Vinyl Junkies Making Mixtapes – Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon

The Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon

Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon or Bacon’s Law is a parlor game where players challenge each other to arbitrarily choose an actor and then connect them to another actor via a film that both actors have appeared in together, repeating this process to try and find the shortest path that ultimately leads to prolific American actor Kevin Bacon. It rests on the assumption that anyone involved in the Hollywood film industry can be linked through their film roles to Bacon within six steps. The game’s name is a reference to “six degrees of separation“, a concept which posits that any two people on Earth are six or fewer acquaintance links apart.

In 2007, Bacon started a charitable organization called SixDegrees.org. In 2020, Bacon started a podcast called The Last Degree of Kevin Bacon.[1]

Here is what we selected for this weeks mixtape!

  1. Animal House, 1978 -plays Chip Diller “Thank You Sir, May I Have Another” – Best Line

Song – What A Wonderful World – Sam Cooke

  • Diner, 1982 plays Timothy Fenwick Jr. “fuck or fight” –

I Wonder Why – Dion and The Belmonts

  • Footloose, 1984 plays Ren – Jump Back! (when told dancing is illegal)

Footloose – Kenny Loggins

  • Apollo 13 – Jack Swigert “ It’s like trying to drive a toaster through a car wash”

Spirit in The Sky – Norman Greenbaum

  • Sleepers, 1996 plays Nokes – “What do you want?”

Good Vibrations – Beach Boys

  • Picture Perfect, 1997 plays Sam – “I may have had a little too much to drink “

Love Will Keep Us Together – Captain & Tennelle

  • Wild Things, 1998 plays Detective Ray Duquette “That’s Murder, Kid” (controversial nude scene, getting out of shower!)

Can’t Get Enough of Your Love – Barry White

  • Beauty Shop, 2005 plays Jorge “You are going to fall flat on your ass”

Give Up The Funk – Parliment

  • Crazy, Stupid, Love, 2011 Plays David Lindhagen

True- Spandau Ballet