It is a movie with giant snakes and fights. Although calypso music may seem like an odd addition Beetle Juice, Songs like “Banana Boat (Day-O)” fit perfectly with the creepy setting of this 1980s flick.
Here’s what we know about the upbeat songs featured in this film and its associated Broadway musical.
‘Beetlejuice’ introduces viewers to a new perspective on death and the afterlife
Lydia dreamed of an unusual life. However, she did not expect that a scary and somewhat perverted spirit would occupy her home. 1988 film Beetle Juice Michael Keaton starred as the title character.
It also featured such famous actors as Winona Ryder, Geena Davis, Katherine O’Hara and Alec Baldwin. The comedy also had some musical moments. It contains many of the songs popularized by the calypso singer Belafonte.
There were songs like ‘Jump in the Line’ and ‘Banana Boat (Day-O)’ in ‘Beetlejuice’.
The film is not actually a musical, although it does have an original instrumental soundtrack. Some songs popularized by Harry Belafonte also appear at random moments throughout the film.
In an attempt to scare away unwanted dinner guests, the two ghosts build a “Banana Boat (Day-O)”. Or rather they force mortals to lip-sync with this iconic song.
Belafonte’s “Jump in the Line” plays at the end of the film, in addition to “Banana Boat (Day-O,)”. At the time, Lydia was celebrating her new life and her new friends, with some haunting special effects and lip-syncing.
Why is there Calypso music in this creepy tale of death?
“It’s a ghost story taking place in a New England-style home,” screenwriter Larry Wilson said during an interview. hay-stalker. “Then here comes Harry Belafonte! Why? Why not? That’s the secret Beetle Juice. No one was afraid to take things to the farthest places. “
Since then Beetlejuice Premiere (and its subsequent Beetlejuice: The Musical), “Banana Boat (Day-O) is associated with Halloween and all things . The song also appears in the stage adaptation of the film, grossing over 7 million Spotify plays on the musical’s official soundtrack.
The ‘Beetlejuice’ musical features original lyrics performed by characters such as Lydia.
In 2018, decades after the release of its original film, a stage version of Beetle Juice Premiered on Broadway in New York City. Of course it won’t Beetle Juice Without an adaptation of Belafonte’s “Banana Boat (Day-O)”.
Since their Spotify debut, songs like “The Whole ‘Being Dead’ Thing,” “Dead Mom,” “What I Know Now,” and “Say My Name” have garnered millions of plays on the music platform. Beetlejuice – The Musical It also earned eight Tony Award nominations, including one for “Best Musical”.
Following the untimely exit due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Beetlejuice – The Musical Return to Broadway in 2022. Until then, the movie version of Tim Burton’s story is available on Amazon Prime Video. Beetle Juice Also plays from time to time in conjunction with Freeform’s “31 Nights of Halloween”.
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