Risky Business (soundtrack)

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Risky Business
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Soundtrack album by
Various Artists / Tangerine Dream
Length42:37 (LP) or 45:42 (CD)
Producervaries according to track
Various Artists / Tangerine Dream chronology
Risky Business
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Risky Business is the third soundtrack album and twenty-first overall by Tangerine Dream. It is the soundtrack to the 1983 film Risky Business, starring Tom Cruise.[2] 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. AllMusic noted that the soundtrack is a mix of electronic music from Tangerine Dream, plus rock, blues and funk songs from other music artists.[1]

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 were not released with the soundtrack.

Track listing[edit]

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 Dream2:20[a]
3."No Future (Get off the Babysitter)[b]"Tangerine Dream2:00
4."Guido the Killer Pimp"Tangerine Dream4:18
5."Lana[c]"Tangerine Dream3:51
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) 
9."After the Fall"Journey (Steve Perry, Jonathan Cain)4:20
10."In the Air Tonight"Phil Collins5:26
11."Love on a Real Train (Risky Business)"Tangerine Dream2:15[d]
  1. ^ 3:42 on CD version
  2. ^ edited version of "Exit" from the album of the same name
  3. ^ edited version of "Force Majeure" from the album of the same name
  4. ^ 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.[3]


  1. ^ a b c McDonald, Steven. Original Soundtrack— Risky Business at AllMusic
  2. ^ Berling, Michael (29 September 2016). "Risky Business". Voices in the Net.
  3. ^ Berling, Michael (29 September 2016). "Risky Business - The Audio Movie Kit". Voices in the Net.