Monday, January 21, 2008

DJ Shakes_2008-01-21 (80s movies)

theme: 80s movie soundtracks

Ah yes, the 80s have been visited time and time again for everything ranging from movies to fashion. Of course along with this the music is typical thing that people look at. What I remember most is that for the most part movies back in the day had a lot of songs that were made by no-name bands specifically for the movie. Now you have soundtracks that are pretty much top artist compilations.

Not in the 1980s. No no no.

And anyone who truly loves 80s movies knows that the cheesey music is as much a part of the aesthetic as the character, plots, and hairdos.

So this mix is my favorite 1980s movie songs. Some of them as you'll see aren't exactly no-name bands, I guess there are exceptions to every rule. However there will be no playing of "Axel F" from Beverly Hills Cop. That is not a cheesey song. It was the anthem for a movement. Eddie Murphy's Dignity, RIP (1980-1994)

T R A C K L I S T I N G (approx 45min)

[0:00] Intro
[1:30] "National Lampoons Vacation": Lindsey Buckingham - Holiday Road
[3:40] "Ferris Buellar": The Flowerpot Men - Beat City
[5:30] "Top Gun": Kenny Loggins - Danger Zone
[7:38] "Say Anything": Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes
[12:05] "The Last Dragon": DeBarge - Rhythm of the Night
[15:48] "Footloose": Deniece Williams - Let's Hear it for the Boy
[19:55] "Breakfast Club": Simple Minds - Don't You Forget About Me
[24:11] "Pretty in Pink": OMD - If You Leave
[28:29] "Pretty in Pink" Psychedelic Furs - Pretty in Prink
[31:23] James bond, "For Your Eyes Only": Sheena Easton - Title track
[34:55] "Back to the Future" - Huey Lewis - The Power of Love
[37:37] "Ghostbusters": Bobby Brown - On Our Own
[42:00] Every foreign movie montage... Plastic Bertrand - Ca Plane Pour Moi

And of course in the middle of the mix there's a Molly Ringwald tribute. What 80s mix would be complete without one?

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Asha said...

diggin' this one, shakes. very good representation.

Shakes said...

you're a good person. an honest person. a proud person.