Outside of Mark Mancina’s memorable and propulsive score for 1994’s Speed, the other music tie-ins are not well known at best and forgotten at worst, like a title track off the soundtrack album from none other than Billy Idol.
Like a few of his fellow Avengers, Jeremy Renner has been dabbling in music as well as acting for years and his latest single, “Main Attraction” dropped in July this year, with a music video to go along with it.
Created at the request of director Spike Lee for 1989’s Do the Right Thing, Public Enemy crafted “Fight the Power”, which has become their most popular and well-known song.
The main maestro behind WWE music from the 80s to 2017, Jim Johnston crafted most of the memorable entrance themes for the biggest superstars, including The Rock’s main theme, “Know Your Role”, which also had a version by Method Man.
Channeling classic Bond themes like Thunderball, Weird Al delivered the title track and opening sequence to 1996’s spy spoof, Spy Hard.
Midway’s highly successful reboot of Spy Hunter back in 2001 was no stranger to that era’s obsession with nu-metal, recruiting Saliva to perform a new version of the Peter Gunn theme along with including the band’s video for “Your Disease” on the game’s disc as a bonus feature.
Vitamin C aka Colleen Ann Fitzpatrick is probably best known for her song “Graduation (Friends Forever)” but she also contributed the theme song for the Pokemon short “Pikachu’s Vacation” that played before Pokemon: The First Movie back in 1998.
1967’s The Graduate is a classic for a number of reasons but one of the most memorable reasons is it’s use of music, specifically Simon & Garfunkel. Director Mike Nichols used “The Sound of Silence” as an editing tool to pace out scenes and intended to replace it for the actual film with original music, […]
You may think the song “Pretty in Pink” was inspired by the movie of the same name but it actually came first in 1981, with John Hughes taking inspiration from the title while the band The Psychedelic Furs performed a new version to go with the movie in 1986.
A feature of the animated The Archie Show from the late 60s, Archie, Jughead, Reggie, Betty, and Veronica formed The Archies and had a massive real-life hit in 1969 with “Sugar, Sugar”, which became the #1 song of the year after dominating the charts for four weeks upon its debut.