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Cry_Little_Sister_(front)For this week’s Soundtrack Saturday song, I wanted to pick one of my favorite songs from a soundtrack that best represents the season. The Lost Boys was a classic vampire film released in 1987 that not only had a great cast (Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland), but it had an amazing soundtrack with tons of great artists. The soundtrack included the likes of INXS with Jimmy Barnes, Lou Gramm, Roger Daltry, Echo & The Bunnymen, and today’s artist in Gerard McMann. Cry Little Sister (Theme From The Lost Boys) is a gothic rock/dark wave classic that still stands the test of time. I love the chorus because it sounds like he has a boys choir singing along with him along with the pulsating beats that follow that sound like a heart pounding. The song’s lyrics were often accused of being about incest, but McMann has stated that he, “wanted it to be about the longing for family from a rejected youth’s perspective, which I went through myself and that many of us have felt.” The track has been covered by other artists as well as having been remixed by McMann who has gone by G Tom Mac before. Check out the track below:

Good_Times_INXSIn 1987, INXS was preparing to tour all of Australia with former Cold Chisel singer/guitarist Jimmy Barnes on The Australian Made Series when they decided to cover a song together. They decided to cover a track from Australian act The Easybeats called Good Times which featured George Young who is the brother of AC/DC’s Angus & Malcolm Young and the father of current AC/DC rhythm guitarist Stevie Young. The song was written, recorded, and released on the soundtrack to the iconic 1987 vampire flick The Lost Boys which was directed by Joel Schumacher and starred Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Jason Patric, and Kiefer Sutherland to name a few. First off, the song sounds amazing as INXS and Jimmy do a great job updating the sound of the song for 1987. The second thing is that it’s amazing to hear Michael Hutchence’s voice and the range that he had matched with Barnes gritty blues based voice as well. The song is rocking and very upbeat that just about anybody will be able to groove with. Their version of the track reached number 2 in Australia while it peaked at 47 in the United States and 18 in the UK (in 1991). Besides the fact that you have to check out this song and the film itself, you should also check out the rest of the soundtrack which is pretty good featuring songs from Echo & The Bunnymen, Roger Daltrey, Lou Gramm (of Foreigner), and more. Check out the song Good Times below: