The 10 Best Movie Theme Songs From The 80's

February 11, 2020
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Just before Eminem surprised everyone with his secretative performance at the Oscars, they showed a montage of how important songs have been to movies and some of the best were from the '80s. Well, because of that montage, I'm guessing ScreenRant.com was inspired to put together a list of the 10 best movie theme songs from the '80s.  It's a solid Top 10, but just so you know, they missed some really good songs!

How do you not have "Don't You (Forget About Me)" by Simple Minds on there from "The Breakfast Club?" Or what about "Footloose" from Kenny Loggins? There are some great songs on this list, but they definitely missed a few classics! Here's their Top 10:

 

1.  Prince, "Purple Rain", 1984 . . . from "Purple Rain"

2.  Ray Parker Jr., "Ghostbusters", 1984 . . . from "Ghostbusters"

3.  Kenny Loggins, "Danger Zone", 1986 . . . from "Top Gun"

4.  Survivor, "Eye of the Tiger", 1982 . . . from "Rocky 3"

5.  David Bowie, "Underground", 1986 . . . from "Labyrinth"

6.  Harold Faltermeyer, "Axel F", 1984 . . . the electronic instrumental theme from "Beverly Hills Cop"

7.  Prince, "Batdance", 1989 . . . from "Batman"

8.  Duran Duran, "A View to Kill", 1985 . . . from the James Bond movie "A View to Kill"

9.  Limahl, "The Neverending Story", 1984 . . . from "The Neverending Story"

10.  Huey Lewis and the News, "The Power of Love", 1985 . . . from "Back to the Future"