Top 10 soundtrack songs of the '80s? You decide
The Seattle Weekly paper thinks it has found the top 10 soundtrack songs of the '80s. Hand to god, I love it when the whole "Wow, we're suddenly nostaglic for the '80s" feeling sweeps through publications. I feel like a proud papa. Now come on, Seattle. Burn those ridiculous grunge outfits, throw away your Nirvana albums and join the winning team. We've been Stuck in the '80s for a full six years now!
As for their top 10 list, there are some real winners on there. And a couple head-shakers. But it's all with love, baby! In case you're curious to compare, you can still see the official Stuck in the '80s list from 2008 online. It's fairly similar, but with a few notable exceptions.
SO HAPPY: Glad to see the Plimsouls made the list for Valley Girl (instead of Modern English, which would have been the predictable choice.) Love for Purple Rain and Kenny Loggins also is worth of kudos, but ...
SO SAD: Theme from Blade Runner? Ack. Not at the expense of better tunes. And I'm not sure Ghostbusters or Cruel Summer are worthy of Top 10 status either.
SEATTLE WEEKLY'S TOP 10 SOUNDTRACK SONGS:
10. "Ghostbusters," Ray Parker Jr., Ghostbusters, 1984
9. "Million Miles Away," The Plimsouls, Valley Girl, 1983
8. "Purple Rain," Prince, Purple Rain, 1984
7. "Blade Runner Theme," Vangelis, Blade Runner, 1982
6. "Cruel Summer," Bananarama, The Karate Kid, 1984
5. "Don't You (Forget About Me)," Simple Minds, The Breakfast Club, 1985
4. "The Power of Love," Huey Lewis and the News, Back to the Future, 1985
3. "In Your Eyes," Peter Gabriel, Say Anything, 1989
2. "Highway to the Danger Zone," Kenny Loggins, Top Gun, 1986
1. "Pretty in Pink," The Psychedelic Furs, Pretty in Pink, 1986