The Late Movies: Actors Singing Awesomely Bad Songs
Crossing over the mythical line between acting and singing is a difficult proposition. Some have found success (Jamie Foxx). Some have found failure (Steven Seagal). And some are Joey Lawrence. Here are a few clips of actors who should have stayed behind the camera instead of leaping in front of a microphone.
Remember Eddie Murphy's How Could It Be album? Yeah, you're not the only one. Although his single "Party All The Time" did reach #2 on the charts.
Bruce Willis actually recorded a pair of rather forgettable albums in the 80's. Here's a clip from "Respect Yourself."
In case you haven't run across this gem before, here's Shatner's version of "Rocket Man." There is a debate about whether he meant this to be serious or if it was one elaborate joke. I think he looks far too self-satisfied for it to be a parody, but that may just be me.
In that vein, here is Leonard Nimoy singing "The Ballad Of Bilbo Baggins." If you can make it more than a minute into this song without your ears bleeding, you're a stronger person that I am.
Once the market for Under Siege sequels dried up, Steven Seagal tried his hand at music. Kind of makes you want to toss Gary Busey through a radar display.
As a bonus tonight, here is Christopher Walken with a spoken word rendition of Lady GaGa's "Poker Face." Simply hilarious.