09/11/2014 – Cyndi Lauper-Goonies R Good Enough (1985)

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!

 

 

Cyndi Lauper – The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough

 

 

November 2014

 

 

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5 comments
  1. A.Blow said:

    This just makes what was already an amazing film even better! I can’t wait for the sequel to come out, even if it’s 30 years late!

    • I know! Even with the octopus bit in part two it’s still great. As soon as I saw Roddy Piper at the beginning I thought “Why wasn’t he in the original film!!!!!”.

      I hope they don’t make a sequel or do a re-boot. Just leave it alone. I guess all they can do is just have it about their kids and leave the original cast to have cameos every now and again.

    • I can’t stand them minus two songs. What about you? Actually one song.

      • Can’t stand them, especially the Chelsea Dagger nonsense. That said, I thought they were fairly kind to Chunk in The Goonies.

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