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    15 Tweets About The "Holding Out For A Hero" Scene From "Shrek 2" For No Reason Other Than It Being Absolutely Iconic

    There was no reason for the Shrek 2 soundtrack to go this hard.

    Listen. The Shrek soundtracks are filled with hits. "Accidentally in Love." "All Star." "I'm A Believer."

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    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 fairy godmother singing "I need a hero!"
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    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.

    Mongo breaking into the castle with Shrek on his shoulder and Prince Charming dancing with Fiona
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    The scene goes through the entire range of emotions, featuring the absolutely tragic death of Mongo. #RIP

    Mongo sinking into the water saying "Be...good..."
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    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.

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    I'm not the only one who thinks so.

    the scene in Shrek 2 when the Fairy Godmother sings holding out for a hero as the giant gingerbread man attacks the castle is still the greatest scene in cinema of all time

    Twitter: @mermaidbl00d

    I mean...facts are being spoken.

    SINCE SHREK 2 IS TRENDING! CAN WE PLEASE TALK ABOUT HOW THE “I NEED A HERO” SCENE DEFINED A GENERATION & STANDS OUT AS THE GREATEST MOST WELL INTEGRATED MUSICAL PERFORMANCE EVER SHOWN IN A FILM!

    Twitter: @cooljulian5

    ITS IMPACT!!

    cultural impact: █    █  █  █  _ fairy godmothers the national holding out anthem for a hero from shrek 2

    Twitter: @skinkshame

    Why doesn't it get its due credit??

    When singers refuse to credit the Fairy Godmother from Shrek 2 for inventing pop music

    Twitter: @genericgaystuff

    They're not wrong.

    fairy godmother's rendition of holding out for a hero in Shrek 2 https://t.co/0BTQ3UyyDA

    Twitter: @milkykau

    This is also my reaction.

    my friend: I honestly didn't care for the Shrek 2 version of "I Need A Hero" me:

    Twitter: @Saberspark

    I mean...

    Musical sequences from my teen years that changed my life: - “I Need a Hero” from Shrek 2 That’s it. Nothing else comes close. https://t.co/S8jxrdvp4V

    Twitter: @ThomasSanders

    The whole soundtrack is amazing...

    Twitter: @Abby_Orona

    Impeccable vibes.

    the Shrek 2 sound track stays ON during sex

    Twitter: @fuckmigueI

    But only one had me dancing in my bedroom.

    My ass at 12 yrs old dancing to fairy godmother’s performance in Shrek 2 ✨🧚🏼‍♀️

    Twitter: @Evelyn15334947

    Petition to do a live-action Shrek 2 and do ANOTHER amazing cover of this song!!

    Twitter: @wayneravenclaw

    100%.

    the fairy godmother from shrek - i need a hero https://t.co/gJSAeILyzq

    Twitter: @jamesb0wman

    PUT IT BACK ON SPOTIFY!!

    Since Shrek 2 is trending, I would like to use my platform to formally request Jennifer Saunders (@ferrifrump) and @Dreamworks to put the Shrek 2 version of “Holding Out For A Hero” back on Spotify. Give the people what they want.

    Twitter: @AC_Roald

    Also, consider this a formal request for a piano version for Gonzo. Show some respect.

    Twitter: @Deifu7

    *Sigh* A perfect song from a perfect film.

    when u break into a house to rob them but they watching shrek 2

    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.

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