I don’t usually go negative here, but this is really more of a fond recollection of terribleness than a complaint…
I’ve been making up for a 26-year-old gap in my knowledge by watching Hot Dog… The Movie (in installments, because it’s very bad, and I say this as a lover of the genre). Naturally, there’s plenty of montages with folks skiing over a classic 80s soundtrack — and when I say “classic,” I don’t mean like “Hungry Like The Wolf” (although that song’s featured during a party scene). I mean classically awful, with parts of the 80s that nobody likes to remember — such as terrible, horrifyingly produced music performed by people whose integrity got swallowed up in the tide.
Mitch Ryder (with production by John Mellencamp), destroying what I had mistakenly thought was an undestroyable song.
I will say, in the movie’s defense, that the instrumental soundtrack is charming, and it’s hard to resist the kind of hard-partying extreme athletes who compete in freestyle, moguls, and BALLET:
… and what the hell, as long as I’m near the subject I might as well show you my ALL TIME FAVORITE 80s MOVIE MUSIC MOMENT. Ladies and gentlemen, the tractor chicken race from Footloose, which has me rooting for the bad guy every time: