Most of us have probably never heard of Ukrainian pop star Iryna Bilyk but in 2008 she had none other than Jean Claude Van Damme in her music video for the song “Ya Lyublyu Ego” aka “I Love Him”.
Although it seemed like Eminem was a lock for “Dumbest Superhero Song of 2018” with his ode to Venom, Pitbull has swept in at the last minute and stolen the crown with his Toto sampling Aquaman song, “Ocean to Ocean”.
Post Malone and Swae Lee contributed the first song for the highly anticipated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Sunflower, and the video for the song incorporates the movie’s visual style in some fun and cool ways.
The main song from Eminem’s 8 Mile, “Lose Yourself” was a massive hit, hitting #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 12 weeks and winning the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Wanting some pop songs to make Psycho III more hip for the MTV generation, Universal tasked composer Carter Burwell with making some but after a few rejected attempts, Burwell put a spin on his score for the electro-pop song “Scream of Love”.
The directorial debut of Tom Hanks, That Thing You Do tells the story of the fictional 60s one-hit wonder band The Wonders, who have a hit song called “That Thing You Do”. The actual single from the movie, while not quite as big a hit as it’s fictional counterpart, still hit pretty high on various Billboard charts and was nominated for Best Original Song.
Inspired by early 90’s Internet culture and the works of authors like Neal Stephenson and William Gibson, Billy Idol created a concept album called Cyberpunk in 1993 which featured the single, “Shock to the System”, where Idol becomes a cyborg who battles the corrupt “Cyber-Cops” in future Los Angeles.
A pop culture relic that was thought lost was found as a Halloween miracle last week with the first ever upload of the full, official music video for The Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff’s “Nightmare on My Street”.
90s hip-hop duo Tag Team turned their monster hit Whoomp! (There It Is) into an Addams Family version called Addams Family Whoomp for the soundtrack of 1993’s Addams Family Values.
Michael Jackson, Stephen King, Mick Garris and Stan Winston came together in 1996 to deliver the 39-minute long music video epic that was Michael Jackson’s Ghosts, which King and Garris co-wrote while Winston directed and created the many special effects.