Today’s Movie Music Monday is a slice of pure pop perfection from 90s Swedish band, The Cardigans.
The tune accompanied Baz Luhrmann’s modern, brash and outlandish adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, sorry, Romeo + Juliet, which came out in 1996. I was 15 at the time, and had read the play at school the previous year, so I was ripe and receptive to Luhrmann’s visually stunning take on The Bard’s classic tale of doomed love.
I might have less time for it if I watched it again today, though. I mean, those kids were stupid!
God I love this song, still know all the words.
It’s a catchy bugger, ain’t it?
Haha, sure is.
Great post Laura! And I love learning a little more about you 🙂
I loved this film when I was a teenager. It’s the typical sort of film I loved when i was younger but don’t love now or even like that much. It’s just a bit too far out for me.
It does have a very good soundtrack 🙂
It is a really good soundtrack. Haven’t heard it for years but I remember it being splendidly spiffing.
You said it sister.
Oh I am.
Sing it brother!
Oh I will and shake my bottom.
Can`t stand the movie but the soundtrack was all right. Good stuff!
Luhrman’s films are definitely Marmite!
This song is stuck in my head now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!¡¡¡¡¡
Stop it!!! Argh! 😉
I love the score and the film. it was a perfect modern twist the story. Nice!
Thanks, Cindy! I love the music and I loved the film, not sure I’d be so keen on it now though. I’m probably a bit too cynical!
I have seen it over the years probably twenty times. I see something funny and cool every time I watch it. Yes, it’s crazy fast and ludicrous and melodramatic, but the score stabilizes it, the imagery and the cast are to die for.
Indeed, great cast. But as with Les Mis, the young lovers were the least interesting characters!
Good point. I agree, there.
I love The Cardigans when they cover Black Sabbath songs. The soundtrack had good tracks from Radiohead and Garbage that were cool
Agreed, there were a lot of really good songs on this soundtrack. I like The Cardigans generally, too.
I saw this movie when I was twice your age (well almost) and liked the visuals but not so much the music – which should be acceptable since we came from different generations. Although I do like The Cranberrys but don’t have a shitting clue if they’re in this.
I now have an urge to call you grampa!
Such a classic song, reminds me of a brilliantly 90s childhood!
When this came out (and I was also 15) I LOVED the song but then it got played so many times and it kind of killed it for me. It’s a great soundtrack though and I love The You and Me Song so much that Mr O and I walked out of the registry office to it at our wedding.