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

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  1. stratadp

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    Tom Jones/Thunderball was pretty incredible.
     
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    ...Paul McCartney's "Live and Let Die..."
     
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    Stephanie Mills' "Bit by Bit" name drops Fletch in the lyrics:

     
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    Yeah, but the theme of the song fits the last few minutes of the movie "when you walk on by, will you call out my name".

    The song is very present during the film too,a lot of the scenes have that "Chorused guitar" sequence from the chorus under them.
     
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    Bit obscure, but the title cut from The Last Dragon

     
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    Ghostbusters theme.
    Thriller, MJ?
     
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    The Mortal Kombat techno theme with the guy screaming the name every few seconds was mid 90's so I guess that doesn't count.
     
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    Movie came out in 87. This song didn't come out until 92.
     
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    "Danger Zone" !!!

    Interesting bit of trivia:

    Judas Priest were asked to use "Reckless" on the Top Gun soundtrack. They declined because they thought the film would be a dud.
    Two years later they didn't want to miss that opportunity again and agreed to do the title track for Johnny Be Good which of course flopped.
     
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    Bowie's songs for Labyrinth:



     
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    I take any and every excuse to make Better Off Dead references. :banana

    Only because it's the GREATEST. EFFING. MOVIE. EVER

     
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    It was used in Hellraiser 3. Which makes it 90's then.
     
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    The Gary Goetzman/Tom Hanks documentaries on decades (with titles The 70s, The 80s, etc.) were done for CNN, and at least at one point were available on Netflix. The Movies is a new series, with the first episode having debuted Sunday and the other two first airing on the following Sundays (this upcoming Sunday, then the next). If you can access CNN, the first episode is available on demand now, with the others showing up after their initial air dates.
     
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    It's an effective and prominent soundtrack song, certainly. It's just in a broader category, to me, like "Danger Zone" or "Holiday Road" or "Live To Tell", where its relationship with the movie isn't explicit in the lyrics, so if you didn't know the history, you wouldn't necessarily know it was written for the movie. Whereas something like "Dream Warriors" wears its tie-in status like a badge of honor.
     
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    Rocky III eye of the tiger.
     
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    Queen's Flash Gordon?

    There must be something from Highlander as well.

    Prince's song for Batman in 1989? (Can't remeber the lyrics - nor if there was any lyrics at all!)
     
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    He did a whole album of Batman related material, the only track I recall specifically was Batdance. This was in addition to the Danny Elfman soundtrack.
     
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    Music-wise, what has become ingrained in my mind was the motif being played while the Batmobile was heading the Batcave along the road covered with fallen leaves in the night.
     

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