Six iconic 80s movie soundtrack tunes

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Is it just me, or is the movie soundtrack in decline in pop culture?  It used to be that a movie could really launch a song into the stratosphere and that films would have robust soundtracks, but I am hard-pressed to think of the last major non-Chipmunks movie that sent a song to the Top 40s.  Perhaps the greatest era for the movie-tune partnership was the 80s, and today I’m going to list six memorable tunes and why they still mean a lot to me.

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Happy Weird Al “Mandatory Fun” Day!

funI woke up giddy this morning, for it’s not every day that Weird Al Yankovic releases a new album.  But today is that glorious day, as Mandatory Fun, his 14th album, was released.

To celebrate the efforts of one of our favorite cult leaders, we’ve compiled a few articles and reviews of Weird Al here on Mutant Reviewers for you to check out:

That Thing You Do!

thing you do “I led you here, sir, for I am Spartacus.”

The Scoop: 1996 PG, directed by Tom Hanks and starring Tom Hanks, Liv Tyler and Tom Hanks’ younger clone (er, Tom Everett Scott)

Tagline: In every life there comes a time when that dream you dream becomes that thing you do.

Summary Capsule: The Oneders Wonders, a group of young musicians in the mid 60s, record a hit tune and skyrocket to fame… maybe a bit too quickly. Can the band work out their differences, or will they end up as the one-hit Wonders? Continue reading