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.
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.