Friday, February 19, 2010

Movies with Theme Songs part 2

Well, heres a second batch of movies with theme songs. Hope you like the videos!

Tina Turner sings for the Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) soundtrack. The song is 'We don't Need Another Hero'. To me, this is one of the best theme song videos ever produced for any film, Tina Turner looks like a freaking superhero singing, and the song and what it says is so heartfelt. I still love this song to death.

Dragnet. This music video is so bad, its bad. Believe it or not, Tom Hanks and Dan Aykroyd rap on this one. Youll laugh at how an Oscar winning actor like Hanks actually said "yes" to doing this!

Grease (1978) Frankie Valli sings 'Grease' on the opening credits for the film of the same name. Very 70s and very very catchy.  

Footloose (1984) I was never a fan of footloose the movie, I dont think I ever saw it in its entirety, but who hasnt heard this famous Kenny Loggins song? Once again, this proves that a song can be even more popular then the film it is promoting. On this one Kevin Bacon dances like a maniac on the floor. Inside of a werehouse or something.

Little Shop of Horrors (1986) is one of the best musicals ever commited to the silver screen. I can sing every freaking song by heart! This theme song to the film is sang by the three main stars of the film: Michelle Weeks, Tichina Arnold and Tisha Campbell-Martin.

Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988) This catchy tune was played by a band called The Dickies.

The Goonies (1985) Cindy Lauper made this ultra catchy tune. The original video was almost a mini movie! But, I couldnt get a hold of it through you tube, they didnt allow embedding for the video, so instead I posted this awesome live performance by Cindy Lauper for that song! Hope you like it. 'Good Enough' (LIVE)

Weird Science (1985) This is the original video made for the movie. The song is by famous 80s band Oingo Boingo!

Legend (1985) Tangerine Dream dream composed the song "Loved by the Sun" which encompases (if you ask me) everything that this movie is about. Awesome song by the way.

The Never Ending Story (1984) Some guy called Limahl sings this famous song for the movie. Again, the song I think catched on a lot more then the movie, though I think the movie itself still remains one of the best fantasy movies of the 80s, or ever.  


Manuel Marrero said...

I a HUGE Oingo Boingo fan, I listen to them all the time.The Weird science video hmmm...I havent seen that video in awhile but its still cool; Small note that they also were in the Back to School Soundtrack with Deadmans Party a great halloween song if you ask me. I see you put the Dragnet one,LOL, nice work. I cant get that awful tom hanks dancing out my head...I'ts the city of criiiiiiiiiiime!!! Funny shit.

Franco Macabro said...

Funniest part is when their saying "read em their rights? read em their rights?" while trying to maintain some sort of beat to it.

The song is freaking awful!

Simon said...

Not only is having someone sing a theme song in the movie blatant fourth-wall-breaking, it makes me cry slightly.

Has anyone seen the trailer for Hot Tub Time Machine? It looks like they're gonna be doing it, and God knows if they'll be straight or not.

Franco Macabro said...

Hey Simon, I was thinking of doing a blog post on movies that break the fourth wall, I think Ill be doing that next week, be on the look out for it.

I guess you were referring to Little Shop of Horrors, but I guess the only reason they do that is because the film is an adaptation of a play, so its theatrical in that way. I kind of like it in Little Shop of Horrors, it gives the movie its uniqueness

As for Hot Tub Time Machine, I don't think Ive ever heard of that one, is it a musical?

Simon said...

Film Connossier: It's a new movie about four guys who get sent back to the eighties in a time machine. It looks pretty lowest-common-denominator funny, but there's just one little scene in the trailer that makes me think that.

I'll look for the post.

Franco Macabro said...

Breaking the fourth wall thing aint bad if it fits within the style of the story they are telling.


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