Five Favorite Music Videos Tied to Big Movies

Will Smith, Dru Hill et al for “Wild, Wild West”

With the advent of music videos going completely out of style with introduction of music streaming, a long time element of music fandom died. While there are still plenty of music videos, they no longer make or break the popularity of a single or music album. One of the best things about being a movie and music fan is that there was almost always a music video attached to the movie itself. Whether it was the movie’s theme song, or a music video directly reflecting the movie content, there was always a guarantee of a music video for a movie.

Whether it was Chad Kroeger’s “Hero,” Dokken’s “Dream Warriors,” Space Jam’s “I Believe I Can Fly,” Ray Parker’s “Ghostbusters,” or 45 Grave’s “Party Time,” there was a massive plethora of movie related music videos.

Here are five of my absolute favorites.

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Five Horror Movies with Great Soundtracks

While many love a good horror movie, a movie is only as good as the music that accompanies it. While some movies choose scores, some horror movies also implement a great soundtrack to go along with it. Often times that soundtrack becomes a recurring element throughout the film, enhancing the experience two fold. A good soundtrack is very important, and these are five great horror films with some Great soundtracks.

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Monday Movie Pause: "The Craft" Soundtrack – Love Spit Love – How Soon Is Now

The nineties had a healthy obsession with witchcraft of all kinds. Hell, even I dabbled in it here and there and almost converted to Wicca at one point.

Love Spit Love’s cover of The Smiths’ “How Soon is Now” is a haunting and catchy little remake that seemed to be played in almost all of the nineties supernatural fare. It played at the very beginning of the pilot for “Charmed,” and was in heavy rotation in the trailers for “The Craft,” even playing during the movie.

Since “The Craft” is criminally underrated, and a pure orgy of nineties nostalgia, why not revisit the entertaining cover of the great Smiths Tune from “The Craft” soundtrack? And as an added treat, listen to the equally good Smiths version.

Turbo: Music From The Motion Picture [Digital]

Considering “Turbo” is an animated movie about a speeding snail racing cars, the soundtrack for the movie is obviously going to be a hefty mix of hip hop, hard rock, and standard upbeat pop. The soundtrack for “Turbo” surely isn’t the worst compilation you can own, as it garners some pretty nifty tracks, even for folks not interested in the exploits of a super fast snail.

Snoop Dogg who offers voice work for the movie provides a track called “Let the Bass Go” which is a techno hip hop ditty that’s fairly catchy. There’s the classic hip hop song from Run DMC “It’s Tricky,” which is an easily accessible rap song for the intended consumer for the compilation. It’s still one of their most mainstream tracks and it’s a classic.

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Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Digital)

Whether or not you love Tarantino’s movies, one thing you have to give him credit for is his ability to include some incredible music in every one of his films. He’s introduced me to some excellent songs over the years from the Smith version of “Baby it’s You” played in “Death Proof,” right down to “Stuck in the Middle with You” from “Reservoir Dogs.”

With “Django Unchained” it’s no real exception. The film is admittedly anachronistic in its soundtrack since the film is essentially a nod to the blaxploitation westerns of the seventies.

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