Time for a bit of metal, and if you haven’t heard of the band then you’ve probably heard one of their tunes on a film trailer or game soundtrack. This quick, thrashy, brutal instrumental features on Dead Rising 2 during the Snowflake boss battle. If you haven’t played it, then take my word for it – nothing screams “awesome” like the backing track to a former motocross star being mauled by a Bengal tiger in a Vegas-style casino filled with zombies.
Curses! The attempt for this to remain a largely naughty word-free site has kind of failed early in its infancy. A couple of strategic stars will work for the post title, but the video link does contain coarse language and sexual references – right from the start.
Probably best and most widely recognised as the song from the climatic montage of Guy Ritchie’s last good film (ooo, burn) Snatch, this kind of instrumental track from Oasis throbs and swirls with an intense and violent attitude. The voices are recordings taken from Message to Love, the documentary chronicling the disastrous Isle of Wight festival in 1970. Though the song was released in 2000, Message to Love was delayed due to financial difficulties until its premiere in 1995, meaning the release dates for both were only 5 years apart despite a production gap of 30. But you don’t want to hear about all of that, you want to hear Jason Statham talk about pikeys in his Mockney accent, so here you go.
If there’s one song that absolutely guarantees people obeying the instructions in its title immediately upon hearing it, then it’s probably this one. House of Pain’s 1992 record ‘Jump Around’ wasn’t actually that much of a smash hit in the UK until it was re-released in 1993. Even then it only got to #8 in the charts, but after years of hearing that distinctive brass fanfare in a drunken, susceptible state, precipitating an uncoordinated collective frenzy of bounding around dancefloors all over the country, the British public now holds the song close to their hearts.
Surely there has never been a more fun and pointless music video than this? Los Angeles Marriott? Check. A flying Christopher Walken? Check. Amazingly random dance routine? Check. Recorded in 2000 and released on 23rd April 2001, the video alone won six MTV awards. Directed by the renowned Spike Jonze and featuring the unmistakable sound of one Mister F. Slim, there aren’t many more ways this video could be more awesome.