Published May 8, 2011

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.