Dan Hartman had massive success with his contribution to the Streets of Fire soundtrack, “I Can Dream About You”, but unfortunately his contribution to the Fletch soundtrack in 1985, “Get Outta Town”, didn’t have the same success.
Closing out the bloody and ridiculous carnage of Maniac Cop 2, composer Jay Chattaway and Peter Levin delivered the wonderfully cheesy “Maniac Cop Rap” over the end credits, which basically goes over the entire premise of the series with funky beats and ridiculous rhymes.
Foreigner lead singer Lou Gramm, while split from the group in 1991, contributed probably the only good thing about Highlander II: The Quickening, its rocking end credits song “One Dream”.
Swedish pop duo Roxette was riding high on a string of late 80s hits and got another to start the next decade with 1990’s “It Must Have Been Love” from the Pretty Woman soundtrack.
The end credits song for 1979’s The Warriors, Joe Walsh’s “In the City” appeared on the soundtrack for the movie and was also re-recorded by the Eagles, of which Walsh was one of the guitarists.
Outside of Mark Mancina’s memorable and propulsive score for 1994’s Speed, the other music tie-ins are not well known at best and forgotten at worst, like a title track off the soundtrack album from none other than Billy Idol.
Created at the request of director Spike Lee for 1989’s Do the Right Thing, Public Enemy crafted “Fight the Power”, which has become their most popular and well-known song.
Vitamin C aka Colleen Ann Fitzpatrick is probably best known for her song “Graduation (Friends Forever)” but she also contributed the theme song for the Pokemon short “Pikachu’s Vacation” that played before Pokemon: The First Movie back in 1998.
1967’s The Graduate is a classic for a number of reasons but one of the most memorable reasons is it’s use of music, specifically Simon & Garfunkel. Director Mike Nichols used “The Sound of Silence” as an editing tool to pace out scenes and intended to replace it for the actual film with original music, […]
Will Smith’s wonderfully ridiculous title rap gets most of the attention from the Wild Wild West soundtrack but it also featured “Bailamos” from Enrique Iglesias, which became a massive hit as part of the early 2000s Latin Pop explosion and also got a movie tie-in music video.