Animated by the legendary Chuck Jones, the 1966 version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas has never been topped and Thurl Ravenscroft’s version of “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” has been a holiday staple for decades.
As part of the absolute onslaught of promotions for 1990’s Dick Tracy, there was not one, not two, but three different music albums inspired by or related to the film, including a normal soundtrack album, the score by Danny Elfman and Madonna’s I’m Breathless album, featuring “Vogue”.
A frequent contributor to 80s soundtracks, Dan Hartman was featured on the soundtrack for the 1985 aerobics drama(?) Perfect, starring John Travolta and Jamie Lee Curtis, with the song “Talking to the Wall”.
With music by the legendary Bond composer John Barry, Ann Wilson of Heart contributed the opening credits song “The Best Man in the World” to 1986’s The Golden Child, starring Eddie Murphy.
As Disney+ launches this week, we can revisit classics like 1986’s The Great Mouse Detective, which features possibly the single most horny song in Disney history, the burlesque number “Let Me Be Good to You” by Melissa Manchester.
Dan Hartman had massive success with his contribution to the Streets of Fire soundtrack, “I Can Dream About You”, but unfortunately his contribution to the Fletch soundtrack in 1985, “Get Outta Town”, didn’t have the same success.
Coming off their debut album, Chain Saw is the Ramones tribute to the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, which debuted two years before the album released in 1976,
Like most Rob Zombie songs, 1999’s Living Dead Girl is packed with references and homages to classic horror movies and the music video is a tribute to silent horror films, most notably The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.
Closing out the bloody and ridiculous carnage of Maniac Cop 2, composer Jay Chattaway and Peter Levin delivered the wonderfully cheesy “Maniac Cop Rap” over the end credits, which basically goes over the entire premise of the series with funky beats and ridiculous rhymes.
At the peak of Disco madness, horror legend Vincent Price lent his distinctive voice to a new, funky version of “Monster Mash”, which was also featured a few years later in the 1981 Vincent Price movie, The Monster Club.