Jazz and pop singer Al Jarreau contributed the caramel smooth theme song for 1985’s comedic crime show, Moonlighting, which starred Bruce Willis and Cybil Shepherd as bickering partners of a private detective agency, solving crimes and getting into all kinds of wacky hi-jinks.
Formed in 1989, The Rembrandts exploded into pop culture history when they performed the theme song for Friends, “I’ll Be There For You”, which became a massive hit as a single in 1997.
One of the first songs released after Bowie returned as a solo artist in 1992, “Real Cool World” was part of the soundtrack for Ralph Bakshi’s insane live action/animation hybrid, Cool World.
Despite it’s true nature as a commentary/satire about nuclear apocalypse, Walk the Dinosaur by Was (Not Was) became a massive hit in 1987, especially in the dance clubs, and was also featured in 1994’s The Flintstones and had covers by George Clinton and Queen Latifah.
For 1981’s critically and commercially beloved Dudley Moore comedy Arthur one of the kings of yacht rock, Christopher Cross, provided the smooth, soft rock theme song for the movie that went on to win Best Original Song at the 1982 Oscars.
Back before the Willenium and even before he was sitting on his throne in Bel-Air, The Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff released one of their most classic tracks, “Parents Just Don’t Understand”, the Grammy award winning hit from 1988.
One of the many 80s movies that revolved around breakdancing, 1984’s Body Rock featured future Renegade Lorenzo Lamas and a title song by Maria Vidal, which became an international hit and a cult classic 80’s dance club jam.
Perfectly fitting into the campy and weird vibe of the movie, California punk rock icons The Dickies provided Killer Klowns from Outer Space with it’s circus flavored theme song of the same name.
As gorgeous and interesting as Quantic Dream’s new game Detroit: Becomes Human looks, there’s one thing the studio’s first game, Omikron: The Nomad Soul will always have over it, a collaboration with the immortal David Bowie, who provided songs, played two characters and performed “live” in the world of the game.
In another brilliant marketing masterstroke from the team promoting Deadpool 2, the Merc with a Mouth teamed with the Queen of Las Vegas, Celine Dion, for the sweeping pop ballad “Ashes” for the Deadpool 2 soundtrack.