One of the first songs released after Bowie returned as a solo artist in 1992, “Real Cool World” was part of the soundtrack for Ralph Bakshi’s insane live action/animation hybrid, Cool World.
Despite it’s true nature as a commentary/satire about nuclear apocalypse, Walk the Dinosaur by Was (Not Was) became a massive hit in 1987, especially in the dance clubs, and was also featured in 1994’s The Flintstones and had covers by George Clinton and Queen Latifah.
For 1981’s critically and commercially beloved Dudley Moore comedy Arthur one of the kings of yacht rock, Christopher Cross, provided the smooth, soft rock theme song for the movie that went on to win Best Original Song at the 1982 Oscars.
One of the many 80s movies that revolved around breakdancing, 1984’s Body Rock featured future Renegade Lorenzo Lamas and a title song by Maria Vidal, which became an international hit and a cult classic 80’s dance club jam.
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.
As gorgeous and interesting as Quantic Dream’s new game Detroit: Becomes Human looks, there’s one thing the studio’s first game, Omikron: The Nomad Soul will always have over it, a collaboration with the immortal David Bowie, who provided songs, played two characters and performed “live” in the world of the game.
In another brilliant marketing masterstroke from the team promoting Deadpool 2, the Merc with a Mouth teamed with the Queen of Las Vegas, Celine Dion, for the sweeping pop ballad “Ashes” for the Deadpool 2 soundtrack.
A special feature on 2003’s DVD release of the third and final Re-Animator movie, Beyond Re-Animator, the seemingly one time only group Dr. Reanimator delivered the Eurodance theme the series didn’t know it needed with “Move Your Dead Bones”.
When The Avengers arrived in 2012, it had not only Alan Silvestri’s score available as a soundtrack but an “Inspired By” album of songs called Avengers Assemble, which included the movie’s credits song, “Live to Rise” by Soundgarden.
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.