"Don't You (Forget About Me)", Favorite Songs from Movies, Songs Beginning with L
Movies in the eighties had some of the best soundtracks, and the most memorable and popular songs at the time seem to have sometimes outshone the movies themselves. As I get time I'll add more songs to this list, feel free to send me your additions to the list. If you want, try and list which scene during the movie the song appears during. Oh, and the whole "Valley Girl" soundtrack get's an honorable mention since it's packed full of great eighties songs. I also rank and review other eighties soundtracks on my Soundtracks of the Eighties Page in case you are interested.

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"La Bamba" by Los Lobos used in the movie La Bamba
The movie about the life and tragic death of Ritchie Valens.
"The Last Unicorn" by America used in the movie The Last Unicorn
"Laying Down The Law" by Jimmy Barnes & INXS used in the movie The Lost Boys
"Lead Me On" by Teena Marie used in the movie Top Gun
I just love the Top Gun soundtrack!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"Lean On Me" by Bill Withers used in the movie lean On Me
"Leaving it up to you" by Tomothy B. Schmit used in the movie The Secret Admirer
"Leaving It Up To You" by Timothy B. Schmitt used in the movie Secret Admirer
"Legend Of Pat Brown" by The Vandals used in the movie Suburbia
The song was played by the Vandals at the underground gig in the movie...
"let go" by intimate strangers used in the movie night of the creeps / my demon lover
catchy little tune from their album "charmed" now out of print. A fun song if you can find it.
"Let It Run " by Jeff Lynne used in the movie Electric Dreams
Edgar plays this song while Miles and Madeline are on a date He creates his own party and does his best to ruin their date.
"Let My Love Open The Door" by Pete Townsend used in the movie Gross Pointe Blank
"Let The River Run" by Carly Simon used in the movie Working Girl
Recurring theme throughout. Used for both sad and uplifting purpose. Closes the film off brilliantly.
"Let Your Love Flow" by Bellamy Brothers used in the movie Little Darlings
A 70's track that just made it into 1980, and it's played during the end credits
"Lethal Weapon" by Honeymoon Suite used in the movie Lethal Weapon
Great power ballad for one of the best action movies of the 80s. Plays over the closing credits.
"Let's Get Rocked" by Def Leppard used in the movie Encino Man
When Stoney and Dave arrive at school on Stoney's scooter before they discovered Link.
"Let's Go" by Wang Chung used in the movie Revenge Of The Nerds II: Nerds In Paradise
Its the opening song when they are on their way to Ft. Lauderdale.
"Let's Go Crazy" by Prince and the Revolution used in the movie Purple Rain
Purple Rain (the movie) grabs you from the very beginning when Prince's voice rings out from the still black movie screen: "Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life...." "Let's Go Crazy" jump starts the film in a wave of raw rock-n-roll energy and you instantly know that Prince is about to deliver one of the greatest rock movies of all time. A classic moment for rock films *and* rock music.
"Let's Go to Heaven in My Car" by Brian Wilson used in the movie Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol
Played inside the mall at the beginning and again during the end credits.
"Let's Hear It For The Boy" by Deniece Williams used in the movie Footloose
Song is heard when Kevin Bacon is teaching Chris Penn how to dance on the football field
"Liar, Liar" by Deborah Harry used in the movie Married To The Mob
"Libertango" by Grace Jones used in the movie Búsqueda frenetica
"License To Drive " by Billy Ocean used in the movie License To Drive
"Life Fades Away" by Roy Orbison used in the movie Less Than Zero
The song was written by the late great Roy Orbison and Glenn Danzig. It is at the end of the movie when Robert Downy Jr. dies.
"Life in a Dangerous Time" by Cutting Crew used in the movie White Water Summer
This is the song that plays when Sean Astin's character is left on the island after he refuses to clean the fish. Great song!
"Lights Out" by Peter Wolf used in the movie The Sure Thing
"Like To Get To Know You Well" by Howard Jones used in the movie Better Off Dead
I like to jam to it.
"Listen to Your Heart" by Little River Band used in the movie The Karate Kid
Well, besides having the biggest crush on Ralph Macchio(Daniel) and loving the movie, my motivation for watching this movie millions and millions of times over again was to hear this song.
"Listen To Your Heart" by Little River Band used in the movie Karate Kid Part 3
Played at the end of the movie
"Little Bitch" by The Specials used in the movie Sixteen Candles
The Geek is showing some sweet dance moves to Sam at the school dance.
"Little Boy Sweet" by June Pointer used in the movie National Lampoons' Vacation
Used in the "wet picnic basket" scene
"A Little Luck (Better Off Dead)" by E.G. Daily used in the movie Better Off Dead
This song is played at the school dance, when Ricky notices Monique has left the dance with Lane...
