Best 80’s Soundtrack Songs by Giorgio Moroder

When it comes to hit songwriters of the ‘80s, it’s fair to say that there are plenty of big names who dominated the charts over the course of the decade, but if you had to pick one that particularly dominated the world of soundtrack singles, Giorgio Moroder would definitely be a major contender. Although Moroder was perhaps best known for dance music prior to the ‘80s, he definitely found a strong foothold in the world of rock during the ‘80s, as you’ll see from the below list.


The Great Underrated: Five ‘Top Gun’ Tracks No One Talks About

The soundtrack to the 1986 Tom Cruise action film Top Gun was an unqualified hit, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard album chart in late July that year, and staying on top for three weeks. Its biggest hits are instantly recognizable even today – Kenny Loggins’ “Danger Zone” and “Playing with the Boys” and Berlin’s “Take My Breath Away” remind moviegoers of specific scenes in the film. Even “Top Gun Anthem,” Harold Faltermeyer and Steve Stevens’ instrumental theme, conjures images of fighter jets silhouetted against an enormous sunrise.

June 11, 1986: "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" Debuts in Theaters

It's been over 30 years since Ferris Bueller played hooky from the drudgery of school to partake in a day of outrageous fun.

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The John Hughes masterpiece, produced from a $5.8 million dollar budget, was one of the top-grossing films of the year when it was released on this day (June 11) in '86, raking in over $70 million.