Along with featuring classic songs like “War” and “Another Part of Me”, the soundtracks for the Rush Hour movies were loaded with hits thanks to working with Def Jam with singles like “Can I Get A…” from Jay-Z, “How Deep is Your Love” by Dru Hill, “Area Codes” by Ludacris and more.
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”.
With From Dusk Till Dawn celebrating its 25th anniversary this week, it’s the perfect time to highlight the movie’s main soundtrack song, “After Dark” by Tito & Tarantula, who play the house band of the Titty Twister and play the song during Salma Hayek’s iconic dance scene.
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”.
Towards the end of its run on HBO, Tales from the Crypt got a pun-filled Christmas parody album with John Kassir’s Cryptkeeper singing gruesome spins on holiday classics with 1994’s Have Yourself a Scary Little Christmas.
With 1993’s Look Who’s Talking Now set during Christmas, the movie recruited young French pop star Jordy, who the previous year set the Guinness World Record for the youngest singer ever with #1 song, to make a special music video for his Christmas song, “It’s Christmas, C’est Noel” that tied into the movie.