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.
The title song for the 1992 action thriller Deep Cover, starring Laurence Fishburne and Jeff Goldblum, “Deep Cover” was the first solo single for Dr. Dre and the first-ever appearance of Snoop Dogg on a record.
The 1981 cult classic animated anthology Heavy Metal featured tons of music in each of its stories but Eagles guitarist Don Felder contributed the overall theme song, “Heavy Metal (Takin’ a Ride)”, which was also featured in the “B-17” segment of the movie.
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.
Much like Suicide Squad before it, this weekend’s Birds of Prey is using it’s soundtrack as a major promotional tool, with Atlantic Records releasing a new single/music video every Friday last month and the full soundtrack out this Friday with the movie.
Since he was portraying the frontman of a blues/rock band called The Jack Frost Band, it’s only natural that Michael Keaton would appear on the movie’s soundtrack and there are two songs from the fictional band alongside the likes of Hanson, Lisa Loeb, REO Speedwagon and more.
A frequent contributor to 80s soundtracks, Dan Hartman was featured on the soundtrack for the 1985 aerobics drama(?) Perfect, starring John Travolta and Jamie Lee Curtis, with the song “Talking to the Wall”.