Weeknight ’80s Dance Party: 10/12/11

Look, I know that it’s been more than a month since the last Weeknight ’80s Dance Party (and, actually, it was a Weekend ’80s Dance Party). I have no excuses, so I’m not even going to bother to explain myself. I’m still trying to figure out how often I want to put these posts together. Every other week still seems like a good idea, so I think I’m going to go with that until I run out of songs.

With Soundtrack Saturday on indefinite hiatus, I thought it might be fun to make a mix of songs from movie soundtracks. Some of these songs have showed up in past Soundtrack Saturday posts, some have not. I decided not to have more than one song from a particular movie, which was pretty difficult — there are a lot of good extended and dance mixes of songs from ’80s movies.

As you’re listening to this mix, I have one favor to ask of you: if you went out dancing at a club in the ’80s, and you remember some DJ playing the Club Mix of “The NeverEnding Story,” please share details of this experience in the comments. I really need to know if this is something that actually happened.

Tina Turner – One of the Living (Special Dance Mix) (from Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome)
Harold Faltermeyer – Axel F (12″ Mix) (from Beverly Hills Cop)
New Order – Shellshock (Extended Mix) (from Pretty In Pink)
Furniture – Brilliant Mind (Extended Mix) (from Some Kind of Wonderful)
Limahl – The NeverEnding Story (Club Mix) (from The NeverEnding Story)
Peter Gabriel – In Your Eyes (Special Mix) (from Say Anything…)
Spandau Ballet – True (12″ Mix) (from Sixteen Candles)
Simple Minds – Don’t You forget About Me (Extended Mix) (from The Breakfast Club)
Huey Lewis & the News – Back In Time (Original Extended 12″ Mix) (from Back to the Future)
Billy Ocean – When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going (Club Mix) (from The Jewel of the Nile)
The Time – The Bird (Dance Remix) (from Purple Rain)
Madonna – Causing A Commotion (Movie House Mix) (from Who’s That Girl)
E.G. Daily – Mind Over Matter (Remix) (from Summer School)
Cyndi Lauper – Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough (Dance Remix) (from The Goonies)
Irene Cara – Flashdance (What a Feeling) (12″ Mix) (from Flashdance)

Kelly Stitzel
After shutting down her own blog, Looking at Them, in mid-2008, Kelly migrated over to Popdose, bringing with her Soundtrack Saturday, the most popular column from her old site. Kelly makes a living as a fashion and marketing copywriter, which takes up a lot of her time. However, when she is able to write about things that have nothing to do with her day job, she contributes reviews and musings on music, film and a variety of other topics. In addition to Soundtrack Saturday, columns she's written include Filminism and Pulling Rank.