Directed by the late Tobe Hooper, the music video for Billy Idol’s first big US hit, “Dancing With Myself”, finds Billy in some sort of apocalyptic wasteland with zombies swarming an apartment building that has equally horrific things happening within.
Forever the Mistress of the Dark and de facto Queen of Halloween, Cassandra Peterson aka Elvira has conquered pretty much every form of pop culture imaginable, including music like the wonderfully cheesy 80’s dance song “Trick or Treat”.
For the soundtrack for 1988’s Ghoulies 2, heavy metal band W.A.S.P. contributed the track “Scream Until You Like It” and also got up close and personal with the actual Ghoulies for the official music video.
Dominating almost every aspect of pop culture in the 90’s, the Crypt Keeper unleashed one of the ultimate Halloween party jams with the puntastic Crypt Jam rap, off the official Tales from the Crypt soundtrack.
In the vein of Thriller, Huey Lewis and the News delivered a mini movie for the music video for their song “Doing It All for My Baby” that was an homage to the classic Universal Monsters like Dracual, Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein.
The credits song for The Boz’s debut action movie, Stone Cold, “Dangerous” featured the original 1970’s Doobie Brothers lineup, who had reunited in 1987 for a charity tour and a successful new album, Cycles (Although “Dangerous” is off the less successful Brotherhood album).
The NeverEnding Story is one of the most beloved fantasy films of all time and something that may still be stuck in fans’ heads is the theme song for the first movie by Kajagoogoo lead singer Limahl when he was solo in the early 80’s.
Seemingly following up on the events of the first Short Circuit, El DeBarge is somehow a key witness in a court case trying to determine who Johnny 5 is in the music video for “Who’s Johnny”
Back in 1967, Leonoard Nimoy debuted his musical homage to The Hobbit with “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins”, which was one of the songs off his second album called Two Sides of Leonard Nimoy.
At the height of classic arcade gaming in the 80’s, duo Buckner & Garcia scored a Top 10 hit with their song Pac-Man Fever.