Maybe one day, when they write the history of movies in the 1980s that we all love, they’ll be able to explain why Chicago became the world’s teenage movie capital. The film Adventures in Babysitting is a wild ride through Chicago’s dangerous and rough streets. Despite the lead characters’ multiple potentially frightening scenarios, this movie remains cheerful and fun. The film Adventures in Babysitting is one very unique and entertaining comedy from the ‘80s. In some countries, this movie is referred to as A Night on the Town. This teen movie was composed by David Simkins, a talented screenwriter and television producer. Chris Columbus directed this film which was his first movie to direct. The movie featured a number of talented actors and actresses, including Maia Brewton, Keith Coogan, Elisabeth Shue, and Anthony Rapp. The film’s soundtrack was later on released in 2015 by Intrada Records. The soundtrack was composed by Michael Kamen and is made up of eleven tracks. Some of the tracks in the soundtrack are “Just Can’t Stop,” “Then He Kissed Me,” “Twenty-Five Miles,” and “Babysitting Blues.” Here is the ranking of all the songs from the Adventures in Babysitting soundtrack.
10. Evil – Koko Taylor
Many people referred to Koko Taylor as the “Queen of the Blues,” and this song demonstrates why. “Evil” was initially composed by Willie Dixon and performed by Koko Taylor. “Evil” is a chilled tune that will calm you down after having a rough day or situation. As much as it was released years ago, “Evil” is still a hit to date.
9. The Blues Had A Baby And They Named It Rock And Roll – Muddy Waters
This track is the actual definition of an authentic great Blues. Johnny Winters did a great job as this track’s producer and guitarist. “The Blues Had A Baby And They Named It Rock And Roll” was written by Morganfield and Brownie McGhee, and it was contained in Muddy Waters’ album, Hard Again. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording in 1977, and it charted at number 143 on the Billboard 200.
8. Real Wild Child (Wild One) – Iggy Pop
This classic track never gets old, and it still sounds good, like it was recently released. Iggy Pop made a remarkable and outstanding performance on this track. No one could crawl, contort, leap, spin, and move like Iggy Pop. A true original classic artist totally invested in his performance.
7. Gimme Shelter – The Rolling Stones
“Gimme Shelter” has one of the most memorable opening riffs of any tracks in rock history, one of the best song intros of all time. This track is a timeless masterpiece that is still relevant today as when it was released in 1969. It is definitely one of the greatest songs about war ever written.
6. What Does It Take (To Win Your Love) – Jr. Walker & The All Stars
This classic song is just simply beautiful in every way. The saxophone performance featured in this track’s performance is absolutely the game-changer. “What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)” appears as the second track in Jr. Walker & The All Stars’ 1969 album, Home Cookin’. It’s probably the best song on the oldies channel as it was once featured on the station’s tv commercials.
5. Theme From Brady Bunch – The Brady Bunch
This track was contained in the album, Cover Me: With 99 Tv Songs. This track is pretty much excellent and is bright and cheerful. The Brady Bunch paved the way for shows like Modern Family, Step By Step, Family Ties, and Full House. The Brady Bunch had the best song intro combination of any show. The music sets up the theme, and the video is brilliantly simple yet effective.
4. Moanin’ At Midnight – Howlin’ Wolf
“Moanin’ At Midnight” is way ahead of his time and is a perfect song for these rainy days. Sam Phillips recorded this single at his Memphis Recording Service in May 1951, and Howlin’ Wolf performed it. “Moanin’ At Midnight” is one of those tracks that you could play on repeat all day long.
3. Twenty Five Miles – Edwin Starr
The way you can feel Edwin Starr’s energy build as the song progresses is phenomenal. The recording of “Twenty Five Miles” is defined as raw, genuine, and honest. Edwin Starr is believed to be one of the best Soul singers of his time to stand behind a microphone. Due to how good it is, this track should get you up on your feet.
2. Expressway To Your Heart – Soul Survivors
The number two track on our ranking is a song that Soul Survivors performed. “Expressway To Your Heart” is one of those tracks you could include in a playlist for listening while driving around the hood in your car.
1. Then He Kissed Me – The Crystals
This ballad debuted in 1963 and was performed by The Crystals. “Then He Kissed Me” tries to illustrate human love’s harmony, innocence, and purity. This song is just so loud and so clear about love. It’s a simple song. The vocalists and instruments express such pure enthusiasm and energy that you can’t help but enjoy it.