So the music world and the world of Hollywood have often overlapped … The Beatles made a few films, Elvis had quite a few movies but to be fair … they really just played themselves so not sure how much actual acting was taking place. (Although Elvis did have those love scenes down quite well!) So there have been quite a few musicians who have tried their hand at acting with a variety of levels of success. Madonna was shredded by the critics when she appeared in a few films but Mark Walhberg (famous for the Funky Bunch) has had some brilliant performances. Of course my favorite by far in this category is David Bowie. I have always loved Bowie as an actor. He has such charisma and a great sense of humor and has played a variety of roles. (If you didn’t see the episode of Extra’s that he appeared in then you must check it out … so funny!)
On the flip side you have actors who have tried their hand at singing. Remember Bruce Willis in the eighties … he loved his harmonica and used the pseudonym Bruno Radalini … that was fun. Kevin Bacon doesn’t just dance … he is a great musician. He and his brother have been touring as the Bacon Brothers for a long time.
My choice for the music challenge is honestly a truly chronically awful song but when I was a little girl I always felt so grown up when my parents let me watch Starsky and Hutch on tv (I even named my pet gerbils Starsky and Hutch … but Hutch turned out to be Hutchina … but that’s a whole other story…) Anyhoo you can imagine how excited I was when David Soul aka Hutch suddenly released an album … I thought it was fabulous (trust me it isn’t) but due to childhood sentimentality I have to go with the below track.
Now pop over to Facebook and tell me some of your favs….