The Iron Eagle is a 1986 American-Canadian military action film directed by Sidney J. Furie and starring Jason Gedrick and Lou Gossett Jr. The film was released on January 17, 1986. The soundtrack for the film was released on January 21, 1986, through Capitol Records and contained a mix of rock, pop and synth-pop songs. In this post, we rank all the songs from The Iron Eagle Soundtrack.
16. Iron Eagle (Never Say Die) by King Kobra (1986)
“Iron Eagle (Never Say Die)” is the first track on King Kobra’s album Iron Eagle and the soundtrack to the film of the same name. The song was written by Duane Hitchings and Jake Hooker and performed by King Kobra. It is about the film’s protagonist, Doug Masters (played by Jason Gedrick), a teenager with a passion for flying. The song is an ode to Doug’s determination and spirit, and it is also a rallying cry for anyone who has a dream they are fighting for.
15. These are the Good Times by Eric Martin (1986)
These are the Good Times is the first track on the Iron Eagle Soundtrack. It is an upbeat and feel-good song that gets you in the mood for a good time. The lyrics are about living in the moment and enjoying life. This is a great song to get you pumped up for anything. The lyrics talk about how life is too short to waste time, so you should enjoy every moment.
14. Maniac House by Katrina & The Waves (1984)
Maniac House is a song by Katrina and the Waves, released as a single in 1984. It was included on the band’s second album, Katrina and the Waves 2. The song is about a house haunted by the ghost of a woman who died there. The woman’s husband tries to get rid of the ghost, but she keeps coming back. The song is written from the ghost’s perspective, a haunting, ethereal track that features Katrina’s soaring vocals. It is driven by a simple, catchy melody and has a dark, spooky atmosphere.
13. Intense by George Clinton (1986)
Intense is the first song on the Iron Eagle soundtrack. It is an uptempo, electronic rock track with a strong synth bassline. The lyrics are about being “intense” and “ready to fight”. The song was written and performed by George Clinton, best known as the frontman of the funk band Parliament-Funkadelic.
12. Hide in the Rainbow by Ronnie James Dio (1985)
Hide in the Rainbow is the first track on Ronnie James Dio’s second album with his band Dio, entitled Sacred Heart. Ronnie James Dio and Jimmy Bain wrote the song. The song is about a person hiding from the world in a rainbow. The Rainbow symbolises hope, and the person is hiding in the hope that they will be found.
11. It’s Too Late by Helix (1981)
It’s Too Late is the second track on Helix’s fourth studio album, White Lace & Black Leather. The song was written by John Dexter and Paul Hackman and was released as a single in 1981. The song peaked at #53 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. The lyrics talk about a relationship that has ended and how the protagonist is trying to move on. In the film, It’s Too Late is played during Doug and eagle’s training montage. This song perfectly encapsulates the feeling of rockin’ out and being free.
10. Road of the Gypsy by Adrenalin (1986)
Road of the Gypsy is the first song on the Iron Eagle soundtrack. It’s an upbeat, hard rock song that gets you pumped up for the movie. It’s a great song to work out with or headbang along with. The song describes the life of a gypsy, always on the move and never staying in one place for long. The lyrics are positive and motivational, with lines like “There’s no mountain we can’t climb” and “We’re never gonna die.” This is a great song to get you pumped up for anything.
9. Love Can Make You Cry by Urgent (1986)
This song might not be the most popular on the soundtrack, but it’s one memorable. It’s a power ballad in the truest sense of the term, and it features some genuinely shredding guitar work. Plus, the video is pretty awesome, too. The lyrics talk about how love can make you do crazy things and how it’s worth fighting for.
8. This Raging Fire by The Jon Butcher Axis (1986)
This Raging Fire was the first single from Iron Eagle, and it’s a great song that perfectly fits the movie’s tone. It’s about a young pilot trying to prove himself, and it’s full of energy and excitement.
7. One Vision by Queen (1986)
One Vision is a song by the British rock band, Queen. Written by all four band members, it was recorded in 1985 and released as a single on November 26, 1985, with the album A Kind of Magic following in June 1986. The song’s lyrics refer to visions of world peace and unity.
6. Gimme Some Loving by The Spencer Davis Group (1967)
“Gimme Some Lovin'” is a song written by Spencer Davis, Steve Winwood, and Muff Winwood. It was first recorded by The Spencer Davis Group and released as a single in 1966, reaching number 2 in the UK Singles Chart and number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1967. The song has been covered by many artists, including The Blues Brothers, who performed it as their opening song in both the 1978 film and 1980 album.
5. We’re Not Gonna Take It by Twisted Sister (1984)
We’re Not Gonna Take It is a song by American heavy metal band Twisted Sister from their 1984 album Stay Hungry. The song was written by frontman Dee Snider and produced by Tom Werman. It was first released as the B-side to the single “The Price” and later became the band’s signature song, helping Stay Hungry sell more than three million copies in the United States.
4. Old Enough To Rock And Roll by Rainey Haynes (1986)
This is the first song on the soundtrack, and it’s a great one. It’s got a great rock sound, and it’s catchy. It’s the perfect song to get you pumped up for the movie. Old Enough To Rock And Roll is one of those songs that makes you want to sing along and headbang. It’s an excellent opener for the soundtrack, and it sets the tone for the rest of the album.
3. There Was A Time by James Brown (1968)
“There Was A Time” is the perfect way to start The Iron Eagle soundtrack. It’s a high-energy, soulful track that sets the tone for the rest of the album. There Was A Time was originally released in 1968, but it still sounds fresh and relevant today.
2. Eyes of the World by Eric Martin (1985)
This song is the opening track on the soundtrack, and it sets the tone for the rest of the album. It’s a great song to get you pumped up and ready for some serious action.
1. Proud Mary by Ike and Tina Turner (1971)
Proud Mary is a classic R&B/soul song written by John Fogerty and originally performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival. The Ike and Tina Turner version is a cover of the original and was released as a single in 1971. It peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it the duo’s first and only Top 40 hit.
The Iron Eagle Soundtrack is an excellent collection of classic rock and R&B songs. The standouts are Proud Mary by Ike and Tina Turner, Bad to the Bone by George Thorogood and the Destroyers, and Danger Zone by Kenny Loggins. All three of these songs are classics that are still popular today. If you’re a fan of these genres, you’ll enjoy this soundtrack.