Then He Kissed Me – The Crystals

It’s The Crystals with the Phil Spector-penned Then He Kissed Me, which captures the tingle of young love in a perfect pop record – always hard to pick a winner from the GoodFellas soundtrack but this is the tune that underscores one of the great shots in all cinema, when Henry and Karen enter the Copacabana through the kitchens, a virtuoso fusion of theme, image and music.

The whole thing gives me goosebumps, with maybe my favourite bit being when Henry gets champagne from the adjacent table and the camera moves to show them toasting him and then comes back to settle on Karen and Henry as the song ends. Beautiful.

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