18 Popular Songs You Forgot Were Originally Written for Movies

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“Flashdance” by Irene Cara, Flashdance



“Flashdance” is not a perfect song, and Flashdance is not a perfect movie. Even so, it’s hard to deny the song’s infectious energy. It’s filled with all of the bombast that characterized the ’80s, and all of the energy too.

“Flashdance” is a song of triumph and emotion. It’s so filled with both of those feelings that it can be overwhelming to listen to. Even so, “Flashdance” serves as a remarkably good reminder of what music was like when “Flashdance” was released. It was silly, for sure, but also a little profound in its silliness. This was a time when music was less self-conscious and sometimes, it was the better for that.

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