The year was 2004, Shrek 2 the long-awaited follow up to the animated classic, Shrek had hit theatres and… it was perfect.
Everything about the film was exceptional and revolutionary but there’s something that stands out that, something that transcends the medium of film: Fairy Godmother/Jennifer Saunders’ cover of ‘Holding Out For A Hero’.
Bonnie Tyler’s ‘Holding Out For A Hero‘ was a great song at release but its use in Shrek 2 boosted it to god status. The song was rearranged to sync up with the action and the storming of the castle and Jennifer Saunders’ vocals soar to heights unknown. And we are the better off as a civilisation with this piece of art.
Move over Bohemian Rhapsody, there’s a new Queen in town. Forget everything bad that’s happening in the world because we finally know God sounds like… and she sings it in C minor.