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Monday lost and found: Joe Esposito 'You're the Best'



It's summer movie season and that means you and I can be found down at the local cineplex watching all the blockbusters. Or maybe not. I must confess to only patronizing the theatres a few times in recent years as I prefer the comforts of home for my movie watching.

However, in celebration of the summer movie season, Lost and Found will spend this week spotlighting music from '80s movies. We will feature songs from blockbusters and movies that you haven’t seen in 30 years, but in true Lost and Found fashion, we will focus on lesser known songs that while are a big part of the movie, never became No. 1 singles like Footloose.

1984’s The Karate Kid is one of the most beloved movies of the ‘80s. One of the centerpieces of The Karate Kid is the montage tournament sequence where Ralph Macchio works his way up the tournament ladder to reach a showdown with the members of the evil Cobra Kai. The following clip shows the montage in all its glory and features Joe Esposito’s You’re the Best.

You’re the Best is not the only familiar tune in The Karate Kid as the soundtrack includes crowd pleasers like Survivor’s The Moment of Truth. Bananarama’s Cruel Summer made its U.S. debut in The Karate Kid but is not featured on the soundtrack.

Tomorrow, we will discover that Joe Esposito’s contributions to ‘80s movies were not confined to just The Karate Kid.

[Last modified: Monday, June 17, 2013 8:34am]


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