A touching song about the unrequited love between an anthropomorphic turtle and the princess of the Mushroom Kingdom
April 9, 2023 | 9:40 p.m. ET
A sentimental ballad about the unrequited love between an anthropomorphic turtle and a princess of the Mushroom Kingdom is shaping up to be a dark horse for Summer Song.
with Super Mario Bros movie After being crushed at the box office, Jack Black’s “Peaches” emerged as an unexpected viral sensation. Sung by his character Bowser on Anya Taylor-Joy’s Princess Peach, the piano ballad is currently in the top 10 of the iTunes streaming charts, while its accompanying video was the fourth most-watched clip on YouTube Music this weekend.
The video, which was directed by Cole Bennett of Lyrical Lemonade, features the black stars dressed in costume inspired by Bowser’s camper, playing a peach-colored Ludwig piano and dancing inside a mushroom hut. Watch the video with a behind-the-scenes clip below.
“Bowser plays a wonderful piano ballad that glorifies his love for Princess Peach,” Super Mario Bros. Co-director Aaron Horvath (trans from the inside). Since we were trying to get across a sense of Bowser’s feelings for Peach, it seemed more fun, hilarious, and cute if we had [Black] Sing a song about it.”
Horvath added, “Jack Black is an amazing singer and musician, so we spent a night writing the song and sent the demo to Jack.” “Two days later, Jack sent us a completed track. He added his own twist to it and his pianist played an original riff on it. We were amazed.”
in its opening weekend, Super Mario Bros movie It brought in a whopping $377 million at the global box office, including a domestic haul of $204.6 million. It made those numbers for the biggest opening in 2023 so far, and set a new record for a movie based on a video game.
Read our review of Super Mario Bros movie here.
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