- "And I'm Am Telling You I'm Not Going."
- Jimmy suddenly dying offscreen from a heroin overdose, brought on by his depression over being dropped by the label and dumped by Lorrell simultaneously. A meta reason that makes it even more gut wrenching is that Jimmy is played by Eddie Murphy, who we all know is someone beloved and adored in real-life. For any Eddie fans watching the film today, its a harder pill to swallow knowing that Eddie is the only famous Murphy brother still living.
- Effie's original version of "One Night Only" being played over Jimmy's wake.
- When everyone at Rainbow Records learns of Jimmy's overdose, especially Lorrell. Even though he was a self-destructive jerk, she's so heartbroken over his death that it's impossible not to share her pain.
Tear Jerker / Dreamgirls