Risky Business (soundtrack)

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Risky Business
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Released 1984
Recorded 1983
Genre Electronic music, Soundtrack, Rock and Roll, Funk music, Synthpop [1]
Length 42:37 (LP) or 45:42 (CD)
Label Virgin
Producer varies according to track
Various Artists chronology
Risky Business
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Risky Business is a soundtrack album by the German band Tangerine Dream for the 1983 film, starring Tom Cruise.[3] It includes songs by Bob Seger, Muddy Waters, Jeff Beck, Prince, Journey and Phil Collins. The Tangerine Dream songs were chiefly previously released compositions, shortened and retitled to correspond to scenes in the movie. The other songs on the soundtrack, with the exception of "Old Time Rock and Roll" and "In the Air Tonight," are shortened versions as well.

Although the film included "Every Breath You Take" by The Police, "Hungry Heart" by Bruce Springsteen, and "Swamp" by Talking Heads (which includes the lyric "risky business"), these have never been released with the soundtrack.

"Love On A Real Train" by Tangerine Dream sounds like an adaptation of "Music For 18 Musicians" by Steve Reich.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Music Length
1. "Old Time Rock and Roll"   Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band (Thomas E. Jones III, George Jackson, Bob Seger) 3:16
2. "The Dream Is Always the Same"   Tangerine Dream 2:20[a]
3. "No Future (Get off the Babysitter)"   Tangerine Dream 2:00
4. "Guido the Killer Pimp"   Tangerine Dream 4:18
5. "Lana"   Tangerine Dream 3:51
6. "Mannish Boy (I'm a Man)"   Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield, Mel London, Ellas McDaniel) 4:02
7. "The Pump"   Jeff Beck (Tony Hymas, Simon Phillips)  
8. "D.M.S.R."   Prince 5:05
9. "After the Fall"   Journey (Steve Perry, Jonathan Cain) 4:20
10. "In the Air Tonight"   Phil Collins 5:26
11. "Love on a Real Train (Risky Business)"   Tangerine Dream 2:15[b]
  1. ^ 3:42 on CD version
  2. ^ 3:58 on CD version


Audio Movie Kit[edit]

Risky Business - The Audio Movie Kit was released to radio stations to promote the film. The kit was two LPs with trailers, interviews and eight music clips.[4]


  1. ^ "Various – Risky Business". Discogs. 2015. 
  2. ^ McDonald, Steven. Original Soundtrack— Risky Business at AllMusic
  3. ^ Berling, Michael (3 August 2014). "Risky Business". Voices in the Net. 
  4. ^ Berling, Michael. "Risky Business - The Audio Movie Kit". Voices in the Net.