"Live It Up" by Mental As Anything used in the movie Crocodile Dundee
"Live To Tell" by Madonna used in the movie At Close Range
One of the most under rated movies of the 80's. The idea of using just the instrumental track throughout the movie was perfect.(The idea was also used by "Titanic" with "My Heart Will Go On"!)I'm not a big Madonna fan, but this is one of her bestsongs ever.
"Living in America" by James Brown used in the movie Rocky IV
"Living Inside My Heart" by Bob Seger used in the movie About Last Night
Best unknown love song ever. Plays about midway through "About Last Night" during a montage of scenes in which both characters realize how truly in love they are, despite the trials of love in the '80s. Only appears on the soundtrack (hard to find) but is a great Seger tune.
"Long As We Believe" by Siedah Garret & David Swanson used in the movie Fast Forward
I've been dying to look for the soundtrack of this movie - been looking everywhere but I seem can't to find any mp3 of such...
"Look For The Number One" by Tommy Faragher used in the movie Staying Alive
"Lost in Love" by Air Supply used in the movie Private Lessons
When Sylvia Kristel is "teaching" the love arts to the kid, this song is playing in the deep. This is one of the greatest memories that someone over 30 yeas old could have about this movie.
"Lost In The Shadows" by Lou Gramm used in the movie The Lost Boys
This song is played during the scene where Michael is chasing David and his gang on the bikes.
"love came for me" by rita coolidge used in the movie splash
song that plays as tom hanks swims away with daryl hannah while credits role
"Love Hates" by Marianne Faithful used in the movie Tuff Turf
Hoarse and croaky, Marianne Faithful sings this very dark night song - I love it!
"Love Hates" by Marianne Faithfull used in the movie Tuff Turf
"Love is A Battlefield" by Pat Benatar used in the movie 13 going on 30
"Love Is A Lie" by Lion used in the movie Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter
Ask any hardcore Friday The 13th fan what their favorite scene from the entire series, and a good number of them will say the one featuring this song. It's from the scene in which Crispin Glover does the most insane dance ever recorded on film.
"Love is Love " by Culture Club used in the movie Electric Dreams
In the film this is the revision of Edgar's song
"Love Is Strange" by Mickey & Sylvia used in the movie Dirty Dancing
This is one of the best songs and parts of the movie, when Baby and Johnny are well...dirty dancing, right before they are rudely interrupted.
"Love Lives On" by Joe Cocker used in the movie Harry and the Hendersons
Plays during the end credits of Harry and the Hendersons.
"Love Look What You've Done To Me" by Boz Scaggs used in the movie Urban Cowboy
"Love Man" by Otis Redding used in the movie Dirty Dancing
This is the first song Baby and Johnny dance to after she carries the watermelon.
"Love Missile F1-11" by Sigue Sigue Sputnik used in the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Played at the beginning, when Ferris is explaining how to fake being sick, and at the end, when Mr. Rooney hitches a ride on the school bus.
"Love My Way" by The Psychedelic Furs used in the movie Valley Girl
"Love My Way" by Psycedelic Furs used in the movie Valley Girl
Great movie excellent soundtrack. Nicholas Cage was precious and still is.
"Love On The Rocks" by Neil Diamond used in the movie The Jazz Singer
A ballad of power and tenderness about the break-up of a solid relationship. Was performed as a hard rock tune by a character in the film, then it was sung as the ballad originally intended. Nice love long.
"Love Rules" by Don Henley used in the movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High
"Love Somebody" by Rick Springfield used in the movie Hard to Hold
The great live set at the end of the movie!
"Love Theme from Reds" by Perry Como used in the movie Reds (1981)
To a previous searcher looking for the 'Love theme from Reds' - this is probably "Goodbye for Now" by Perry Como, he sings it as a duet with an unknown lady. If that's not it try looking the movie up on IMDB, they have a soundtrack listing.
"Love Theme From St. Elmo's Fire" by David Foster used in the movie St. Elmo's Fire
"Love Theme from St. Elmo's Fire" by David Foster used in the movie St. Elmo's Fire
Breathtaking song, just really nice to listen to.
"Love Touch" by Rod Stewart used in the movie Legal Eagles
Rod may hate this song but this is a great pop song from the 80s.
"Love Touch" by Rod Stewart used in the movie Legal Eagles
"Love Will Find A Way" by Vince Carlucci used in the movie The Gate
One of the best 80s movis rock songs ever!
"Loved By The Sun" by Jon Anderson used in the movie Legend
"Love's Strange Ways" by Chris Rea used in the movie Cross Country
"Love's Symphony" by Giorgio Moroder used in the movie Electric Dreams
Adopted from Bach's minuette and played by the computer who was starting to fall in love. Nice adaptation.
"Lunatic Fringe" by Red Rider used in the movie Vision Quest
Definitely a song to get you psyched to kick some butt!
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