Jack Black pays homage to the wonderfully cheesy movie theme songs of the 80’s and 90’s with the official song of the Goosebumps movie, Bumps Gonna Goose Ya.
For the forgotten slasher movie Killer Party, 80’s band White Sister, who previously had songs on the Fright Night and Halloween V soundtracks, performed a song seemingly based on the movie’s original title, April Fool.
Originally having two versions in 1981 from Grace Jones and The Police, when Demolition Man came out in 1993, Sting recorded a new version for the movie.
The theme song for Terminator 2, Guns N Roses “You Could Be Mine”, has a music video that features Arnold as the T-800 targeting the band at one of their concerts.
Smash Mouth’s “All Star” was everywhere in the late 90’s and early 2000’s, appearing prominiently in the movies Mystery Men, Shrek and Rat Race, as well as every 5 minutes on every radio station in the country.
Although Not Another Teen Movie parodied mostly 90’s movies, Marilyn Manson reached back to the 80’s for his contribution to the soundtrack, a cover of Soft Cell’s “Tainted Love”.
Koko B Ware delivered the title track to the, at the time, WWF’s second wrestling album, Piledriver, which features a ton of his fellow superstars in the official music video.
Before they teamed up for Back to the Future, Alan Silvestri composed the smoothest of smooth jazz for Robert Zemeckis’ Romancing the Stone, which also featured 80’s stars like Eddy Grant and Billy Ocean on the soundtrack.
With Sly Stallone directing and Frank Stallone writing the music, Staying Alive is the insane sequel to Saturday Night Fever where Travolta’s Tony Manero attempts to get a role in the demonic Broadway musical, Satan’s Alley. The title track of the movie and the musical is Far From Over and it will not leave your brain once you listen to it.
Pat Benatar delivers the anthem for 80’s teen outlaw Billie Jean’s crusade against injustice (and getting $608 for scooter repairs) with “Invincible” from The Legend of Billie Jean.