You know the scene — somebody starts singing, and then everybody starts singing. Or a song starts and suddenly a character is lip syncing and then another character is lip syncing too. It’s like suddenly the show or movie becomes a musical for about four minutes and it’s kinda awesome. Here are 8 of our favorites — it would be nine if some kind soul could put a decent version (with audio/video actually in sync) of Bring It On‘s “Hey Mickey” on the internet.
8 Kickass Crowd Songs
Almost Famous – “Tiny Dancer”
Magnolia – “Wise Up”
My Best Friend’s Wedding – “Say A Little Prayer”
Skins – “Wild World”
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – “Twist and Shout”
Across the Universe – “Hey Jude”
There’s Something About Mary – “Build Me Up Buttercup”
Sister Act 2 – “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”
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The Fame cafeteria scene! Either the original or the remake.
Oh my giddy aunt, my best friend’s wedding, standard reference point for my whole family to burst in to song
Needs more La Vie Boheme. I don’t care if Rent is a musical and was therefore disqualified on those grounds.
you beat me to it- epic song.
This is so fabulous!! And can we all agree that every song in “Across the Universe” is excellent? Especially “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” ;) Also, I think the Guns n Roses car scene from Stepbrothers should get honorable mention.
I second the notion about Across the Universe I <3 that movie
Wild World from Skins is definitely the best one! i used to love that show, until this season came…..lol
Found this after class… Sang along to every song! 8 ] Thanks!!!!!
This is the best ever.
In the wake of my favorite show One Tree Hill ending during it’s 9th season – a pretty big record for a teen drama. I will share this video which I believe to be one of the best sing alongs considering it was the theme song for the show and I imagine that every fan was also singing along with the characters and feeling as much grief for the show ending as the characters were!
ferris bueller is and will always be my favorite
Does the Bohemian Rhapsody scene in Wayne’s World count? Probably over endorsed by 13 year old boys, but still, I love it.
Is there any group of humans alive that can have a singalong of Tiny Dancer without picturing that scene? An already great song made 100x better by association.
OH MICKEY! YOUR SO FINE! YOUR SO FINE YOU BLOW MY MIND! HEY MICKEY!
^__^ THE MEMORIES OF THAT MOVIE AND THAT SONG! GOOD GRAVY I’M OLD!
Let’s take it back to 2000! PLEASE!
The Tiny Dancer scene from Almost Famous is one of my favorite film scenes ever!
So. Much. Love.
I love this. BUT YOU FORGOT MY MOST FAVORITE EVER (although it probably doesn’t actually qualify):
also this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6XGUhzfutc&feature=fvwp&NR=1
I know, right! I scrolled through and I was like, HOW COULD THEY HAVE FORGOTTEN!
My So-called Life, Angela’s freedom dance, “Blister In the Sun” by Violent Femmes.
Oh mannnn, My Best Friend’s Wedding really gets me. Gahhh. Just, she doesn’t get the guy, even though there is this beautiful understanding between them… and like, Cameron Diaz is so cute you can’t help but love her too… but the look on Julia’s face as he fades back into the crowd idk idk idk. OWWWIE. Really, the ending is so poignant and tear-inducing and it’s like, friendship is BEAUTIFUL and life DOES go on.
oh lawd Magnolia too. i love how it’s a “crowd song” in a sense but really everyone’s alone. :-(
NEED TO WATCH ACROSS THE UNIVERSE NOW NGH.
Love this, these are all great. Sister Act and Sister Act 2 win everything.
I might attempt this, but I’m pretty sure I’l get all kinds of food thrown at me before I make it through the 1st verse
this was a good one until they crashed the car lol
I’m partial to ‘Hot Hot Hot’ from the Bend It Like Beckham credits.
argh, across the universe is such a good movie! brb re-watching it
9.every time the six feet under cast broke into song
everyone can appreciate some good third eye blind.