Along with featuring classic songs like “War” and “Another Part of Me”, the soundtracks for the Rush Hour movies were loaded with hits thanks to working with Def Jam with singles like “Can I Get A…” from Jay-Z, “How Deep is Your Love” by Dru Hill, “Area Codes” by Ludacris and more.
An American Tail is still one of the most beloved and best-remembered movies from animation legend Don Bluth and one of the reasons for its longevity is its iconic song “Somewhere Out There”, which was a massive radio hit and earned two Grammy awards along with being nominated for an Oscar. Fievel Goes West brought the song back along with a new song, the less remembered “Dreams to Dream”.
Originally debuting in 1998 to a fairly tepid reception, “Kiss Me” by Sixpence None the Richer exploded the following year after it was featured in both She’s All That and Dawson’s Creek, eventually peaking at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1999.
With From Dusk Till Dawn celebrating its 25th anniversary this week, it’s the perfect time to highlight the movie’s main soundtrack song, “After Dark” by Tito & Tarantula, who play the house band of the Titty Twister and play the song during Salma Hayek’s iconic dance scene.
Remixing and re-editing footage from the 1980 Shaw Brothers’ movie The Two Champions of Shaolin, director Joseph Kahn created a unique and fun music video for the 2003 song by The Chemical Brothers, “Get Yourself High”.
One of the things that didn’t really carry over into the current MCU/DCEU world of superhero movies is huge soundtrack songs and albums but back in the days of the Sam Raimi Spider-Man trilogy, each movie in the franchise got at least 1, if not multiple, big soundtrack song, complete with an accompanying music video.
Slumdog Millionaire was a massive commercial and critical hit when it arrived in 2008, score huge wins at the Oscars, Golden Globes, BAFTA Awards, and the Grammy Awards, not only Best Picture but also for its score but also its Bollywood inspired banger, “Jai Ho”