The Late Movies: Inappropriate Music

Ransom Riggs

I'm just here to keep everyone abreast of the latest weird YouTube fads; a service I'm more than happy to provide, since they crop up on an almost-daily basis, and I find them unreasonably entertaining. The latest ones to catch my fancy are "inappropriate / unfitting music" videos, wherein people either A) play unfitting music over clips from movies that's either an ironic comment on what's happening on screen or totally grates against the tone of the scene, or B) brief loops of animated TV shows played endlessly to strange music, to admittedly strange effect. Let's get started with one of the former, the "here's Johnny!" scene from The Shining set to inappropriate music.

From Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, with a little help from the Backstreet Boys. WARNING: this scene will tear at your heart strings! Heh! Ahem.

A brilliantly-edited loop from a children's TV show, set to Whitney Houston. Bravo!

Another loop, this one from The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy. Fred Burger turns himself into a jukebox. (This isn't necessarily "unfitting," music, but it seems to be an offshoot of the whole animated loops with dubbed music phenomenon.)

Inappropriate music: classics edition! Here's Kurosawa's Throne of Blood set to some Nintendo music. Where'd I put my joystick?

Another classic: Dreyer's The Passion of Joan of Arc. (Wait for it ...)

Another animated loop, more of a piece with most of what's out there (which is mainly nonsense). A tip of the hat to Hall and Oates.

This is not only inappropriate music, it's just plain inappropriate. NSFW! A clip from the uber-bloody opening of Saving Private Ryan set to The Village People's "In the Navy." Yeeeesh.