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Old 07-04-10, 12:14 AM
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Cheesy 80s Action Movie Music

I recently decided that I want to put together a whole CD of nothing but cheesy 80s action movie music. Naturally, "Eye of the Tiger" from Rocky III and "You're The Best" from Karate Kid sprang to mind. I also thought of "The Touch" from the 80s animated Transformers movie and "Danger Zone" from Top Gun. Does anyone have any suggestions of other songs that would fit my theme? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-04-10, 12:56 AM
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Kickboxer "Never Surrender"
Rocky IV "No Easy Way Out"
Bloodsport "Fight to Survive"
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Cobra - "Feel the Heat"
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Power Station - We Fight For Love (Somewhere, Somehow Someone's Gonna Pay) from Commando Soundtrack.
Pretty much entire Rocky 4 soundtrack.
Eddie and the Cruisers Soundtrack.
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Old 07-04-10, 07:19 AM
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"Touch Me Tonight" by Shooting Star. From the Move I Come In Peace(aka Dark Angel) with Dolph Lundgren.
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"Push it to the Limit" from Scarface!
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Over The Top - "Winner Takes It All" from Sammy Hagar
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"The Heat Is On" by Glenn Frey, from Beverly Hills Cop
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Old 07-05-10, 03:13 PM
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Bob Seger-"Shakedown"
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Old 07-05-10, 03:49 PM
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Beverley Hills Cop theme song. Every time I hear it, it's in my head all day.
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Old 07-05-10, 06:21 PM
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From Ridley Scott's Legend (which I suppose is more fantasy than action, but this song is still 80s as all hell)
Bryan Ferry - Is Your Love Strong Enough

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The 'Vision Quest' soundtrack was probably bigger than the movie. Songs included Madonna's "Crazy For You", Dio's "Hungry For Heaven" and Journey's "Only The Young".
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Iron Eagle, Never Say Die By King Kobra.
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Old 07-05-10, 11:26 PM
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Oh man, Iron Eagle. Now that's cheese.

Interesting note, according to Wikipedia
Musician and song writer Stan Bush has stated that his song "The Touch" was inspired by dialog in this film.
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Another gem:

"Restless Heart" - The Running Man
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"Rock Until You Drop" is great cheese from the Monster Squad. I think it is by Michael Sembello.
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Over The Top - "Winner Takes It All" from Sammy Hagar
I believe "Meet Me Half Way" by Kenny Loggins is also on that soundtrack.
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