Thursday, May 17, 2012

Tune Time - Sweet Home Alabama

One of my favourite songs from southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, "Sweet Home Alabama" first appeared in 1974 on their second album, ‘Second Helping’ and reached #8 on the US charts in 1974. It was the band's second hit single. The video below shows scenes from Forrest Gump, one of my favourite films, as the music plays. A terrific combination.


8 comments:

  1. O YEAH. I quite like the movie of the same name as well. Or perhaps that's because of Josh Lucas.

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  2. I've always loved this song - however, I am probably one of the few people who didn't like Forest Gump. A fact I usually get a lot of flack for!!

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    1. I didn't like it the first time I saw it, either. The second time I watched, I began to appreciate the ridiculous humour in it. Still. I don't see why you'd get flack for it. We all have our own taste!

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  3. Martha,
    When I first saw Forest Gump, I didn't like it. I thought Tom Hanks was miscast in this movie, since I felt his Southern accent just didn't ring true for me.
    When I saw it years later, I enjoyed it very much.
    And like Jane, people gave me grief when I said that I didn't like it!
    Now, what would have changed in me, that made me like it later? Who knows?

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    1. I was the same way, Kay. I didn't like it the first time. But when I watched it again I truly enjoyed it, mostly for the weird humour. Maybe my expectations weren't as high the second time. When a movie is wildly popular, I expect too much and sometimes end up disappointed. But hey, we all have our personal taste. For example, I'm not a fan of Titanic; I'm not sure what the hoopla is all about with that movie.

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  4. I loved the song and Forrest Gump. I think there is a great message to the movie.

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    1. I think there is, too. It's an unusual film, and sometimes films like that need to be watched more than once.

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