Although it appeared on their second album in 1988, “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” didn’t chart in the US until it was included on the soundtrack for the sleeper hit Johnny Depp movie, Benny & Joon, in 1993.
Inspired by early 90’s Internet culture and the works of authors like Neal Stephenson and William Gibson, Billy Idol created a concept album called Cyberpunk in 1993 which featured the single, “Shock to the System”, where Idol becomes a cyborg who battles the corrupt “Cyber-Cops” in future Los Angeles.
90s hip-hop duo Tag Team turned their monster hit Whoomp! (There It Is) into an Addams Family version called Addams Family Whoomp for the soundtrack of 1993’s Addams Family Values.
Heading to Tombstone, Arizona for a fresh start, former lawman Wyatt Earp, his brothers and their friend Doc Holliday get involved in an escalating battle with a group of outlaws called the Cowboys, led by the vicious Curly Bill Brocius.
Prolific Pacific Northwest DJ Bob Rivers specialized in parody songs during his decades long career and he specifically put out five albums of Christmas parody songs, one of which featured the Black Sabbath spoofing “I Am Santa Claus”.