The 10 Best Love Songs From ’80s Movies


Everyone needs a little ’80s cheese in their lives. We’ve been feeling a little let down by the love songs in movies these days, so we decided to go back to the good stuff and chronicle our list of the top ten best love songs in ’80s movies, from those tantalizingly passing snatches in the background to full on film themes. We expect a little contention about our list — after all, dear readers, we know how strong your feelings are about ’80s movies, so let us know which of your favorites we’ve neglected in the comments. So much Molly Ringwald after the jump.

10. “Up Where We Belong” — Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes [An Officer and a Gentleman, 1984]

9. “Edge of Forever” — Dream Academy [Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, 1986]

8. “Cry Little Sister” — Gerard McMann [Lost Boys, 1987]

7. “In the Air Tonight” — Phil Collins [Risky Business, 1983]

6. “If You Leave” — OMD [Pretty in Pink, 1986]

5. “Power of Love” — Huey Lewis & The News [Back to the Future, 1985]

4. “Don’t You Forget About Me” — Simple Minds [The Breakfast Club, 1985]

3. “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” — Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes [Dirty Dancing, 1987]

2. “Take My Breath Away” — Berlin [Top Gun, 1986]

1. “In Your Eyes” — Peter Gabriel [Say Anything, 1989]