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Top movie songs of the 80s: 21-40



Jareth_2Are you getting tired of the ultimate list of Top Movie Songs of the '80s? Because I could go alllll night long, just like Lionel Richie, my friends.

Remember, the idea here is picking the songs that immediately send you back to some afternoon at the multiplex, downing Raisinets and Icees while watching Molly, the two Coreys or Mr. Kevin Bacon ("If you ask my, Ren's a total fox") take our troubles away.

Today's big winner: Speaking of Bacon, today must be Footloose Appreciation Day, with three tunes landing on the list. Could Footloose be the most underrated soundtrack of the decade? David Bowie doesn't care. He landed two long-underplayed tunes on today's list.

TOP MOVIE SONGS OF THE '80s: Nos. 21-40
(See Nos. 41-60 and 61-80. Click artist for video.)

40. Up Where We Belong - Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes (An Officer and a Gentleman)

39. Good Times - INXS and Jimmy Barnes (The Lost Boys)

38. Separate Lives - Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin (White Nights)

37. As the World Falls Down - David Bowie (Labyrinth)

36. For Your Eyes Only - Sheena Easton (For Your Eyes Only)

35. This Is Not America - David Bowie and Pat Metheny (The Falcon and the Snowman)

34. Mighty Wings - Cheap Trick (Top Gun)

33. I'm Free - Kenny Loggins (Footloose)

32. Oh Yeah - Yello (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)

31. What a Feeling - Irene Cara (Flashdance)

30. Let's Go Crazy - Prince (Purple Rain)

29. Xanadu - Olivia Newton-John (Xanadu)

28. Almost Paradise - Mike Reno and Ann Wilson (Footloose)

27. A View to a Kill - Duran Duran (A View to a Kill)

26. Only the Young - Journey (Vision Quest)

25. Against All Odds - Phil Collins (Against All Odds)

24. I Can Dream About You - Dan Hartman (Streets Of Fire)

23. Sweet Freedom - Michael McDonald (Running Scared)

22. Let's Hear It for the Boy -- Deniece Williams (Footloose)

21. Take My Breath Away - Berlin (Top Gun)

Sneak peak at tomorrow's list: Wang, Bryan, Morris and Jackson make the Top 20. So do Peter, Kenny and Irene.

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


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