Composed the music you hear when you walk into Hot Topic.
Danny Elfman began his musical career in the 1970s as part of a musical theater group named The Mystic Knights. In order to enjoy them you had to be under the influence of drugs. In 1980 they made a cult movie titled The Forbidden Zone, which featured the midget from Fantasy Island as the ruler of a place more fucked up than Wonderland. Realizing that he couldn't top that acid trip, Elfman decided to form a New Wave band named Oingo Boingo. The band quickly became popular at clubs in Los Angeles. And soon were featured in almost every `80s movie. Their most well-known is Weird Science where they provided the title track. One of the band's biggest fans was a young freak show of a director named Tim Burton. He hired Elfman not to contribute a song but to compose the score for his debut feature, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure. The rest, as they say, is history. His filmography includes: Beetlejuice, Batman, Dick Tracy, Darkman, Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Army of Darkness, Black Beauty, Mission: Impossible, Mars Attacks, Men in Black, Good Will Hunting, Sleepy Hollow, Planet of the Apes, Spider-Man, Hulk, Big Fish, Spider-Man 2, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride, and Wanted. As well as the theme for The Simpsons, Tales from the Crypt, Batman: The Animated Series and Desperate Housewives.