In case you missed the breaking news, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is poised to set box offices aflame when it hits the big screen this week, and that’s not hyperbole, but scientific fact. Why else would it boast an all-out pre-release media blitz that’s permeated everything from highly effective TV car commercials to actual on-air news broadcasts? The movie is just that important, people. Ron Burgundy is kind of a big deal.
So on top of his obvious newscasting skills, Burgundy also knows music, such as his notorious abilities when it comes to rocking out on the “jazz flute in nightclub-crushing performances. He famously broke out his flute last year on an episode of Conan, when he first announced that Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues was indeed going to be a reality. So let’s take a look at the music moments in and around Anchorman 2.
5. Journey and Van Halen classics in the trailers
With a movie as high-profile as this second installment in the Anchorman franchise, trailers are very important (and a great way to get the studio to spend lots of money and remind you that you’re a very special person). For the clips promoting this sure-to-be life-changing experience, Paramount spared no expense for the music, using Journey’s perpetually popular “Don’t Stop Believin’” to soundtrack the movie’s first trailer. The song is also prominently featured in the second trailer, with a healthy dose of Van Halen fan favorite “Dance the Night Away,” in the mix. Next stop: south Detroit!