Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Introducing: Movie Song of the Week


Since I haven't been very active on the blog lately, I'm introducing a new weekly series, which will highlight an original movie song. I love digging into songs that had their origins in film, so I figured this would be a quick, fun little post every week.

It seemed right that my first choice should be random, as I'm sure this series will feature odd choices that've popped into my head. With that in mind, here's what is perhaps the most 80's movie theme of that decade: "St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)" by John Parr.

I rewatched St. Elmo's Fire, which I hadn't seen in over a decade, recently, and I liked it - flaws and all. The theme song, while eligible at the Oscars, was ignored on the 1985 awards circuit , despite reaching #1 on the charts. Check it out below, or listen to it again and take a trip down memory lane.

16 comments:

  1. This is a great idea for a weekly series, I'm looking forward to following it :)
    - Allie

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  2. This sounds like a fun feature. And wow, it's been a long time since I've heard that song.

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  3. So glad you're doing this! This reminds me that I need to watch St. Elmo's Fire!

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    1. Thanks man! Haha, you should check it out!

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  4. This will be a fun series. This song is such an 80's throwback, both the music AND the hair.

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  5. I always love soundtracks so yay on your new series Josh!

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  6. Nice choice, not familiar with John Parr. Like you said, a very 80s song. Look forward to the next posts in the series!

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  7. You had to bring that song back into my head and not to mention that guy's fucking mullet? Thanks a lot.

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    1. That mullet is pretty impressive. I should've mentioned it.

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  8. Ohh this sounds really fun. Can't wait to see more of the feature!

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