1988’s The Coming to America soundtrack is one of the most iconic and well-loved soundtracks in movie history. The soundtrack is jam-packed with amazing music; from the classic track “Coming to America” to the hilarious “Better Late Than Never,” it is jam-packed with amazing music. The film itself is a classic romantic comedy, and the soundtrack only adds to its charm. Below is a ranking of all the songs from the Coming to America soundtrack.
10. Come into My Life by Laura Branigan and Joe Esposito (1988)
This song is a bit of an acquired taste, but it has its fans. It’s a synth-heavy track that plays during the film’s opening credits. It’s not the catchiest tune on the soundtrack, but it does set the tone for the film nicely. It talks about the protagonist’s journey to America and his dreams of finding love and happiness there. The song describes America as a place where anything is possible, and it’s a fitting anthem for the film.
9. Transparent by Nona Hendryx (1988)
Transparent is a song by American singer and songwriter Nona Hendryx. It was released as a single from the Coming to America soundtrack in 1988. The song is about Hendryx’s mixed heritage, with her father being of European descent and her mother being African American. It describes Hendryx’s experience of growing up in a society that didn’t quite know how to categorize her. The song was well-received by music critics. AllMusic writer Stephen Thomas Erlewine praised the song, stating that “the ballad is one of the more powerful songs on the album.” The Los Angeles Times also praised the song, calling it a “stirring ballad.”
8. Livin’ the Good Life by Sister Sledge (1988)
Sister Sledge’s song “Livin’ the Good Life” was featured on the soundtrack of the 1988 American romantic comedy film Coming to America. The song was written by Debbie Allen, Joni Sledge, Kim Sledge, and Phyllis Hyman and produced by Nile Rodgers. “Livin’ the Good Life” was released as a single in 1988 and reached number sixty-five on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The song is an uptempo dance track with positive lyrics about enjoying life and living it. Sister Sledge’s vocals are layered over a funky bassline and disco-influenced instrumentation.
7. Comin’ Correct by J.J. Fad (1988)
Comin’ Correct is one of the songs from the Coming to America soundtrack. It was about the group being proud of their Compton roots and being a successful act. The song was performed by the R&B girl group J.J. Fad, and it peaked at number ninety-four on the Billboard Hot 100. The lyrics talk about how the group is from Compton, and they are “comin’ correct.” The song is catchy and upbeat, and it’s perfect for a party or to get pumped up for something.
6. Addicted to You by LeVert
The song was written by Gerald Levert and Andrew Jackson and produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. The song is about a young man addicted to his love interest. Levert’s falsetto vocals are on point, and the production is silky smooth. The song is catchy and soulful, and it’s one of the standout tracks on the soundtrack. The lyrics are sensual, and the song is sexy, making it one of the most romantic tracks on the album.
5. That’s the Way It Is by Mel and Kim (1987)
“That’s the Way It Is” is a song by British duo Mel and Kim, released as the second single from their debut album, F.L.M. (1987). The song was written by the duo’s producer Pete Waterman and Mike Stock and produced by Stock and Waterman. It reached number six on the U.K. Singles Chart in November 1987. The song was featured in the 1988 Eddie Murphy film Coming to America in the scene where Akeem (Murphy) and Semmi (Arsenio Hall) are in the club, and Akeem is trying to pick up women.
4. I Like It Like That by Michael Rodgers (1988)
I Like It Like That is a song by Michael Rodgers featured on the Coming to America soundtrack. The song is about a man in love with a woman who does not love him back. He tells her that he likes it and that he will continue to love her even if she does not love him back. The song is about a man in love with a woman who does not love him back. He tells her that he likes it and that he will continue to love her even if she does not love him back. The song is a classic love song that is still popular today.
3. All Dressed Up (Ready to Hit the Town) by Chico DeBarge (1988)
This song was featured in the film during the montage of Akeem and Semmi getting all dressed up to go out on the town. The song is romantic and upbeat, perfect for the scene. Chico DeBarge’s smooth vocals make the song even more enjoyable. The song is about a man getting all dressed up for his woman, and he is ready to show her a good time. The song was a moderate success, charting at number sixty-eight on the Billboard Hot 100. It was well-received by critics and fans alike. Entertainment Weekly praised the song, calling it “a gorgeous, slinky little number.”
2. Better Late Than Never by The Cover Girls (1986)
The Cover Girls were a girl group with a string of hits in the late 1980s, including the song “Better Late Than Never.” The song was featured on the soundtrack to the 1988 romantic comedy film “The Coming to America,” starring Eddie Murphy. The song is a mid-tempo ballad about a man who has been stood up by his date and is lamenting that he will now have to spend the night alone. The song peaked at number 67 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States.
1. Coming to America by The System (1988)
The song “Coming to America” is the opening track from the soundtrack album of the 1988 American romantic comedy film of the same name. The song was written and produced by David Frank and Mic Murphy, better known as the duo The System. The song is about a man’s journey from his home country to America, searching for a better life.
The Coming to America soundtrack is a classic, and the songs featured on it are still popular today. All the songs on the soundtrack are good, but the top five are especially good. If you’re a fan of the movie or just a fan of good music, you should check out the soundtrack. You won’t be disappointed.