Summer Soundtracks

I've been listening to so many soundtrack playlists recently so I thought I'd share a couple to continue that Summer mood. If you can't already tell I've been in a very 80s and kinda girly mood recently so if you're after any new music you're in the wrong place (for now).

Late 90s, early 00s goodness.
Favourite tracks:
I Want You To Want Me - Letters To Cleo
Wings Of A Dove - Madness
Cruel To Be Kind - Letters To Cleo
Calypso - Spiderbait

Where it all started this Summer. I grew up listening to 80s music and watching all the movies so when I first watched GLOW I absolutely loved it. It's cheesy, has excellent costumes, pokes fun at stereotypes and has the best all rounder 80s soundtrack. I've been listening to it on repeat since catching up on the latest Season 2. I'd also recommend checking out the documentary about the real Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling which is also on Netflix. As this is such a big playlist there's definitely tonnes of crossovers from other tv shows and movies but such a good well-rounded one I figured I'd keep it all together.
(Some) Favourite Tracks:
I Know What Boys Like - The Waitresses
Crazy For You - Madonna (I've had this on repeat for the entire Summer, soz Dave)
Nothings Going to Stop Us Now - Starship
Separate Ways - Journey
The Warrior - Scandal (!!)
Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler
Bright Lights - The Outlets
Just Like Honey - The Jesus and Mary Chain
September - Earth, Wind & Fire
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
Movin' Out (Anthony's Song) - Billy Joel
I Ran - A Flock of Seagulls (so flippin' good man)
What I Like About You - The Romantics (reminds me of the Lillix cover on Freaky Friday)
Life In A Northern Town - The Dream Academy
Free Fallin' - Tom Petty
Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
Girls, Girls, Girls - Motley Crue
Come on Eileen - Dexys Midnight Runners (now just reminds me of dancing to the music video in my living room when I was little, haha)
Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds (The Breakfast Club, duh)
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
Brass in Pocket - Pretenders
She Drives Me Crazy - Fine Young Cannibals
If I Could Turn Back Time - Cher
Funky Town - Lipps Inc.
Black Velvet - Alannah Myles
West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys
Car Wash - Rose Royce
Head Over Heels - Tears For Fears

Easily one of my favourite films and I dunno what it is but whenever I hear Hans Zimmer's You're So Cool it just makes me so happy, it's such a lush piece of music.
Favourite Tracks:
You're So Cool - Hans Zimmer
Wounded Bird - Charles & Eddie

An on-the-road movie with mostly country music, excellent.
Favourite Track:
Thunderbird - Hans Zimmer (I had to!)

How could you not love a car chase movie cut to music?!
Favourite Tracks:
B-A-B-Y - Carla Thomas
Unsquare Dance - The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Easy - Commodores (& the Sky Ferreira version)
Nowhere To Run - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
Every Little Bit Hurts - Brenda Holloway
Hocus Pocus - Focus

Canny cheesy but the styling in this movie is excellent and the fact that I'm forever obsessed with Madonna, I can't help but love it.
Favourite Tracks:
Into The Groove - Madonna
It's In His Kiss (The Shoop Shoop Song) - Betty Everett
One Fine Day - The Chiffons
Lust For Life - Iggy Pop (will only ever remind me of Trainspotting now though)
Respect - Aretha Franklin

When I watched it as a teen this movie introduced me to Otis Redding and I am for forever grateful. Plus, there's some canny New Order and Echo & The Bunnymen tracks.
Favourite Tracks:
Try A Little Tenderness - Otis Redding (!!!!!!!)
Pretty In Pink - The Psychedelic Furs
Bring On The Dancing Horses - Echo & The Bunnymen
How could I not include this?! It was on TV again recently and I still can't get some of the songs out of my head.
Favourite Tracks:
All of them.
Seriously though, such an excellent soundtrack.

What's been your favourite song or album this Summer?

Also let me know if you enjoy this kinda post because I'd love
to share more of my favourite tv and movie soundtracks.

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1 comment

  1. You don't own me - blow monkeys (Dirty Dancing of course) watching top of the pops 1985 so must mention Tavares -Heaven must be missing an angel instant happiness x


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