Thursday, March 6, 2008

Five Best...Songs from Moulin Rouge's "Elephant Love Medley"


Although not a great movie, Moulin Rouge goes have some great parts, like Ewan McGregor, the direction of Baz Luhrmann, and much of the music, especially "Elephant Love Medley," sung by Ewan and Nicole Kidman. Moulin has become famous for its use of contemporary songs, but having those songs re-imagined and none appearing in their original form, as seen in this clip here (I apologize for it being a homemade video, but the actual footage doesn't exist online, only the audio).

Below are the best songs used in the "Medley," judged not by how good they actually are, but how they're used in this particular song:

#5. "Love is a Many-Splendored Thing" by the Four Aces

#4. "Pride (In the Name of Love)" by U2

#3. "Up Where We Belong" by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes

#2. "Your Song" by Elton John

#1. "Heroes" by David Bowie

(And yes, it is pretty much the guiltiest of pleasures for me)