POLL: Pick Your Favorite Classic ’80s Movie Song!
It’s summer in the 1980s (omg best decade ever, for sure). You’re cruising down the highway with the top down — your hair is flowing freely, the sun is shining, and the radio is blasting your favorite jams.
But then that certain song comes on. You know the one. It’s the ‘80s movie song that always makes you sing at the top of your lungs, even when you’re stopped at a red light.
Like, so, we gotta know: What song is it? The 1980s had some excellent movie soundtracks, so take our poll and choose the best 1980s movie song ever!
Which Classic ’80s Song Did You Pick?
“Ghostbusters” – Ray Parker Jr.
We’ve just got one question. Who ya gonna call? Every note in this song is iconic, and we’ll always shout that chorus as loud as we can. Now if only this song worked for online dating…
“In Your Eyes” – Peter Gabriel
Grab your boombox and turn that volume up. This song is peak romance. Just try to make sure you find the right window to blast it under. Those drums could wake up the whole neighborhood.
The Breakfast Club
“Don’t You (Forget About Me)” – Simple Minds
Get ready to pump your fist in the air as you walk away in slow motion across the football field. When this song plays as the credits roll, anything feels possible — even friendship among an unlikely group of people.
“Eye of the Tiger” – Survivor
It’s pretty much impossible to hear this song and not imagine yourself in an epic training montage. Running up 72 steps? Easy! Punching the air like a champ? Done! Facing off against Apollo Creed? …We’ll let Rocky take that one.
“I Melt With You” – Modern English
Forget Romeo and Juliet, this is a love story for the ages. A girl from the Valley and a punk from the city beat the odds and fall for each other, even if their friends disapprove (and their styles really clash). Gag me with a spoon!
Back to the Future
“The Power of Love” – Huey Lewis & the News
Few teenage rituals are as treasured as a school dance. And with Huey Lewis and the News on stage, you’ll be swaying no matter what year it is! Plus, a little Marty McFly guitar solo never hurts.
“Purple Rain” – Prince
The smoke swirls above a rain-soaked street and The Kid pulls up on that iconic purple motorcycle. This heartfelt ballad is powerful enough to start a revolution. Or, at the very least, a sensual air guitar performance.
“Take My Breath Away” – Berlin
After just a few seconds in, this song will make you feel like you’re soaring above the clouds. It’s dramatic in all the right ways and just what you need when you’re caught in a foolish lover’s game.
“(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” – Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
Let’s be honest — we all want to be lifted in the air by Patrick Swayze. This is the song that launched a thousand first dances at weddings and risky replays at the bar. But there’s no denying it’s a classic.
“Footloose” – Kenny Loggins
Time to get those feet kicking! This song is powerful enough to defy a town’s ridiculous rule of no dancing, and it’s certainly going to get you moving too. Whether you’re doing a quick lil’ two-step or rocking your hips, there’s plenty of ways to tear the town up.
Ten years is totally a long time, for sure. There’s bound to be other righteous bangers on your Walkman. Keep the party going! And if you’re looking for more tubular throwbacks to all your ’80s favorites, be sure to check out Sideshow’s Back to the 80’s event! From May 22-24, we are celebrating retro fandoms and pop culture. Find out more on our Back to the 80’s event page.
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