The Goo Goo Dolls exploded later in the 90s with their Dizzy Up The Girl album and City of Angels soundtrack contribution “Iris” but earlier in the decade they provided “I’m Awake Now” to the “final” Nightmare on Elm Street movie, Freddy’s Dead, in 1991.
This past weekend’s new theatrical/HBO Max release Reminiscence doesn’t seem like the kind of movie that would normally have a music video tie-in but the movie’s end credits song “Save My Love” by Lonr. feat Amber Mack does have one, with Thandiwe Newton appearing to putting Lonr. into the memory machine to relive a past moment.
With director Michael Mann being a frequent attendee to their live shows in Los Angeles in the mid-80s, he added The Prime Movers’ “Strong As I Am” to the soundtrack for Manhunter in 1986 and the song got a movie-themed music video to go along with it.
Joined by Chris Tucker, Michael Jackson pursues a girl who happens to be under the thrall of gangster Marlon Brando in the music video/short film for the song “You Rock My World”, which was the lead single off of Jackson’s tenth and final album, Invincible.
Although far inferior in pretty much every way to Babe, 1994’s Gordy did have one thing over George Miller’s classic and that was a ridiculous hip-hop theme song from none other than Tag Team, “Pig Power in the House”, which got an official tie-in music video.
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.