Feature: Top Five Arnold Schwarzenegger Movie Songs In Honor of "The Last Stand"
Fri, 14 Dec 2012 15:14:49
Arnold Schwarzenegger flicks go hand-in-hand with hard-hitting tunes.
It goes without saying that he even though he always kicks ass, he tends to kick maximum ass when the music is loud—really loud.
In honor of The Last Stand blasting through theaters January 18, ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino compiled this list of five of the best songs from Arnold Schwarzenegger movies over the past three decades.
We can't wait for The Last Stand. It looks every bit as epic and thrilling as all of his best films…
It's already our pick for the best action movie of 2013!
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ARTISTdirect.com's Top Five Arnold Schwarzenegger Movie Songs
Guns N' Roses — "You Could Be Mine"
In Terminator 2: Judgment Day, "You Could Be Mine" blares over a key scene when John Connor is cruising to the mall. It was the first single fans heard from Use Your Illusion II, and it served as something of a theme for T2. The music video even features Schwarzenegger as The Terminator with sawed-off shotgun in tow as his targets—the band—shred, but there's a twist ending…The track's revved-up bitchslap riff and immortal chorus from Axl Rose make it a classic. It'll be forever associated with the greatest action movie in history too. Later on Guns N' Roses and Schwarzenegger would also team up on End of Days with the industrial grind stomp of the killer "Oh My God".
There's not much bigger than AC/DC's riffing on "Big Gun". From the Last Action Hero soundtrack, once again Schwarzenegger makes an appearance in the music video. This time, he's donning Angus Young's trademark threads after busting into one of the band's shows. It's an utterly explosive gem that mirrors his character's inimitable "swag".
Korn – "Camel Song"
This eerie and enthralling Korn cut kicks off the End of Days soundtrack, and it bristles with an ethereal darkness conjured from James "Munky" Shaffer and Brian "Head" Welch's twisted guitar sorcery. Singer Jonathan Davis exorcises a haunting refrain as the track plays over a scene when Gabriel Byrne's Devil is traipsing around Manhattan. Schwarznegger's Jericho Cane is after him though, and the tension's captured in the song.
Alice in Chains — "What the Hell Have I"
Another classic from the Last Action Hero soundtrack, Alice In Chains dropped one of their biggest radio hits in honor of a Schwarzenegger film. The muscle on Jerry Cantrell's guitar playing undoubtedly must've made Arnold proud…
Limp Bizkit — "Crushed"
Now, this Limp Bizkit tune plays over one of the more "intimate" scenes from End of Days involving the Devil and some "friends". Fred Durst's icy flow and Wes Borland's guitar squeal punctuate the mood perfectly. It's another jam worthy of Schwarzenegger's badass-ness.
Are you excited for The Last Stand January 18?