Mike’s Favorite Original Songs of the Decade: #192 – “Big Eyes,” from Big Eyes


192. “Big Eyes,” from Big Eyes

Do people know that Tim Burton directed this movie and that it’s by the same guys who wrote Dolemite Is My Name and Ed Wood? I feel like this movie flew totally under the radar when it came out. Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz — it’s a solid movie. And Lana Del Rey doing a song for a Tim Burton movie… how on point is that?

I’ve always enjoyed this song. I love those random Shakira trumpets that blare near the beginning out of nowhere. It almost doesn’t fit the movie at all, but I love the big orchestral splendor of this song. They went all out on it, and I’m here for it. It’s one of those songs I keep thinking I want to rank higher every thirty seconds, but then the next thirty seconds come and I go, “No, it fits right where it is.” It’s a really interesting song, but I like it.

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