Guess who’s on the soundtrack?

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If you’ve seen the biopic drama trailer Tammy Faye’s eyes, which opened in theaters last month, you’re probably familiar with Guess Who’s 1969 success. Those eyes has a “guest” role in the film, which stars Jessica Chastain as Tammy Faye Bakker.

This was great news for fans of the group from Winnipeg, who made their debut in 1962 as Chad Allan and the Expressions.

“Thanks for the Guess Who; Those eyes, genius choice for music, ”commented one person who viewed the official trailer on YouTube.

Those eyes is a great song by a classic Canadian band called The Guess Who, ”someone else remarked.

Those eyes“The inclusion in the film, which also stars Andrew Garfield as televangelist Jim Bakker, is not the first time a director or producer has turned to Canada’s Music Hall of Fame to set the stage , so to speak. Anyone who knows the coming-of-age comedy of 2007 Super bad will remember Michael Cera character forced to tweet Those eyes by drugged revelers – who or get a beating of their hands.

Also, Lenny Kravitz’s cover of American woman, a No. 1 smash for Guess Who in 1970, appears on the soundtrack from the 1999s Austin Powers: the spy who fucked me, while the original version is used in a Season 28 episode of The simpsons title The Cad and the Hat.

Little surprise, waves of Those eyes have noticeably picked up since the trailer for Tammy Faye’s eyes was released in early June. Since that number has continued to rise now that the film, an early Oscar nominee, has landed in theaters, we thought we’d take a look at other Guess Who songs that have been used on the big screen – and on the small screen to start. Here is what we found out.

Laugh (Christine)

Christine is a 2016 film that tells the true story of journalist Christine Chubbuck, who – spoiler alert – committed suicide in 1974 by shooting herself in the head on a live broadcast.

At 1:19:25 before the film, which won Rebecca Hall, who plays the main character, a Best Actress award at the 2016 Chicago International Film Festival, Chubbuck went out to dinner with a colleague named George, played by Michael C. Hall (Six feet Under ground, Dexter).

The second she slips into the bathroom to freshen up, Laughing, from the album Guess Who of 1969 Canned wheat, can be clearly heard in the background.

It is a poignant choice. Despite its cheerful title, the song is no laughing matter at all. Rather, it’s about “losing at the game” and how the “best years have passed,” chosen, perhaps, to foreshadow what ultimately happens.

No Time (Supernatural, Season 14, Episode 11)

Jared Padelecki, left, and Jensen Ackles in Supernatural.


Jared Padelecki, left, and Jensen Ackles in Supernatural.

Find, or rather, hear the blooper.

Supernatural is an action-adventure television series that spanned 15 seasons, from 2005 to 2020. In a season 14 episode titled Damaged goods, Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), who along with his brother Sam (Jared Padalecki) spends most of his time battling demonic creatures, enters what we think is his garage.

Craving music, he’s looking for an eight-track copy (kids, ask your parents) of Guess Who’s American woman album, by inserting the cartridge into a drive at 11:49 am of the episode. Here’s the thing: watching from the couch we expect to hear the tune of the title, which launches the tape, but instead we’re entitled to No time, the second track of the tape.

It’s not that we complain: we love the soaring composition of Randy Bachman-Burton Cummings, a Top 5 hit in Canada and the United States in 1970, as much as the next follower of Guess Who.

No Sugar Tonight (This Is Us, Season 3, Episode 4)

It's us


It’s us

An hour-long flashback episode of Season 3 of a tearful TV series It’s us focuses on the experiences of brothers Nicky and Jack Pearson during the Vietnam War.

Following a deadly skirmish, Jack’s battalion is reassigned to a fishing village far removed from the fighting, which Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) seems to like as he is closer to where he thinks his brother is parked.

A helicopter transporting him takes off at 6:32 p.m. As it takes off, the immediately recognizable opening notes of Guess Who’s No sugar tonight kick in, before Cummings’ main lyrics, “Lonely Feeling, Deep in …”

Albert Flasher (almost famous)

The most memorable scene from the 2000 film Almost known, the story of a teenage journalist (Patrick Fugit) hitting the road with a fictional rock band, Stillwater, directed by Russell Hammond (Billy Crudup), is undoubtedly the moment when the band members and their entourage take the plunge. in an extended throat version of Elton John’s Little dancer, while on a tour bus was heading to another concert.

What viewers may not remember is an earlier scene – at 40:08 – when Fugit’s character is in a hotel room with a group of Stillwater groupies, the main one of which is Penny Lane ( Kate Hudson). It was then that a pillow fight broke out under the tensions of Albert Flashing, a Top 20 piano hit for the Guess Who in March 1971.

Moreover, in 2001, the Almost known soundtrack, which included that of Paul Simon America, by Todd Rundgren It wouldn’t make any difference and Thunderclap Newman’s Something in the air, became the first-ever Grammy Award winner for Best Soundtrack Compilation Album for Film, Television, or other visual media.

Undun (Jackie Brown)

Pam Grier in Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown.


Pam Grier in Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown.

Gallons of ink have been poured over the best tunes heard in films directed by Quentin Tarantino.

Some go with Stealer’s Wheel’s Stuck in the middle with you, of Tank dogs, while others opt for the expertly performed cover by Urge Overkill of Neil Diamond Girl you’ll soon be a womanheard in pulp Fiction. (We? We were over the moon when Leonardo DiCaprio’s character started singing the Royal Guardsmen Snoopy vs. the Red Baron near the end of Once upon a time in hollywood. Also, the fiery scene in Inglorious Basterds which was tuned to the pounding beat of David Bowie Cat people.)

That said, we couldn’t help but be proud of our hometown when we embarked on Undun, which Bachman called his favorite Guess Who song, playing in the background at 1:41:30 in 1997 Jackie Brown, during a scene with Robert De Niro as thug Louis and Bridget Fonda as hippie Melanie.

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