Once again, here is another great Oscar year for Original Songs from the 80’s. I think 4 of the 5 songs are great and there are so many more that could have been added to the list.
AS a child of the 80’s I grew up on all these songs and love listening to them all over and over.
The ultimate winner is a superb song, so I can’t really complain too much here!
Here are the five nominees: (Winner in Bold)
- “Shakedown” – Beverly Hills Cop II • Music: Harold Faltermeyer and Keith Forsey • Lyrics: Harold Faltermeyer, Keith Forsey and Bob Seger
- “Cry Freedom” – Cry Freedom • Music and Lyrics: George Fenton and Jonas Gwangwa
- “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” – Mannequin • Music and Lyrics: Albert Hammond and Diane Warren
- “Storybook Love” – The Princess Bride • Music and Lyrics: Willy DeVille
- “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” – Dirty Dancing – Music: Franke Previte, John DeNicola and Donald Markowitz • Lyrics: Franke Previte
Song (s) that I think should have been included in the mix: (Not sure if all really are eligible according to Oscar standards…)
- Secret of My Success – Night Ranger (Secret of My Success)
- Who’s That Girl – Madonna (Who’s That Girl)
- Babysitting Blues – Elisabeth Shue (Adventures in Babysitting)
- She’s Like the Wind – Patrick Swayze (Dirty Dancing)
- Hungry Eyes – Eric Carmen (Dirty Dancing)
- The Living Daylights – A-HA (The Living Daylights)
- We’ve Never Danced – Martha Davis (Made in Heaven)
- The Price of Love – Roger Daltry (Secret of My Success)
- 5. – Cry Freedom
- 4. – Shakedown
- 3. – Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now
- 2. – Storybook Love
- 1. – I’ve Had the Time of my Life
- 5. – Cry Freedom (Never Seen)
- 4. – Mannequin
- 3. – Dirty Dancing
- 2. – Beverly Hills Cop
- 1. – The Princess Bride
Do I agree with the Oscar winner? – Most definitely, despite the movie not being so spectacular, this song is superb!
Let me know what you think about these songs!