Tuesday, August 30, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten 80s Movie Soundtracks

No listener list today, instead Rob documents for the world the official top ten list of the movie soundtracks that defined the 1980's. If you do have a list then please send it to topofthepods@gmail.com - but please be patient if you have sent one in as we still have ones from 3 months ago. Stay subscribed to our feed at http://feeds.feedburner.com/topofthepods, full details are on our web site at www.topofthepods.com:-

  • 10 – Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger (Rocky III)
  • 9 – Dolly Parton - 9 to 5 (9 to 5)
  • 8 – Go West - King Of Wishful Thinking (Pretty Women)
  • 7 – Limahl - Never Ending Story (Never Ending Story)
  • 6 – Irene Cara - What A Feeling (Flashdance)
  • 5 – Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes - Up Where We Belong (An Officer And A Gentleman)
  • 4 – Yello - Oh Yeah (Ferris Buellers Day Off)
  • 3 - Starship - Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now (Mannequin)
  • 2 – Huey Lewis and The News - The Power of Love (Back To The Future)
  • 1 – Sammy Davis Junior - Ghostbusters (Ghostbusters)

28 comments:

Bazza said...

Good list Rob, I don't mind admitting I rather like all of those.

The podcast has dropped down to 6th top rated on podfeed.net now, some spoilsport gave a 3 star review.

PH said...

Ray Parker Jr. !!!
[slaps forehead several times]
Raydio was his group.
"Jack & Jill" was a top 10 hit for them, it was the first 7" VINYL (yes, one of the old school music formats) I purchased.
Rob...[sigh].
I am with Rob on the Google issue (Google still too good to be shunned).
I am with Jon on the music thing (I do "love the 80's" though).
Great show, well done, lads!!
[sigh]..the only connnection was the Jr.
:-)

JH said...

Who ya gonna call?

That brings back memories of our son (now 20) who lived and breathed Ghostbusters when he was 4-5 years old.

neroribena said...

I'm 22 and have never really gotten over the 80s (which i am well aware makes me a sad case) and i have vivid memories of making mum play over and over again the Ghostbusters theme. More recently I've been going through the old vinyl and that track on our 'hits of 1983' record is well worn out. haha!

neroribena said...

whoops...i meant 'hits of 1984'. i wrote 83 out of habit as its my birth year. :P

ed, vancouver said...

To Be precise pretty woman was NOT an eighties film

Ed zeplin said...

i agree with john thriller is a film. infact they got a propper feature film director to do it.

Anonymous said...

great entertainment, but blimey, i cant keep up, i've still got 35 shows to listen to!

Bazza said...

I've still got 42 episodes to listen to. I'm not doing too bad though, I've listened to 67 episodes in two weeks lol.

Top Of The Pods said...

The 80's was ok because Liverpool Football Club ruled. Apart from that the 80's were a bit ***t.

I was at School in the 80's or rather avoiding school. So there's another reason the 80's was ***t.

Musically I was listening to Bad Rock music during the 80's so I probably have a lot to answer to.

I knew Sammy Davis Jnr sounded all wrong. He was in Cannonball Run.

Jonathan
TOTP

sam smith said...

i would gold card survivor....

Bazza said...

Time to vote again on Podcast Alley for September, we're currently in 22nd position.

grimace said...

Peterborough makes the national papers!

Grant said...

How much fun would it have been if Sammy Davis Jr HAD sung 'Ghostbusters'.... "Who'ya gonna call... doo bee doo bee doooo.." ;-)

And who would ever have thought that the 80s hairstyles for men would be back in the 00's ? Looking like Limahl or having a mullet is trendy again. Yikes !!

PH said...

As of 8:20pm Thursday September 1st, TOTP is about #5 on PodcastAlley.com
Our family's votes were all put in to give you guys a boost right up front.
Revel in the glory (for today at least).
Still #1 on PodFeed.net

Grant said...

My vote's in again.

C'mon the TOTP !!

I'll try and vote from work tomorrow too.

Bazza said...

Down to number 6 now, 21 more votes we get us to number 1.

PH said...

Hey, Rob & Jon...we need some cheering up here.
Judy almost got killed today driving home (SUV nearly rammed into her side). Katrina is taking its toll on this country. Gas prices are heading the same price as the UK (and it is not tax related). :-(
Hope you get a chance to post a new show tonight. We'll be waiting up to see.
Take care, guys. We appreciate you and all you do. Really.
Cheers!

ed, vancouver said...

arnt the gold card and the joker virtually the same thing?

JH said...

Yeah, some gas-guzzling SUV came within a gnat's whisker of slamming into me. I had wine for dinner tonight. I need a podcast.

Benny Marsh said...

Number 1 was good, but i'm with Jon on most of it, that was a crap list :) My wife would have loved it!

Bazza said...

All the Rocky soundtrack is great, I always liked the Never Ending Story song, that brings back memories. Anything by Yello is great.

sparetomato said...

Not a bad list - the best part was Jon getting more and more annoyed as the podcast went on!

Although what about Top Gun? Not the crappy Berlin song, but the intro music "Danger Zone" by Kenny Loggins (Der de de der der derr....)

And The Transformers movie soundtrack? OK, the movie was a contrived attempt to sell more toys, but the soundtrack is one of the best examples of 80's hair metal - best being a band called Lion performing the transformers soundtrack in full on 80's testosterone fuelled metal...

Agree that Sammy Davis Junior would have done a brilliant version of Ghostbusters!

Bazza said...

My favourite movie soundtrack is probably American Flyers, but I've never been able to actually find it anywhere. It's also one of my favourite movies.

podcastpaul said...

boyyys where's'pretty in pink' by the psychedelic furs - for 'Pretty In Pink' THE 80's movie!

diane s said...

WHERE oh where was Footloose?!! Classic 80's bumpf (by which i mean I love it) & Top Gun should definitely have been there!

Never ending story??? Plucking at straws...& since when was 1990 in the 80s? AND what about Dirty Dancing???

Having said all that, I love the show! Keep up the good work...

But I'm a child of the 90s so can we have some 90s stuff now, pleeeease? xxx

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