What ’80s Movie Has the Best Soundtrack?

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Remember when movies used to compose original songs that would become absolute bangers and the songs of the summer? Sure, they still do that, but I feel like it’s less about the movie and more about the singer nowadays. Lada Gaga’s new song she wrote for Top Gun: Maverick only appears right at the very end of the movie and into the credits. The songs used to actually have an important role in the movie!

Anyway, that was all just gibberish to get to my point and that point is that ’80s movies have some killer soundtracks. So, the question I ask today is: what ’80s film has a soundtrack you could listen to all day long?

That’s right, baby, I’m back on the Back to the Future train! You got Huey Lewis giving us such classics as “The Power of Love” and “Back in Time” as well as Marty McFly singing and playing “Johnny B. Goode,” I mean, does it get any better than that? “Earth Angel” is also good. There are plenty of ’80s films with a good soundtrack, but if I had to listen to one all day I’m picking Back to the Future. (Footloose and Flashdance are probably coming in second and third place though.)

So what about you, screenagers? What ’80s film do you think has the best soundtrack?

I’ll see you in the trenches.

Author: Marmaduke Karlston

"Wait a minute. Wait a minute Doc, uh, are you telling me you built a time machine... out of a DeLorean?"