Every once in awhile, a movie will feature a fictional band that is so memorable that they deserve a place on the postered walls of the bedrooms of teenagers around the world. Here are a few fictional bands who have won their way to our hearts.
- The Wonders from That Thing You Do These American mop-topped lads, not to be confused with that other mop top band from Liverpool, struggled their way to the top of the charts and then back down again. This deliberate one hit wonder group made real-life charts in the 90s.
- Spinal Tap from This is Spinal Tap Turn it up to eleven! The mockumentary This is Spinal Tap became a cult classic with hilarious and quotable one liners with tunes so terrible they made you fall in love with them. Although fictional, Spinal Tap helped to define the music and movies of the 80s.
- The Soggy Bottom Boys from O Brother Where Art Thou Country and bluegrass from America’s deep south, this band caught fire with catchy tunes and beautiful harmonies. And no, that wasn’t really George Clooney singing.
- Sex Bob-omb from Scott Pilgrim vs The World Just a boy in love who engages in epic battles with his girlfriend’s exes, Scott also headlines this funky band with an indie sound and humorous lyrics.
- The Blues Brothers from The Blues Brothers Who can forget that rousing rendition of Rawhide or that sensational saxophone? Not to mention chase scenes and comical delivery. Originally a Saturday Night Live sketch, the Blues Brothers proved that all you need is some sunglasses, a black suit, and a mission from God to be cool.
These fake bands will be remembered for their real memorable tunes — and behind every fictional movie band is a real group of musicians who made big bucks off of the intellectual rights to their music. Check out how to build your own library and how to manage the intellectual rights to your songs at RightsIn.