One of the best films ever has a hidden gem on the soundtrack
The Goonies is one of the best films ever. FACT! What’s not to love about a bunch of misfit kids finding buried treasure, thwarting bad guys and saving their home? OK some of the acting is a bit campy, but it was a 1980’s kids film! It’s not
The soundtrack on the other hand wasn’t as good as the film. However there was a silver lining. The title track Goonies R Good Enough by Cyndi Lauper. Goonies R Good Enough is a classic Lauper track from her golden period. It’s full of her usual charm and playfulness. While it may not be as well remembered as True Colours, Time after Time and Girls, it should be.
Cyndi was at the height of her powers here and the video plays with the concept of the film, yet it peppers it with cameos from the films cast, Steven Spielberg and her wrestling connections. Being twelve minutes long the video was split over two parts in order to tell the story.
So as it’s another lazy Sunday why not sit back and enjoy twelve minutes of a lost classic why remembering why the Goonies was (and is) such a great film!