Whether Top Gun is a love story between Maverick & Goose, Maverick & Charlie or Maverick & Maverick, we’ll never really know, so let’s keep to what we do know for sure. Berlin’s theme song for the 1986 smash is totally brilliant.
It says a lot when the theme song of the military action drama is a breathless (yep, pun intended), ephemeral love song that pulls you in and doesn’t let go.
A chick flick disguised as a lad’s film, Top Gun has something for everyone and a song that will stick with you forever.
Aspirational, yearning and cathartic, Irene Cara’s vocals make you believe anything is possible.
To give it some context, What a Feeling sums up that moment on a Friday when you’ve got 15 minutes left to go at work and you’ve just been paid.
Just like leading lady Alex Owens (Jennifer Beals), it’s the kind of song that can inspire you to greater heights, whether it’s getting accepted into a prestigious dance conservatory (like Alex) or getting a round in down the local (you).
We couldn’t finish this list without one of the biggest movies of the 1980s. Directed by the great Robert Zemeckis, Back to the Future came out at a time when 2015 was over some distant horizon where cars fly and skateboards hover.
Marty McFly and Doc Brown may have needed a flux capacitor to travel back in time, but you’ll be transported back to 1985 as soon as you hear Huey Lewis and the News’ memorable theme song
The Power of Love is catchy, upbeat and utterly timeless.