The 10 Best Love Songs From ’80s Movies

Stuck in the ’80s found a list of The 10 Best Love Songs From ’80s Movies at the site Flavorwire. Here is the list from Flavorwire:

10. “Up Where We Belong” — Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes [An Officer and a Gentleman, 1984]
9. “Edge of Forever” — Dream Academy [Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, 1986]
8. “Cry Little Sister” — Gerard McMann [Lost Boys, 1987]
7. “In the Air Tonight” — Phil Collins [Risky Business, 1983]
6. “If You Leave” — OMD [Pretty in Pink, 1986]
5. “Power of Love” — Huey Lewis & The News [Back to the Future, 1985]
4. “Don’t You Forget About Me” — Simple Minds [The Breakfast Club, 1985]
3. “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” — Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes [Dirty Dancing, 1987]
2. “Take My Breath Away” — Berlin [Top Gun, 1986]
1. “In Your Eyes” — Peter Gabriel [Say Anything, 1989]

You can check out the Stuck in the ’80s page to get their thoughts on each song from the list.

Instead of commenting on these songs, I decided to create my own list:

Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” – Starship [Mannequin, 1987] – This #1 smash hit was my favorite song at the time it came out. Until I overplayed it.

Crazy For You” – Madonna [Vision Quest, 1985] – Oh how we long for the days when Madonna won us over with her talent instead of relying too much on shock value.

Arthur’s Theme (The Best That You Can Do)” – Christopher Cross [Arthur, 1981] – Christopher Cross had an incredible start to his career, which peaked with this song. This instantly brings me back to the early ’80s. Love it!

Surrender to Me” – Ann Wilson and Robin Zander [Tequila Sunrise, 1988] – Awesome combination of powerhouse Ann Wilson of Heart and Robin Zander of Cheap Trick. One of my favorite duets of the ’80s. I liked this song a million times more than the movie itself.

Heaven in Your Eyes” – Loverboy [Top Gun, 1986] – Berlin had the smash hit ballad from Top Gun with “Take My Breathe Away” – which I never understood. I love Berlin, but hate that boring song. I much prefer this ballad from Loverboy.

St. Elmo’s Fire Love Theme (For Just a Moment)” – David Foster [St. Elmo’s Fire, 1985] – The instrumental version of this song was the one that was played on the radio. But, I love the song with the lyrics. This was also the theme song for our Junior prom, so I have a soft spot for this.

If You Leave” – OMD [Pretty in Pink, 1986] – Great, classic ’80s sound.

Almost Paradise” – Mike Reno and Ann Wilson [Footloose, 1984] – The second song with Ann Wilson in a movie ballad duet. This was a great song off of a great soundtrack. Ann sounds awesome with Loverboy’s Mike Reno.

The Glory of Love” – Peter Cetera [The Karate Kid Part II, 1986] – Wow, Peter Cetera and Chicago could co-exist separately! I could not get enough of this song when it came out. I remember constantly listening to this song at the beach throughout the summer of ’86.

 

In Your Eyes” – Peter Gabriel [Say Anything, 1989] – The ultimate ’80s love song from an ultimate ’80s movie. You don’t need to know how to play guitar and sing in order to serenade a girl. Just pop this song in your boombox, blast it, hold the radio over your head, and hope for the best.

So what are some of your favorite love songs from ’80s movies?

Remember That Song: 2/13/13

Can you name the artist and song:

Shes always talkin when she should be listenin’
Can’t keep a secret
To save her life
But still I trusted her with all I felt inside


Last Song: “Sweet Freedom” by Michael McDonald who turned 61 yesterday

Great job Kickin’ it Old School (@oldschool80s) and Kids Inc Daily (@kidsincdaily)!!

Shine your light on me
You are the magic
You’re right where I wanna be

and courtesy of @kidsincdaily:

Daily Trivia: 2/7/13

Question: What on-air crony did David Letterman send to the Soviet Embassy to recruit defectors?


Last Question: What comatose beast was brought back to life with an artificial heart implant, for a 1986 sequel?

Answer: King Kong

Great job Kickin’ it Old School (@oldschool80s)!!

