Wayne's World Turns 20!By Sasha Hecht
Anybody else already completely burnt-out on Valentine's Day? I propose we all quit agonizing over what meal/gift/card combination will make your lady-friend/man-friend/fleshlight most likely to sex you and take a minute to celebrate the real holiday that's slipped somewhat under the radar today: Wayne's World turns the big 2-0!
Let's take a look at some classic scenes made great by classic songs. Warning: I am not liable when you inevitably shout "PARTY TIME! EXCELLENT!" during whatever weird shit you get up to later tonight.
Queen - "Bohemian Rhapsody"
Not singing along to "Bohemian Rhapsody" with a group of friends is like sneezing with your eyes open: it's almost always physically impossible, but when it does happen, it's horrifying and the individual is ostracized for it. Just barely past the opening credits, Wayne's World already lays it in with one of the most memorable performances of this song ever (unless you once saw your 7-year-old brother sing it alone for karaoke at a crowded Club Med bar 9 years ago).
Gary Wright - "Dreamweaver"
Dudes: Want to know how to make your lady's heart melt on Valentine's Day? Spoiler alert: Wayne gets the girl in the end. Just saying.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - "Foxy Lady"
Garth also gets the girl in the end. Obviously.
Alice Cooper - "Feed My Frankenstein"
If we had more showmanship like this in whatever genre hybrid some uninspired music blogger's decided to coin today, the world would be a much better place. Come on, when was the last time you heard someone chanting "WE ARE NOT WORTHY" at the Knitting Factory? And no, I don't mean that one guy shouting it facetiously after some shitty glitch-step set that no one showed up to.
Tia Carrere - "Ballroom Blitz" (The Sweet cover)
Some reputable music critics, like the commenters on the IMDB message boards, argue that Tia Carrere is the "worst singer ever," but it's not exactly like The Sweet frontman Brian Connolly was exactly a Luciano Pavarotti or anything. Plus, Carrere is a model and a former Star Search contestant with Spanish, Chinese, and Filipino blood. If that's good enough for Wayne Campbell, it's good enough for me.
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