After recently watching David Fincher’s brilliant film of The Social Network, I was surprised to have Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King stuck in my head for a couple of days – a faux techno version of the song played over the Winklevoss rowing scene. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross won Best Score Oscars for their unique efforts here.
I had, of course, heard this classical bit of music many times before, but I could not remember where specifically. So … hopping on Google, I looked up Grieg in Popular Culture. And was shocked to see just how many different takes there have been on this Nordic nocturne – from films and cartoons, to rock covers and video games.
For no other reason save I need to get this song OUT of my head before I go mad, I am posting a few diverse examples below.
Enjoy – and good luck getting it out of YOUR head.