If there’s a genre that perfectly matches the 80’s reverence of Ready Player One, it’s Synthwave, and one of the best Synthwave bands out there, Gunship, pays tribute to the book and movie with their track “Art3mis & Parzival”.
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.
John Cena channeled the A-Team for the official music video of his rap single, “Bad, Bad Man”.
As if the 1987 remake of Dragnet was not crazy enough, it’s soundtrack features stars Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks performing a rap song called “City of Crime”.