5 great soundtrack songs ... that don't appear on '80s soundtracks
No 'Sex Shooter' or Morris Day on Purple Rain! What the eff?
I have a lair full of NEARLY-perfect soundtracks. And thanks to some weird '80s karma glitch, I'm stuck with an equally large batch of very lame albums that I felt compelled to buy just to snag the extra song or two that was missing from the far-superior collection.
So I ask you, dear '80s Nation: What are your favorite soundtrack songs that don't actually appear on the soundtrack of the movie they appeared in?
Here are five of mine:
POSITIVELY LOST ME (The Rave-Ups in Pretty in Pink): The band has two songs during the club scenes in this teen classic. Rumor has it Molly Ringwald introduced John Hughes to their music. (In Sixteen Candles, Molly has "Rave-Ups" written on her school notebook.)
CATCH MY FALL (Billy Idol in Some Kind of Wonderful): Ah, yes. The detention scene when Keith would befriend Duncan. ("This is what my girlfriend would look like without skin.")
BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE (Talking Heads in Revenge of the Nerds): When the Alphas burn down their frat house, this familiar anthem is playing in the background.
WE'RE NOT GOING TO TAKE IT (Twisted Sister in Iron Eagle): This flick will always been best known for Queen's One Vision. But Twister Sister's silly hair anthem played an important role too.
JUNGLE LOVE/THE BIRD (Morris Day in Purple Rain): Did you really expect me to pick just one Morris Day song?
What songs did you miss out on from '80s soundtracks?