To go along with the musical biopic La Bamba, which starred Lou Diamond Phillips as rock star Ritchie Valens, Los Lobos performed a number of covers for the movie’s soundtrack, including their version of Valens’ biggest hit, “La Bamba”, and made a music video for the song as well.
You may think the song “Pretty in Pink” was inspired by the movie of the same name but it actually came first in 1981, with John Hughes taking inspiration from the title while the band The Psychedelic Furs performed a new version to go with the movie in 1986.
Will Smith’s wonderfully ridiculous title rap gets most of the attention from the Wild Wild West soundtrack but it also featured “Bailamos” from Enrique Iglesias, which became a massive hit as part of the early 2000s Latin Pop explosion and also got a movie tie-in music video.
An official collaboration with Nintendo, producer Simon Harris’ house/dance project Ambassadors of Funk celebrated Mario’s first foray on the Game Boy, Super Mario Land, with a rap/dance song of the same name.
A pop culture relic that was thought lost was found as a Halloween miracle last week with the first ever upload of the full, official music video for The Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff’s “Nightmare on My Street”.