One of the most famous scenes in Mary Harron‘s American Psycho turns in on itself in thanks to Funny or Die. The scene in question finds Christan Bale’s character Patrick Bateman pointing out the cultural and musical value of Huey Lewis and the News while preparing to murder a colleague.
Funny or Die’s version puts Huey Lewis into the Bateman role, turning the scene into a psychopathic cultural ouroboros. But why’s “Weird” Al Yankovic in this parody? I think you already know. Read More »
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Today brings us, “Pineapple Express,” the sooo ’80s and agreeable theme song for Seth Rogen‘s pot actioner of the same name by Huey Lewis and the News (Sports, Patrick Bateman’s Walkman). If you thought Huey might try to imitate the Neptunes, please excuse yourself and go bask in I Love the New Millenium, because this track could have been the adulterated b-side to BTTF‘s “Back in Time.” Is it better? No way. Does it make you want to do a cannonball with a joint in your mouth and a hamburger in your left hand? Obviously.
You can stream the film’s entire soundtrack on MySpace, which includes tracks from Cypress Hill (so ’90s), Peter Tosh, Bell Biv Devoe (my second babysitter, Pam, is siked!), Public Enemy and Mountain. Wow, Huey Lewis just said “chronic” in his signature happy hour jock croon. M.I.A. move over. Summer ’08 just got lazier and so much higher.
Discuss: Is this the new “Back in Time”?
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The rumors are true. Seth Rogen was able to convince Huey Lewis to record a title theme song for the upcoming Judd Apatow stoner comedy Pineapple Express.
“It is called Pineapple Express, cleverly,” director David Gordon Green told movieweb. “Our only input was, we told him we wanted it to sound like his 80s work that we loved so much. And we wanted to have the plot in it. And we wanted to have him say the title as many times as he could. There is a lot of alto sax. It is kind of like that ‘other’ Back to the Future Huey Lewis song. Not ‘Power of Love’ but ‘Back in Time’. Yeah.”
Here are the lyrics from the song’s chorus:
We got trouble,
we got to get out of here.
I’ve got you,
you’ve got me.
We are as high as we can be.
That’s all right.
How did we get into this mess?
Sounds like an instant classic to me! Unfortunately we’ll have to wait until August 8th 2008 to hear it. But for now, enjoy this vintage music video for Huey Lewis & the News’ Power of Love which features a cameo of Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown with his time traveling Delorean.
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Earlier this month Sarah Silverman recorded a music video announcing to the world that she’s F**king Matt Damon. Damon has long been the punchline of a running joke in Silverman’s boyfriend Jimmy Kimmel’s sign-off (“Apologies to Matt Damon, we’ve run out of time!”).
As a retaliation, Kimmel has recorded a music video himself, announcing that he’s F**king Ben Affleck! The video features cameo appearances from Brad Pitt, Harrison Ford, Cameron Diaz, Joan Jett, Macy Gray, Robin Williams, Don Cheadle, Pete Wentz, Perry Farrell, Benji and Joel Madden, Lance Bass, Huey Lewis, Josh Groban, McLovin, Meatloaf, and former announcer and Mighty Mighty Bosstones frontman Dicky Barrett. Check it out after the jump.
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I’m a huge Back to the Future fan (heck, it’s my favorite film of all time), so I was excited to read that Seth Rogen recently met with 80′s rock icon Huey Lewis, to convince him to pen and perform a theme song for the upcoming stoner comedy, The Pineapple Express.
“Seth’s looking for something in the vein of ‘Power of Love,’” a source told EW.
Nothing has been made official, but we’re hoping that Huey Lewis will make a comeback with a rocking 80′s style tune. The Pineapple Express hits theaters on August 8th 2008 (a long ways away for a movie which wrapped in May 2007).