Amongst all the bizarre aspects of 1991’s Nothing But Trouble, one of the strangest might be the appearance of Digital Underground as themselves, who charm their way out of punishment from the evil (and disgusting) Judge Valkenheiser by performing “Same Song” for him in court.
Dan Hartman had massive success with his contribution to the Streets of Fire soundtrack, “I Can Dream About You”, but unfortunately his contribution to the Fletch soundtrack in 1985, “Get Outta Town”, didn’t have the same success.
No stranger to spy movie themes thanks to Live and Let Die, Paul McCartney delivered the title track to 1985’s Spies Like Us, which starred Chevy Chase and Dan Aykroyd.
Grammy award winning R&B artist Stephanie Mills contributed the lyrical theme song to compliment Harold Faltermayer’s synth theme for the Chevy Chase classic, Fletch, with “Bit by Bit”.
Paul Simon recruited Chevy Chase for the goofy music video for “You Can Call Me Al”, where Chase lip syncs the song while Simon plays, or pretends to play, a bunch of instruments.
A grown up Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) tries to reenact the infamous trip to Wally World he when he was a kid in the reboot/sequel to National Lampoon’s Vacation.
After he’s almost killed by a mysterious assassin, Nick, Jacob and Lou use the Hot Tub Time Machine to prevent the attack but find themselves in their older bodies in the year 2024 instead.
Kenny Loggins is the undisputed master of 80’s soundtrack songs and he contributed one of his best hits to the classic comedy Caddyshack with “I’m Alright”.
Short lists for directors for Doctor Strange and actors for Episode VII and Doctor Doom, first looks at the costumes for Constantine and The Flash and an epic battle is set for Summer 2016, plus much more in this week’s News Shotgun.
The only time the Vacation series didn’t use Lindsay Buckingham’s “Holiday Road” was Christmas Vacation, which had a theme song of the same name from Mavis Staples.