For Speed 2: Cruise Control, director Jan De Bont wanted the soundtrack full of reggae and Caribbean inspired music to go along with the tropical cruise setting of the movie, which included UK reggae group UB40 performing a cover of Elvis’ “Can’t Help Falling in Love”, which became one of the biggest hits of 1997.
“I Stand Alone” is easily the best-remembered soundtrack song from The Mummy franchise but the movie that spawned The Scorpion King, The Mummy Returns, also had a soundtrack song from the alt-rock band Live, “Forever May Not Be Long Enough”, which played over the movie’s end credits.
Rick Springfield starred in and performed almost all the songs from 1984’s Hard to Hold, where he played rock star James “Jamie” Roberts. “Love Somebody” was the first single off the soundtrack album and was a big hit, reaching #5 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Although it was used in early promos and even got a music video composed entirely of scenes from the film, “War Games” from Crosby, Stills & Nash was cut out at the last minute from the 1983 movie and wasn’t used in the film or included on any soundtrack album.
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.
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.