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Soundtracks of the 80s

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Soundtracks of the 80s

 

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Some of the most popular movie soundtracks were those prodced in the eighties. The emotive sounds that accompanied those films could be re-lived time and time again on the official soundtrack. Probably nothing brings back more memories of the eighties than movie soundtracks and scores. Sometimes they even turned out to be better than the film itself.

Some of the most popular include:

  • Ghostbusters: Original theme written and performed by Ray Parker, Jr. - Academy Award nomination for "Best Original Song"; music video #1 MTV video.
  • Ghostbusters II: On Our Own written by L.A. Reid, Babyface and Daryl Simmons and performed by Bobby Brown.
  • Ghostbusters II: Higher And Higher, written by Gary Jackson, Carl Smith, and Raynard Miner. Performed by Jackie Wilson (original version), Howard Huntsberry (updated version).
  • Lost Boys: Good Times, a duet between INXS and former Cold Chisel lead singer Jimmy Barnes.
  • Secret of My Success: Title track performed by Night Ranger’s - peaked at #131 on The Billboard 200.
  • Stand By Me: Title track, classic by Ben E King.
  • Rocky 3&4: The classic score Gonna Fly Now.
  • Rocky 3&4: Eye of the Tiger - Composed and Produced by Jim Peterik and Frankie Sullivan, performed by Survivor.
  • Rocky 3: Pushin - Music by Bill Conti, Lyrics by Frank Stallone, Performed by Frank Stallone
  • Beverley Hills Cop: Axl F - Written and performed by Harold Faltermeyer
  • Beverly Hills Cop II: I Want Your Sex - Performed by George Michael
  • Beverly Hills Cop II: Shakedown - Written by Harold Faltermeyer, Keith Forsey and Bob Seger. Performed by Bob Seger
  • Karate Kid: You're the best - Produced by Bill Conti. Lyrics by Allee Willis. Performed by Joe Esposito.
  • Karate Kid II: Glory of Love - Glory of Love Written by Peter Cetera, David Foster and Diane Nini. Performed by Peter Cetera - Number one hit in the United States and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Song.
  • The Goonies: The Goonies 'R' Good Enough - Written by Cyndi Lauper, Steve Lunt (as Stephen Broughton Lunt) and Arthur Stead. Performed by Cyndi Lauper.
  • Blues Brothers: Gimme Some Lovin' - Written by Steve Winwood, Spencer Davis, and Muff Winwood. Performed by the Blues Brothers.
  • Top Gun: Take My Breath Away - Written by Giorgio Moroder & Tom Whitlock. Performed by Berlin. Academy Award for Best Original Song. Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song in 1986.
  • Top Gun: Danger Zone - Written by Giorgio Moroder & Tom Whitlock. Performed by Kenny Loggins.
  • Footloose: Footloose - Written by Kenny Loggins and Dean Pitchford. Performed by Kenny Loggins.
  • Footloose: Let's Hear It for the Boy - Music by Tom Snow. Lyrics by Dean Pitchford. Performed by Deniece Williams.
  • Footloose: Almost Paradise - Music by Eric Carmen. Lyrics by Dean Pitchford. Performed by Mike Reno and Ann Wilson.
  • Over the Top: Meet Me Half Way - Written by Giorgio Moroder and Tom Whitlock. Performed by Kenny Loggins.
  • Over the Top: Winner Takes It All - Written by Giorgio Moroder & Tom Whitlock. Performed by Sammy Hagar with Edward Van Halen.
  • Heavy Metal: Heavy Metal - Written by Sammy Hagar, Jim Peterik. Performed by Sammy Hagar.
  • Vision Quest: Crazy For You - Music by Jon Lind. Lyrics by John Bettis. Performed by Madonna.
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High: Somebody's Baby - Written by Jackson Browne & Danny Kortchmar. Performed by Jackson Browne.
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High: So Much in Love - Written by W. Jackson, R. Straigis, G. Williams. Performed by Timothy B. Schmit.
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High: Waffle Stomp - Written by Joe Walsh. Performed by Joe Walsh.
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High: I Don't Know (Spicoli's Theme) - Written by Jimmy Buffett & Michael Utley. Performed by Jimmy Buffett.
  • Back to the Future: The Power of Love - Written by Huey Lewis and Chris Hayes. Performed by Huey Lewis & The News (as Huey Lewis and The News).
  • Back to the Future: Back in Time - Written by Huey Lewis and Chris Hayes. Performed by Huey Lewis & The News (as Huey Lewis and The News).
  • Risky Business: Old Time Rock and Roll - Written by G. Jackson and T. Jones III. Performed by Bob Seger.
  • Scarface: Scarface (Push It to the Limit) - Music by Giorgio Moroder. Lyrics by Pete Bellotte. Performed by Paul Engemann.
  • Caddyshack: Anyway You Want It - Written by Steve Perry & Neal Schon (as Neil Schon). Performed by Journey.
  • Eddie & the Cruisers: On the Dark Side - Performed by John Cafferty (Lead Vocal and Guitar), Michael 'Tunes' Antunes (Saxophone),
    Gary Gramolini (Guitar), Kenny Jo Silva (Drums), Robert Nicholas Cotoia (Piano), Pat Lupo (Bass).
  • Flashdance: Flashdance. . .What A Feeling - Music by Giorgio Moroder. Lyrics by Keith Forsey and Irene Cara. Performed by Irene Cara. - It won an Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Golden Globe. It reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in May 1983. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Album of Original Score Written for A Motion Picture or a Television Special in 1984.
  • Purple Rain: Let's Go Crazy - Lyrics and Music by Prince. Performed by Prince and the Revolution.
  • Purple Rain: Purple Rain - Lyrics and Music by Prince. Performed by Prince and the Revolution.
  • Purple Rain: When Doves Cry - Lyrics and Music by Prince. Performed by Prince.
  • Dirty Dancing: The Time of My Life - Written by Franke Previte, Donald Markowitz, and John DeNicola. Performed by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes.
  • Dirty Dancing: She's Like the Wind - Written by Patrick Swayze and Stacy Widelitz. Performed by Patrick Swayze featuring Wendy Fraser.
  • Dirty Dancing: Hungry Eyes - Written by Franke Previte and John DeNicola. Performed by Eric Carmen.
  • The Breakfast Club: Don't You (Forget About Me) - Music by Keith Forsey & Steve Schiff. Performed by Simple Minds.
  • Dream a Little Dream: The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades - Written by Pat MacDonald. Performed by Timbuk 3.
  • National Lampoon’s Vacation: Holiday Road - Written and Performed by Lindsey Buckingham.
  • Weird Science: Weird Science - Written and Performed by Oingo Boingo.
  • Pretty in Pink: If You Leave - Written by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (as OMD). Performed by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark.
  • St. Elmos Fire: St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion) - Written by David Foster and John Parr. Performed by John Parr.
  • St. Elmos Fire: Love Theme From St. Elmo's Fire - Written by David Foster. Performed by David Foster.
  • Valley Girl: I Melt With You - Written by Modern English. Performed by Modern English.

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