When buddy cops Gregory Hines and Billy Crystal are forced into taking a vacation following the sloppy bust of a drug dealer in Chicago, the pair head to Key West, Florida and relax to the dulcet tones of Michael McDonald’s “Sweet Freedom”, with the pair also appearing in the music video for the song.
Firmly setting Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers in 1995, the movie’s soundtrack was full of tracks from the rock band Brother Cane, including their hit single “And Fools Shine On” from their album Seeds, which released the summer before the movie arrived in the fall.
The first single off the album of the same name, “Bark at the Moon” was also Ozzy’s first-ever music video and features the rock legend as a Dr. Jekyll style mad scientist who creates a potion that transforms him into a werewolf.
A major hit for Queen in 1984, Radio Ga Ga became a staple of the band’s live performances and its music video heavily features the silent film classic Metropolis by German director Fritz Lang as the band flies above the future city of the film in a flying car and then performs for the working-class citizens.
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.
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.
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.