Part of both the album and movie True Stories, Wild Wild Life finds David Byrne and the Talking Heads impersonating a ton of other 80’s musicians and features one of the first ever major appearances of John Goodman.
Among many of the awesome things Rodney Dangerfield does to take over Grand Lakes University in Back to School, one of the best is throwing an epic party featuring a live performance from Oingo Boingo, who contributed “Dead Man’s Party” to the movie’s soundtrack.
The soundtrack for this week’s Suicide Squad is almost as diverse as the team of supervillains featured in the movie with artists like Wiz Khalifa, Skrillex, twenty one pilots, Imagine Dragons, Avril Lavigne and Grace all contributing tracks.
Grammy award winning R&B artist Stephanie Mills contributed the lyrical theme song to compliment Harold Faltermayer’s synth theme for the Chevy Chase classic, Fletch, with “Bit by Bit”.
Led by frontman Danny Elfman, Oingo Boingo contributed to a number of soundtrack in the 80’s, including the title track the 1985 cult classic Weird Science.
To go along with co-starring with Arnold in Eraser, Vanessa Williams contributed the out of nowhere love ballad, Where Do We Go From Here, to the movie’s soundtrack.
Along with All Star, Smash Mouth’s cover of The Monkees’ “I’m A Believer” was another hit from the Shrek soundtrack, with Eddie Murphy joining the band in the movie version as Donkey.
As part of the trend in the early 2000’s to make more “edgy” animated movies, Fox recruited alt rock band Lit for the theme song of their attempt at a sci-fi/action epic, Titan AE.
Jack Slater arrives at a sold out AC/DC concert in the music video for “Big Gun” from the Last Action Hero soundtrack.
Although the movie didn’t seem particularly “punk rock”, The Ramones came in to deliver the theme song for 1989’s Stephen King adaptation, Pet Sematary.