Don't You (Forget About Me): Can you match the song to the '80s movie?

By: Maria Trimarchi
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You know all the now-famous scenes from all the '80s classics -- and not just the John Hughes movies. Tom Cruise as Joel Goodson, dancing in his underwear. Johnny sweeps the leg. Phoebe Cates' red bikini. Baby in the corner. But do you know the songs playing in them?

Which actor sang into a candlestick holder-turned-mic as he danced in his underwear to Bob Seger's "Old Time Rock & Roll" in "Risky Business?"

Tom Cruise danced his way around the house to Bob Seger's "Old Time Rock & Roll."

Which Peter Gabriel song does Lloyd Dobler serenade Diane Court with in the boombox-beneath-the-window scene in "Say Anything?"

Lloyd Dobler serenades Diane Court with Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes."

In the final scene of "Beetlejuice," what song does Lydia Deetz dance to with the team of recently deceased football players after she gets an "A" on her math test?

Lydia and the team dance to "Jump in the Line (Shake, Señora)," performed by Harry Belafonte.

To which song does Baby nail the lift in "Dirty Dancing?"

During the final dance climax, Baby completes the lift while dancing to "(I've Had) The Time of My Life," performed by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes.

What song plays when we meet Cameron's dad's bright red 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder for the first time in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off?"

"Oh Yeah," performed by Yello, plays when we meet Cameron's dad's bright red 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder for the first time. (It also plays during the closing credits.)

Which song plays during the final scenes with Jake, Samantha and her birthday wish in "Sixteen Candles?"

"If You Were Here," performed by the Thompson Twins, is part of the final scene, and the background to the birthday scene with Jake and Samantha and her cake.

"Eye of the Tiger," performed by Survivor, is the theme to which "Rocky" movie?

"Eye of the Tiger" is the theme song to "Rocky III."

"Welcome to your life, there's no turning back" is the opening lyric to the song that plays over the final credits in "Real Genius." What song is it?

"Everybody Wants to Rule the World," performed by Tears for Fears, plays over the final credits.

In "An Officer and a Gentleman," Zack (played by Richard Gere), wearing his Navy dress white uniform, carries Paula (played by Debra Winger) out of the factory to which duet?

Where the eagles cry on a mountain high... "Up Where We Belong," sung as a duet by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes, really ties this romantic scene together.

What's the electronic instrumental theme from "Beverly Hills Cop?"

"Axel F," performed by Harold Faltermeyer, is the theme song to "Beverly Hills Cop."

Which song, performed by the Go-Go's, plays during the opening credits to "Fast Times at Ridgemont High?"

"We Got the Beat" plays while the opening credits roll.

What song -- performed by Echo and the Bunnymen instead of The Doors -- welcomes the Emerson family to Santa Carla in "The Lost Boys?"

Echo and the Bunnymen's cover of The Doors' song "People Are Strange," plays while the Emerson family drives into town.

"Let the river run, let all the dreamers wake the nation," is the opening lyric to what "Working Girl" anthem?

Carly Simon's "Let the River Run" was the working girl's motivational anthem.

Which song plays during the opening and closing credits of the John Hughes '80s classic "The Breakfast Club?"

Hey, hey, hey, hey. It's "Don't You (Forget About Me)," performed by Simple Minds, that opens and closes the movie.

An instrumental cover of which song by The Smiths plays while Ferris, Cameron and Sloane are visiting the Chicago Art Institute in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off?"

The cover of "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want," by The Dream Academy, is the background music at the Chicago Art Institute.

What song is Harrison Ford dancing to in the Parisian discotheque in the movie "Frantic?"

Harrison Ford is dancing to "I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)," performed by Grace Jones.

What's playing when Baby tells Johnny, "I carried a watermelon"?

Baby and Johnny's very first dance is to Otis Redding's "Love Man."

Which song from "Weird Science" samples "She's Alive!" from the "Bride of Frankenstein?"

She's alive! Oingo Boingo's song "Weird Science" samples "Bride of Frankenstein."

What Bonnie Tyler song plays while Ren McCormack (played by Kevin Bacon) and some of the local boys play "chicken" with tractors in "Footloose?"

Ren and his bullies' chicken fight is set to Tyler's song, "Holding Out for a Hero."

Which song scores the death of Sgt. Elias (played by Willem Dafoe), as he falls to his knees in slow motion in "Platoon?"

"Adagio for Strings," by Samuel Barber, plays in this scene.

What song does the Caddyshack gopher dance to?

The Caddyshack gopher dances to "I'm Alright," performed by Kenny Loggins.

"You're the best around, nothing's ever gonna keep you down," begins which song, used as the soundtrack in the climax fight scene in "The Karate Kid?"

"You're the Best," performed by Joe Esposito, is the soundtrack to the fight contest in "The Karate Kid" -- and the movie's theme song.

Which song plays along to the vintage images of roadside America in the opening titles to "National Lampoon's Vacation?"

"Holiday Road," performed by Lindsey Buckingham, was also used in sequels "National Lampoon's European Vacation" and "Vegas Vacation" (but not "Christmas Vacation").

In "Footloose," to which of these songs does Willard (played by Chris Penn) learn to dance?

Ren teaches Williard how to dance while listening to "Let’s Hear It for the Boy," performed by Deniece Williams.

What song is the band playing when the miniature-sized set pieces are lowered to the stage in "This Is Spın̈al Tap?"

Spinal Tap perform "Stonehenge" among the miniature Stonehenge set pieces.

What Otis Redding song does Phil “Duckie” Dale dance to at the record store in "Pretty in Pink?"

According to Duck, "(Try a Little Tenderness)" is a very good tune; my mother used to sing this. This is Otis. I love Otis."

What song does Marty McFly's band, The Pinheads, play during Battle of the Bands in "Back to the Future?"

The version performed by Huey Lewis and the News also plays when Marty skateboards to school and returns home. Great Scott!

"Less Than Zero" opens to a Bangles' cover of what Simon and Garfunkel song?

The Bangles' rock cover of "Hazy Shade of Winter" opens the movie. Time, time, time, see what’s become of me...

What song is playing as The Kid (played by Prince) loses his love Apollonia to Morris in "Purple Rain?"

Prince and The Revolution's "When Doves Cry" punctuates The Kid's loss of Apollonia to Morris.

Which Queen song, written for "Highlander," is different in the movie than on the Queen album?

The version of Queen's "A Kind of Magic" was different for the movie.

What song does the Breakfast Club dance around to in the library in "The Breakfast Club?"

The Breakfast Club dances around to" We Are Not Alone," performed by Karla DeVito.

What two songs, in the order they played, were part of the parade float Ferris Bueller takes over, in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off?"

Cameron Frye, this one's for you. "Danke Schoën," performed by Wayne Newton, and "Twist and Shout," performed by The Beatles (and both lip-synced by Matthew Broderick) brought the parade to a celebratory halt.

What are the boys singing on the railroad tracks on their way to find the dead body in "Stand By Me?"

I call him, lollipop lollipop, oh lolli lolli lolli .... the boys are singing "Lollipop," by The Chordettes.

As part of her training to go to dance school, Alex Owens (played by Jennifer Beals), works out to what synth-pop song in "Flashdance?"

She auditions to "Flashdance... What a Feeling," but it's to "Maniac," performed by Michael Sembello, that we watch her grueling workouts.

In the original ending, Andie chooses Duckie. But in the ending we got, what song do Andie and Blane kiss to in the parking lot during prom in "Pretty in Pink?"

That smooch comes courtesy of Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark's song "If You Leave."

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