Clowns to the left of me,
Jokers to the right, here I am,
Stuck in the middle with you
Taken from the song Stuck in the Middle with You from Stealers Wheel, from their self titled album (1973). Originally written after a meeting with record executives and producers, the song became is now most famous after its use in a rather gruesome Reservoir Dogs scene.
For us old-timers now there’s before RESERVOIR DOGS and after. Remember this well back in the day. Catchy. Too bad later generations will only know it for the “that scene.”
It did pretty well when it was initially released, but yeah, it has a life of its own now. First time I heard it was in the film. Sure that goes for plenty others. And to think the band themselves didn’t initially want it in there.
Absolute tune. Love it! 🙂
Has there ever been a song (previously released) more associated with a scene/film than this one?!
Love this song! And how true are those words?!? It always make me think of Resevoir Dogs. 😃
I do the shuffle when I hear the song too 🙂
I must have heard this song a billion times and I never knew the name of the band that sang it. Thanks for the quick education.
I remember as whenever I’d hear them announce it I wondered if was spelt Stealers Wheel or Steelers Wheel, and whether there an an apostrophe.
Nice, Alex! This is how I’m feeling right now.
We’ve all been there. Especially on a nightmare journey.
I think I only know this song because of Reservoir Dogs but it’s got a home in my Spotify list forever 🙂 the lyrics are actually pretty interesting!
The executives and producers must have been insulted but laughed all the way to the bank.
I hope one day I’m laughing all the way to the bank!
Reservoir Dogs ensured I would never see another Tarantino film
Not so much the violence. But watching that bloke slowly bleed to death
Imagine if all death scenes were that long.
Now this is a real tune.
Tarantino insisted on it even though it was a real struggle to get the rights. I can’t imagine any other song.
The song fits perfectly.
This is the theme song to Grace and Frankie or Frankie and Grace. I forget. Always get stuck in my head when I watch it.
Sort of appropriate ha.
Funny guy. 😉
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