By Aly Semigran
When you think of the greatest moments in movie history, chances are, you also think of the song or score that accompanies them. Would we have fallen in love with the end of “Dirty Dancing” if it hadn’t been for “The Time Of My Life?” Would “The Departed” have gotten off to such a rollicking start without the Dropkick Murphy’s “I’m Shipping Up To Boston?” Sometimes, just like in real life, the right song just comes on at the right moment.
And while there were definitely some perfectly timed (and themed) songs in 2010’s best flicks, we figured, since the 2011 MTV Movie Awards are right around the corner — Sunday, June 5 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT on MTV — we should continue that trend, picking our own songs to score this year’s “Best Fight” nominees. The field is filled with some majorly kick-ass moments (including a few from, you guessed it, “Kick-Ass”) that got our pulses racing and our adrenaline pumping, but we wanted to give them their own theme songs that weren’t featured in their film’s soundtracks.
Put up your dukes and check out our songs for the Best Fight category:
Amy Adams vs. The Sisters in “The Fighter”
The women in “The Fighter” were all equally tough-as-(acrylic)-nails, but when Amy Adams gets into a verbal spat with Oscar-winner Melissa Leo and then all the Ward girls join in to throw down, LL Cool J’s instructional “Mama Said Knock You Out” would feel nothing short of apropos for this prize fight.
Chloe Moretz vs. Mark Strong in “Kick-Ass”
Since Joan Jett’s “Bad Reputation” could have been used for just about any scene for Chloe Moretz’s unstoppable Hit Girl, The Roots’ “Here I Come” should come as fair warning to Mark Strong, or any other guy that thinks he can take her down for that matter.
Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint vs. Death Eaters in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1”
Sure, we could pick any number of fight songs (Pat Benatar’s “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” certainly comes to mind) for this restaurant ruckus, but we could only hear Free Energy’s “Bang Pop” when we watched this scene, as those were the sounds that emanated from this magical face-off.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt vs. Hallway Attacker in “Inception”
It’s nearly impossible to find any music to trump Hans Zimmer’s haunting score, but Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” covers both aspects of “Inception:” sleep and being totally kick-ass.
Robert Pattinson vs. Bryce Dallas Howard and Xavier Samuel in “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”
While this scene is action-packed and nail-biting, we could just as easily imagine Vampire Weekend’s (vampire alert!) moody cover of “Exit Music (For A Film)” in the snowy tundra showdown. “All hell breaks loose,” indeed.