The 30 Greatest Rock & Roll Movie MomentsUnforgettable scenes from 'Pulp Fiction,' 'Wayne's World,' 'Almost Famous' and more
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29. Jesus and Mary Chain, 'Just Like Honey' in 'Lost in Translation' (2002)
Listen to the girl, as she takes on half the world. This music is what it sounds like inside Scarlett Johansson's heart at the end of the movie, a heart that's like a honey-dripping beehive full of lust and anguish and guitar feedback cranked up to 10. "Just Like Honey" has the same Phil Spector "Be My Baby" beat that opens Mean Streets and Dirty Dancing. Yet director Sofia Coppolla uses this punk love song to make the finale seem inspirational, as if all of Scarlett's wounded romanticism is ringing out loud like the Jesus and Mary Chain's guitars. In real life, Scarlett also got to sing this song with the band for their 2007 reunion at Coachella.