Ooh Child – The Five Stairsteps

The re-issued Boyz n the Hood has some major tunes in it, from Ice Cube’s own rap over the final credits to Dr Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band’s Sunshower – but I have to go for one of my favourite musical moments in all cinema, which is when Larry Fishburne’s Furious takes his boy fishing and they come back from the beach and turn the radio on in the car and The Five Stairsteps’ Ooh Child is playing – the scene is so sweet and upbeat but then they get home and we see Doughboy being arrested as the song still plays, a brilliant shorthand underscoring how different the two boyz’s paths will be… I love this clip of the Stairsteps on Soul Train and that’s my Tune of the Week, and one of my all-time tunes at the movies, ever.

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