“Weird Science” is a song that was written and performed by Oingo Boingo. It is the theme song to the Weird Science film and television series. It was released on the film’s soundtrack, as well as Oingo Boingo’s 1985 album, Dead Man’s Party in a different version. The version on the soundtrack, the recording released [...]
“Burning Heart” is a song by Survivor. It was performed by Jimi Jamison, appeared in the 1985 film Rocky IV and on its soundtrack album. The single peaked at #2 in February 1986. “Burning Heart,” which is about an “all or nothing” battle was inspired by the Cold War, as shown by lyrics such as [...]
In 1985, Tepper signed with Scotti Brothers and moved to Los Angeles. Actor/director Sylvester Stallone was taken with Tepper’s song “No Easy Way Out,” which subsequently led to its inclusion in the movie Rocky IV. “No Easy Way Out” climbed into the Top 40, reaching #22 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in 1986, and momentarily putting [...]
“Maniac” is a synthpop song performed by Michael Sembello. The song was used in the 1983 film Flashdance and was inspired by the 1980 horror film Maniac. The film Maniac was about a serial killer who stalks his victims in New York City. The song’s performer and co-writer Michael Sembello recalls that an early version [...]
“Take My Breath Away” is the name of a love song from the film Top Gun (1986). The song was written by Giorgio Moroder and Tom Whitlock. Performed by the band Berlin. It won the Academy Award for Best Original Song, as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song in 1986.