So, should I kill all the members of the American Film Institute individually, or as a group? The top 100 songs from movies feature not one song from Purple Rain. Yes, not a single song. Nothing from Prince as a matter of fact. Hell, Under The Cherry Moon and Graffiti Bridge had better tunes than some of the crap on that list, but NO PURPLE RAIN? You figure at least the title track or When Doves Cry, but no. Maybe even a nod to Darling Nikki, the song that brought us warning labels on albums. Let’s Go Crazy was a seminal song from a movie that inspired a generation. But the AFI didn’t care. And who doesn’t love doing their pathetic attempt at the Prince voice when listening to The Beautiful Ones. Oh yeah, they also overlooked the Batman soundtrack. Other ommissions — Uncle Fucker (South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut), Sweat Of My Balls (CB4), Cry Little Sister (The Lost Boys), Lunatic Fringe (Vision Quest), You’re The Best (The Karate Kid), In Your Eyes (Say Anything…), Eye Of The Tiger (Rocky III), No Easy Way Out (Rocky IV), Litle Green Bag (Resevoir Dogs), Everybody Knows (Pump Up The Volume), What Is Love (A Night At The Roxbury), My Hero (Varisty Blues), I’m Alright (Caddyshack), Danger Zone (Top Gun), Tiny Dancer (Almost Famous), Ghostbusters (Ghostbusters), Oh Yeah (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off), Chloe Dancer/Crown Of Thorns (Singles), Cannonball Run (Cannonball Run), Blaze Of Glory (Young Guns II) and Damn It Feels Good T0 Be A Gangsta (Office Space).
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