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Awesome Music / Streets of Fire

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  • If you're going to call your movie a 'rock and roll fable' (which the title card does), you have better have a truly fist-pumping, kickass soundtrack. And this movie delivers, in spades. If the music has a familiar "feel" to it, that's because the opening and closing songs are by Jim Steinman, the genius behind a few things you might have heard of: Bonnie Tyler's "Holding Out for a Hero" and "Total Eclipse of the Heart," and most of Meat Loaf's "Bat Out Of Hell" trilogy.
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  • It starts off with the opening song, "Nowhere Fast", and ends with the closer, "Tonight Is What It Means To Be Young". In between, you've got the Fixx, the Blasters (twice), Ry Cooder, and an entire album full of fantastic music. There is no bad music at all, or even music which is only merely "good." The music in this film is simply and utterly extraordinary.
  • "I Can Dream About You" is catchy, and one of the performers is Robert Townshend.
  • "Tonight is What it Means to be Young" is so awesome that it literally saved the whole movie. The studio was very disappointed with the footage they'd seen and were on the verge of scrapping the whole thing, but then they heard this song and loved it so much that the movie was allowed to be finished just so the song could be put in it. And then consider Steinman wrote it in just two days after they found they couldn't use the actual "Streets of Fire."


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