These are soundtracks from movies of the eighties that had all eighties music, or soundtracks that came out after the eighties and had nothing (or close to nothing) but eighties music. Primarily, the list focuses on soundtracks that used mostly popular music, not classical scoring like "Jaws."
Title : Beverly Hills Cop Label : MCA Records Medium : VINYL TTime : Apprx. 40 minutes Notes : None Reviewer: Charles R. Grosvenor Jr. Paid : $10 Rank : 2 out of 5. Track Listing -=-=-=-=-=-=- Title Artist(s) -=-=- -=-=-=-=- New Attitude Patti LaBelle Don't Get Stopped In Beverly Hills Shalamar Do You Really Want (My Love?) Junior Emergency Rockie Robbins Neutron Dance Pointer Sisters The Heat Is On Glenn Frey Gratitude Danny Elfman Stir It Up Patti LaBelle Rock 'N Roll Me Again The System Axel F Harold Faltermeyer Comments: This soundtrack has some really memorable songs on it, like "Neutron Dance" by the Pointer Sisters and "Axel F", that cool music they played throughout the movie. Overall though, it's not what I would consider a must buy soundtrack.
Title : The Lost Boys Label : Atlantic Medium : VINYL TTime : Apprx. 40 minutes Notes : None Reviewer: Charles R. Grosvenor Jr. Paid : $10 Rank : 4 out of 5. Track Listing -=-=-=-=-=-=- Title Artist(s) -=-=- -=-=-=-=- Good Times INXS and Jimmy Barnes Lost In The Shadows (The Lost Boys) Lou Gramm Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me Roger Daltry Laying Down The Law INXS and Jimmy Barnes People Are Strange Echo and the Bunnymen Cry Little Sister (Theme From...) Gerard McMann Power Play Eddie and the Tide I Still Believe Tim Cappello Beauty Has Her Way Mummy Calls To The Shock Of Miss Louise Thomas Newman Comments: This soundtrack has some really good loud numbers, and a few laid back tunes as well, and overall is a great compilation. The movie is also pretty cool with such memorable lines as "You don't need TV if you have TV Guide"
Title : Pretty In Pink Label : A&M Records Medium : CD TTime : 39:27 Notes : Song &Artists listing with some movie stills on rear cover Reviewer: Charles R. Grosvenor Jr. Paid : $10 Rank : 3 out of 5. Track Listing -=-=-=-=-=-=- Title Artist(s) -=-=- -=-=-=-=- If You Leave Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Left Of Center Suzanne Vega Featuring Joe Jackson Get To Know Ya Jesse Johnson Do Wot You Do INXS Pretty In Pink The Psychedlic Furs Shell Shock New Order Round, Round Belouis Some Wouldn't It Be Good Danny Hutton Hitters Bring On The Dancing Horses Echo &The Bunnymen Please Please Please Let Me Get What.. The Smiths Comments: Ah yes, one of the quintesential 80's movies, the soundtrack has a lot of big names peforming a lot of lesser known songs. The two biggies of course being "If You Leave" and "Pretty In Pink." If you like any of the other artists on this disc, then you'll probably enjoy this soundtrack.
Title : Valley Girl, Music From the Soundtrack Label : Rhino Records Inc. Medium : CD TTime : 29:55 Notes : Plenty of notes on the movie, Valley Girl's, and the groups that perform on the CD. The Rhino records version of the CD is a re-released version that includes songes not on the original soundtrack and the liner notes tell you which songs have been added. Reviewer: Kristin Chadwick- firstname.lastname@example.org Paid : $10.00 Rank : 4 1/2 out of 5. Track Listing -=-=-=-=-=-=- Title Artist(s) -=-=- -=-=-=-=- A Million Miles Away The Plimsouls Johnny, Are You Queer Josie Cotton Eyes Of A Stranger Payola Angst In My Pants Sparks Who Can It Be Now? Men At Work Everywhere At Once The Plimsouls I La La La Love You Pat Travers' Black Pearl He Could Be the One Josie Cotton Love My Way Psychedelic Furs Jukebox (Don't Put Another Dime) The Flirts The Fanatic Felony She Talks In Stereo Gary Myrick &the Figures Oldest Story In the World The Plimsouls School Is In Josie Cotton I Melt With You Modern English Comments: -=-=-=-=- There's so much that I could say about this soundtrack. All the songs on this album are great but the most popular would have to be "I Melt With You" and "Who Can It Be Now?" I loved the liner notes because they tell you what part of the movie most of these songs are playing during and give you plenty of info. on the bands. Any TRUE New Waver would absolutely love this one!
Title : Valley Girl, More Music From the Soundtrack Label : Rhino Records Inc. Medium : CD TTime : 33:59 Notes : Plenty of notes on the movie, Valley Girl's, and the groups that perform on the CD. Gives info. on the songs that were on the original version of the soundtrack and the ones added for this version. Also gives you info. on the songs that they added to this CD because they were songs that any Valley Girl would have listened too. Reviewer: Kristin Chadwick- email@example.com Paid : $10.00 Rank : 4 1/2 out of 5. Track Listing -=-=-=-=-=-=- Title Artist(s) -=-=- -=-=-=-=- Girls Like Me Bonnie Hayes With The Wild Combo Eaten By the Monster Of Love Sparks Mickey* Toni Basil Zero Hour (Original Version)* The Plimsouls He Was Really Sayin' Somethin' Bananarama In The Name Of Love* Thompson Twins The Earthquake Song* Little Girls Do You Really Want To Hurt Me Culture Club Cool Places* Sparks &Jane Wiedlin Town Called Malice The Jam I Eat Cannibals* Total Coelo Time To Win Gary Myrick &the Figures Voo Doo* Rachel Sweet Marina Men* Valley Girls Pockey Pool* Killer Pussy Shelly's Boyfriend Bonnie Hayes With The Wild Combo *-Song was not in the movie, but added to the CD because any TRUE Valley Girl would have listened to it. Comments: -=-=-=-=- All the songs are great on this soundtrack. Although all the songs on this CD were not actually in the movie, they did a great job of picking songs that would have been songs a TRUE Valley Girl would have listened to. My favorites on this CD were not actually in the movie, but are still classic New Wave hits: "Mickey", "Cool Places", and "I Eat Cannibals". Any New Waver would love this one! :)