Huey Lewis starred in the competitive karaoke movie Duets back in 2000 as shyster Ricky Dean. Reunited with his estranged daughter (Gwyneth Paltrow), the duo travels the country and eventually compete against other pairs of karaoke singers for a shot at $5,000 in Omaha.
The Fast Times at Ridgemont High soundtrack was one of the most iconic of the 80s and Jackson Browne’s song “Somebody’s Baby” was the biggest hit of the songs created specifically for the movie, peaking at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1982.
The 1981 cult classic animated anthology Heavy Metal featured tons of music in each of its stories but Eagles guitarist Don Felder contributed the overall theme song, “Heavy Metal (Takin’ a Ride)”, which was also featured in the “B-17” segment of the movie.
Although not quite as memorable as the music from the first movie, Bob Seger’s “Shakedown” from Beverly Hills Cop II is still a fun song that debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts and was nominated for a “Best Original Song” Oscar.
Robert Altman’s magnum opus dramedy Nashville has over an hour of musical performances but Keith Carradine’s “I’m Easy” is the one that won Best Original Song at the Oscars while also becoming a radio hit on the Billboard charts.
For the only single off his second solo album, Ol’ Dirty Bastard paid homage to the immortal Rudy Ray Moore as the music video for “Got Your Money” was almost entirely footage from the 1975 blaxploitation classic Dolemite.
Recently winning the Oscar for Best Original Song, (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again was written by Elton John for the biopic about his life, Rocketman, and he performed it with his younger doppleganger, Taron Egerton.