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15 Gloriously Awful '80s End Credit Songs
The most bizarre film theme tunes of the 1980s

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There are classic ‘80s end credits songs, and then there are most of them. Some people like to sit in the theatre until the final studio logo, but the following – with the honourable exception of the Ramones – seem almost as if they were designed to clear a cinema as fast as possible (which seems particularly unkind to the staff who had to endure them as they cleared up the spilled popcorn). Songs of peace and love for violent action movies; dayglo anthems for forgotten musical farragos; attempted hit singles by cast members who should know better; terrible rhymes; and many strange things happening to people’s hearts: all are in store for those of you who can get beyond page one. Warning: severe danger of unwanted earworms.

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Peace in Our Life by Frank Stallone

First Blood’s It’s a Long Road made sense in context and was at least tolerable. The sequel however, opts to let the credits roll with Frank Stallone and this sentimental, earnest, patriotic slice of ham. “Peace is the virtue / Never Forget,” emotes Frank, apparently oblivious to the fact that his older brother was burning Vietnam to the ground five minutes ago.

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21 Teen Wolf
This needs a mention. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viCZGUb9rhU I nearly started weeping :-) Epic! More

Posted by guysalisbury on Friday February 22, 2013, 12:38

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Paul McCartney wrote a "decent" Bond theme. Is decent a euphemism for contender for Best Bond theme More

Posted by digvoldon on Friday February 22, 2013, 11:57

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Elm Street 3 IS one of the better ones. It has some daft moments but is the cut-off point before the series got really silly. Plus the song's great. More

Posted by christurner1 on Friday February 22, 2013, 11:52

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Well done Empire, a few of these I didn't have. Downloaded!! More

Posted by bosscoe on Friday February 22, 2013, 10:53

25 Manhunter...
Heartbeat, heartbeat uh-oo-whoah-oooh... Repeat until insane. About as out of step with the cool clinical film that preceded the song as it is possible to imagine More

Posted by jobloffski on Friday February 22, 2013, 10:35

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