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Pierce Brosnan in Mamma Mia!We here at Moviefone love a musical moment in a film as much as the next man. We felt the blood pumping through our veins when Rocky Balboa jogged up those stairs to the tune of 'Gonna Fly Now'. We rocked out with Wayne and Garth in that car to 'Bohemian Rhapsody' in Wayne's World. We even had a tear in our eye when Ewan McGregor sang Elton John's 'Your Song' to Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge. Er, we went too far with that last one, didn't we?

Our point is, a truly great musical movie moment has the power to make you laugh, or cry, or dance, or run out into the streets and dance on cars. In the space of three or four minutes, a wonderful song in a movie can change your life forever and inspire you to true greatness.

Unfortunately, this feature isn't about those types of songs. Check out the worst musical movie moments ever after the jump... Pierce Brosnan in Mamma Mia!We here at Moviefone love a musical moment in a film as much as the next man. We felt the blood pumping through our veins when Rocky Balboa jogged up those stairs to the tune of 'Gonna Fly Now'. We rocked out with Wayne and Garth in that car to 'Bohemian Rhapsody' in Wayne's World. We even had a tear in our eye when Ewan McGregor sang Elton John's 'Your Song' to Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge. Er, we went too far with that last one, didn't we?

Our point is, a truly great musical movie moment has the power to make you laugh, or cry, or dance, or run out into the streets and dance on cars. In the space of three or four minutes, a wonderful song in a movie can change your life forever and inspire you to true greatness.

Unfortunately, this feature isn't about those types of songs. Welcome to the worst musical movie moments ever...


Neil Diamond (The Jazz Singer - 1980)
Musical number: 'You, Baby'
In this remake of the classic Al Jolson film, Neil Diamond plays the son of a Jewish Cantor who must defy his father (Laurence Olivier) in order to pursue his dream of being a pop singer. It's bog standard fare with super Neil getting to sing the likes of 'Love on the Rocks' - but that's not the musical moment we're on about here. Oh no, as a homage to Al Jolson, an early scene features Diamond performing with a four-piece band wearing a 'blackface' because a promoter wants to see "four brothers" on stage. Let's just say, it doesn't work... on so may levels.



Sylvester Stallone (Rhinestone - 1984)
Musical number: 'Drinkin'stein'
Okay, so first thing you need to know here, Sylvester Stallone sings. That alone merits his inclusion here. Rhinestone is a bad enough film (premise: Dolly Parton makes a bet that she can turn the next man she sees into a country star - guess who she sees?) but it's the fact that a cinema audience had to endure Rocky, in a ridiculous outfit, singing a terrible song, with a terrible voice, that just makes no sense. If Stallone had burped through the entire tune it would have sounded better...



John Travolta (Staying Alive - 1983)
Musical number: 'Satan's Alley'
Saturday Night Fever was great, wasn't it? It's sequel however (directed by that man again, Sylvester Stallone) is quite possible one of the worst films of all time. The musical number we've picked out from the tripe on offer is the one aptly entitled 'Satan's Alley', where John Travolta is on stage dancing to a cheesy rock track surrounded by leotards, leg warmers and dry ice. Honestly, it makes Cats look like Schindler's List.



Mae West and Timothy Dalton (Sextette - 1978)
Musical number: 'Love Will Keep Us Together'
You can file this one under 'What On Earth Just Happened There!' A pre-Bond Timothy Dalton serenading 85-year-old Mae West with the Captain and Tenille song 'Love Will Keep Us Together'. What could go wrong? Well... Dalton's non-existent voice is bad enough, but the fact that he's warbling lines such as "Look in my heart and let love... keep us together!" to a flirtatious OAP just makes us want to have a shower and wash away those memories. Enjoy...



Adrian Zmed (Grease 2)
Musical number: 'Prowlin'
Remember Danny Zuko and the T-Birds in Grease? Pretty cool weren't they? Well try and imagine what would happen if the members of rubbish Irish boyband, Westlife, suddenly joined the gang and had a say in the musical numbers. The result, we feel, would be a bit like this...



Vanilla Ice (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze - 1991)
Musical number: 'Ninja Rap'
Anyone remember this film? Good, and let's try and leave it that way. Needless to say, in between some Turtle-based shenanigans, Vanilla Ice and his posse turn up at a club waxing lyrical with some killer Ice lines such as "I'm like a monkey on the vine", "Girlies on my tip like white on rice", and best of all, "I'm like a rap technician". Then the Turtles themselves start to do their own spontaneous synchronised dance to the song. If you ever wondered why Vanilla Ice didn't have a hit after 'Ice, Ice Baby', look no further than 'Ninja Rap'.



Steve Martin (Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - 1978)
Musical number: 'Maxwell's Silver Hammer'
It must have sounded like a good idea rounding up some of the biggest stars of the late 70s pop scene (eg The Bee Gees, Peter Frampton, Alice Cooper) and have them act in a movie loosely based on unrelated late-period Beatles songs. Hmmm, no prizes for guessing how it turned out. Picking one bad music number from the film is difficult enough (at one point, robots sing 'She's Leaving Home') but if we have to have a winner (or loser) then Steve Martin, starring as Dr. Maxwell Edison, singing (!!) 'Maxwell's Silver Hammer' has to be it. Martin decides to do the routine in a 'funny' voice and the results are just painful...



Rock Biter (The Neverending Story III: Escape from Fantasia - 1994)
Musical number: 'Born to Be Wild',
This ridiculous fantasy adventure certainly wasn't lying in its title when it squeezed out a third instalment of a story I still don't understand. With that in mind, it's difficult to explain what you will witness below except to say that it features a character called Rock Biter who rides a scooter made of stone and sings the famous Steppenwolf song 'Born to be Wild' while he journeys to Wandering Mountain. Confused, you will be...



The Village People (Can't Stop The Music - 1980)
Musical number: 'Milkshake'
Who wants a disco-themed movie starring The Village People and Steve Guttenberg?! Yeah, and that's just what everyone said back in 1980 too. Disco was already on its last legs when this glittering pile of arse turned up in cinemas with a story revolving around those YMCA fellas. There's plenty of bad numbers to choose from but 'Milkshake' takes the biscuit as it features The Indian, Leather Man, Motorcycle Cop and, er, the other ones singing about creamy beverages while gyrating around over-sized cocktail glasses filled with milk. You really wish you could stop the music...



Pierce Brosnan (Mamma Mia! - 2008)
Musical number: 'S.O.S.'
We couldn't leave you without the mothership of bad movie musical moments. This record-breaking, Abba-packed rom-com musical features a host of big name actors who can sort of sing... and then there's Pierce Brosnan. The former 007 has a crack (and fails) at a number of songs, but it's his duet with Meryl Streep on 'S.O.S.' that the poor bloke sounds like he's swallowed a fog horn. S.O.S. indeed.