I wanted to go with more of an old school cult classic this week. So, the film is the 1979 cult favorite directed by Walter Hill, the Warriors, which was based on the 1965 novel by Sol Yurick of the same name. There have since been comic books and video games based on the film.
The song was originally written by Barry de Vorzon and Joe Walsh and performed by Walsh for the soundtrack, specifically. The Eagles, which Walsh was a part of, liked the song, and decided to record their own version for their album, the Long Run, which was released the same year.
They recorded a music video for it featuring a staged recording session, but I’m going with the scene from the film that featured the song, which is, the last scene of the film moving into the end credits.
In honor of the UN’s International Day against Violence to Women today, I’m going with Destiny’s Child “Independent Women Part I” music video from Charlie’s Angels for our Music Monday #MM selection.
Keeping it simple this week with Will Smith’s “Men in Black” from the film of the same name. It’s a catchy and fun joint with a clever sample from a movie that’s fun and clever, too. I like that both the song and the film do not take themselves too seriously.