While its theme song is still one of Phil Collins’ best known and loved singles, the movie it came from, 1984’s Against All Odds, is much more of an 80s deep cut starring Jeff Bridges, Rachel Ward, and James Woods.
The follow-up to Top Gun, Days of Thunder couldn’t quite live up to the bar set by its predecessor, including on the soundtrack side as the main single from the movie, “Show Me Heaven” by Maria McKee, failed to chart in the US, although it was a pretty massive hit worldwide.
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”.
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.