Friday playlist: 10 iconic 80s movie anthems

By Rachel Bache

'Back To The Future' gave us the power of love.
'Back To The Future' gave us the power of love.

Ghostbusters, Dirty Dancing, Back To The Future - these 80s flicks are not only classics in their own right, but they come along with some extremely iconic movie music anthems.

What can be better than Judd Nelson thrusting his fist into the air to Simple Minds' Don't You (Forget About Me)? Sylvester Stallone throwing punches to Eye Of The Tiger? Kevin Bacon cutting up the dance floor to Footloose by Kenny Loggins? Or John Cusack holding a Boombox above his head in Say Anything. Classic.

To celebrate these amazing cinema moments and the music that accompanied them, we've put together our pick of some of the most iconic 80s movie tracks for your listening pleasure.

Today's playlist was curated by entertainment reviewer Rachel Bache. Follow NZ Herald on Spotify for more playlists.

Warning: Some songs contain explicit language.

What's that song from?

Don't You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds - The Breakfast Club
The Power Of Love by Huey Lewis & The News - Back To The Future
In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel - Say Anything
Footloose by Kenny Loggins - Footloose
Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor - Rocky III
Ghostbusters by Ray Parker, Jr. - Ghostbusters
(I've Had) The Time Of My Life by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes - Dirty Dancing
Danger Zone by Kenny Loggins - Top Gun
We Got The Beat by The Go-Go's - Fast Times At Ridgemont High
If You Were Here by Thompson Twins - Sixteen Candles

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