As I am a product of 80’s fornication and Jordan has been harrasing me relentlessly due to lack of blogging, I thought I might do my first blog on my most favorite of 80’s vices. In my eyes the 80’s motivational montage has yet been rivaled. Not only do the songs of the 80’s montage provide us with an earful of joy on our Ipods or zunes, but they provide us with a burning desire to become the best at BMX biking, karate kicking or pack the most in our jabs. Listed below are my favorite of montages:

1. The movie is entitled “RAD”. Most readers will be to young to remember this film. However it is in my top 10 favorite movies of all time. Not only did it provide you with your first glimpse at Lori Laughlin, (most would know her as Aunt Becky from “Full House”) it also showed you a completely unrealistic montage of flat land biking and how far 80’s films were willing to push the viewers imaginable tolerances. The song is “Send me an Angel by Erasure”. It stretches your prospective on flat land biking and shows you that “hate it or love it the under dog (Crew Jones) is on top”. I definately recomend watching this movie at all costs. I’m not sure if it is on DVD, but I would check Amazon.com.

2. My second favorite 80’s montage song is from “The Karate Kid”. I believe it is by Karate high school and entitled your the best around. I like to listen to this song before important business meeting and big exams. Not only does this song depict Ralph Moch beating the Piss out of some Valley soft cocks but it also shows the blonde kid from cobra kai dojo beating some ass (if you are ambicous enough to look up his name on IMDB.com, we’ll send you a free sticker pack. He is basically the 80’s bully in a few different movies. Post his name in the comments.) Anyway great motivational song to listen to before any of the following: exam, drivers test, street fight, important meeting, monday morning, daily upon morning wake up, or just as a pick me up enjoy!

3. In between filming seasons of “Family Ties” and before Marty McFly days, Mike J. Fox squoze out this optical dandy. Teen Wolf, possibly one of the most overplayed movies on my local TV stations growing up, it opened my eyes to the song ” Win in the End”. It is definately not the best Mike J. Fox film, because obviously one of the BTF’s is, it is however a very powerful an motivating montage song. It too depicks unrealistic athletic feats and shows you that sometimes the good guy does indeed “Win in the End”!

4. Sense there were a few good ones from this movie series I’m only posting one. The Rocky Training montage song, anyone of these bad boys was assured to have you in your parents basement beating on the bag before the credits were rolling. As I did they might have also enticed you to try and gag down a raw egg or two, and immediately proceed to vomit at full volume into the kitchen sink. Non the less this doesn’t need much more wordization just enjoy the one I picked out and be encouraged to check more out on youtube.com.

5. Before he was Dr. Greene or Goose Anthony Edwards put one foot in front of the other as a misfit college freshmen Gilbert Lowell in “Revenge of the Nerds”. This montage is kind of lame as they are cleaning up the soon to be Lambda Lambda Lambda Frat house and it really doesn’t provide much inspiration to do anything drastic or irrational. Other than a glimpse at a sweet 80’s robot in this portion of the movie the montage is kind of lack luster. Non the less if you are grounded doing some chores pop this bad boy on and be whisked away to a magical nerd filled land as you scrub the stains on the underside of the toilet bowl.(I only found the audio from the movie not the actual montage, go to netflix.com and rent it)

Entertain yourselves with these for now. Look forward to more montage songs and movie reviews from me.


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