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    http://blogs.tampabay.com/80s/2008/1...ve-song-1.html


    Top movie songs of the '80s: the top 20



    Here are the top 20 and a paragraph from the article, click the link to see the others that made the list:

    Are you ready for the epic conclusion to our list of the Top 80 movie songs of the 1980s? Did you throw a party to celebrate the unveiling? Skip work, get a pony keg, rent the entire Karate Kid franchise on DVD? Oh man, I am so there.

    This has been a tough list to put together. Remember, the major hitch is that the song must invoke the movie. Only songs are here; scores and orchestrations will be a future list. Basically any song in the top 40 is a top 10 contender of any of our personal lists. But the readers have spoken, common sense has played out, and a top 20 must be chosen.

    Today's big winner: Probably Netflix or Blockbuster.com, because you're going to want to run out and rent these killer movies again. (Well, not Hard to Hold or Electric Dreams, but the rest are solid gold.)

    20. To Live And Die In L.A. - Wang Chung (To Live and Die in L.A.)

    19. Slave To Love - Bryan Ferry (9 1/2 Weeks)

    18. Jungle Love - Morris Day & the Time (Purple Rain)

    17. Together In Electric Dreams - Philip Oakey & Georgio Moroder (Electric Dreams)

    16. Love Somebody - Rick Springfield (Hard to Hold)

    15. Million Miles Away - The Plimsouls (Valley Girl)

    14. Somebody's Baby - Jackson Browne (Fast Times at Ridgemont High)

    13. Fame - Irene Cara (Fame)

    12. Hazy Shade of Winter - The Bangles (Less Than Zero)

    11. Man in Motion - John Parr (St. Elmo's Fire)

    10. Melt With You - Modern English (Valley Girl)

    9. Highway to the Danger Zone - Kenny Loggins (Top Gun)

    8. Purple Rain - Prince & the Revolution (Purple Rain)

    7. Footloose - Kenny Loggins (Footloose)

    6. If You Leave - OMD (Pretty in Pink)

    5. I'm Alright - Kenny Loggins (Caddyshack)

    4. Power of Love - Huey Lewis & The News (Back to the Future)

    3. Eye of the Tiger - Survivor (Rocky III)

    2. In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel (Say Anything)

    1. Don't You Forget About Me - Simple Minds (The Breakfast Club)

    THE RATIONALE: Any of the top 10 songs could be in the No. 1 spot, but Don't You Forget About Me is not only the symbol of John Hughes' signature flick, it was perhaps the signature anthem of anyone who grew up in the '80s.

    OK, so what songs are missing? Which are overranked or underranked?
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  • #2
    Re: Top Movie Songs of the 80's

    I completely agree with No. 1. In fact, that song is STILL my anthem and jam out to it every time it comes on the radio.

    However, they are missing the theme song from the Neverending Story. In fact, they just played that song the other day on the 80's station on XM.
    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3khTntOxX-k[/media]

    Is it just me or does Hollywood not put the same emphasis they used to on theme music. They used to really promote theme songs way more it seems.
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    • #3
      Re: Top Movie Songs of the 80's

      WTH? No "Flashdance"? This list fails.


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      • #4
        Re: Top Movie Songs of the 80's

        Dude... this list is EPIC Fail!
        Missing two great movies:
        1: The Last Starfighter
        [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7NaxBxFWSo[/media]
        This was the FIRST movie to use actual CGI. Plus the theme song just rocks.

        2.: Howard The Duck
        [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzI-ZbcK_sw[/media]
        I dont even need to say anything about this. The Ending Theme? Oh yeah. Pure 80s Rock.

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        • #5
          Re: Top Movie Songs of the 80's

          *cough* rickroll *cough*

          Sure it ain't a movie theme...it's my new mission to create the movie for it...


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          • #6
            Re: Top Movie Songs of the 80's

            One of my personal favorites from the 80s...

            [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71uFhuKHD8s[/media]
            Dizlor


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            • #7
              Re: Top Movie Songs of the 80's

              Originally posted by Gogeta View Post
              One of my personal favorites from the 80s...

              [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71uFhuKHD8s[/media]
              One of my favorite Howard Jones songs is in that movie.

              [media]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=XD3qA54Fn_Q[/media]

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              • #8
                Re: Top Movie Songs of the 80's

                And now, for my all time favorite 80s movie song.... Enjoy!

                [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaNT7wreAtM&feature=related[/media]
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                • #9
                  Re: Top Movie Songs of the 80's

                  Great list, though I expected Top Gun to be higher on there :p

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                  • #10
                    Re: Top Movie Songs of the 80's

                    I'm not familiar with Number 2 .. I know the song..Just not the Movie.. I guess I was a crappy 80's child.. Thinking 70's Rock was soo much cooler!


                    BTW.. Shouldn't "Weird Science" be in there somewhere..???
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                    • #11
                      Re: Top Movie Songs of the 80's

                      Good old top gun movie. that was the greatest of ALL times
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                      • #12
                        Re: Top Movie Songs of the 80's

                        NO songs from the urban/hiphop underground movies like Beat Street, Breakin', and Breakin 2: Electric Boogaloo...WTH?!
                        I nominate the Beat Street Breakdown, by Grandmaster Melle Mel.

                        THis one is the ONLY song from all those that made into Rolling Stone's Top 500 greatest songs of all time, sez Wikipedia: The Message, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. If you've never heard it, do yourself a favor.
                        I know why Rapper's Delight gets all the claim...it's the one ta bring tha partay home, y'all.

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