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”
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.