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The Verge Playlist: Banana in your tailpipe

The Verge Playlist: Banana in your tailpipe

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I inherited a lot from the 1980s: early development motor skills, a profound appreciation of naps, and absolutely amazing taste in music. There's no nonsense in this playlist. No Katy Perry. No Phil Collins. Just pure, essential, mostly synth-infused, 80s movie soundtrack musical genius.

I mean, it was Eddie Murphy's best decade. What else is there to say?


  1. Night Drive - Giorgio Moroder
  2. Together in Electric Dreams - Phil Oakley, Giorgio Moroder
  3. Oh Yeah - Yello
  4. Ghostbusters - Ray Parker, Jr.
  5. Batdance - Prince
  6. The Goonies 'R' Good Enough - Cyndi Lauper
  7. Axel F - Harold Faltermeyer
  8. Fletch Theme - Charles Fernandez, Harold Faltermeyer
  9. Push It To The Limit - Paul Engemann
  10. Escape from New York Main Title Theme - John Carpenter
  11. Top Gun Anthem - Harold Faltermeyer, Steve Stevens