Best & Worst singers in films

#1
We all know that Elvis was probably the worst singer ever to appear on the silver screen, but who are the best & worst according to ARRSE?
 
#2
Clint Eastwood's 'I Talk To The Trees' from the 1970 film Paint Your Wagon was pretty dire. It was B side to Lee Marvin's number one hit, 'Wandrin' Star'. I remember hearing it on the radio as a 4 year old while living in a London tower block.
 
#7
Madonna. How the hell does that donkey keep getting film scripts? Terrible singer and absolutely god-awful actor.
 
#8
Trini Lopez in the Dirty Dozen - 'Lemon Tree' oh my good God.......aaaaarrrrgh!

Kirk Douglas playing a fecking accordion and singing 'A Whale of a Tale' in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.......Jeeeeeeessssssssuuuuuussss.
 
#11
An obscure one but Molly Ringwald ( the ginger one from the breakfast club & pretty in pink) singing the american national anthem in Steven King's "The Stand" . She also attempts to sing at other times as she probably felt she was the most famous celebrity in the 'made for tv' movie.

As I said, obscure but unfortunately memorable. As is the rest of the film :?
 
#13
Pained though I am to say it as I am a fan, but Prince in Under the Cherry Moon.I would even stretch to Purple Rain aswell.......
 
#14
I can't believe I forgot 'Marky' Mark Walberg. Now, I like boogie nights as much as the next person but, Perfect Storm???? He tends to be quite wooden in his performance ( harking back to boogie nights there fnar fnar ). Went to see The Happening recently but unfortunately/fortunately was on call and didn't see the end of the film. Possibly a good thing.

I stand by Three Kings though but only because George Cloony is in it. :wink:
 
#15
IrishDoris said:
Pained though I am to say it as I am a fan, but Prince in Under the Cherry Moon.I would even stretch to Purple Rain aswell.......
ID your avatar just reminded me - Sean Connery in 'Darby O' Gill and the Little People'. Who persuaded him that a song would be intricate to the plot?
 
#18
PoisonDwarf said:
Madonna. How the hell does that donkey keep getting film scripts? Terrible singer and absolutely god-awful actor.
Yeah. I could understand it if she was married to a film director or something. :roll:
 
#19
There was a spate of 'Westerns' in the '60's when Ricky Nelson and Fabien pitched up to do their very best. They were the 'pop idols' of their day. Why they strummed out their latest hit in a John Wayne western is beyond me, but I suppose their contract said it had to be. Utter feckin dross........

Don't get me started on Billy Bob Thornton (Davey Crockett) playing a violin in an extremely good movie of 'The Alamo' when some Mexican type is blowing a bugle. Yup, I know the inference of tht particular moment but pulllleeeessseee.................

Goodness just remembered, this is about singers ....... drat.....
 
#20
Alec_Lomas said:
There was a spate of 'Westerns' in the '60's when Ricky Nelson and Fabien pitched up to do their very best. They were the 'pop idols' of their day. Why they strummed out their latest hit in a John Wayne western is beyond me, but I suppose their contract said it had to be. Utter feckin dross........

Don't get me started on Billy Bob Thornton (Davey Crockett) playing a violin in an extremely good movie of 'The Alamo' when some Mexican type is blowing a bugle. Yup, I know the inference of tht particular moment but pulllleeeessseee.................

Goodness just remembered, this is about singers ....... drat.....
Speaking of westerns, how bad was Lee Marvin in "Paint Your Wagon" ??
 

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