Music Corner: Sing Along With Freddy Krueger

Music Corner: Sing Along With Freddy Krueger

Horrorific content by penguin_pete on September 25th, 2018 | Culture, Videos |

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) launched the franchise that as good as defined 1980s horror, while also being concurrent with the MTV generation. By the late ‘80s, music videos had blended with film until there was hardly a line to separate them (ahem, Thriller), and many bands turned to doing crossover videos with film franchises. They’d do a song for the soundtrack, then do the video with support of the movie studio - win-win, though it led to some strange bedfellows like Guns ‘n’ Roses and The Terminator.

So along came Dokken, yet another glam-hair metal band, to do this tie-in with A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987). Any Freddy fanatic should know this much already:

Clever stunt with Robert Englund at the end there. But wait, there’s more! DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince tried to swing the same kind of deal for A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988). New Line Cinema passed. But this video still survives anyway:

Now you know which hip-hop act New Line went with instead? The Fat Boys (they were big then, all puns intended) came out with this little ditty about a will that requires them to stay in the Elm Street house for one night to claim an inheritance:

But wait! There’s still more! The Goo Goo Dolls were next in the Krueger basement, with this song for Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) (heh, so hard to type that title with a straight face). It’s where they fall asleep while watching Freddy on TV, while Freddy does them the courtesy of not falling asleep while listening to their song.

Believe it or not, we have not exhausted every song about Freddy Krueger. This was just an arbitrary stopping point, because unlike horror movie franchises, this post had to end sometime.


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