Remember the late '80s when there was a brief spate of movie starts coming out with music recordings? Eddie Murphy, Bruce Willis and (the one that made me think of this when I –gag- heard his hit She’s like the Wind recently) Patrick Swayze all had hit singles about 20 years ago. But I don’t think I’m aware of any similar ventures into music by screen actors since then. While lots of recording stars have made successful transitions into film in the last 60 or so years, going the other direction doesn’t seemed to have worked out –the above not really being exceptions.
Am I wrong about this? Have there been other actors putting out actual hits before or after the ‘80s? And have I left anyone out of the actors-gone-pop club of that era?
Update: Yes, I'm sort of wrong. See Russ' (who else) comment. It still looks like the trend peaked in the '80s though. And I can't believe I forgot Don Johnson!