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.
Recreating Rebel Without a Cause with Keanu Reeves in the James Dean role, “Rush Rush” was another huge hit for Paula Abdul in 1991, staying at #1 for five weeks.
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.
As if Mission Impossible 2 weren’t already the weirdest entry in the MI series, the movie’s soundtrack cemented it with a lead single by none other than Limp Bizkit, “Take A Look Around”.
On top of being on the best and coolest actors in the world, Idris Elba has also had a wide ranging musical side hustle as DJ/rapper Big Driis aka King Driis, performing his own music and appearing in music videos for bands like Mumford & Sons.
Directed by none other than Michael Bay, “I Love You” was the unsuccessful follow up to the juggernaut of Ice, Ice Baby, where Vanilla Ice completely shifted gears and tried to do a sincere, romantic slow jam with the terrible results you might expect.
Much more widely remembered than the insane Corey Haim/Corey Feldman movie that featured it, Michael Damian scored a massive hit with his cover of “Rock On” in 1989.
In between takes of 1995’s Virtuosity, Russell Crowe used the movie’s locations and sets to film a music video for his band Thirty Odd Foot of Grunts, “The Photograph Kills”.
Ska punk and Good Burger are two of the most 90’s things ever made, so it only made sense in 1997 to combine them for the soundtrack of the Good Burger movie with Less Than Jake teaming up with star Kel Mitchell for an expanded version of the nonsense theme song for Kel’s lovably dumb Ed.