The directorial debut of Tom Hanks, That Thing You Do tells the story of the fictional 60s one-hit wonder band The Wonders, who have a hit song called “That Thing You Do”. The actual single from the movie, while not quite as big a hit as it’s fictional counterpart, still hit pretty high on various Billboard charts and was nominated for Best Original Song.
Inspired by early 90’s Internet culture and the works of authors like Neal Stephenson and William Gibson, Billy Idol created a concept album called Cyberpunk in 1993 which featured the single, “Shock to the System”, where Idol becomes a cyborg who battles the corrupt “Cyber-Cops” in future Los Angeles.
A pop culture relic that was thought lost was found as a Halloween miracle last week with the first ever upload of the full, official music video for The Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff’s “Nightmare on My Street”.
90s hip-hop duo Tag Team turned their monster hit Whoomp! (There It Is) into an Addams Family version called Addams Family Whoomp for the soundtrack of 1993’s Addams Family Values.
Michael Jackson, Stephen King, Mick Garris and Stan Winston came together in 1996 to deliver the 39-minute long music video epic that was Michael Jackson’s Ghosts, which King and Garris co-wrote while Winston directed and created the many special effects.
Inspired by seeing ET in 1982, Neil Diamond, along with songwriters Carole Bayer Sager and Burt Bacharach, wrote the song “Heartlight” that appeared on the album of the same name.
Coming off his most recent album, Kamikaze, Eminem surprised everyone with an official tie-in song to this past weekend’s box office juggernaut, Venom, and the official music video for the song dropped last Friday to coincide with the movie.
One of the greatest comic book characters ever, Judge Joseph Dredd got a tribute worthy of his badass persona with “I Am the Law” from Anthrax. Coming off what many would argue is their greatest album, Among the Living, in 1987, the song has become one of the band’s signature and most popular songs. The […]
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”.