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25 Of Cinema's Catchiest Earworms
AKA 'Damn you, The Lego Movie, damn you'

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THE COOL RUNNINGS’ CHANT

From: Cool Runnings (1994)


‘Jamaican Bobsledding Chant’, as it’s officially known, was actually written by Yum Brenner himself, Malik Yoba, but was performed on the movie’s official soundtrack by short-lived ‘90s girl group Worl-A-Girl. In the film, it’s originally improvised by Sanka (Doug E. Doug) and the team before coming back, fully formed, just before the cool runners go on their last, fateful run. Cap it off with the immortal mantra of “Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme, get on up, it’s bobsled time” and Hans Zimmer’s genuinely moving ‘Countrylypso’ and it’s all too much to take. “GO JAMAICA!”
 

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21 Oompa Loompa
...a special mention for the Family Guy one as well, "What do you do when you're stuck in a chair? Finding it hard to go up and down stairs," More

Posted by bradcam72 on Wednesday October 17, 2012, 12:34

22 The Pearl and Dean music!
all together now: "dah dah, dah dah, dah dah, dadah, dadadah, dah dah dadah dadah dah.. DAH" More

Posted by jameswhaleofatime on Wednesday October 17, 2012, 12:27

23 EOTT and TGE
I felt that The Karate Kid and TBOTRK were similar to both of those -- though they are undoubtedly huge earworms -- so if I get the time I'll add them on Thursday (I'm away today). As for Cap, I wanted something new on the list, as a lot of it was very nostalgic (ironic, considering the song's nature...) More

Posted by Ali Plumb on Wednesday October 17, 2012, 07:49

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Oompa Loompas predicted the fake tan epidemic way back in 1971, who knew? I'm more partial to Underground from Labyrinth myself with the gospel choir that kicks in midway through, one of David Bowie's forgotten songs that should have been a bigger hit in 1986. More

Posted by BenTramer on Wednesday October 17, 2012, 02:23

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Errm Eye of the Tiger and The Great Escape are probably the best examples wonder why they weren't on their and Captain America was. More

Posted by andybobbins87 on Tuesday October 16, 2012, 23:18

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The Disney Club theme the soldiers sing in Full Metal Jacket always gets stuck in my brain for days on end: M-I-C-K-E-Y-M-O-U-S-E... More

Posted by SDHoneymonster on Tuesday October 16, 2012, 20:10

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