I must be having an EXTREMELY premature mid-life crisis because I've been re-watching all my favourite childhood movies lately and rifling through boxes of old records I've had in storage for years. My latest trip down memory lane led me to An American Tail. To be honest, the film is a lot worse than I remember. It's basically an animated version of Yentl with no Barbra Streisand and only one good song. But what an incredible song!
If "Somewhere Out There" doesn't bring a tear to your eye, you're even more dead inside than I am. The iconic Linda Ronstadt/James Ingram duet was a huge hit in the late '80s and featured on every Love Songs compilation for the next 15 or so years. Yes, it's sappy but how can you not connect with lyrics or be turned on by James' sultry voice? There's not even a HQ version of the video clip online, so you'll have to make do with this dodgy version from Mexico. Make sure you have a tissue handy!