Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Top Movie Songs of the '80s

You know what?  I agree with #1.  See them here.


  1. I'm fond of the St. Elmo's Fire song. And I do miss Madonna from the list.

  2. I'm familiar with about half of them. What year was "Afternoon Delight"?

  3. Afternoon Delight was from the 1976. Also for some reason I only think of Jennifer Jason Leigh when I hear that Jackson Browne tune. Also would have placed Jungle Love a bit higher.

  4. I agree with #1, too.

    On the other hand, whenever I hear Madonna's "Into The Groove" I think of Desperately Seeking Susan, one of my top 10 favorite movies—and neither the song nor the movie is anywhere to be found in the top 80.

  5. I'm torn between Footloose and Purple Rain...

    Have to go with Footloose, which always cheers me up and makes me feel like dancing.

    Right up there with Sugar, Sugar by the Archies :)

  6. Anders E2:11 AM

    I think Spinal Tap deserve to be on the list.

    Btw, since the use of oldies apparently is allowed (hey, the song "Pretty in Pink" is five years older than the movie), let me suggest something from the "Zelig" soundtrack:

  7. Woody Allen's soundtracks are nearly always great.

  8. Anders E10:38 AM

    I agree, Woody has great musical taste. Another director that is true of is John Waters.

  9. John Waters has anti-good taste by intention, but also good taste when he can find something particularly obscure.

    "Don't You" by Simple ain't too shabby, no, but How on Earth can Blondie's "Call Me" not be on the list at all, no matter how bad nor good one finds AMERICAN GIGOLO...almost as disqualifying as the horror film list w/o the 1963 THE HAUNTING. The Simple Minds lead singer gains points for being Chissie Hyndes's rebound guy after Ray Davies...pity they didn't have a more sustained career.

    The Bangles' cover of "Hazy Shade of Winter" certainly is fine...much better than the movie (or the novel the movie's based on). Dolly Parton's "9 to 5" (does anyone work those hours now?) deserves a much higher place, too.