If there’s one film franchise that understands the power of expertly wielded pop music, it’s Deadpool.
The Ryan Reynolds starring action vehicle blends ultra-violence, humor, and an acute pop-culture awareness. Just take a look at the official soundtrack for Deadpool 2. It includes classics like Cher’s “If I Could Turn Back Time,” Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5,” Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes,” Air Supply’s “I’m All Out Of Love” and Pat Benatar’s “We Belong,” just to name a few. It’s not exactly the sort of stuff you’d expect to score a film full of bullet holes and severed body parts.
The most brilliantly bizarre musical choice has got to be the lead single from the Deadpool 2 soundtrack, “Ashes” by Celine Dion. Part satire and part earnest tribute to power ballads past, it’s the kind of single that would only be at home on a Deadpool album.
The video takes it to the next level. It’s Celine belting in all her diva glory as Deadpool (dancer Yanis Marshall) performs an evocative interpretive dance in high heels. “Ashes” has built such a cult following, Celine added it to her live performance repertoire. It’s the latest in a long history of music video movie tie-ins to make a splash.
Now, let’s rock out with ten more of our favorite music video movie tie-ins.
“My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic (1997)