Coming off the soundtrack for Supercop, Warren G and Adina Howard put a new spin on the Tina Turner classic “What’s Love Got to Do With It” with a music video directed by Torque’s Joseph Kahn and featuring Jackie Chan himself.
A huge fan of the band’s album Points on a Curve, director Wiliam Friedkin hired Wang Chung to compose every song on the soundtrack for his Secret Service action thriller, To Live and Die in LA in 1985.
Instantly recognizable and inextricably tied to Ferris Bueller and the 80’s, Yello’s “Oh Yeah” has been a juggernaut, appearing in countless commericals, movies and TV shows.
Can’t Fight the Moonlight was not only a major plot point of 2000’s Coyote Ugly as one of the songs written by aspiring songwriter/Coyote Piper Perabo but the version by LeAnn Rimes also exists and she shows up at the bar at the end of the film to sing it.
Ariana Grande and John Legend take over “pop version” duties from Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson for this coming Friday’s live action remake of Beauty and the Beast for the duet title song.
Since he co-starred with Jim Carrey in Ace Ventura, it made sense that Tone Loc would contribute a song to the soundtrack, which he did with “Ace is in the House”
Appearing on the soundtrack for Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth, Motorhead performed a version of the song Hellraiser that Lemmy wrote with Ozzy Osbourne and Zakk Wylde and made a music video that features Pinhead himself, Doug Bradley.
Setting the tone for the xXx universe, Rammstein performed their song Feuer Frei in the opening sequence of the 2002 xXx and director Rob Cohen directed the band’s official music video as well.
Night Ranger provided the title track for the 1987 Michael J. Fox comedy, The Secret of My Success, where Fox tries to make it in the big city but gets caught up in a fake persona and a love square between himself, his boss, his boss’ wife and a fellow exec.
We all know Brie Larson now as an Oscar winning actress and star of some huge upcoming blockbusters but back in 2005 she was a potential teen pop star and put out the single “She Said” from her one album, Finally out of PE.