The Goonies: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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The Goonies: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Cyndi Lauper The Goonies CD cover.jpeg
Soundtrack album by various artists
Released 1985
Recorded Record Plant Scoring
Length 41:11
Label Epic
Producer Philip Bailey, Arthur Baker, Dave Grusin, David Devore, David Kahne, Lennie Petze, Joel Sill
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

The Goonies: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack was the soundtrack album released 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.

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 also released as a single,[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.

Tracks[edit]

  1. "The Goonies 'R' Good Enough" — Cyndi Lauper
  2. "Eight Arms to Hold You" — Goon Squad
  3. "Love Is Alive" — Philip Bailey
  4. "I Got Nothing" — The Bangles
  5. "14K" — Teena Marie
  6. "Wherever You're Goin' (It's Alright)" — REO Speedwagon
  7. "She's So Good to Me" — Luther Vandross
  8. "What a Thrill" — Cyndi Lauper
  9. "Save the Night" — Joseph Williams
  10. "Theme From the Goonies" — Dave Grusin
2008 bonus tracks[3]
11. "Eight Arms to Hold You" (Vocal Remix) — Goon Squad
12. "The Goonies 'R' Good Enough" (Dance Remix) — Cyndi Lauper

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

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Billboard 200 73

Release dates[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United States 1985 Epic LP/Cassette/CD EK 40067
United States re-release[4] December 16, 2008 Sony Digital download

Reception[edit]

Paste described the soundtrack as a compilation of "ultra-fun — albeit ultra-dated — synth-heavy, gated-drums-anchored tunes."[4]

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