I'd been warned about the dangers of YouTube--how distracting, how addictive, how side-splitting it is--but did I listen? No. Today I've spent hours digging up "one more song" from my formative years. But I swear I'll restrain myself...right after I compile a list of my top five songs featured in '80s movies.
Melt With You - Modern English (Valley Girl, 1983):
Don't You Forget About Me - Simple Minds (The Breakfast Club, 1985):
In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel (Say Anything, 1989):
The Time of My Life - Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes (Dirty Dancing, 1987):
We Got the Beat - The Go-Go's (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, 1982)
Okay, I've talked myself into adding one more...
Xanadu - Olivia Newton-John (Xanadu, 1980)