Adam Sandler may be known as a comedian and Hollywood superstar, but he’s also a fun singer. While most of his singles and songs (in films and comedy specials) reflect his goofy, observational humor, he’s also had his fair share of emotional and heartwarming bits.
So let this be his Netflix special 100% fresh or a first film like Tthe wedding singer, Sandler has never been shy about showing off his singing skills with some good old acoustic guitars. So far, Sandler has also released five albums and two exclusive singles.
“We need a hero” – Adam Sandler: 100% fresh
As part of his 2018 comedy special on Netflix, Sandler released some of his original comedy songs, including “We Need A Hero.” The song’s narrative is divided into three different scenes, taking place in a crashing plane, a runaway train, and a family restaurant that sees an old woman choking on her food.
In all three storylines, Sandler decides to be a hero and is praised for his efforts. But despite the heroism, he has no idea what he’s doing. So, despite all the dramatic buildup, he ends up creating more harm instead. To add to the heroic overtones, Sandler incorporates one of his raspy voices reminiscent of his movie characters when outraged.
“Ode to My Car” – What Happened to Me
Also known as the song “Piece of S*** Car”, “Ode To My Car” is a song from Sandler’s 1996 second album. What happened to me. Although titled as an ode, the song is more of a rant against a barely running car.
Throughout the song, Sandler goes on to describe every aspect of the horrible vehicle, including the cracked windshield, vomit-filled back seat, and broken seat belts. It’s a hilarious number that features Sandler’s episodes of over-the-top rage that would be explored further in his film career.
A Christmas Song – Saturday Night Live
Sandler is one of those mainstream actors who started his career as a SNL cast member. After leaving the show in 1995, he still made guest appearances on SNL for special musical performances. A case in point is “A Christmas Song”, which allows him to channel the maximum potential of his man-child persona.
The song is written against the backdrop of the holiday season as Sandler apologizes to Santa for being on his naughty list. His reasons for being a bad boy this year range from his attempts to drown his sister to sending death threats to the Vice President.
“The Thanksgiving Song” – Saturday Night Live / They’ll All Laugh at You
Continuing his tradition of parodying festivals, Sandler debuted “The Thanksgiving Song” in the Weekend Update segment of SNL back when he was a cast member. Later, in 1997, he even released it as a single for his debut album “They’re All Gonna Laugh At You”.
The song is a silly but hilarious display of Sandler’s boyish semi-falseto voice as he rhymes anything and everything with the word “turkey.” He then performed the song the next Thanksgiving, this time in the style of Bruce Springsteen.
“Somebody Kill Me” – The Wedding Singer
Despite his drollness, Sandler can channel disturbing rage and sadness into his angst-filled voice. One of Adam Sandler’s best films, The Wedding Singer, is a classic example as his character becomes emotionally unstable after a breakup. It also causes him to reflect his anger in his music, ruining several marriages in the process.
If a loud rendition of J Geils Band’s “Love Stinks” wasn’t enough, Sandler ended up singing “Somebody Kill Me,” an original song documenting his failed relationship. The latter is however more powerful than the first since Robbie de Sandler interprets it exclusively. for Drew Barrymore’s Julia Although she showed him her vulnerabilities, it’s healthy to find Robbie who ends up falling for her.
“Stan The Man” – Hush..Don’t Say It
“Stan The Man” is perhaps one of Sandler’s most serious songs as it is a moving tribute to his father Stanley Sandler. While his old man was an electrical engineer, the comedian sees him as a hero in his own right. And a song like this is the perfect dedication to the role he played in her life.
Instead of funny impersonations or crude jokes, Sandler relishes the little childhood memories he shared with “Stan.” He even gives a profile of his father, evoking his favorite singers and sportsmen. The most moving part is the ending. when he reveals that the titular man is no more.Well, ‘Stan the Man’ is gone… but will live forever,” Sandler sings.
“Forgetful Lucy” – 50 first dates
While 50 first dates may have polarized critics, it continues to be one of Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore’s most beloved films. The effortless chemistry between the two leads is on full display in one particular scene where Sandler’s Henry sings a song on the ukulele for his muse Lucy (played by Barrymore).
In “Forgetful Lucy,” Sandler almost sums up the film’s plot by talking about how much he loves her despite her strange case of amnesia that makes her forget her existence with each passing day. The Wedding Singer“Grow Old With You”, this song releases a warmer side to Sandler’s voice.
“The Chanukah Song” – Saturday Night Live / What Happened To Me?
One of his most popular musical hits, “The Chanukah Song” debuted on SNL then became a regular part of Sandler’s early stand-up routines. A play on the words “Christmas” and “Hanukkah,” Sandler’s song pokes fun at Jewish children who feel alienated at a predominantly Christian holiday like Christmas.
As well as offering his own amusing thoughts on the situation, he also names a slew of Jewish celebrities like Kirk Douglas, James Caan and Leonard Nimoy. star trek character Mr. Spock. To make the song even more random, he also mentions OJ Simpson and quickly calls him “not a Jew”, and Tom Cruise saying “his agent is Jewish”). When released as a single, “The Chanukah Song” was so popular that Sandler even managed to enter the Billboard Top 100 with the song charting at No. 80.
“Farley Tribute” – Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh
Chris Farley and Adam Sandler have starred together in several Saturday Night Live sketch. But even behind the camera, the two comedian-actors were close friends. So naturally Farley’s death came as a big shock to Sandler who unfolds his emotions in this moving tribute.
Sandler begins by talking about his first encounter with this “one-man party” and then expands on their mandate to SNL. Towards the end, Sandler has tears in his eyes and jokes about how he and Farley could have done adults 3 together. Finally, he asks the audience to make noise loud enough for Harley to listen from the sky. This song represents Sandler at his most vulnerable.
“Old With You” – The Wedding Singer
The Wedding Singer has its fair share of “growling” songs, but Sandler’s Robbie melts away in the third act. Eager to win back Julia who is leaving town, Robbie joins her plane and performs for her a heartwarming love ballad on the guitar. The song’s hook reveals his wish to “grow old” with her.
At the same time, “Grow Old With You” delves into cute little details of a relationship, like sharing the remote control or getting medicine when one of them is sick. Sandler may have done a lot of rom-coms, but with this one song he shows off his most romantic self.
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