Friday, August 19, 2011

Love songs from 80's movies . . . The Top Ten?

When I found this list, it just didn't seem right to me.  While the songs and the movies listed were commercially popular, I knew there had to be others that were deserving of mention in the top 10.  Sure enough . . . after some thought, the following songs are some I would have listed instead.   

Almost Paradise ~ Ann Wilson and Mike Reno (Footloose) . . . 
It Must Have Been Love ~ Roxette (Pretty Woman)
I Will Always Love You ~ Whitney Houston (The Bodyguard)
Wind Beneath My Wings ~ Bette Midler (Beaches)
Can You Feel The Love ~ Elton John (The Lion King)

My favorite . . . but then again, Roxette is one of my favorite groups . . .

According to Flavorwire

10. “Up Where We Belong” — Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes [An Officer and a Gentleman, 1984]
9. “Edge of Forever” — Dream Academy [Ferris Bueller's Day Off, 1986]
8. “Cry Little Sister” — Gerard McMann [Lost Boys, 1987]
7. “In the Air Tonight” — Phil Collins [Risky Business, 1983]
6. “If You Leave” — OMD [Pretty in Pink, 1986]
5. “Power of Love” — Huey Lewis & The News [Back to the Future, 1985]
4. “Don’t You Forget About Me” — Simple Minds [The Breakfast Club, 1985]
3. “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” — Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes [Dirty Dancing, 1987]
2. “Take My Breath Away” — Berlin [Top Gun, 1986]
1. “In Your Eyes” — Peter Gabriel [Say Anything, 1989]

What do you think?

What were some of your favorites?

Are some of your favorites not listed?

This one is for @babedalton . . . I think this is the song you were referring to :)


babedalton said...

I can't remember the song or what decade it's from but Barry White's sexy deep voice drives me crazy in it. He speaks in the song.... can you recall what the song is Gina ? BTW singer Dan Hill had dome romantic songs as well ..."Sometimes When We Touch" .....

babedalton said...

I would include Barry White with his deep sexy voice as one of the all time romantic singers , also Dan Hill with the song "Sometimes When We Touch", and lastly....Rock Me Gently"....

Gina Alfani said...

awwww Barry White :) love his music! I'll have to think about which one you are referring to. Do you remember any of the lyrics?

Gina Alfani said...

@babedalton . . . I think I figured it out! I added the video to this post . . .

Thanks for visiting and commenting!

stevebethere said...

One of his all time greats

Barry White was one of my favourites,

I collected most of his stuff along with Love Unlimited and The Love Unlimited Orchestra.

Have a great week :-)

Gina Alfani said...

Hey Steve . . . Barry White was a legend!

Thanks for visiting and commenting :)

You have a great week as well!