Musical Monday: Enchanted - That's How You Know (#43).

[Every Monday, I'm going to be counting down my 52 favorite musical numbers from musical movies and TV shows. I might not like the full movie/show, but the number makes the list for various reasons: 1) I have to like the song, 2) the visual of how the number is performed is most likely unique or fun, 3) both song and visual mixes well to create an exciting or powerful number. So let's get to the next on the list.]

The basis behind a musical is that, sometimes, emotions get so high that the only way you can express your feelings is through song. The funny part about musicals is the fact that it seems everybody knows the lyrics and choreography, etc. While this next movie isn't exactly a pure musical, it has a handful of musical numbers. Of the primary two, this one was always my favorite, mostly thanks to the fact it pokes fun at the very notion of musicals, as well as keeping the idea of the movie and its charm intact. "That's How You Know" is a fun, charming little number in a fun, charming little movie.


  1. When Enchanted comes on TV, I have to watch it until I hear this song (I know, I'm strange, but you love me anyway). I think what makes this is Patrick Dempsey almost breaking the fourth wall by acknowledging that he doesn't understand why she's singing or why other people know the song. It's so over the top it works. And Amy Adams can pull it off because she's sooo cute.

  2. Totally agree. The best part is Dempsey's confusion.

    (And Amy Adams ain't got nothin on you! ;P)

  3. Jess, me too! Probably my favorite scene of the movie.

    Ahum... (man roar)

  4. It was this number in the movie that won me over, I don't love Wnchanted, but I like it a lot, especially because it isn't afraid to make fun of itself.

  5. Great choice this is one of my favorite musical acts of all times!

    I agree with you that it wouldn't be half as funny without Patrick Dempsey playing it like he does.

  6. I would love to purchase this exact picture in a print for my wife to put up on our wall at home... anyone know where I can find it?? I have been searching since we saw this movie in theaters!!!
    The bridge, balloons, river, everything is perfect!


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