Originating from New Orleans, “Iko Iko” is a song that has seen many different versions over the years, including the one performed by The Belle Stars that appeared in 1988’s Rain Man for the opening scene and was later a successful single off the soundtrack.
An American Tail is still one of the most beloved and best-remembered movies from animation legend Don Bluth and one of the reasons for its longevity is its iconic song “Somewhere Out There”, which was a massive radio hit and earned two Grammy awards along with being nominated for an Oscar. Fievel Goes West brought the song back along with a new song, the less remembered “Dreams to Dream”.
Originally debuting in 1998 to a fairly tepid reception, “Kiss Me” by Sixpence None the Richer exploded the following year after it was featured in both She’s All That and Dawson’s Creek, eventually peaking at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1999.
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.
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.