Thursday, June 24, 2021

Music to relax after a council meeting: "Holding Out for a Hero"

Until recently I was never able to hear any version of "Holding out for a hero" without thinking of Jennifer Saunders as the (evil) Fairy Godmother singing it while the Shrek and his friends break into the castle in Shrek II. Even the fact that the hero looks exactly like the worst British Prime Minister since Lord North didn't spoil it. 

Since December, and the climax of athe Season II finale of The Mandalorian, which a lot of Vloggers have set to that piece, I usually think of Luke Skywalker "rescuing the rescuers" instead. 

This was usually set to the Bonnie Tyler performance of "I need a hero" but here the musical soundtrack is the Jennifer Sunders version.

2 comments:

Jim said...

"Even the fact that the hero looks exactly like the worst British Prime Minister since Lord North didn't spoil it."

He looks absolutely nothing like Boris, I have no idea where you got that from???

Chris Whiteside said...

The "Hero" version of Shrek looks exactly like Gordon Brown.