The in-stadium band for the Milwaukee Beers in 1998’s BASEketball, ska band Reel Big Fish provided a number of songs in the movie, including a cover version of A-ha’s classic “Take on Me”.
Despite an appearance by Anthony Kiedis in 1991’s Point Break, the Red Hot Chili Peppers did not appear on the movie’s soundtrack but 80’s hair metal band Ratt did with the movie’s end credits song, “Nobody Rides for Free”.
When their first album hit Platinum status, Marky Mark and his Funky Bunch rushed back into the studio and produced the slightly harder-edged follow-up, You Gotta Believe, featuring the title song as the main single.
Even though he’s conquered all sorts of different media over the years, one of LL Cool J’s most iconic pieces of pop culture will always be “Mama Said Knock You Out” from the 1991 album of the same name.
Perfectly fitting into the campy and weird vibe of the movie, California punk rock icons The Dickies provided Killer Klowns from Outer Space with it’s circus flavored theme song of the same name.
About the only thing successful from 1997’s An American Werewolf in Paris was the song “Mouth” from alternative rock band Bush, which was the song most used in the movie’s trailers and hit the top 5 of Billboard’s Alternative charts.
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.
To go along with a new album last year featuring new versions of many of his iconic movie themes, John Carpenter released a music video for the revamp of the main theme from his 1983 cult classic Christine.
Prolific Pacific Northwest DJ Bob Rivers specialized in parody songs during his decades long career and he specifically put out five albums of Christmas parody songs, one of which featured the Black Sabbath spoofing “I Am Santa Claus”.