The Ultimate 80s Movie Soundtrack Playlist: TRACK LIST
i’m alright – kenny loggins [caddyshack] magic – olivia newton-john [xanadu] fame – irene cara [fame] soul man – the blues brothers [the blues brothers] 9 to 5 – dolly parton [9 to 5] lookin’ for love – johnny lee [urban cowboy] let’s do something cheap and superficial – burt reynolds [smokey and the bandit 2] xanadu – olivia newton-john and elo [xanadu] everybody needs somebody – the blues brothers [the blues brothers] out here on my own – irene cara [fame] flash’s theme – queen [flash gordon] for your eyes only – sheena easton [for your eyes only] america – neil diamond [the jazz singer] arthur’s theme (best that you can do) – christopher cross [arthur] love on the rocks – neil diamond [the jazz singer] blue lamp – stevie nicks [heavy metal] open arms – journey [heavy metal and the last american virgin] somebody’s baby – jackson browne [fast times at ridgemont high] boys are back in town – the bus boys [48 hrs.] eye of the tiger – survivor [rocky 3 and 4] themes from e.t. the extra terrestrial – walter murphy [e.t. the extra terrestrial] theme from tron – wendy carlos [tron] long live the new flesh – howard shore [videodrome] push it to the limit – paul engemann [scarface] a million miles away – the plimsouls [valley girl] love my way – the psychedelic furs [valley girl] girls like me – bonnie hayes with the wild combo [valley girl] i la la la love you – pat travers [valley girl] get a job – the silhouettes [trading places, stand by me, joey and good morning, vietnam] ain’t too proud to beg – the temptations [the big chill] i heard it through the grapevine – marvin gaye [the big chill] d.c. cab – peabo bryson [d.c. cab] twist of fate – olivia newton-john [two of a kind] the dream – irene cara [d.c. cab] dr. detroit – devo [doctor detroit] wild sex (in the working class) – oingo boingo [sixteen candles] you’re the best around – joe esposito [the karate kid] if you were here – thompson twins [sixteen candles] almost paradise – mike reno and ann wilson [footloose] together in electric dreams – philip oakey and giorgio moroder [electric dreams] love light in flight – stevie wonder [the woman in red] cleanin’ up the town – the bus boys [ghostbusters] electric dreams – p.p. arnold [electric dreams] body rock – maria vidal [body rock] i just called to say i love you – stevie wonder [the woman in red] one foot in front of the other – bone symphony [revenge of the nerds] big bottom – spinal tap [this is spinal tap] little bitch – the specials [sixteen candles] beat street breakdown – grandmaster melle mel and the furious five [beat street] if i ruled the world – kurtis blow [krush groove] love theme from st. elmo’s fire – david foster [st. elmo’s fire] separate lives – phil collins and marilyn martin [white nights] only the young – journey [vision quest] to live and die in l.a. – wang chung [to live and die in l.a.] burning heart – survivor [rocky 4] say you, say me – lionel richie [white nights] hearts on fire – john cafferty [rocky 4] fire in the twilight – wang chung [the breakfast club] back in time – huey lewis and the news [back to the future] gambler – madonna [vision quest] no secrets – van stephenson [secret admirer] the glow (extended version) – willie hutch [the last dragon] eight arms to hold you – goon squad [the goonies] dancing in heaven (orbital be-bop) – q-feel [girls just wanna have fun] hard way – brock & davis [just one of the guys] heart too hot to hold – jesse johnson and stephanie spruill [the breakfast club] we don’t need another hero (thunderdome) – tina turner [mad max beyond thunderdome] young & innocent – elefante [st. elmo’s fire] good enough (dance remix) – cyndi lauper [the goonies] dancing in the streets – animotion [girls just wanna have fun] the last dragon theme – dwight david [the last dragon] stand by me – ben e. king [stand by me] you’ve lost that lovin’ feelin’ – the righteous brothers [top gun] if you leave – omd [pretty in pink] absolute beginners – david bowie [absolute beginners] take my breath away – berlin [top gun] lollipop – the chordettes [stand by me] come go with me – the del vikings [stand by me] please, please, please let me get what i want – the smiths [pretty in pink] beat city – the flowerpot men [ferris bueller’s day off] do wot you do – inxs [pretty in pink] pretty in pink ‘86 – the psychedelic furs [pretty in pink] but not tonight (robert margouleff extended remix) – depeche mode [modern girls] magic dance – david bowie [labyrinth] danger zone – kenny loggins [top gun] feel the heat – jean beauvoir [cobra] no promises – icehouse [modern girls] cry little sister – gerard mcmann [the lost boys] lost in the shadows – lou gramm [the lost boys] slice of heaven – dave dobbyn and herbs [footrot flats: the dog’s tale] i go crazy – flesh for lulu [some kind of wonderful] miss amanda jones – the march violets [some kind of wonderful] people are strange – echo and the bunnymen [the lost boys] she’s like the wind ft. wendy frazer – patrick swayze [dirty dancing] hypnotize me (innerspace mix) – wang chung [innerspace] turn to the sky – the march violets [some kind of wonderful] hungry eyes – eric carmen [dirty dancing] i get around – the beach boys [good morning, vietnam and look who’s talking] nowhere to run – martha reeves and the vandellas [good morning vietnam] do you love me – the contours [dirty dancing] i still believe – tim cappello [the lost boys] meet me half way – kenny loggins [over the top] colors – ice t [colors] coming to america – the system [coming to america] get outta my dreams, get into my car – billy ocean [license to drive] cult of personality – living colour [say anything…] in your eyes – peter gabriel [say anything…] after all – peter cetera and cher [chances are] birthday suit – johnny kemp [sing]
duration: over 7 hours if played nonstop.
