Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Songs in Cinema: Part 2

"I'm Not in Love" is an excellent 10cc ballad that made it all the way to No. 2 on the Billboard charts in 1975. I have a vivid memory of listening to that song via transistor radio on WLS radio out of Chicago (long before they went all talk).

Fast forward to 1993 and the indecent piece of celluloid called 'Indecent Proposal'. When a film is remembered for nothing other than a dress worn by Demi Moore, you know you're in trouble. The soundtrack, in general, was also horrible. In fact, Lisa Stansfield was a Razzie Award nominee for Worst Original Song with her classic "(You Love Me) In All the Right Places". Ugh, how about that for a title?

In the middle of all this sludge, however, The Pretenders covered the 10cc classic. I think it's the band's second-best cover behind their very first single, The Kinks' "Stop Your Sobbing".

The Pretenders - I'm Not in Love (mp3)

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