Prince of publicity
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Prince( Warner Bros. )
Warner Bros. artist Prince wrote the music for the much-anticipated 1989 Warner Bros. film Batman.
How it worked:
Reviews of the cross-media promotional stunt were largely eh, but we suspect that critics were more turned off by the concept than by the music. Director Tim Burton didnt hit the audience over the head with the tunes, and songs like Trust and Partyman hold up as solid funk-rockers. We are not, however, going to defend Batdance.