King Kong Lives was the sequel to King Kong, as it take splace 10 years after Kong shot down from the World Trade Center. He was kept in a coma under the care of Linda Hamilton’s Dr. Amy Franklin. In order to save Kong’s life, Dr. Franklin must perform a heart transplant and give Kong a computer-monitored artificial heart. However, he lost so much blood that a transfusion is badly needed.
So, bring in Lady Kong! She was brought in to provide the blood. The transfusion was a success. However, the two giant apes escape, and chaos ensues.

King Kong Lives turned out to be a giant flop, only grossing $4.7 million during its theatrical run.

Remember That Song: 2/7/13

Can you name the artist and song:

My love, my love, movin’ to the left now, movin’ to the right.
My love, my love, Ooh soft and tender, ooh so tight


Last Song: “Mr. Brownstone” by Guns’N Roses

Great job Frida (@carrjam94)!!

I used to do a little but a little wouldn’t do it
So the little got more and more

Daily Trivia: 2/6/13

Question: What comatose beast was brought back to life with an artificial heart implant, for a 1986 sequel?


Last Question: In Dallas, Cliff reconnected with Afton Cooper. He discovered that Afton had a daughter that he suspected of being his child. What was Afton’s daughter’s name?

A. Lucy Afton Cooper
B. Pamela Rebecca Cooper
C. Rebecca Grace Barnes
D. Pamela Barnes Cooper

Answer: B. Pamela Rebecca Cooper

On the new Dallas, Rebecca just revealed herself to be Pamela Rebecca Cooper. It was revealed in the season finale last year that she was Cliff Barnes’ daughter. In the season premiere last week, she revealed her true identity to the Ewings.
I had never watched the series when it originally aired, but I love the new show. My wife was a fan of the original, and she likes this one even more. I highly recommend it. It’s going to be sad when it starts getting to the episodes without Larry Hagman though. But I have a feeling that the rest of the cast will be able to carry on the tradition very well. Here is the opening theme of the new Dallas:

And here is the classic opening:

Remember That Song: 2/6/13

Can you name the artist and song:

I used to do a little but a little wouldn’t do it
So the little got more and more


last Song: “Cool It Now” by New Edition

Great job Kickin’ It Old School (@oldschool80s) and Kids Inc Daily (@kidsincdaily)!!

Everyday I walk her home from school
And she tells me how she really feels
And there’s no doubt in my mind
That this girl is one of a kind

And courtesy of @kidsincdaily:


Remember That Song: 2/5/13

Can you name the artist and song:

Everyday I walk her home from school
And she tells me how she really feels
And there’s no doubt in my mind
That this girl is one of a kind


Last Song: “I Do’ Wanna Know” by REO Speedwagon

Great job Kickin’ It Old School (@oldschool80s)!!

You will be what you will be
You will reap everything you sow
Just don’t tell me that you love me
Because I Do’ Wanna Know

Daily Trivia: 2/4/13

Question: In Dallas, Cliff reconnected with Afton Cooper. He discovered that Afton had a daughter that he suspected of being his child. What was Afton’s daughter’s name?

A. Lucy Afton Cooper
B. Pamela Rebecca Cooper
C. Rebecca Grace Barnes
D. Pamela Barnes Cooper


Last Question: What former Olympic superstar subbed for Erik Estrada on CHips during a contract dispute?

Answer: Bruce Jenner

Great job Jim!!

In the fifth season of CHiPs (1981–1982) Erik Estrada went on strike over a dispute over syndication profits. As a result he did not appear in seven episodes. So, during that period he was replaced by Bruce Jenner, who played Officer Steve McLeish.
Unfortunately, I could not find any video of Bruce Jenner on CHiPs, and I refuse to show any Kardashian crap here, so here is the CHiPs opening song for Season 5:

Remember That Song: 2/4/13

Can you name the artist and song and complete the lyrics:

You will be what you will be
You will reap everything you sow
Just don’t tell me that you love me
_______ _ ___ _____ _____


Last Song: “The Kid Is Hot Tonight” by Loverboy

Great job Kickin’ It Old School (@oldschool80s) !!

We heard he opened up a brand new door
Well you know that’s what I’m lookin for
Well have to wait and see if it makes you shout for more