While its theme song is still one of Phil Collins’ best known and loved singles, the movie it came from, 1984’s Against All Odds, is much more of an 80s deep cut starring Jeff Bridges, Rachel Ward, and James Woods.
The follow-up to Top Gun, Days of Thunder couldn’t quite live up to the bar set by its predecessor, including on the soundtrack side as the main single from the movie, “Show Me Heaven” by Maria McKee, failed to chart in the US, although it was a pretty massive hit worldwide.
Although they are destined to unite the universe in peace through song, the Wyld Stallyns got some help on the soundtrack for this weekend’s Bill and Ted Face the Music from Weezer with the fourth single of their upcoming Van Weezer album, “Beginning of the End”.
When the 1986 classic Stand By Me came out, Ben E. King’s iconic song, which gives the movie its title, saw a massive resurgence, jumping back into the Billboard charts and the man himself even starred in a music video featuring cast members River Phoenix and Wil Wheaton.
One of the many cinematic appearances from the Red Hot Chili Peppers (or at least one of the members) over the year, the band appeared and performed in the cult 80s skateboarding movie Thrashin, which starred a young Josh Brolin as an amateur skateboarder who dreams of becoming a professional downhill racer.
Hailing from the UK, singer/songwriter Chesney Hawkes started his career at age 19 and had his biggest hit, “The One and Only”, from a movie he co-starred in alongside the legendary Roger Daltrey, Buddy’s Song, and it also later appeared in films like Doc Hollywood, Moon and Source Code.