The Goonies: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is one of two official soundtrack releases for the 1985 film The Goonies. Released alongside the movie's theatrical debut, it is a compilation of original pop music made specifically for the movie by multiple artists.

Tracks "The Goonies 'R' Good Enough" by Cyndi Lauper, "Eight Arms To Hold You" by Goon Squad, "14K" by Teena Marie, and "Wherever You're Going (It's Alright)" by REO Speedwagon were released as singles, with the first three charting.

A re-release of the album was issued in 2008[1], which included two bonus remix tracks.

Track listing[edit | edit source]

No. Title Artist Length
1. "The Goonies 'R' Good Enough" Cyndi Lauper 3:37
2. "Eight Arms To Hold You" Goon Squad 4:21
3. "Love Is Alive" Philip Bailey 4:17
4. "I Got Nothing" The Bangles 3:09
5. "14K" Teena Marie 4:59
6. "Wherever You're Going (It's Alright)" REO Speedwagon 5:00
7. "She's So Good To Me" Luther Vandross 5:40
8. "What a Thrill" Cyndi Lauper 3:17
9. "Save The Night" Joseph Williams 3:50
10. "Theme From the Goonies" Dave Grusin 3:01
Total length: 41:11

Bonus tracks[edit | edit source]

A 2008 re-release of the album introduced two new tracks onto the album:

No. Title Artist Length
1. "Eight Arms to Hold You (Vocal Remix)" Goon Squad 6:45
2. "The Goonies 'R Good Enough (Dance Remix)" Cyndi Lauper 5:22
Total length: 53:18

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

Each song appears in The Goonies as incidental music. "Love Is Alive" plays in the background of the scene where Troy, Stef, and Andy are out on a joyride in his Ford Mustang. "I Got Nothing" is played during the movie's intro, while Andy instructs a group of cheerleaders to form a pyramid at school. "Wherever You're Going (It's Alright)" plays while Mikey mopes at home, and "14K" and "She's So Good To Me" play later when the other Goonies and Irene Walsh arrive to the house. "Save The Night" and "What A Thrill" play while Troy and his friends hang out around the Moss Garden Wishing Well.

The title track, "The Goonies 'R' Good Enough", plays as diagetic music in the form of a music video Brand is watching while the Goonies trap him against a sofa chair; the video shown in the movie is not real music video made for the song. The song also plays during the film's credits.

Track two, "Eight Arms To Hold You" was included in the octopus scene that was ultimately removed from the final movie.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. LaBate, Steve (2008-12-18). Still-awesome Goonies soundtrack re-released (Article). Paste. Retrieved on 2018-10-15.
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