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”.
When the 1986 classic Stand By Me came out, Ben E. King’s iconic song, which gives the movie its title, saw a massive resurgence, jumping back into the Billboard charts and the man himself even starred in a music video featuring cast members River Phoenix and Wil Wheaton.
Hailing from the UK, singer/songwriter Chesney Hawkes started his career at age 19 and had his biggest hit, “The One and Only”, from a movie he co-starred in alongside the legendary Roger Daltrey, Buddy’s Song, and it also later appeared in films like Doc Hollywood, Moon and Source Code.
Things got somewhat weird in the fifth and final Dirty Harry movie, The Dead Pool, which featured, among other things, an over the top segment where a pre-famous Jim Carrey lip-syncs to “Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns N Roses for a music video/slasher movie directed by Liam Neeson.
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.