I’m putting in a disclaimer at the beginning of this post before you even start listening. When you get through listening to these songs you may very well punch a hole through the wall. Honestly kids, nothing compares to the synthetic sounds of the 80s. And whether it was a sports movie or a drama, the music of that era can really get you going.
Every time I hear this stuff I think to myself “I’m gonna get out there and do it!” To all you newer generation people out there, give these songs a shot. You will not regret them.
Here are the 10 best “pump you up” songs from 80s movies.
“Hearts on Fire” – Rocky IV
That an opposing basketball team actually had this playing in warm ups when I was in high school was one of the coolest things ever.
“Lunatic Fringe” – Vision Quest
By far one of my favorite sports movies all time and this song couldn’t be any more appropriate for this scene.
“Eye of the Tiger” – Rocky III
This one’s a given.
“Fight to Survive” – Bloodsport
Trust me on this. Play this song on your iPod when you go to the gym. You will NOT regret it.
Kumite, kumite, kumite. Absolutely awesome.
“You’re the Best” – Karate Kid
Sure this song reeks of unintentional comedy but you can’t deny that it’s completely awesome.
“No Easy Way Out” – Rocky IV
I’m always torn between this song and “Hearts on Fire.” It’s always a toss up.
“Danger Zone” – Top Gun
Obviously Kenny Loggins had to be in here.
“Win in the End” – Teen Wolf
I can’t believe how bad the basketball was in this movie.
“Push it to the Limit” – Scarface
This song is by far the most 80s out of any of these songs.
“St Elmos Fire” – St Elmos Fire
If John Parr can’t lift you up to a higher place then I don’t know who can.