt--the initials of my favorite author.

SICK. said...

that song really is the best disney song !!
it's so epic.


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jessica