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.
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.
For the soundtrack of the 1992 “classic” Encino Man, a slightly remixed version of the Queen classic “Stone Cold Crazy” was included and also got a music video crafted from various Queen performances and videos along with footage from the movie.
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.
Although they are destined to unite the universe in peace through song, the Wyld Stallyns got some help on the soundtrack for this weekend’s Bill and Ted Face the Music from Weezer with the fourth single of their upcoming Van Weezer album, “Beginning of the End”.