With a music video directed by Torque director Joseph Kahn, Enrique Iglesias’ massive hit Hero finds Iglesias and his love interest Jennifer Love Hewitt being tracked by a criminal played by none other than Mickey Rourke, who seemingly wants back a bag of cash the love birds stole from him.
One of the singles from the certified gold Spawn soundtrack, and the only one with a music video with some connection to the movie, The Crystal Method and Filter teamed up for “(Can’t You) Trip Like I Do”.
With a music video directed by the late, great George Romero, Scream! finds the members of the Misfits being admitted to a hospital with various wounds and bites and quickly turning into zombies and attacking everyone in sight.
A massive box office bomb, the soundtrack for 1980’s Xanadu fared better than the movie itself, with Olivia Newton-John and ELO’s title song hitting number 1 in a ton of European countries and hitting the top 10 here in the States.
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.
Sam Raimi’s first Spider-Man movie in 2002 set the standard for a lot of things in the comic book genre, like filling the soundtrack albums with nu-metal/alternative rock songs, as the main single from the first film was the huge hit “Hero”, from Nickelback lead singer Chad Kroeger.
Although it’s full of insane sequences, one of the most insane of “So Bad It’s Good” movie Mac and Me is a dance sequence in a McDonald’s that features the song “Down to Earth” by Ashford & Simpson.
Coming off the soundtrack for 1986’s The Color of Money, Eric Clapton’s “It’s in the Way That You Use It” hit #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock charts and was the main single of the Martin Scorsese directed movie.
The soundtracks for Cars and Cars 2 both featured cover songs as their main singles, with Rascal Flatts covering “Life is a Highway” and Weezer covering The Cars’ “You Might Think”.
Despite it’s heavy subject matter, 1987’s Less Than Zero actually had a pretty awesome soundtrack, including The Bangles performing an amped up cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s Hazy Shade of Winter.