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Quintessential 80s soundtrack songs with lyrical nods to the movie?

A-Bone

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No. I have to admit that I was unaware of this. Thanks for the tip.
If you've seen their other stuff (60s, 70s, 80s, etc. -- I really want their series on the 1930s) you have some idea what to expect. It's definitely interesting. Next week is the 90s, then one episode from the 2000s on. Not sure why they started the series in the 80s (as opposed to the 1910s or 1920s), unless it was corresponding with Hanks' own career, but I guess for non-specialists the 1980s is "old movies" now.
 

A-Bone

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I thought of that, but I think it, like Danger Zone, exists on the periphery of this list, because, while it was written for and prominently incorporated in the movie, in that its lyrics don't really specifically reference the movie.
Or "Meet Me Half Way" or "Take My Breath Away."
 

mcknigs

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If you've seen their other stuff (60s, 70s, 80s, etc. -- I really want their series on the 1930s) you have some idea what to expect. It's definitely interesting. Next week is the 90s, then one episode from the 2000s on. Not sure why they started the series in the 80s (as opposed to the 1910s or 1920s), unless it was corresponding with Hanks' own career, but I guess for non-specialists the 1980s is "old movies" now.
Where does one find these?
 

mcknigs

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Yeah. I didn't realize that the James Bond themes in the 80s were quite so poppy, but yeah, looking back, it's probably enough for its own subgenre within this thread.
It seems fair to say that from the beginning in the '60s, every Bond theme song was poppy enough to be a hit. At least that was the intention. Not all of them made it.
 




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