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”
Towards the end of its run on HBO, Tales from the Crypt got a pun-filled Christmas parody album with John Kassir’s Cryptkeeper singing gruesome spins on holiday classics with 1994’s Have Yourself a Scary Little Christmas.
With 1993’s Look Who’s Talking Now set during Christmas, the movie recruited young French pop star Jordy, who the previous year set the Guinness World Record for the youngest singer ever with #1 song, to make a special music video for his Christmas song, “It’s Christmas, C’est Noel” that tied into the movie.
A deep cut UK musical drama, Absolute Beginners co-starred David Bowie and received a title track from the legend himself, the song “Absolute Beginners” faring much better than the movie itself as far as critical reception and performance.