1994 was a great year – aside from it being the year I blessed the earth with my existence – it’s the year that the coming-of-age flick, Reality Bites, released.
Starring Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, and Ben Stiller (who also directed), the film follows a group of friends who are attempting to navigate post-college life, all while having a killer soundtrack to support them.
While my personal favorite song on the soundtrack is “Baby, I Love Your Way” by Peter Frampton (as I, like Ben Stiller’s character, adore Frampton Comes Alive!), there is a song that comes to mind when the movie is mentioned.
A scene where Winona Ryder and Janeane Garofalo are driving home while “Tempted” by Squeeze plays on the radio is a standout in the film. The two sing along to the song, in the same manner that you’ve done while driving around with your friends. The scene is so simple and easy to relate to, and “Tempted” is the perfect song to fit that moment.
Be sure to follow The Tidbit’s soundtrack playlist below to hear the aforementioned songs, as well as another great tune from the movie, “My Sharona” by The Knack.