Five Good Songs from Fictional Artists


You know what I hate about “Entourage?”

(Wait, that blog would take months to write and we don’t have that kind of time.)

You know one of the big things I hate about “Entourage”?

Adrian Grenier doesn’t have the talent to make me believe that Vincent Chase is a good actor.  It destroys my suspension of disbelief to listen to the other characters talk about how he’s one role away from an Oscar.

That and E. I f’n hate E. How anyone could spend more than five minutes with that douche and not wring his neck is beyond me.

(Wow, we’re way off topic.)

Anywho, what I’m getting at is it really helps an entertainment-themed piece when the characters can back up the praise that gets heaped on them. Here are five talents that I think pull it off nicely…

“That Thing You Do” – The Wonders

If this catchy song really had been released in 1964 it would have had a jillion downloads. They had downloads back then, right?

“Wanderin’” – The Folksmen

Could I name a folk song that isn’t in 2003’s “A Mighty Wind”? Probably not. Was it a tough call between The Folksmen’s version and the New Main Street Singers’ version of “Wanderin’”? Surprisingly, yes.

“Beautiful Ride” – Dewey Cox

As the only screwball comedy on this list, “Walk Hard” is probably the only one of these films that could have gotten away with less-than-stellar music. But, they did a solid job with songs like “Beautiful Ride” and “Guilty as Charged.” And, Jenna Fischer is fine. That is all.

“Teacher’s Pet” – School or Rock

This song is so good, it almost makes you forget the fact that Dewey Finn would do some seriously jail time for impersonating a school teacher.

“Black Sheep” – The Clash at Demonhead

Of all the performers on this list, The Clash at Demonhead from “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” would probably be the best bet for real-world success. Envy Adams is like Gwen Stefani before she became a cartoon character.

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