The theme song for the 1991 blockbuster film Terminator 2: Judgement Day was “You Could Be Mine” by Guns N’ Roses.
GN’R & T2 did a great job of cross promoting the single with the movie. The cover of the single features the “T-800” Arnold Schwarzenegger holding a shotgun and sitting atop his motorcycle. Schwarzenegger is even featured in the music video along with clips from the movie.
The song was not originally going to be the official theme of Terminator 2: Judgment Day. However, the references to Guns N’ Roses that were made in the film were so clear and obvious that it was a wise business decision for director James Cameron to recruit the band to perform the song,
Here is a few of the subtle Guns N’ Roses/Terminator 2 tie ins. John Connor’s friend Timmy (played by my actual friend in real life) Danny Cooksey sports a Guns N’ Roses (L.A. Guns) t-shirt in the movie.
Arnold Schwarzenegger when walking through the hall of a mall pulls a gun from a box of roses. Get it??? There is a gun in those roses. Guns N’ Roses!!!
Rumor has it that Schwarzenegger even had the band members over for dinner at his home to negotiate the deal. Great movie and great song…
Here’s another movie/music tie in.