Listen. The Shrek soundtracks are filled with hits. "Accidentally in Love." "All Star." "I'm A Believer."
But the best song not only on the soundtracks, but OF ANY SOUNDTRACK EVER, is the Fairy Godmother's cover of "Holding Out For A Hero" in Shrek 2, artfully sung by Jennifer Saunders.
The utterly transcendent cover comes at the thrilling climax of the film, when Shrek is trying to break into the castle to stop Fiona from kissing Prince Charming, who is masquerading as Shrek himself.
The scene goes through the entire range of emotions, featuring the absolutely tragic death of Mongo. #RIP
Not only that, but every beat of the song is perfectly timed to the action in an example of cinematic perfection. This is the peak of film, folks. It doesn't get better than this.
I'm not the only one who thinks so.
I mean...facts are being spoken.
Why doesn't it get its due credit??
They're not wrong.
This is also my reaction.
The whole soundtrack is amazing...
But only one had me dancing in my bedroom.
Petition to do a live-action Shrek 2 and do ANOTHER amazing cover of this song!!
PUT IT BACK ON SPOTIFY!!
Also, consider this a formal request for a piano version for Gonzo. Show some respect.
*Sigh* A perfect song from a perfect film.
Please. If you haven't seen this before, or it's been a while, I beg of you, watch it for yourself. It will change your life.
Share This Article
TV and Movies
Get all the best moments in pop culture & entertainment delivered to your inbox.