Halfway through the decade and we hit a switch! This is the refinement year. The year that everyone got their shit together and started making a wonderful modge podge of talents and musical styles. Metal is still alive and kicking but New Wave has seen it’s last hoorah. This is the age of the soundtrack!
The Power Of Love – Huey Lewis & The News
If you grew up with the 80’s then you loved 80’s movies. And no 80’s movie was cooler than Back to the Future and no song is better remembered from that movie than this one! It made you want to steal a kids skateboard and hitch a ride on the back of the closest moving car and ride around town…then reality kicks in and the police put you in the typical happy jacket.
Don’t You (Forget About Me) – Simple Minds
Yet another great soundtrack song. This one is from a Brat Pack classic The Breakfast Club. You remember that movie? Of course you do! Everyone and their grandmother remembers that movie! This so is really memorable though and that first “Hey, hey, hey, hey!” is forever burned into your skull!
Shout – Tears for Fears
I admire this band a lot! One thing that I love about 80’s music is the epicness of it. And Tears for Fears just proved that you don’t really have to sell your soul…but if you don’t, you will unfortunately will meet the fate of many iconic bands!
We Don’t Need Another Hero – Tina Turner
Who didn’t love Mad Max? It gave us the early Mel Gibson (who everyone loved just like Tom Cruise) and it showed off some more of Tina’s fabulous legs! It also was the dawn of the saxophone solo! This particular song was from Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome which was more of the mainstream Mad Max movies in which Tina made a cameo.
Running Up That Hill – Kate Bush
To be honest, I only know this song from the Placebo remake and no I didn’t get it from that damn Vampire Diaries soundtrack (yuck). I actually got this from Daybreakers. When I realized it was from Kate Bush I figured that the original would be awesome…which it was! The video was so avant garde and the dancing…the dancing!!