There was a trend in 80s horror movies that's origin sort of eludes us; producers commissioning pop songs to be written for, and preformed in, their films. Reasons this might have been a trend could involve the almost imitate success of MTV around the same time. It could have to do with collaborations between movie and record execs. The reason is completely random, maybe it worked for a big name film and producers jumped all over the idea like a dogs over scraps of meat. Who knows.
What we do know is that trend left us with some AMAZING 80's music gems, including Power of the Night featured in Critters.
Written and preformed by Terrence Mann (though he isn't credited on the original soundtrack) the song was entirely removed from later reissues (possibly because they weren't crediting the right musician). Lucky for us, we live in the age of the internet, where you can't bury anything this amazing if you tried! Please enjoy, as we have been all week: Power of the Night.