Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' Top Musical Moments

12/19/2013
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(Radio.com) In case you missed the breaking news, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is poised to set box offices aflame when it hits the big screen this week, and that's not hyperbole, but scientific fact. Why else would it boast an all-out pre-release media blitz that's permeated everything from highly effective TV car commercials to actual on-air news broadcasts? The movie is just that important, people. Ron Burgundy is kind of a big deal.

So on top of his obvious newscasting skills, Burgundy also knows music, such as his notorious abilities when it comes to rocking out on the "jazz flute in nightclub-crushing performances. He famously broke out his flute last year on an episode of Conan, when he first announced that Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues was indeed going to be a reality. So let's take a look at the music moments in and around Anchorman 2.

2. Kanye West and Drake drop by in costume: The Anchorman sequel is one of those big-deal Hollywood events that attracts high-profile cameos in droves, even from the world of hip-hop. Kanye West was more than happy to attack Burgundy's weatherman, Brick, with a hockey stick while simultaneously recalling the fresh shag haircut straight from his 808s & Heartbreak era. Drake's appearance generated even more attention, getting fans and the media all hot and bothered when he filmed his scenes on the streets of New York while rocking a sweet Afro wig and thick sideburns. Oh, and one more thing: spoiler alert! You're welcome.

1. Robin Thicke and Ron Burgundy duet on 'Ride Like the Wind': Look, Ron Burgundy is without a doubt the finest jazz flautist that the world has ever seen. It would be criminal not to showcase his God-given talents on the new movie's soundtrack, which leads us to the album's most inspired moment. Few songs define the term "Yacht Rock" quite as perfectly as "Ride Like the Wind," one of the breakout hits by early '80s phenom Christopher Cross. Here, Robin Thicke has teamed up with Burgundy for an updated take on Cross' 1980 smash, complete with a scorching jazz-flute solo from the man himself. In true Burgundy fashion, he gets terrifically stoned after smoking "a funny cigarette" with Thicke, eventually finding himself abandoned in a darkened recording studio. Where's Michael McDonald when you really need him? See the other three.

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