brian-mcgee - May 2, 2018
It’s been a while since we’ve done a Jukebox Selects, but I’ve got a great song for you to enjoy these pictures from the Tangle Thingamajig Pool Party.
I can tell you for certain you don’t know who any of these women are, but if you look while you listen to the sweet, sweet country rockin’ voice of Kenny Rogers reminding you that love will, indeed, turn you around, you’ll find a whole new world of wonder! It’s like a veritable cornucopia of women you’ll instantly fall for, in the way that only a great three-minute pop song can make you believe in the redeeming power of love.*
You may or may not know this, but Kenny composed this tune for his first major motion picture, the 1982 classic Six Pack. Prior to this, Kenny had proven his meddle in some TV movies, including the first of what would end up being FIVE Gambler movies. Five movies made off of one song? That’s like a studio head’s wet dream right there. “We can buy the rights to one song and make five movies about it? Where do I sign?”
If you have kids, it is your god damned duty to show this movie to them. Six Pack holds up and then some. Plus you can see Kenny’s old face, which we all miss. It is a shame Kenny didn’t win an Oscar for the song or Best Actor. Anyways, crank it up and fire up that gallery in a new window faithful readers!
Photo Credit: Splash News / Backgrid USA
*Bonus points to anyone who remembers this song’s brilliant use at the end of the best episode of Eastbound and Down.