Where ''There She Goes'' has gone. Four notable examples of the song's appearance in pop culture over the years

By Leah Greenblatt
August 26, 2005 at 04:00 AM EDT

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.

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