But Rob wouldn’t have caught as much flack if he went with one of the two Velvet Underground songs that actually play during the course of High Fidelity. Music supervisor Kathy Nelson pulled “Who Loves The Sun” from the opening grooves of 1970’s Loaded, the last Velvets record to feature Reed and the band’s most obvious attempt at courting commercial acceptance. It’s an atypical choice—as is its companion on the High Fidelity soundtrack, “Oh! Sweet Nuthin’”—considering the fact the lead vocals are handled by bassist Doug Yule, who’d later lead the band through its ill-advised final LP, Squeeze. But it’s right in line with the contrarian spirit in which High Fidelity begins, the story of a hopeless romantic whose biggest obstacles to true love are his snobbish tendencies. But even with Yule’s honeyed delivery, “Who Loves The Sun” is undeniably a song by The Velvet Underground written by Lou Reed, with the brittle interplay between Reed and Sterling Morrison’s guitars and the heartsick detachment of the lyrics. (“Who loves the sun? / Who cares that it makes plants grow? / Who cares what it does / since you broke my heart?”) As someone getting his first taste of the Velvets through High Fidelity and The Royal Tenenbaums, it’s a summery curveball, a sign of the tremendous depth within the band’s four “official” full-lengths. If I drew a favorite “side one, track one” from one of those albums, I’d probably go even more basic and pick “Sunday Morning” from The Velvet Underground & Nico—but in terms of a top five songs I discovered through movies, the list wouldn’t be complete without “Who Loves The Sun.”