You wouldn’t initially think that slow songs in comedies would be that useful but some movies have found really funny ways to use them that seem tragic in some regards but come off as very amusing at the very least. For the most part slow songs really don’t lend themselves to comedy unless they’re used correctly, and in some movies it’s been seen throughout the last few decades that it’s possible to find just the right spot where a slow song can add a lot to the movie.
Sometimes it just takes using something that was never meant to be comedic in the first place.
5. The Forty-Year Old Virgin-Hello
Andy is kind of an odd guy and in many ways he’s just hopeless, but it’s more because he’s never mastered the act of actually having sex and as a result managed to keep himself away from it for decades. That’s a ton of willpower that I’m not sure a lot of other guys would be able to exhibit since a bunch of males tend to try and try again no matter how much they fail. Eventually a lot of us get it right, or at least right enough that the women we’re with don’t laugh too hard.
4. There’s Something About Mary-There’s Something About Mary
This has to have been one of the raunchiest comedies ever release in its time and yet people absolutely loved it because it was essentially a love story. Ted was just one of those luckless guys that had a big heart and a lot to offer to a woman but didn’t have the easiest time of relaying to them. He had one woman that he was in love with since he was a teenager and that kind of defined him for a long time.
3. Happy Gilmore-Endless Love
Happy’s not too subtle when it comes to staging a date night that’s not supposed to be romantic but soon enough turns into a romantic meeting. At least his date isn’t too put out when the music hits and is even a good sport when he decides to try and one-up her in order to earn a kiss. Of course she makes it but at that point she’s already so into him that she gives him the kiss anyway.
2. The Hangover-In the Air Tonight
Being knocked out by Mike Tyson while he’s singing to one of his favorite songs, at least in the movie, is kind of a dubious honor. If you wake up without feeling anything broken you can at least say you took one from the former champ and lived to tell the tale. Of course if he hits you just right you might not remember what just happened, heck you might not even remember your name for a little while.
1. Old School-Dust in the Wind
I’ve heard that Will Ferrell has a good singing voice but as of yet I haven’t heard it in film. I get the feeling that he goes over the top on purpose a lot but it makes me wonder if he really can sing or if what we hear on film is the real deal.
Slow songs can really add to a comedic moment.