Where ''There She Goes'' has gone
Where ''There She Goes'' has gone. Four notable examples of the song's appearance in pop culture over the years
Years after the La’s headed for that Big Band Breakup in the Sky, their singular hit, ”There She Goes,” continues to pop up everywhere. Below, four notable examples.
SO I MARRIED AN AXE MURDERER (1993)
Synopsis: Commitment-shy Charlie (Mike Myers) falls for a possibly deranged murderess (Nancy Travis).
Song Usage: All over the place: the opening credits, the last dissolve, and twice in between, including the obligatory rom-com we’re-so-crazy-in-love montage.
How It Works: Not so hot. Mostly, it’s just used as a generically boppy transitional ditty.
THE PARENT TRAP (1998)
Synopsis: Long-separated twins (Lindsay Lohan and, um, Lindsay Lohan) scheme to get their parents back together.
Song Usage: As cool Californian Hallie (disguised as prim Annie) arrives in London for the first time, images of quintessentially British things — statues, fountains, Harrods, more statues — glide by.
How It Works: Well, she’s going, alright. But a song about a passionate crush paired with an 11-year-old Lohan (no matter how hot she turned out seven years later)? Kind of creepy.
SNOW DAY (2000)
Synopsis: A Nickelodeon puffball starring Chevy Chase, Chris Elliott, and a bunch of child actors we don’t really know.
Song Usage: Accompanies the snowmobile journey of a pulchritudinous dream girl (Emmanuelle Chriqui) as she swooshes — there she goes! — by her pining admirer (Mark Webber).
How It Works: Pretty well. She is indeed racing through his brain, and he just can’t, in fact, contain.
ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN LO (2005)
Synopsis: A commercial for a brand of birth control.
Song Usage: Sixpence None the Richer’s twee interpretation twinkles as various unpregnant ladies smile, spin.
How It Works: Would be better if the song went, ”There she goes/There she goes again/There’s no bun in the oven/Yay!” But that doesn’t rhyme.