// 80's songtracks -- -- dejenme volver.

Some of these movies are pretty stupid (Mannequin), some of them i still love (The Goonies, Lost Boys, Mad Max), and some of them i haven't watched in a long time (The Legend of Billie Jean, Real Genius, Pretty in Pink).


Some of these songs are pretty stupid, some of them i still love, and most of them i hadn't listened to in a long time.

Recuerdo tardes y fines de semana en casa de mi abuela, primos y nosotros acostados frente al televisor, viendo películas en HBO y Cinemax, leyendo los CC, tratando de descubrir la trama, perdidos en la idea de un presente diferente, cercano y diferente.

For this sweet nostalgic afternoon, let us dip into our childhood memory haze.

The Psychedelic Furs, Pretty in Pink, (from Pretty in Pink).
Cyndi Lauper, Goonies (Are Good Enough), (from The Goonies).
Echo & The Bunnymen, People Are Strange, (from Lost Boys).
Pat Benatar, Invincible, (from The Legend of Billie Jean).
Simple Minds, (Don't You) Forget About Me, (from Breakfast Club).
Tears for Fears, Everybody Wants To Rule The World, (from Real Genius).
Starship, Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now, (from Mannequin).
Tina Turner, We Don't Need Another Hero, (from Mad Max III: Beyond Thunderdome).

Tears for Fears, Head Over Heels, (used in a wonderful/gets-me-nostalgic sequence from the-not-made-but-set-in-the-80's Donnie Darko).

Arte: Poster from Heathers, teen suicide has never seemed funnier.

Probablemente Vol. I...


  • At 5:45 PM, April 10, 2006, Blogger Moka said…

    :) este post me ha puesto de buenas, cindy lauper es una de mis artistas favoritas.

    Te acuerdas del soundtrack de To Live & Die In L.A.? Hay una cancion por ahi que me gustaba mucho pero no recuerdo cual era... todo el soundtrack fui comisionado por William Friedkin a Wang chung (te acuerdas del exito ochenpinche "dance hall days"?)

    En fin, muy bueno el post.

  • At 5:51 PM, April 10, 2006, Blogger Moka said…

    por cierto gil, tal vez quieras escucharte este cover de everybody wants to rule the world:
    No varia mucho de la original pero suena bien con guitarra acustica.

  • At 6:44 PM, April 10, 2006, Anonymous Christhyan said…

    Con este post me transportaste en un retro viaje musical hasta mi niñez. Has hecho que esta tarde de oficina tenga un mejor color.

  • At 6:47 PM, April 10, 2006, Blogger carlkruger said…

    my 80's sound track playlist:

    -nick cave "from her to eternity"
    (from "wings of desire")
    -circle jerks "when the shit hits the fan" ("repo man")
    -the plimsouls "million miles away" ("valley girl")
    -"girls like me" bonnie hayes & the wild combo ("valley girl")
    -"johnny are you queer?" josie cotton ("valley girl")
    -"beat city" the flowerpot men
    ("ferris beullers day off")
    -"are you ready for the sex girls?"
    teh gleaming spires ("revenge of the nerds")
    -"raised on the radio" ravyns
    ("fast times at ridgemount high")

  • At 7:23 PM, April 10, 2006, Blogger Jus said…

    The version of Pretty In Pink you posted is not from the movie...it is the original version...the Furs re-did the song for the movie and I much prefer the second version..it is much better than this earlier version you have!

  • At 11:56 PM, April 10, 2006, Blogger Rodolfo Correa said…

    Jajaja. Divertidísimo tu post.

  • At 1:45 AM, April 11, 2006, Anonymous bhlogiston said…

    Hi moka, the best soundtrack ever you can have to start in a long and hard day. thx a lot!! :))

  • At 2:28 AM, April 11, 2006, Blogger Wendyqueridaluzdemivida said…

    Pero que bueno, por diosito santo!!!!!

    Buena semana santa.

  • At 3:34 AM, April 11, 2006, Blogger stytzer said…

    Oh my - I was a teenager back then. I suddenly feel very old....

    Recall having all kinds of problems finding the Pretty In Pink soundtrack. Simply HAD to get it, so I could listen to the new songs by OMD and New Order.

  • At 10:15 AM, April 11, 2006, Anonymous TheGoldenD said…

    Anoche veia "Pretty in Pink" y repentinamente desee tener 9 años de nuevo en los 80's....

  • At 11:44 AM, April 11, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    HERE ARE THE SONGS THAT RULED MY WORLD IN THE 80'S: PREFAB SPROUT-when love breaks down /STYLE COUNCIL-my everchanging moods /OMD-souvenir /WOODENTOPS-good thing /THE COLOURFIELD-castles in the air /SUZANNE VEGA-left of center /THE BOLSHOI-sunday morning/WATERBOYS-pan within /CHINA CRISIS-you did cut me.

  • At 1:14 PM, April 11, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    BLESS !!!!!!!!!! :-) :-)


  • At 1:23 PM, April 11, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The goonies has to be up there for best movies of all time. I absolutly love your site bud, keep up the awesome work blogs as good as yours are a rare commodity.


  • At 2:12 AM, April 14, 2006, Anonymous caro said…

    muy bueno, me gusta


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