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Best cheesy 80's action montage music.

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#1 of 12 OFFLINE   JonathonSan


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Posted April 07 2005 - 12:21 AM

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.

"I'm going to punch you in the ovary"

#2 of 12 OFFLINE   Kevin M

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Posted April 07 2005 - 01:21 AM

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.
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#3 of 12 OFFLINE   Todd Hostettler

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Posted April 07 2005 - 03:27 AM

Holding Out for a Hero - Bonnie Tyler

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#4 of 12 OFFLINE   Andy Sheets

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Posted April 07 2005 - 03:58 AM

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 Posted Image

#5 of 12 OFFLINE   Haggai



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Posted April 07 2005 - 04:15 AM

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 of 12 OFFLINE   Ernest Rister

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Posted April 07 2005 - 04:41 AM

Best crappy 80's action montage music...

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#7 of 12 OFFLINE   Chris


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Posted April 07 2005 - 04:56 AM

Tina Turner's "Beyond the Thunderdome" as an action-film crap moment is up there.
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#8 of 12 OFFLINE   Kevin Porter

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Posted April 07 2005 - 05:13 AM

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.
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#9 of 12 OFFLINE   Jesse Skeen

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Posted April 07 2005 - 05:32 AM

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

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#10 of 12 OFFLINE   Ernest Rister

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Posted April 07 2005 - 05:55 AM

The Breakfast Club

Beverly Hills Cop

Howard the Duck

Revenge of the Nerds


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 of 12 OFFLINE   Richard Kim

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Posted April 07 2005 - 06:54 AM

Definitely Push It To The Limit from Scarface.

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Posted April 07 2005 - 06:56 AM

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. Posted Image