Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The Sure Thing soundtrack (1985)

This 1985 teen rom com/road movie never received an official soundtrack release, but it contains some good tunes from my favorite decade, so it is worthy of a soundtrack breakdown. In addition to the pop/rock tunes below, we're also treated to incidental music from saxophonist Tom Scott (whose 1981 album Apple Juice is one of my favorites although the soundtrack music bears no resemblance to music from that album).  The following list is based on my 2006 DVD version.  In the order the music appears in the film:
  1. Opening credits: "Infatuation" by Rod Stewart, found on Camouflage (1984)
  2. Gib fails at picking up girls with a bad line: "The Heart of Rock & Roll" by Huey Lewis and the News, found on Sports (1983)
  3. Gib and Lance sitting on a hill: "Two Sides of Love" by Sammy Hagar, found on VOA (1984)
  4. Friday night in the dorm: "Party All Night" by Quiet Riot, found on Condition Critical (1984)
  5. Gib meets Alison at her dorm room: "Tears" by John Waite, found on No Brakes (1984)
  6. Gib and Lance on phone: "Concealed Weapons" by The J. Geils Band, found on You're Gettin' Even While I'm Gettin' Odd (1984)
  7. On the road with Gary and Mary Ann: "The Age of Aquarius" and "Button Up Your Overcoat" performed by Tim Robbins and Lisa Jane Persky "Feelings" performed by John Cusack
  8. In the bus depot: "Joy to the World" & "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" performed by Muzak (not really sure about Muzak, but I'm giving myself a 75% chance of being correct)
  9. Gib at Tony's bar: "Heartache Tonight" by The Eagles, found on The Long Run (1979)
  10. At Tony's bar: "The Fast One" by J. D. Souther, found on John David Souther (1972)
  11. At Tony's bar: "The Christmas Song" by performed by John Cusack, et al.
  12. Gib and Alison at the restaurant: "Nocturne in E flat, Op. 9, No. 2" by Frédéric Chopin (1832)
  13. Party at Lance's frat house: "You Might Think" by The Cars, found on Heartbeat City (1984)
  14. At the party: "Dance Hall Days" by Wang Chung, found on Points on the Curve (1983)
  15. At the party: "Penny Lover" by Lionel Richie, found on Can't Slow Down (1983)
  16. At the party: "Lights Out" by Peter Wolf, found on Lights Out (1984)
  17. Closing credits: "Just Because" by Ray Charles, found on Ain't It So (1979)

1 comment :

  1. Hey, we both featured "Concealed Weapons" on posts today.