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.
Jazz and pop singer Al Jarreau contributed the caramel smooth theme song for 1985’s comedic crime show, Moonlighting, which starred Bruce Willis and Cybil Shepherd as bickering partners of a private detective agency, solving crimes and getting into all kinds of wacky hi-jinks.
Formed in 1989, The Rembrandts exploded into pop culture history when they performed the theme song for Friends, “I’ll Be There For You”, which became a massive hit as a single in 1997.
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.
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.
Ice-T delivered the fantastic title track for the 1988 crime/gang movie Colors, which was directed by Dennis Hopper and starred Robert Duvall, Sean Penn, Don Cheadle and Damon Wayans.
Although Ghostbusters II obviously still featured the original Ray Parker Jr version of “Ghostbusters”, Run DMC provided an update with their own take on the theme song, complete with a music video that had cameos from most of the cast.
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.
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”.