The Best, Cheesiest Hit Songs by Movie Stars
Although it doesn't happen much these days, back in the 80s and 90s, movie stars dipping their toes into the music world was a fairly common thing. Sometimes they even scored some pretty big hits.
Best Songs Sang By Actors And Actresses
Before we get rolling, please know that we mean "cheesiest" in the best way possible.
To call them one-hot-wonders wouldn't really be fair because music isn't really their day job.
Starring in movies and television is what buttered their bread, but for some, the music bug was still nipping at their heels.
Long before Glee, Pitch Perfect, and Disney soundtracks, some movie stars put out legitimate albums and singles, scoring hits on the Billboard Hot 100.
Take for instance actor and comedian Steve Martin.
His 1978 novelty hit "King Tut" reached No. 17 on the U.S. charts.
Although many of the songs by actors and actresses were what most would consider novelty songs, there were many that were serious, legitimate hits...like No. 1 songs.
Below are a few handfuls of these hits released by movie stars that you might have forgotten about. Enjoy!
1. Eddie Murphy - Party All the Time
Released in 1985, "Party All the Time" reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.
2. Joey Lawrence - "Nothin' My Love Can't Fix"
Released in 1993, "Nothin' My Love Can't Fix" hit No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100.
3. Jamie Walters - "How Do You Talk To An Angel"
Released in 1992, Jamie Walter's "How Do You Talk to an Angel" hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
4. Don Johnson - "Heartbeat"
Hitting radio and MTV in 1986 track "Heartbeat" hit No. 5 on the U.S. charts.
5. Sam Kinisen - "Wild Thing"
Released on Kinisen's 1988 comedy album "Have You Seen Me Lately", his version of "Wild Thing" was nominated for a Grammy.
6. Michael Damien - "Rock On"
Released in 1989, "Rock On" was a No. 1 song on June 3rd of the same year. Damien actually had two other singles chart in the Top 40 with "Was It Nothing At All" and "Cover Of Love".
7. Tracey Ullman - "They Don't Know"
Released in 1984, "They Don't Know" reached No. 8 on the U.S. charts.
8. Bruce Willis - "Respect Yourself"
Released in 1987, Willis's "Respect Yourself" hit No. 5 on the U.S. charts.
9. Rodney Dangerfield - "Rappin Rodney"
Although "Rappin Rodney" peaked at number 83 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart in 1983, it earned Dangerfield a Grammy Nomination.
10. Patrick Swayze - "She's Like The Wind"
Released in 1988, "She's Like the Wind" reached No. 3 on the U.S. charts.