Soundtrack to Strut To
October 6, 2008 8:50 PM   Subscribe

Give me your slow-motion-strutting song suggestions!

Hiya, MeFi!

I have sort of a specfic song request. This weekend I saw My Best Friend's Girl, there is a scene just after Dane Cook decides to let out his inner asshole (best part of the whole movie). Basically he's sort of strutting down the aisle in a church, smoking a cigarette, lookin' evil. I've seen similar scenes in a couple other movies. In any case, my BFF LiquidKarma and I were musing as to what song we would do something similar to. Hopefully that makes sense!

So far our ideas include:

- NIN - Just Like You Imagined
- Portishead - Sour Times
- The Roots - Here I Come

Suggestions? Let me know if I need to clarify, but we're basically looking for any and all ideas.
posted by heavenstobetsy to Media & Arts (30 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Not really evil, but Chris Joss' Drink Me Hot is the ultimate machismo strut track, imho.
posted by phrontist at 9:09 PM on October 6, 2008

Clubbed to Death - Rob Dougan
Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Verve
posted by Static Vagabond at 9:10 PM on October 6, 2008

Nick Cave: Red Right Hand?
posted by Rumple at 9:15 PM on October 6, 2008

AC/DC, Back in Black
posted by fuse theorem at 9:32 PM on October 6, 2008

The Philosopher Kings "I Am The Man"
posted by peagood at 9:32 PM on October 6, 2008

ZZ Top - La Grange

Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way

RATM - Bullet In The Head

Bionic Jive - Pump.

And tell me the bassline from Dead Prez's Hip-Hop isn't perfect.
posted by regicide is good for you at 9:59 PM on October 6, 2008

When I'm pretty sure nobody's watching I do what you describe to Babylon System feat. SPL - Gangster. I quit smoking though. True story.
posted by moift at 10:16 PM on October 6, 2008

This has been rolling around my mind rather suggestively since I first came across it a few days ago... A slow song with a quick beat. Mmm.

Tv on the Radio - Satellite

But I am biased towards it atm. It has sultry, it has beat but is it heavy? Maybe not. I'll see if I can find some other stuff. (I haven't seen the movie but those songs give me lots to work with.) I love this game!
posted by mu~ha~ha~ha~har at 10:27 PM on October 6, 2008

From the Kill Bill soundtrack:
Tomoyasu Hotei Battle - Without Honor Or Humanity (even the title sounds badass)
This version of Santa Esmeralda
Malaguena Salerosa

I love Quentin Tarantino and he's very good at selecting "walking-towards-the-camera looking-like-a-badass-in-slow-motion" music.

For a little more hip-hoppy, try Chris Classic - Unleashed

Or for a rougher approach: Metallica - King Nothing
posted by SquidLips at 10:31 PM on October 6, 2008

You need to be hardcore awesome to pull this off, but if you could:

I'm Too Sexy by Right Said Fred.
posted by -harlequin- at 10:40 PM on October 6, 2008 [1 favorite]

"Slow Ride" - Foghat
posted by brundlefly at 10:42 PM on October 6, 2008

AC/DC Thunderstruck, complete with slo-mo war imagery.
posted by Exchequer at 11:03 PM on October 6, 2008

This is in the same category as 'I'm Too Sexy':

Ooooh Yeah by Yello
posted by carsonb at 11:21 PM on October 6, 2008

T.I. What You Know :)
posted by citron at 11:48 PM on October 6, 2008

PInk Floyd - One of these days
posted by Sparx at 3:13 AM on October 7, 2008

My standard strutting songs include: "Tiny Cities Made of Ashes" by Modest Mouse and "Dear Sons and Daughters of a Hungry Ghost" by Wolf Parade.
posted by mcroft at 4:17 AM on October 7, 2008

Si seƱor by Control Machete - if that ain't a struttin' bassline, I don't know what is

(some of y'all might remember it from this Levi's commercial awhile ago)
posted by jammy at 4:41 AM on October 7, 2008

Hurdy Gurdy Man (Donovan cover)
posted by Jaltcoh at 4:45 AM on October 7, 2008

No mention of "Little Green Bag" yet?
posted by brandman at 4:53 AM on October 7, 2008

What, no Shaft?! This is always the song that plays while I strut. Doesn't fit the slow, evil; but needs a mention in the hall of fame of songs for strutting. Can you dig it?
posted by haunted by Leonard Cohen at 5:07 AM on October 7, 2008

Led Zeppelin, When the Levee Breaks. (I mentioned it before in this thread about Tarantino-like music, which you may find helpful.)
posted by Jorus at 5:49 AM on October 7, 2008

Soul Coughing, Super Bon Bon
posted by fuse theorem at 6:27 AM on October 7, 2008

Big Pimpin
posted by [NOT HERMITOSIS-IST] at 6:34 AM on October 7, 2008

Also, seconding the Kill Bill options.
posted by [NOT HERMITOSIS-IST] at 6:36 AM on October 7, 2008

Struttin' bassline? Check.
Sleazy organ? Check.
Snotty vocals? Check.

Peaches by The Stranglers.

"Walking on the beaches, looking at the peaches"
posted by Mountain Goatse at 6:45 AM on October 7, 2008

Let there be light or Phantom Pt. II by Justice
posted by fire&wings at 8:10 AM on October 7, 2008

I frequently strut to the Beck song "Novocaine".
posted by Greg Nog at 9:22 AM on October 7, 2008

Stayin' Alive
posted by kirkaracha at 12:02 PM on October 7, 2008

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