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.
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”
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.
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.
Rapper Tone-Loc was everywhere in the 90’s with his distinctive gravelly voice in movies like Blank Check, Ace Ventura and Heat to cartoons like C-Bear and Jamal and, of course, his two gigantic hit songs Wild Thing and Funky Cold Medina.
Depending on the season or DVD release, Baywatch had a number of different theme songs but the most iconic was “I’m Always Here” by former Survivor frontman Jimi Jamison.
Smash Mouth was all over movie soundtracks in the 90’s, including the 1998 teen comedy Can’t Hardly Wait with “Can’t Get Enough of You Baby”