Things We Saw Today: Everyone Is Talking About the Best Songs From Fake Musicians
Randall Otis, who is a writer for The Daily Show, asked a seemingly harmless question of Twitter:
What’s the best fake song? Like a song that exists in the world of a show/movie but not our world
— Randall Otis (@RandallOtisTV) November 23, 2020
The problem? EVERYONE jumped to say “Scotty Doesn’t Know” from the movie Eurotrip.
It’s Scotty doesn’t know and there’s no close second. https://t.co/VYXfQPgkHs
— mike mulloy (@fakemikemulloy) November 23, 2020
The fact that some of you whores think Scotty Doesn’t Know is a fake song. pic.twitter.com/EEk5igbdpT
— Trixie Mattel (@trixiemattel) November 23, 2020
Scotty doesn’t know https://t.co/yKPilEdhs9
— Sara Civ (@SaraCivian) November 23, 2020
And yes, if this was 2004, I’d probably agree with you. But it’s 2020 and we’ve had 16 MORE years of incredible movies and television shows featuring songs from bands and musicians that exist in that property and not IRL.
Luckily, people jumped in with some other incredible suggestions.
— James🔪 (@Slasherxgore) November 23, 2020
— Luke Berlin (@BerlinLucas) November 23, 2020
— imagine the x-men cupid shuffling w/sentinels 😬 (@Steph_I_Will) November 23, 2020
— Nicole Ackman (@nicoleackman16) November 23, 2020
Yah “Scotty Doesn’t Know” is great and all but let’s not dismiss that banger “Inside of You” from Forgetting Sarah Marshall pic.twitter.com/LDcyHueA8E
— Wait_For_it (@BronxBaker82) November 23, 2020
To clarify, I took this “fake” song as meaning a song performed in a movie that was written FOR the movie or was performed in the movie and wasn’t originally famous for a band/artist. Like yes, Lustra did “Scotty Doesn’t Know” but did so for the movie. Does that make sense? So I’m counting “Black Sheep” by Metric for Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World because it was released as a song for the movie even if it wasn’t written specifically for it. (This is all arbitrary they’re literally songs in movies or television shows.)
I asked the staff of The Mary Sue for some suggestions and together, we’ve come up with the following list of brilliant songs from pop culture that are “fake” songs!
“Black Sheep” from Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World
“That Thing You Do” from That Thing You Do
The entire soundtrack to Inside Llewyn Davis
“I 2 I” from A Goofy Movie
“You All Everybody” from Lost
“Fever Dog” from Almost Famous
Mafuyu’s Song from Given
“I Saw Your Face And Wow” from Hey Arnold
“Set It All Free” from Sing
“Kendall’s Rap” from Succession
“5000 Candles In The Wind” from Parks and Recreation
Did your favorite make the list? Let us know what you love!
(image: Universal Pictures)
Here are some things we saw out there today:
- Need some holiday cheer? Here are some of the best holiday-themed episodes from SFF shows! (via The Portalist)
— geneva ✧彡 (@gdbeeart) November 23, 2020
- Alan Rickman’s diaries are being turned into a book. (via Entertainment Weekly)
there is only one Thanksgiving movie. it’s Addams Family Values. absolutely feel free to fight me on this https://t.co/vCVXquDA95
— Jess Joho (@jessjoho) November 23, 2020
- Dan Levy hints at the possibility of a Schitt’s Creek movie and don’t TEASE US LIKE THIS. (via Pop Sugar)
Anything we missed? Let us know what you saw out there in the comments below!
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