About the only thing successful from 1997’s An American Werewolf in Paris was the song “Mouth” from alternative rock band Bush, which was the song most used in the movie’s trailers and hit the top 5 of Billboard’s Alternative charts.
Handpicked by director Ryan Coogler, Kendrick Lamar curated the soundtrack album for this weekend’s sure to be gigantic Black Panther, performing on three of the album’s songs, including it’s first single, and the only song with a music video, “All the Stars” featuring SZA.
One of the Foo Fighters’ signature songs, Everlong featured a music video by director Michel Gondry that paid homage/parodied the Evil Dead movies as Dave Grohl and drummer Taylor Hawkins both have Sam Raimiesque nightmares.
For the music video of the second single off of Hello Nasty, “Body Movin”, the Beastie Boys paid homage to the Italian cult classic Danger: Diabolik as they recreated the general plot themselves alongside footage from the actual movie.
Recreating Rebel Without a Cause with Keanu Reeves in the James Dean role, “Rush Rush” was another huge hit for Paula Abdul in 1991, staying at #1 for five weeks.
To go along with a new album last year featuring new versions of many of his iconic movie themes, John Carpenter released a music video for the revamp of the main theme from his 1983 cult classic Christine.
As if Mission Impossible 2 weren’t already the weirdest entry in the MI series, the movie’s soundtrack cemented it with a lead single by none other than Limp Bizkit, “Take A Look Around”.
Prolific Pacific Northwest DJ Bob Rivers specialized in parody songs during his decades long career and he specifically put out five albums of Christmas parody songs, one of which featured the Black Sabbath spoofing “I Am Santa Claus”.
On top of being on the best and coolest actors in the world, Idris Elba has also had a wide ranging musical side hustle as DJ/rapper Big Driis aka King Driis, performing his own music and appearing in music videos for bands like Mumford & Sons.
Directed by none other than Michael Bay, “I Love You” was the unsuccessful follow up to the juggernaut of Ice, Ice Baby, where Vanilla Ice completely shifted gears and tried to do a sincere, romantic slow jam with the terrible results you might expect.