Netflix’s latest offering takes us back to the 1980 s with, a fictionalized drama of the build of the show of the same name in 1985.
The show is a cavalcade of 1980 s cliches, from the clothing( and the shoes) to the hair to the cars to the drugs to the golden age of wrestling on television but nowhere are the 1980 s more prevalent than the soundtrack.
From the opening credit sequence featuring Patty Smith’s solo reached The Warrior to the strains of David Bowie and Queen, the reveal fills theepisodes with themusic of the time period.
Some of the ballads are highly recognizable or will be familiar from other movies. But some are total relics of the age. For those who were too young to listen to the radio in the 1980 s, or weren’t born yet, even the more recognizable sungs might not be as familiar; some don’t come up when you try Googling the title( Thanks, Shazam !).
So, if you’re wondering what the ballad was during the fight scene of Episode 1, or what that weird song was that played as Ruth strolled into the very 1980 s party in Episode 3, wonder not. We’ve got the full listing below.
Opening Titles: The Warrior Patty Smyth
In Ring Scene: Separate Ways( Worlds Apart) Journey
Closing Credits: Stir It Up Patti LaBelle
Opening: The Look Roxette
Closing Credits: We Don’t Get Along The Go-Gos
Party Song: 4-3-1 The Jetzons
Opening: Life in a Northern Town The Dream Academy
Training Camp: Movin’ Out Billy Joel
Head Over Heels Tears for Fears
Rock You Like A Hurricane The Scorpions
Closing Titles: Ready Steady GoGeneration X
Fight Scene: Dare Stan Bush
Closing Titles: Exodus Ernest Gold
Test Scene: Under Pressure Queen+ David Bowie
Skating Scene: Auto WashRose Royce
is streaming now on Netflix.