Originally approached by star Emilio Estevez for the rights to use “Wanted Dead or Alive” for 1990’s Young Guns II, Jon Bon Jovi instead wrote a new song with more thematically appropriate lyrics, “Blaze of Glory”.
Outside of Mark Mancina’s memorable and propulsive score for 1994’s Speed, the other music tie-ins are not well known at best and forgotten at worst, like a title track off the soundtrack album from none other than Billy Idol.
Ice-T delivered the fantastic title track for the 1988 crime/gang movie Colors, which was directed by Dennis Hopper and starred Robert Duvall, Sean Penn, Don Cheadle and Damon Wayans.
Coming from the forgotten action/comedy Gotcha! in 1985, British singer Thereza Bazar sang the movie’s theme song, also called Gotcha!, which played up the movie’s espionage themes in it’s official music video.
1994’s soundtrack to The Crow was a massive hit when it was released along with the movie and a seminal album for 90’s teens who were into goth/punk with bands like The Cure, Helmet, Violent Femmes, Nine Inch Nails and Rage Against the Machine contributing songs.
Batman has always had weird taste in music from Prince doing the entire soundtrack for the original Tim Burton movie to Seal’s “Kiss from a Rose” to, of course, the Batusi.
This week we’re highlighting some of the best songs from the soundtrack of cult classic Rad, the greatest (and probably only) BMX movie of the 80’s.