One of the things that didn’t really carry over into the current MCU/DCEU world of superhero movies is huge soundtrack songs and albums but back in the days of the Sam Raimi Spider-Man trilogy, each movie in the franchise got at least 1, if not multiple, big soundtrack song, complete with an accompanying music video.
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.
When buddy cops Gregory Hines and Billy Crystal are forced into taking a vacation following the sloppy bust of a drug dealer in Chicago, the pair head to Key West, Florida and relax to the dulcet tones of Michael McDonald’s “Sweet Freedom”, with the pair also appearing in the music video for the song.
Firmly setting Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers in 1995, the movie’s soundtrack was full of tracks from the rock band Brother Cane, including their hit single “And Fools Shine On” from their album Seeds, which released the summer before the movie arrived in the fall.
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”.