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Best movie songs of the 80s: Nos. 41-60



Queen The march through the Top 80 movie songs of the '80s resumes today. Remember the goal: We sought the songs that immediately conjure up memories of the movie as soon as you hear those opening notes.

So far, the feedback has been ... well, predictably disapproving. "Come on Steve," uber-fan Bassnote wrote. "Show some love to John Waite!" (Dude, nobody loves the Waite-ster more than me! He's my bud, he's my pal!)

Today's big winner: The lads from Queen, who landed two songs on today's list. Plus, I've been listening to Queen: Live at Wembley as well.

TOP MOVIE SONGS OF THE '80s: No.s 41-60
(Click here to see Nos. 61-80; Click artist name to see video)

60. Maniac - Michael Sembello (Flashdance)

59. Looking for Love - Johnny Lee (Urban Cowboy)

58. Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Tears for Fears (Real Genius)

57. Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr. (Ghostbusters)

56. Weird Science - Oingo Boingo (Weird Science)

55. Nobody's Fool - Kenny Loggins (Caddyshack 2)

54. Pretty in Pink - The Psychedelic Furs (Pretty In Pink)

53. Everybody Wants Some - Van Halen (Better Off Dead)

52. Crazy For You - Madonna (Vision Quest)

51. We Don't Need Another Hero - Tina Turner (Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome)

50. Biko - Peter Gabriel (Cry Freedom)

49. The Neverending Story - Limahl (The Neverending Story)

48. Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) - Christopher Cross (Arthur)

47. Absolute Beginners - David Bowie (Absolute Beginners)

46. The Boys Are Back In Town - The Bus Boys (48 Hours)

45. Just Once - James Ingram (Last American Virgin)

44. One Vision - Queen (Iron Eagle)

43. The Time of My Life - Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes (Dirty Dancing)

42. On the Dark Side - John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band (Eddie and the Cruisers)

41. Who Wants to Live Forever - Queen (Highlander)

Sneak peak at tomorrow's list: A whole lotta love for tunes from a Kevin Bacon classic.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:39pm]


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