*ghostbusters by ray parker jr., i’ve had the time of my life by bill medley and jennifer warnes, (don’t you) forget about me by simple minds and the power of love by huey lewis and the news are in DIFFERENT PLAYLISTS. I didn’t add them because I I wanted to add songs that I didn’t have in other playlists. You would have to go to my past ones to look out for them. *also, all things considered, there should be EXACTLY 110 songs in this playlist, which is also one of my ultimate playlists. If you experience any problems or hiccups of any kind, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT ME. I will take care of them accordingly.
On this day in music history: June 27, 1980 - “I’m Alright (Theme From “Caddyshack”)“ by Kenny Loggins is released. Written by Kenny Loggins, it is the seventh solo single release for the singer, songwriter and musician from Everett, WA. Coming off the success of three consecutive Platinum selling solo albums between 1977 and 1979, Kenny Loggins starts off new decade with yet another big hit. In the Fall of 1979, Loggins is asked by executive producer Jon Peters ("Batman”, “A Star Is Born”, “The Color Purple”) to write songs for the soundtrack of a low budgeted comedy titled “Caddyshack. The film starring Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Ted Knight and Rodney Dangerfield centers around life on an upscale country club golf course, and the culture clash between the characters. In all, Loggins writes four songs for the soundtrack, including "I’m Alright” which is used as the theme for “Caddyshack”. The track is recorded at The Record Plant in Los Angeles in late 1979 with co-producer/engineer Bruce Botnick (The Doors), backed by his touring band which include Mike Hamilton (lead guitar, backing vocals), George Hawkins (bass, backing vocals), Brian Mann (keyboards) and Tris Imboden (drums). During the sessions, singer (and label mate) Eddie Money is recording in an adjoining studio, and Kenny invites him to contribute background vocals to the song. Though Money later expresses his displeasure when he does not receive credit for his contribution. Featured over the opening title and end sequences of the film, “I’m Alright” becomes synonymous with the animatronic gopher that Bill Murray’s character, the groundskeeper Carl spends the duration of the movie trying and failing to eradicate. Though “Caddyshack” is initially only a modest box office success before later becoming a hugely popular cult classic, the theme song is an immediate success. “I’m Alright” is released as a single a month before the film arrives in theaters, taking off quickly at radio. Entering the Hot 100 at #88 on July 12, 1980, it peaks at #7 on October 11, 1980. The single also earns Loggins a Grammy nomination for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance in 1981. A live version of the song also appears on the album “Alive!” in September of 1980. The success of the film theme not only gives Kenny Loggins his second top ten hit, but changes the course of his career for the next decade. Throughout the rest of the 80’s, Loggins scores his biggest hits with the songs he contributes to the film soundtracks for “Footloose” (title song (#1 Pop), “I’m Free (Heaven Helps The Man)” (#22 Pop)), “Top Gun” (“Danger Zone” (#2 Pop), “Playing With The Boys” (#60 Pop)) and “Over The Top” (“Meet Me Half Way” (#11 Pop)). When the sequel “Caddyshack II” is made in 1988, Kenny Loggins also writes and records the films theme song “Nobody’s Fool” (#8 Pop), giving him his fifth and final top ten single in the US.
So. Star Wars: The Clone Wars was supposed to have a Top Gun arc. And in my opinion, it should have starred Oddball & Hawk, because it would have been interesting to see these 2 established Clone Pilots duke it out in the skies…
Headcanon: Tracer loves the movie Top Gun; so much so that she fought the Overwatch brass tooth and nail to install a sound system in The Slipstream so she could blare Kenny Loggins’ “Danger Zone” during the test flight. She was downright ecstatic when they okayed it.