Directors Best cheesy 80's action montage music.

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  1. JonathonSan

    JonathonSan Stunt Coordinator

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    OK, this was prompted because of last nights hilarious South Park episode of the boys playing on a little league team. The episode was using the song "You're the Best Around" from Karate Kid and Rocky's "Eye of the Tiger" to accompany the action montages. So my question is this, name your favorite cheesy 80's movie action montage music. Ya know, every time the protagonist is either "on a roll" or gearing up for action, a cheesy tough or positive song is played.

    Jonathon
     
  2. Kevin M

    Kevin M Producer

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    Bad To The Bone was used quite a bit after John Carpenter used it in Christine

    Holding Out for a Hero - Bonnie Tyler

    When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going - Billy Ocean

    Danger Zone - Kenny Loggins

    Rebel Yell - Billy Idol

    I Can't Drive 55 - Sammy Hagar

    Break My Stride - Matthew Wilder

    Many many more.
     
  3. Todd Hostettler

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    Wow... just one response and we already have a winner!
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  4. Andy Sheets

    Andy Sheets Cinematographer

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    I think about 75 percent of the running time of Rocky IV is cheesy montage set to music. The rest is maybe 20 percent boxing and 5 percent of people actually talking to each other [​IMG]
     
  5. Haggai

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    I only heard about this episode, didn't see it, but didn't South Park do an episode once where they used "Take it to the Limit" for a Scarface-style top-of-the-world montage?
     
  6. Ernest Rister

    Ernest Rister Producer

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    Best crappy 80's action montage music...

    I don't know what will win, but I think Johnny 5 from the Short Circuit movies will be involved somehow.
     
  7. Chris

    Chris Lead Actor

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    Tina Turner's "Beyond the Thunderdome" as an action-film crap moment is up there.
     
  8. Kevin Porter

    Kevin Porter Supporting Actor

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    I can't believe no one's mentioned this yet. How about the ultra-meta song called "Montage" from the Team America CD? Complete with cheesy 80s synth and lyrics explaining the cliches of a montage.
     
  9. Jesse Skeen

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    "Brave Heart" from Ernest Goes To Camp (obviously an inspiration for Mel Gibson's later Oscar-winner)

    Real Genius

    The Wizard ("I Live By The Groove")
     
  10. Ernest Rister

    Ernest Rister Producer

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    The Breakfast Club

    Beverly Hills Cop

    Howard the Duck

    Revenge of the Nerds

    Breakin'

    Barry Gordy's The Last Dragon

    Basically any youth-market movie from 1983 - 1986 is suspect. I think there was a DeBarge number in Amadeus, a Thompson Twins number in The Right Stuff and a Bananarama number in The Killing Fields, but all were cut from release prints due to protests from Amnesty Intl.
     
  11. Richard Kim

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    Definitely Push It To The Limit from Scarface.
     
  12. Haggai

    Haggai Producer

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    Ah, OK, I'd mis-remembered the title as "Take It to the Limit." Not a re-make of the Eagles song, to be sure. [​IMG]
     

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