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The Goonies: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

The Goonies: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the official soundtrack album released by Epic Records in conjunction with the 1985 film The Goonies. The album is known primarily because it included the song "The Goonies 'R' Good Enough" by singer Cyndi Lauper, who had a cameo in the film (as herself, singing the song on TV). The album was released in LP and cassette format internationally, and a limited CD release in some countries.

The Goonies: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Cyndi Lauper The Goonies CD cover.jpeg
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
Released1985
RecordedRecord Plant Scoring
Length41:11
LabelEpic
Producer
Various artists chronology
She's So Unusual
(1983)
The Goonies: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
(1985)
True Colors
(1986)
Singles from The Goonies: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  1. "The Goonies 'R' Good Enough"
    Released: June 6, 1985
  2. "Eight Arms to Hold You"
    Released: 1985

Lauper was asked by Steven Spielberg to be the musical director for the album. It was Lauper's idea to include a then-relatively unknown female group, The Bangles (the band would become better known the following year with their second album). The Bangles also had a small cameo in the video for "The Goonies 'R' Good Enough". Lauper played the song throughout her True Colors world tour, but refused to play the song from 1987 onwards until pressure from fans finally made her add the song back into her set list, beginning with her True Colors Tour in 2007 and 2008.

Another single, "Eight Arms to Hold You" by Goon Squad, was pressed on vinyl with dance remixes and reached number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart in 1985.[1] The scene featuring the song (involving an octopus) was cut from the film.

Teena Marie's contribution "14k" was released as a single and hit number ten on the R&B chart.

REO Speedwagon's song "Wherever You're Goin' (It's Alright)" was released as a single in Europe,[2] although it did not chart.

In 2000, the group A New Found Glory released an EP of cover versions of songs from movies—called From the Screen to Your Stereo—which included a version of "The Goonies 'R' Good Enough".

In 2010, an original score album was released featuring the entire film score by Dave Grusin.

Contents

Track listingEdit

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)PerformerLength
1."The Goonies 'R' Good Enough"
  • Lauper
  • Stephen Broughton Lunt
  • Arthur Stead
Cyndi Lauper3:37
2."Eight Arms to Hold You"
Goon Squad4:21
3."Love Is Alive"Bailey, Richard MarxPhilip Bailey4:17
4."I Got Nothing"The Bangles3:09
5."14K"MarieTeena Marie4:59
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)PerformerLength
1."Wherever You're Goin' (It's Alright)"Kevin CroninREO Speedwagon5:00
2."She's So Good to Me"VandrossLuther Vandross5:40
3."What a Thrill"Lauper, John TuriCyndi Lauper3:17
4."Save the Night"Williams, Amy LaTelevisionJoseph Williams4:47
5."Theme from The Goonies"GrusinDave Grusin3:01
2008 bonus tracks[3]
11. "Eight Arms to Hold You" (Vocal Remix) — Goon Squad
12. "The Goonies 'R' Good Enough" (Dance Remix) — Cyndi Lauper

Notes

  • "Fratelli Chase" was omitted from the soundtrack, but is available on Dave Grusin's 1987 album, Cinemagic.

Chart performanceEdit

Chart Peak
position
US Billboard 200[4] 73

Release datesEdit

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United States 1985 Epic LP/Cassette/CD EK 40067
United States re-release[5] December 16, 2008 Sony Digital download

ReceptionEdit

Paste described the soundtrack as a compilation of "ultra-fun — albeit ultra-dated — synth-heavy, gated-drums-anchored tunes."[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Eight Arms to Hold You" (Hot Dance Club Play chart), Billboard, October 12, 1985.
  2. ^ REO Speedwagon- "Wherever You're Goin'" single @Discogs.com Retrieved 9-28-2013.
  3. ^ https://www.amazon.com/Goonies-Original-Motion-Picture-Soundtrack/dp/B001N34JWS/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_title_0
  4. ^ "The Goonies US Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
  5. ^ a b LaBate, Steve (2008-12-18). "Still-awesome Goonies soundtrack re-released". Paste. Retrieved 2008-12-19.