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13 80s Soundtrack Reviews That Will Rock Your Socks Off

For my very first task as Squidoo’s 80s Music Contributor, I asked you fine folks to review your favorite 80s movie soundtracks. Below are some of my favorites, along with a few excellent reviews that weren’t created for the quest (I couldn’t help myself!). So take a look and enjoy some epic music. Perhaps you’ll catch yourself reliving some of your most cherished memories!

If you’re in a nostalgic mood, you can still review a soundtrack right here: Review These Epic 80s Movie Soundtracks. I can’t wait to read your stuff!

 

Music from Ghostbusters the Movie

1. Music from Ghostbusters the Movie

First things first. I still have this on cassette. Not CD or MP3. Yes world I am showing my age again. And no kids it is not on 8- Track like some of my other music. A flash to the past: Here is where I get to take you back a few years. Like into the 80…

A Rollerskating Muse

2. A Rollerskating Muse

Let me get this straight. This is a movie about an artist’s dream to open a rollerskating rink and is inspired by a Greek muse who escaped to Earth. Oh, and the place is to be called Xanadu, a mythical place in Chinese, not Greek, mythology. What? A l…

Labyrith Soundtrack Review

3. Labyrinth Soundtrack Review

I saw this movie once as a child but barely remembered it. My husband recommended watching it once again in the past year, it was like watching it again for the very first time. They don’t make movies, or for that fact music like they used to- which i…

Joe Jackson's lively soundtrack for "Tucker: The Man and His Dream" will have you jumpin' and jivin'!

4. Joe Jackson’s lively soundtrack for “Tucker: The Man and His Dream” will have you jumpin’ and jivin’!

‘Tucker: The Man and His Dream’ is the 1988 Francis Ford Coppola- produced biographical drama about Preston Tucker, a idealistic automobile designer whose revolutionary car pits him up against the ‘Big Three’ Detroit carmakers at the en…

An Incredible Soundtrack To An Incredible Movie

5. An Incredible Soundtrack To An Incredible Movie

Blade Runner. A film which sends you directly into a dark, gritty, future world. It makes you wonder exactly how far we are to that time. After I watched this flick I felt like I lost a friend. I missed the atmosphere, the characters and I couldn’t st…

Get The Fast Times At Ridgemont High Soundtrack & Movie

6. Get The Fast Times At Ridgemont High Soundtrack & Movie

When Fast Times At Ridgemont High hit the movie theaters in 1982 I was dying to see it. Of course being 12 that was a no go from my parents. I think I acutally saw the movie when I was 16 or 17 and it’s one of my all time favorite 80′s movies. I…

The Foot tapping excellence of Dirty Dancing Original Soundtrack Album from the Vestron Motion Picture

7. The Foot tapping excellence of Dirty Dancing Original Soundtrack Album from the Vestron Motion Picture

If, like me, you loved the movie Dirty Dancing – and who would not have been blown away by this most romantic of feel- good movies? – then you will love this soundtrack album, which can undoubtedly lift your mood within no more than a few minutes of listen…

Ridley Scott's Blade Runner Starring Harrison Ford - A Favorite 80's Instant Cult Classic8. Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner Starring Harrison Ford – A Favorite 80′s Instant Cult Classic

‘Time to Die’ Blade Runner by director Ridley Scott is one of my all time favorite movies. It’s a classic action- adventure futurism movie starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, and Edward James Olmos. It was released in 1982 and…

The Blues Brothers: Classic comedy

9. The Blues Brothers: Classic comedy

Great music, fantastic comedy and wonderful car chases I mean, what more could you want? Now a comedy classic, I remember the first time I saw this movie and I rather suspect that I’ve watched it at least once a year since. (You know you’re getti…

Purple Rain by Prince

10. Purple Rain by Prince

This album is one of my favorites by Prince and the Revolution. It is the soundtrack to the hit movie back in the 1980′s, It has nine songs on the album. My favorite song is Purple Rain. The beginning of the Purple Rain song says: I never meant to cau…

Blues Brothers - 1980, Comedy Movie Review

11. Blues Brothers – 1980, Comedy Movie Review

Best Movie Ever This is the best movie I have ever seen, indubitably and undoubtedly. I absolutely love this movie and watch it every once in a while. It has the best music, the best dancing, the best car chase, and the best story line ever. Brothers Jake…

I'm Turning it Loose -- Footloose!

12. I’m Turning it Loose — Footloose!

The 1980′s were filled with many trends and history making events – Mount St. Helens erupting, the space shuttle Challenger tragedy, personal computers hitting the market, Rubik’s cubes, ‘jelly’ shoes and MTV was launched to name a few….

Prince-Purple Reign

13. Prince-Purple Reign

Dig, if you will, the picture. Those were the first words that would lead to the beginning of Prince’s Purple Reign. The lyrics are the first lines from “When Doves Cry” and that’s how the phenomenon began. From the first time I heard P…

  • Forty-two Mac

    Wow! My review made your top 13? I am honored! Thanks shay_marie :-)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/tonyleather tonyleather

    I am SO chuffed that you included my Dirty Dancing review! Thanks a lot!

    • Forty-two Mac

      What the CHUFF? “Chuffed”? Had to look that one up, mate! ;-)

      adjective
      Brit. informal
      adjective: chuffed
      1. very pleased.
      “I’m dead chuffed to have won”

  • serendipity831

    Thanks much for including my review on your list-Appreciate!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/CherylFay CherylFay

    Surprised! Thanks for using my Purple Rain by Prince.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/SherwinG SherwinG

    These are some good quality reviews

  • http://www.anitaclarkrealtor.com/ Anita Clark

    Blasts from the past…these bring back some memories!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/BillyTwy BillyTwy

    Interesting list! All over the board musically, which is cool. One of the great things about lists that rank music, they can never be wrong, and will never be right. Which band is better is so much more fun to argue than which super-hero is tougher, which is something I have no idea on, but music I do. Great list, keep it up!!!

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