Continuing the list of the best songs from films of the ’80s , then we give the second part of the previous game, characterized by songs built with a delicate pastries pop that helped popularize ten box office films that burst in this unforgettable decade.
1) “All time high” (RITA COOLIDGE):
Central theme of the James Bond film “Octopussy”, starring actor Roger Moore, the 1983 song composed by John Barry and Tim Rice and performed by singer Rita Coolidge reached number 1 in the rankings adult-contemporary pop. The video for the song, which begins with a powerful and melancholic sax scene before entering the velvety voice of Coolidge, is filmed in a palace that seems to India, although in reality it is a historic English residence. The funny movie of 2012 “Ted” which is a womanizing, pill teddy bear comes to life, the character played by actor Marl Wahlberg plays this song in a live
2) “Xanadu” (OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN & ELO):
Composed by the talented singer, guitarist and producer Jeff Lynne, leader of the Electric Ligh Orchestra (ELO), 1980 this song was the theme of the movie “Xanadu” starring Australian singer Olivia Newton John. The theme, played by the same Olivia and ELO, the chorus has voiced by Lynne. For the Electric Light Orchestra, this song meant the only number 1 which took in England, their country of origin, since it also reached in a dozen countries.
3) “If you leave” (OMD):
This 1986 song composed and performed by the English synth-pop duo Orchestal Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) is part of the soundtrack of the movie “Pretty in Pink” (known in Spain as “La Chica de Rosa”) . The song, an elegant pop piece that was recorded without many expectations, became an international hit, reaching the top spot in countries like USA, Canada and Australia.
4) “What a feeling (IRENE CARA):
Played by actress and singer Irene Cara, who rose to fame in his country playing a role in the movie “Who Moved my Cheese PDF“, this song was the theme of the hit soundtrack to the movie “who move my cheese pdf“. The song won the 1983 Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Grammy Award for Best Actress.
5) “The heat is on” (Glenn Frey):
This song, performed by Glenn Frey, former member of the Eagles group was the main theme of the movie “Beverly Hills Cop” (known in Chile as “A loose detective in Hollywood”), consecrated internationally comedian Eddie Murphy. The song also singer’s vocal contribution emphasizes, frantic and repetitive input sax, rhythmic drums and a guitar solo right, by the same Glenn Frey.
6) “Ghostbusters” (RAY PARKER JR.):
Performed by singer Ray Parker Jr. is catchy and funny song was the main theme of the 1984 hit movie “Ghostbusters” (or “Ghostbusters”). In the video for you can see several famous American artists of the time (the singers Carly Simon and Irene Cara and comedians John Candy, Danny de Vito and Chevy Chase, among others) singing the chorus of the theme.
7) “The power of love” (HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS):
1985 This song was composed and performed by specially Huey Lewis and The News for use in the cult comedy “Back to the future” (“Back to the Future”), who launched to fame by actor Michael J. Fox. song was nominated for the Oscar for best original song reached number 1 in the prestigious magazine Billboard. The same singer Huey Lewis has a brief role in the film, playing an unsympathetic jury in a rock band audition unceremoniously rejected the group led by Marty McFly, the character played by Fox.
8. “Let’s hit it for the boy” (Deniece Williams):
This song, performed by singer color Deniece “Niecy” Williams and included in the hit movie “Footloose”, reached number 1 in the US in 1984. In the film the theme appears when the main character played by actor Kevin Bacon A newcomer to a small American town where music is banned for being subversive, teaches dance to his best friend, a young farmer who has not the slightest notion of rhythm and coordination words.
9) “Nowhere Fast” (FIRE INC.):
Performed by American band Fire Inc. 1984 this song was one of the most successful singles from the soundtrack of the movie “Streets of Fire” (“Streets of Fire”). In the film, the theme is played by one of the main characters, the singer Ellen Aim, characterized by the beautiful actress Diane Lane.
10) “She’s like the wind” (PATRICK SWAYZE):
This unforgettable ballad performed by singer and dancer Patrick Swayze, in collaboration with singer Wendy Fraser, was part of the soundtrack of the movie “Dirty Dancing”. The song, originally composed by Swayze and Widelitz Stacy for a movie called “Grandview” was ruled out for this film, but Swayze is the later sang the producers and the director of “Dirty Dancing”, who accepted immediately so that included in the soundtrack of the film. The song peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and # 1 on the US Adult Contemporary Top.