Barry White Song on Dark Shadows Soundtrack, Love Scene & Trailer

by AdrienneJenkins

You're the First, the Last, My Everything Heats Up Tim Burton's Gothic Romance

From the first iconic musical stabs of Barry White's "You're the First, the Last, My Everything", you can't help but think of good lovin' and Tim Burton uses our sense memory to his advantage to evoke an immediate sense of romance in the air for for Barnabas and Angelique's steamy love scene as well as to engage us with a sense of fun as one of the songs on the movie's trailer and it's also included on the 2012 Dark Shadows Movie Soundtrack.

Since the song is so synonymous with Barry White, it's hard to believe that it was originally a less than popular country song from the 50s originally titled the less romantic "You're the First, the Last, My In-Between" by Peter Radcliffe. According to Wikipedia, White discofied it in the 70s and it became a chart topping classic and a signature song for Barry White.

It was great to hear the song resurrected again as it had a brief spot in the limelight in the late 90s and 2000s during the run of the television series Ally McBeal as it was mousey, introverted lawyer, John Cage's go-to song as his internal confidence building soundtrack.

What I like about Tim Burton's use of Barry White for his 70s fueled soundtrack is that rather than to pick some raunchy, 70s glam song, he contrasted his hyper surrealistic characters with the gooey, super sticky sweet sentimentality of a song that is universally loved, tapping into the grander idea that no matter who we are, despite our station in life and whether we're a vampire or just a girl or guy, that love is universal.

Dark Shadows Eva Green Poster
Source: Warner Bros

Supernatural Action Romance Scene

Barry White Song Used for Love Scene Between Barnabas & Angelique
Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins & Eva Green as Angelique Bouchard
Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins & Eva Green as Angelique Bouchard

What People Are Wagging Their Tongues About

Johnny Depp's Love Scene in Dark Shadows

Tiim Burton on Setting the Mood for Staging the Love Scene
"Just put on a little Barry White music and you don’t really need to say much do you? Let nature take its course."

Reel Views Review
"Dark Shadows is not entirely without its share of clever moments. The ironic use of music is a prime example...There's an energetic sex scene accompanied by a Barry White song".

Dark Shadows: A Flickcharter’s Movie Review
"Their love scene set to Barry White’s “You’re the First, The Last, My Everything” is one of the funniest moments of the entire film...the scene left me howling."

Game Zone: Dark Shadows Review
Despite being jilted years before, Angelique still has feelings for Barnabas "which are expressed through a humorous love scene where they destroy an office to Barry White’s 'My First, My Last, My Everything.'"

Dark Shadows Movie Trailer

Starring Johnny Depp

Live Barry White Performance

"You Are the First, My Last, My Everything"

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How Fun Is This? Barry White & Luciano Pavarotti

A Full Symphony Orchestra & Pavrotti Professing His Love in Italian

Joshua Radin Acoustic Cover

"You're the First, The Last, My Everything"

There's no denying Barry White's original version is a classic but here without the lush orchestration the song is most associated with, Radin's sweet, simple, stripped-down vocals lay bare the beauty of the song's lyrics. Have a listen and you'll appreciate the song even more.

"You're the First, the Last, My Everything"

Used in Ally McBeal

I don't know about you, but it's the first thing I thought of when I saw the 2012 Dark Shadows movie trailer. Ally McBeal and dancing lawyers immediately came to mind and all the hilarious scenes of John Cage staring at the mirror along with his awkward dances.

I had forgotten until I checked YouTube that the legendary Barry White had made an appearance on the show when Cage's girlfriend played for Portia de Rossi, Ellen Degeneres' wife, arranged for him to performance at his birthday party in that club downstairs from where they worked that always seemed to have such great music and celebrity performers stopping by.

Ally McBeal John Cage Barry White Dance

Barry White Guest Stars in Ally McBeal

John Cage's 35th Birthday Episode
Updated: 05/14/2012, AdrienneJenkins
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Mira on 09/19/2012

Nice article!:-)

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