Much more widely remembered than the insane Corey Haim/Corey Feldman movie that featured it, Michael Damian scored a massive hit with his cover of “Rock On” in 1989.
In between takes of 1995’s Virtuosity, Russell Crowe used the movie’s locations and sets to film a music video for his band Thirty Odd Foot of Grunts, “The Photograph Kills”.
Ska punk and Good Burger are two of the most 90’s things ever made, so it only made sense in 1997 to combine them for the soundtrack of the Good Burger movie with Less Than Jake teaming up with star Kel Mitchell for an expanded version of the nonsense theme song for Kel’s lovably dumb Ed.
After exploding in the mid 90’s with “I’m Too Sexy”, Right Said Fred was recruited by Sega Europe to turn another song off their debut album, Wonderman, into an ode to Sonic to promote Sonic the Hedgehog 3 in 1994.
Directed by the late Tobe Hooper, the music video for Billy Idol’s first big US hit, “Dancing With Myself”, finds Billy in some sort of apocalyptic wasteland with zombies swarming an apartment building that has equally horrific things happening within.
Forever the Mistress of the Dark and de facto Queen of Halloween, Cassandra Peterson aka Elvira has conquered pretty much every form of pop culture imaginable, including music like the wonderfully cheesy 80’s dance song “Trick or Treat”.
For the soundtrack for 1988’s Ghoulies 2, heavy metal band W.A.S.P. contributed the track “Scream Until You Like It” and also got up close and personal with the actual Ghoulies for the official music video.
Dominating almost every aspect of pop culture in the 90’s, the Crypt Keeper unleashed one of the ultimate Halloween party jams with the puntastic Crypt Jam rap, off the official Tales from the Crypt soundtrack.
In the vein of Thriller, Huey Lewis and the News delivered a mini movie for the music video for their song “Doing It All for My Baby” that was an homage to the classic Universal Monsters like Dracual, Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein.
The credits song for The Boz’s debut action movie, Stone Cold, “Dangerous” featured the original 1970’s Doobie Brothers lineup, who had reunited in 1987 for a charity tour and a successful new album, Cycles (Although “Dangerous” is off the less successful Brotherhood album).