Sometimes-contributor Thussy and I came up with a list of our Top Five Favourite Road Trip Movie Singalongs! The five songs below are forever associated with these films in my mind. Like any other list, I’m sure you’ll have plenty that we forgot. These are some of our favourites. What are yours?
#5: Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle – “Hold On”
Once our heroes Harold and Kumar finally best the Extreme Sports Assholes, they not only steal their ride but also their “Extreme Mix Vol. 5” tape! Kumar and Roldie then enjoy a hearty singalong to Wilson Phillips’ “Hold On”. So extreme!
#4: Dumb & Dumber – “Mockingbird”
“Radio? Haha! Who needs a radio! Ready Harry?”
#3: Planes, Trains and Automobiles – “Three Coins in the Fountain”, “Meet the Flintstones”
Double whammy with this classic movie! Steve Martin attempts to get a bus full of people to sing the 1954 theme song from the romance film Three Coins in the Fountain, with no success. Much to his chagrin, John Candy’s irritating (though lovable) character Del Griffith got plenty of response to his “Meet the Flintstones”.
#2: The Hangover – “Three Best Friends Song”
The Hangover featured two great original songs: “Doug” performed on piano by Ed Helms, and “Three Best Friends” sung by Zach Galifianakis. “Three Best Friends” gets the nod, because the other took place in a hotel room. Come on, sing along folks…
#1: Wayne’s World – “Bohemian Rhapsody”
Technically not a road movie, but they did make a trip from Aurora to Milwaukee in the film. This iconic scene had to be #1. There really were no other competitors. We’re not worthy!