Danny Elfman

Composed the music you hear when you walk into Hot Topic.

Wrote a song about fucking little girls.

Just The Facts

  1. Lead Singer And Band Leader For `80s New Wave Band, Oingo Boingo.
  2. Popular Film And TV Composer.
  3. Somehow Ended Up Marrying Bridget Fonda.

Tim Burton's Boy Toy!

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.