Karen O Inspired By Steve Martin in The Jerk

Karen O told the NY Times her Oscar-nominated “The Moon Song” from Her was inspired by The Jerk. In perhaps the most beautiful scene of that great comedy, Steve Martin plays a ukulele as he and Bernadette Peters sing “Tonight You Belong to Me”. Then, of course, Peters pulls the sweetest cornet solo out of nowhere.

I can see the similarities, in mood as much as anything else. I mean, sure: the couple, the romance, the ukulele are obvious. But the subtle sweetness is what gets me. In recent years “Tonight” has since become a staple for internet covers. I wonder if “The Moon Song” will catch the same universal adoration.

What do you think? Let’s compare…

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