80's Movies' Signature Songs

The decade that spawned MTV saw a serious shift in music from the previous one.  Much of what was popular were new, untested bands that either had actual talent and thrived (Prince), or catchy one hit wonders (Harold Faltermeyer).  The best of both of these worlds that pinned a song on a movie during the 1980's are rounded up, with videos, at ChicagoNow.

For its exciting, educational montage of tournament action in The Karate Kid, the movie features this song by Joe Esposito, "You're The Best Around."  This isn't a music video; this was an actual scene in the movie, and it was pretty much the standard practice for musical interludes.


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Link to The 12 Songs That Define 80's Cinema.


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spamhead wrote: "I think the article's author just has a weakness for sweaty guys with their shirts off."

You just discribed 80% of all 80s action movies. and at least he chose ones which we're not overplayed to death. Back to the Future anyone?
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I think the video for "When Doves Cry" needs the Literal Version treatment. e.g. when he hops up on a wall, and appears to be looking at himself and Appolonia. LV gold.
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OK, think of a song from 'Top Gun'. It was either 'Danger Zone' by Kenny Loggins or 'Take My Breath Away' by Berlin, right?

I think the article's author just has a weakness for sweaty guys with their shirts off.
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