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Top 80 movie songs of the '80s: 61-80



Cyndi Fire up the iTunes and go home early from work. Here comes a list that will have you downloading tunes til dawn. Our "Top 80 movie songs of the '80s" is finally ready for unveiling.

Here's how we came up with the list. We wanted songs that immediately conjured up memories of the movies in which they appear. We asked for reader suggestions -- and we received a ton. Songs with the same title as the movie got no extra points. Cover songs lost points. And lastly, theme songs and orchestrations were omitted altogether. (Hey, another day, another list.)

Today's big winners: Neil, Pat, Paul, Dolly, Glenn, Roy, k.d., Stephen, Lindsey and Cyndi -- because I don't think we'll be seeing them again as this list marches on.

TOP MOVIE SONGS OF THE '80s: Nos. 61-80
(Click the artist names to hear the song)

80. America - Neil Diamond (The Jazz Singer)

79. I la-la-la Love You - Pat Travers (Valley Girl)

78. Glory Of Love - Peter Cetera (Karate Kid II)

77. Positively Lost Me - The Rave-Ups (Pretty In Pink)

76. Wild Sex - Oingo Boingo (Sixteen Candles)

75. Bela Lugosi's Dead - Bauhaus (The Hunger)

74. 9 to 5 - Dolly Parton (9 to 5)

73. No More Lonely Nights - Paul McCartney (Give My Regards to Broadstreet)

72. Back In Time - Huey Lewis & The News (Back To The Future)

71. Is Your Love Strong Enough - Bryan Ferry (Legend)

70. If Anybody Had A Heart - John Waite (About Last Night)

69. Best Man In The World - Ann Wilson (Golden Child)

68. The Heat Is On - Glenn Frey (Beverly Hills Cop)

67. Lunatic Fringe - Red Rider (Vision Quest)

66. Crying - Roy Orbison and k.d. lang (Hiding Out)

65. It Might Be You - Stephen Bishop (Tootsie)

64. Meet Me Halfway - Kenny Loggins (Over the Top)

63. Holiday Road - Lindsey Buckingham (National Lampoon's Vacation)

62. Are You Ready For The Sex Girls? - Gleaming Spires (Revenge of the Nerds)

61. The Goonies 'R' Good Enough - Cyndi Lauper (The Goonies)

Sneak preview of tomorrow's list: Don't be a maniac, it doesn't take a real genius to look for love in all the wrong places.

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


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