The Oscars on Sunday night got me thinking about the intersection between music and acting.
Not actors-turned-singers (or singers-turned-actors), but rather songs written about actresses…such as:
“Better Love” by Steel Train — about Scarlett Johansson:
“Mrs. Potter’s Lullaby” by Counting Crows — about Monica Potter:
“Natasha” by Rufus Wainwright — about Natasha Lyonne:
New Music Today:
“Bullet” by Scarlett Johansson (cover of Steel Train’s new song):
“Same High” by Uh Huh Her:
Steel Train’s upcoming album will be released along with an all-female companion album (called Terrible Thrills, Vol. 1) featuring covers of each of the new album’s 12 songs.
Steel Train chose the artists, and the choices are great — Scarlett Johansson, Holly Miranda, Tegan and Sara, Alia Shawkat (didn’t know she sings), and Amanda Palmer are some of them.
If you played the “Who Are They Now” Game and couldn’t figure out who all of the 8 kids were, here are the answers:
Child #1 is Alex Greenwald (Phantom Planet):
Child #2 is Avril Lavigne:
Child #3 is Ben Lee:
Child #4 is Blake Sennett (Rilo Kiley):
Child #5 is Joe Jonas:
Child #6 is Jenny Lewis:
Child #7 is Lady Gaga:
Child #8 is Scarlett Johannson:
Before releasing the album Break Up with Pete Yorn, Scarlett Johansson released her own album of Tom Waits covers (including one original song) called Anywhere I Lay My Head.
Live from AOL sessions: “Falling Down”
“Yesterday Is Here”:
Here voice is very deep in these videos, and she definitely improved her vocals for her collaboration with Pete Yorn.
Here’s the best song about Scarlett Johansson, by Steel Train, called ”Better Love”:
Watch this new video of Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson performing “Relator” on Live with Regis and Kelly.
This video’s for ATS reader Barb: Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson performing their song “Relator.”
There are some new videos of Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson performing songs from their new album: they played “Relator,” “Blackie’s Dead,” “I Don’t Know What To Do,” “Search Your Heart,” and “Shampoo” for Spinner’s Interface.
Click here to watch all 5 videos and an interview with the duo. Below is “Relator.”
We recently wrote here how Scarlett Johansson & Pete Yorn’s song “Relator” was THE #1 best song we discovered through Pandora.
Here’s a great live version of “Relator” that Johansson and Yorn performed on a French tv show. It definitely lives up to the recording and puts to rest any doubts about Johansson’s singing abilities.
Pandora Post #1
The following list is the 5 best songs I’ve discovered by listening to Pandora radio stations. If you don’t know what it is, read about it here.
Pandora plays you new music based on the bands and songs you already like, and it’s totally free.
1. Song: “Relator”
Artist: Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson
Station: Rilo Kiley Radio/Pete Yorn Radio
2. Song: “They Bring Me To You”
Artist: Joshua Radin
Station: Maria Taylor Radio
3. Song: ”Elevator Love Letter”
Station: Rilo Kiley Radio
4. Song: “Just a Faint Line”
Artist: Azure Ray
Station: Maria Taylor Radio
5. Song: “Baby Please Don’t Go”
Artist: Nancy Sinatra
Station: The Like Radio
Head over to Pandora and enter “The Like” radio.