Our favorite fictional band hits -- A list of tracks by movie musicians The Monkees, The Wonders, Stillwater, and more


Our favorite fictional band hits

”I’m a Believer” — The Monkees
The Monkees (1999-68)
A dreamy slice of pretend pop — and an actual No. 1 hit.

”Cheese and Onions” — The Rutles
All You Need Is Cash (1978)
From the fictional LP Yellow Submarine Sandwich.

”Everybody Needs Somebody to Love” — The Blues Brothers
The Blues Brothers (1980)
Belushi and Aykroyd remodel the classic Solomon Burke tune.

”Big Bottom” — Spinal Tap
This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
A heartfelt tribute to ”bigger cushions.”

”Straight Outta Locash”— CB4
CB4 (1993)
A Chris Rock-assisted N.W.A spoof.

”Booty Juice” — N.W.H.
Fear of a Black Hat (1994)
Hip-hop’s ”Big Bottom.”

”That Thing You Do!” — The Wonders
That Thing You Do! (1996)
The one hit of the one-hit wonders.

”Fever Dog” — Stillwater
Almost Famous (2000)
One part Zep, one part Allmans — all parts rock!

”Midnight Radio” — Hedwig and the Angry Itch
Hedwig and the Angry Itch (2001)
The glam masterpiece’s anthemic climax.

”Let’s Duet” — Dewey Cox
Walk Hard (2007)
A hilariously off-color invitation to duet (or is he saying ”do it”?)

That Thing You Do!

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  • Tom Hanks