The Playlist Staff. One of the most beloved films of its generation, the Ivan Reitman- directed movie is remembered for its sharp, funny, tight script co-written by the late Harold Ramis , still-superb visual effects, great performances from the likes of Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Ernie Hudson and Ramis, and being a rare example of the successful blend of blockbuster fantasy and comedy. The only rule: they had to be songs written specifically for the film, and not released prior to the movie, ruling out cover versions and the like.
Fast Times At Ridgemont High - Various Artists (Elektra, 1982)
Best songs from ’80s movies 50-41
If you want a glimpse at youth culture in the '80s , look no further than the movie soundtracks that defined the decade. Without further ado, here are some of the movie soundtracks that every '80s kid had in heavy rotation. Just how popular was the soundtrack to Dirty Dancing?
The 20 Greatest Movie Theme Songs Of The 1980s
But especially during the heyday of teen-oriented movies, there are almost too many great songs to count or remember that started their lives onscreen opposite some important moment of romance, redemption, or inspiration—or in a classic '80s montage scene. While this is by no means a comprehensive list, it hopefully includes more than a few songs you forgot that you loved, alongside a whole bunch of others that were and maybe still are well-established staples of your musical diet. The movie featured this absolute firestarter of a Pat Benatar song as its main theme. What good is a playlist without a few detours into balladry? The Last American Virgin might be the most underrated teen sex comedy of the s, right down to its absolutely devastating ending. Lead singer El DeBarge would go on to have another soundtrack hit with his first solo tune, "Who's Johnny," which was featured in Short Circuit